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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 649 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the design and portability are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good comments, but some have doubts about the connectivity and viewfinder. Views are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the design and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the color. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and durability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-CG10EBK Dual High Definition Video Camcorder & Photo Camera - BlackSanyo VPC-CG10EBK Dual High Definition Video Camcorder & Photo Camera - Black

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and price also get good comments, but there are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and connectivity. There are some mixed views about the zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, design

durability, control panel, connectivity, viewfinder

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti CG10 Dual Camera HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom (Black)Sanyo Xacti CG10 Dual Camera HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom (Black)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 review


In an attempt to create a new category of devices, Sanyo dubbed its latest Xacti camcorder models "dual cameras," designed to be equally adept at shooting movies and still photos. With the VPC-CG10, the company certainly got the design and features...

Very good 720p HD video for its class; 5x optical zoom; nice LCD; full featured for an inexpensive minicamcorder.

Component cable not included; slow AF, still-camera performance; poor photo quality; pistol grip not for everyone.

Sanyo's dual-camera Xacti VPC-CG10 has the design and features to easily shoot both HD-quality movies and 10-megapixel photos, but slow performance and mediocre photos keep it from being a solid do-it-all device.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10


Includes flash for stills ; Highly configurable for a pocket camcorder ; Takes still pictures ; Removable media

Video is over-saturated ; HD cable not included ; Getting the best video requires playing with manual settings and even then results may be no better than a competing one-button pocket camcorder

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (

Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 pocket HD camcorder


Pocket-able HD camcorder sports lots of options but compromises on quality.

The $200 Xacti is a pistol-grip style camcorder that comes in black or pink. With its flip-out 3-inch LCD, extensive system of menus, 5x optical zoom, electronic image stabilization, ability to shoot 10 megapixel stills (with flash, if desired), and...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (

Sanyo VPC-CG10


At heart, a slimmer, simpler version of the VPC-HD2000 we reviewed earlier this year

Excellent color accuracy; Good lowlight color & noise scores

Poor lowlight sensitivity; Mediocre sharpness

Whatever camcorder you might be looking for, the Sanyo VPC-CG10 (MSRP $200) is a bargain. It’s the same price as the Flip UltraHD and only $20-$50 more expensive than other ultracompact camcorders. It may not be as easy to use as these competitors, but...

Jul, 2009

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10


Shooting both HD-quality movies and 10-megapixel photos is quick and simple, but the somewhat sluggish start and lower quality still pictures could be worked on.

720p HD video, 5x optical zoom, nice 3 inch color LCD screen, full featured for a pocket camcorder of its size

There is no component cable and has a slow AF, poor still camera pictures and the pistol grip may not be for everyone

Using the pistol grip design for the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 gave them a definite heads up on the competition. This new design allowed them to implement a 5x optical zoom that you won't find in the majority of our other top ten products. With a 5x optical...

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10


Slimline pistol grip Sanyo camcorder with a 10-megapixel stills mode and 720p video recording

Good cost/performance ratio, 10-megapixel stills mode, small and stylish

5x optical zoom, sub-par low-light performance, pistol grip isn't for everybody

If you're a fan of pistol grip camcorders, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 is one of the best-value HD options on the market. It's compact, stylish and capable of taking some impressive video and photos.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Brennan (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 camcorder


The CG10 from Sanyo is a 10-megapixel camera and HD capable camcorder rolled into one. Its 1280 x 720 resolution should be more than good enough for the enthusiastic amateur. The zoom lens is limited to a 5x optic, however the 3-inch LCD screen is...

Small, good video quality

Design not for everyone, average stills

For a quick point-and-shoot video camera the Sanyo CG10 is a nifty little camera. The styling might not suit and not being able to stand the camera up without a tripod is a pain, but overall the end results are good.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 review


The creamy white and black incarnation of the latest high definition Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 model remains desirably attractive and portable too at a weight of 188g with rechargeable lithium-ion battery and card inserted.

The attractively styled Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 with its uniquely comfortable gun grip is both fun and simple to use. It produced decent stills and offers a good video resolution, though not at full HD. The generous onboard memory makes it good value, but...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10EXBK HD Dual Camera


Sanyo's entry-level portable camcorder is very portable indeed, but suffers with some design and implementation flaws.

Extremely compact ; Decent quality stills

Slow capture times ; Sits poorly on small tripods ; Average video quality

The VPC-CG10EXBK delivers a product that's not exceptional value per se, but it's equally not horribly flawed for what Sanyo's asking for it. For those who just want tiny snapshot video in a unit that's very easy to carry around it could be a good buy.

Apr, 2009

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If your someone who wants to buy a good digital camera that allows you to take photographs that are of a high quality while still remaining very cheap. With it's extremely small cost Sanyo has created a camera fit for the times. There is nothing better...

Overall, one can see that the Sanyo VPC-CG10EBK pretty much covers the basics. It has everything that a person may need in taking photos and videos and the best part is that they come in one gadget. So if your looking for a camera that also combines...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Conveniently capture life's important moments. The Sanyo Dual Camera Xacti CG10 records high definition video, and up to 10 megapixels digital photos with 5x optical zoom. All of these features are contained in a very stylish, sleek, upright design. Videos, still photos and the various settings/menus can be easily accessed with the user's thumb. The CG10 easily fits in your coat pocket and makes sharing videos and photos via social networking web sites, portable video devices like iPods, TVs and computers, easy.


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L80
Continuous video playback time:220
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L80
Video recording time:70

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom:62.5
Playback zoom (max):62.5

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Red / White

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7 / 3

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Built-in flash: Yes


Normal focusing range:6.8 - 34


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:10 / 10.66 / 14.3

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.5 - 7.48 / 1.57 - 7.87
Digital Zoom:60
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.5 - 7.48 / 1.57 - 7.87
Focal length range (f-f):0.268 - 1.34
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/3.5-3.7
Max Focal Length:34mm
Min Focal Length:6.8mm
Optical Zoom:5
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600



Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:10Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:10Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:10Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 3.7
Audio Output:Stereo
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:AV output  (Video:Composite Video, NTSC/PAL; Audio:Stereo) / USB 2.0
Internal memory:40 / 50
Light exposure control:±1.8EV (in 0.3EV steps) / ±1.8EV @ 0.3EV
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1500

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200,3648 x 2056,3648 x 2736,3648 x 2736,4000 x 3000


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC


Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:12
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (50-400)
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cosmetic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.47 / 1.5 / 4.45
Height:1.5 / 4.33 / 4.45
Weight:5.57 / 6.03
Width:2.83 / 3.37

White Balance

Onepush white balance: Yes