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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 689 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery. Many are critical about the features.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 103 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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-CG10EP Dual Video & Photo Camera - PinkSanyo VPC-CG100EXWR-B Xacti CG100 Full HD Dual Camcorder with 14M Photos and HDMI - Red

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Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)Sanyo Xacti CG10 Dual Camera HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom (Red)

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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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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 is an entry-level HD camcorder that records to SD flash memory cards. It replaces the VPC-CG9 in Sanyo's Xacti line-up, and a...

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.

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 camcorder review

 

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

Decent video camera with still image capability though it’s much more accomplished at recording moving images

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 review

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 has the potential to offer a killer combination of camera and camcorder at a budget price, but a range of performance issues and technical limitations mean that it falls some way short of being the ideal dual device

Reasonably priced ; Simple to use ; Small and light

Patchy video performance ; Inaccurate colours ; No HDMI socket

Conclusion The 'dual camera' angle is a tough one to live up to and the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 comes across as something of a compromise on both counts. Its HD video performance, in particular, is disappointing. In its favour, though, the VPC-CG10 is...

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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...

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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.

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Depth:2.8in
Height:4.4in
Weight:6oz
Width:1.5in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-CG10BK/VPC-CG10P
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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