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Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 561 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 553 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

reliability, battery, viewfinder

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

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Mar, 2018

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GREAT value for the money I have shot many videos on this one and has done pretty good

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality

Low-Quality Recordings, Poor Battery Life, Poor Sound

Dec, 2009

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Exceeded expectations!


It was very simple to use even with one hand as we ziplined through the Jamaican brush as well underwater in the Caymans. Not a professional camera but for the price was well worth the money and great memories caught, a must have. Super shots as...

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Poor Battery Life

Dec, 2009

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My daughter loves it.


I purchased this for my daughter. While she has not yet had the oportunity to use it in water, she loves the camcorder!

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features

Oct, 2009

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great deal


I like the size you can put it in your pocket and take it with you with no trouble

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls, Versatile

Jul, 2009

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Great product for a resonable price....


Works great. Software a bit clumsy, but excellent results.

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile

Jun, 2009

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took better pics than I thought, and the video quality is great! Easy to accidentally drop and still works without any problems. Durable, dependable (so far) and was definitely worth the money. [...]

Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Versatile

Complicated To Operate

Jun, 2009

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Great Little Digital (Flash Media) Camcorder!


I bought this unit from Costco at one of their stores. I already have a digital camcorder but I was looking for something much smaller that I could take on the fly to a kids baseball game or cheer competition. When I first saw that it said ...

Compact, Durable, very stable flash media video, and smartly ergonomically designed

Average and awkward still camera feature.  ; No lens cap.  ; nbsp

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The waterproof Sanyo Xacti E2 camcorder captures stunning digital video and beautiful 8-megapixel photos...on land and even underwater! Designed to IPX8 international standard for waterproof, the Xacti E2 is capable of recording full motion video five feet underwater for up to 30 minutes. Incorporating a water-tight design that can resist the pressure created when submersed at five feet, the Xacti E2 is capable of capturing dramatic photos and video footage underwater to share with less adventurous family members and friends. Ever need to capture still images while you're already shooting video? The E2 enables simultaneous shooting of both 8-megapixel still images and 640 x 480-pixel video clips with a simple press of the shutter button during the shooting of a movie clip. You will never need to miss another precious photo opportunity.


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (CIPA standard):205
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:1.83
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L20
Video recording time:1.25


Minimum illumination:4

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Blue

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.5

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 / Underwater


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:8

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.5 - 7.48
Digital Zoom:12
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.5 - 7.48
Focal length range (f-f):0.248 - 1.25
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.7
Max Focal Length:31.7mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens


Underwater Use: Yes

Operational Conditions

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

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:8Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8.12Mpix
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:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

Internal memory:44
Power consumption (typical):3.3
Sports: Yes
Video out:NTSC/PAL

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1500

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):4000 x 3000


Flash memory:32


Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum video resolution:640 x 480

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:Cosmetic / Monochrome / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions