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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the features. There are mixed views on the viewfinder and 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 (pink)


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.

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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

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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...


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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...

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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...

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Best features for the money


I returned the Flip HD camera for this because of the massive amount of manual and user adjustable features for a camera of this size/price. Its great on the go, toss it in your pocket. Its a very light, nimble and easy to use video camera. Its well...

Silent running, excellent image quality with proper lighting, adjustable manual zoom, shutter speed and aperture as well as ISO settings. Takes decent stills and excellent video. Light weight and articulated/reversible screen. Good battery life

Poor image quality under low light, cannot adjust aperture or shutter speed while recording. Smooth casing makes it tough to grip. No provisions for external mic, or headphone output. 1080p would be nice too. Power button can be tricky/intermittent

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Could be ideal camera but it refuses to download videos


Fed uo with paying good noney for items that do not do what they are supposed to.

I like its size and ease of use

I have Vista equiped PC and tried everything I can think of but although it will download still photos my PC refuses to identify the camera or memory card

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This is great product


If you want a portable camcorder that fits in the pocket, this one is not a bad choice.

This is great product

Wished the price is a little lower

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This is great product"


If you want a portable camcorder that fits in... 

This is great product

Wished the price is a little lower

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"Excellent camera for the price!!!"


For this price you can't beat this video/came... 

Price $129 at radio shack. Wife wanted a video camera, this one is light weight, easy to carry and I think everyone that sees it will be wanting one. Very Stylish

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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.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L80

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-3.7
Max Focal Length:34mm
Min Focal Length:6.8mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens



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

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