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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG20. 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. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good reviews, but the battery and durability get mixed comments.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG20 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the color and reliability get critical views. Opinions are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

durability, reliability, color

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-CG20EXBK-B Xacti CG20 Full HD Dual Camcorder with 10MP Photos and HDMI - BlackSanyo VPC-CG20EXBK-B Xacti CG20 Full HD Dual Camcorder with 10MP Photos and HDMI - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG20 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. Opinions about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but the reliability and zoom get mixed opinions.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-CG20 High Definition Camcorder & 10 MP Camera (Black)Sanyo VPC-CG20 High Definition Camcorder & 10 MP Camera (Black)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

I can't believe there are no buyers!!!

 

none

I purchased this camera for movie making, this camera was step one, I need software next; anyway this camera is a must own, I've spent months: looking at specs, reviews, quality, this camera has exceeded my expectations. The size is unbelievable it's...

Battery if you are going to use the 1080i on this camera it drains the battery like water leaking from a barrel. This camera will get you 2 hours if you use the 720P resolution at 60 fps, what more can you ask for!!! Just wish it came with a 1000+ mah...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Sanyo doesn't stand behind their products

 

Cheap way to get a HD camcorder

Grainy picture at times. After about 4 months, it broke. Still turned on but no longer displayed a picture or could record video. I had to dig through Sanyo's website to figure out how to get it repaired. They don't have an RMA process. They instead...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: pleasespamme (shopping.com)

Good for the price

 

I can't say that I know a lot about video cameras, but I do know a decent amount about photography, which helps me review my new video camera.

Inexpensive, small, light, good form factor, very intuative menus, Full HD at less than

Battery life, poor low light capabilities (as with most other consumer video cameras)

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Jack Hoagland (radioshack.com)

ZERO AUDIO right out of the box!

 

My camera had absolutely NO AUDIO right out of the box and, so far, I can't get anyone at Radio Shack to do anything about it. What good is a camera with no audio? So far, I am not impressed with it or the service from RS regarding it.

Easy to Use, Great Zoom

Poor Sound

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: yuppers (radioshack.com)

AWESOME

 

This camera is amazing, especially for the price. So small, and does everything you need. The video is fantastic, the pictures from the still camera as amazing as well.Everyone who sees it goes on about how small it is and how they wish they would have...

Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: FirestoneX (radioshack.com)

Great Buy but not Perfect

 

First off I love this camera. It doesn't have all the bells and Whistles, however, it is the first flip camera I bought that looks decent in low light and has good resolution. It is very simple to use. Just flip it open, then hit the big red button and...

Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality

Limited Zoom

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Dashlite (radioshack.com)

Never thought it would be this good!

 

OK to get this out right away, I am an sanyo xacti user. I bought the first one that came out, then it was a fisher and I fell in love with the video and picture in one.

Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Unit63X (radioshack.com)

What the CG-10 Grew Up to Be.

 

Look, I only got the previous model CG-10(from Radio Shack BTW)back in August and now here's the CG-20!

Easy to Use, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Uncle B (radioshack.com)

GREAT!! video & still camera

 

I purchased an extra battery and an A/C 5volt 2amp

Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance

No complaints

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Rhythmreaver (radioshack.com)

Great Buy!

 

I bought 4 pocket camcorders, put them through many test and the cg20 won hands down. Most had trouble in low light rooms or mic could not handle loud noise. Hands down this is the best all around pocket cam! tested against...Flip mino HD, Apitek GVS...

Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance

No External Mic Input

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Conveniently capture life's important moments. The Sanyo Dual Camera CG20 records High Definition video (1080, 60i), and up to 14 mega-pixel digital photos with 5X optical zoom. All of these features are contained in a convenient, upright design. Recording videos, shooting photos and accessing settings in the menu can easily be controlled with the user's thumb. The CG20 easily fits in your coat pocket and makes sharing videos and photos via social networking web sites, portable video devices like IPod's, TV's 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:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
PictBridge: No
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.4in
Height:4.3in
Weight:5.5oz
Width:1.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Pocket Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-CG20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Lens System

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

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:10Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:10Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:10Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 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

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:12
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100 / ISO 50 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto (50-400)
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Sepia / Monochrome / Cosmetic
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder