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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG 65

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG 65. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and portability also get good views. Comments about the memory and battery are different, and many are less positive about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG 65 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG 65

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG 65 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the reliability and memory.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti CG65 SD Card Digital Movie CameraSanyo Xacti CG65 SD Card Digital Movie Camera

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG 65

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG 65 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the zoom and battery. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, size, design

viewfinder

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1 6MP Waterproof MPEG4 Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom (Blue)Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1 6MP Waterproof MPEG4 Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom (Blue)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Butterfield (pcworld.com)

Sanyo VPC-CG65 Camcorder SD/SDHC Card (5x Opt, 12x Dig, 2.5

 

Camcorders tend to be far too big to fit into a coat pocket. But not Sanyo's Xacti VPC-CG65 ($400 as of April 24, 2007): This small, lightweight camcorder stores video and photos on an SD Card, thereby avoiding the need to accommodate a bulky hard-disk...

Very small size ; High video and photo quality

Few features and controls ; Short battery life

May, 2007

Expert review by: Laiq Qureshi (tech.firstpost.com)

Sanyo Xacti CG65

 

A pleasing form factor bundled with cool features and decent shooting capabilities.

The device costs Rs 23,990, which I think is the right price considering the form factor and its features. You could consider this, now that you know what it can do – and if fits the bill.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG65 review

 

Enticingly priced and packed with a 6MP CCD sensor

Very decent features ; Competitive price ; Great performance for the price

Average sound quality ; Handling noise from mic placement

The CG65 offers enough features to complement a mid-range camcorder and its performance, both video and stills, is above what we expected for the price and the build

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Eric Butterfield (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG65 SD Card camcorder

 

Camcorders tend to be far too big to fit into a coat pocket. But not Sanyo's Xacti VPC-CG65. This small, lightweight camcorder stores video and photos on an SD Card, thereby avoiding the need to accommodate a bulky hard-disk drive, tape drive, or DVD...

The compact Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG65 offers far fewer controls and features than most DVD and HDD models do. But if you want a pocketable model for recording video and capturing still shots in out-of-the way places, this inexpensive model is very well...

May, 2007

Expert review by: PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Recuva Portable 1.51

 

Head abroad for a long holiday and you many take a handful of digital memory cards for your digital camera and, perhaps your laptop. Problem is, when various members of of your family are taking photos and then moving them to the computer, it's too...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (camuser.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG65

 

A couple of months ago we looked at the VPC-CG65's big sister - the £440 VPC-HD2 HD Xacti - a camcorder with great potential, which failed to deliver its high-definition promise. This time we're stepping down to standard-definition version

Very decent features, Competitive price, Great performance for the price

Average sound quality, Handling noise from mic placement

The CG65 offers enough features to complement a mid-range camcorder and its performance, both video and stills, is above what we expected for the price and the build

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Claire Gillo (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti CG65

 

Can Sanyo successfully multitask with the Xacti CG65?

A stylish and versatile camcorder that delivers good results and is excellent value for money.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: Fraser (reevoo.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG65

 

Extremely compact and easy to use

Would be better if there was an internal lens cover

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

The Xacti CG65 adopts the MPEG-4 high compression and recording format that enables VGA-size (640 x 480 video clips at 30 fps. The smaller sized files are easy to handle and enable many hours of high quality recording. Users can enjoy the beautiful quality on big screen TV's too. Audio recording uses the AAC-LC (MPEG-4 Audio) file format that delivers higher compression than MP3 and other earlier formats, thus giving users small sized files. Digital produced high quality stereo is obtained by 2-channel 16-bit recording at 48 khz. The CG65 incorporates a 1/2.5 inch CCD of 6.37 megapixel (total). Using 9-image mixing technology, it enables low noise movies at 9x sensitivity. It can capture DVD-like VGA video clips or high quality 6M stills. While recording video footage, still pictures can be taken by simply pressing the shutter button. The CG6 can simultaneously record VGA-size (640 x 480) video clips and 6M stills. While recording video, memories of a special instant can be preserved forever without missing that golden opportunity to capture it as a still picture image. An original algorithm that utilizes a pixel interpolation filter converts images collected by the 6.0M CCD into a recording equivalent of 10M (3680 x 2760). Prints as large as A3 can be made or specific parts of the image can be enlarged for detailed printing. Weighing in at just 67.7 x 34.5 x 100.3 mm (W x H x D) in size and 149g in weight (body only), the CG65 can be easily carried anywhere and pictures can be taken on a whim anytime. This portable digital movie camera is designed to go with you everywhere all the time. It is styled to a casual form with an active flare and is well balanced to enable picture-taking with one hand. The vertical body lets users retain a natural posture in recording without stressing the wrist or shaking. Using the 9-image Display Function feature, users can quickly search for specific images. And with the Slideshow feature, images can be played back continuously. The Art Mode can be used to add a little fun to image playback. Moreover, movies can be easily edited from the camera itself. Another great feature is the time bar. It serves as a visual tool that makes it easier to splice multiple scenes together or cut unwanted images form clips. It also helps to effectively use SD memory card capacity and can be used to extract still frames from movies.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L20

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.4in
Height:3.9in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Fireworks / Lamp / Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-CG65
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.7
Max Focal Length:31.7mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Green

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:6Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:0.3Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:6Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Recording Format:4:3

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4/MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:12
ISO (Max):7200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 7200 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (50-400)
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cosmetic / Monochrome / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None