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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The price and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, durability

image quality, battery, zoom, reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the image quality. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, durability


63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Many are negative about the usability and image quality.

size, image quality, usability

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 - Waterproof Camcorder


Sanyo's latest waterproof camcorder improves image quality and retains an affordable price.

May, 2011

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Sanyo Xacti CA9


A petite, reliable product perfect for taking on holiday – it’s easy enough to be used by the whole family

Jan, 2013

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Sanyo Xacti VPC CA9


Oh ok, let's look at it in a bit more detail. An essential item on holiday, is the camcorder, whether it's to embarrass our friends at some later stage or to have long lasting memories of family holidays with the kids.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : mfereday (

A Dual Camera : Sanyo HD VPC-CA9


Once regarded as a luxury item, camcorders are now often looked on as a must-have companion for even the occasional traveller.

Included in the box, along with the camcorder, are the Lithium ion battery pack, mains lead with battery docking charging station, USB lead, AV cable, hand strap, soft case, software CD, User and Quick Start Guides plus various items of documentation....

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tracy and Matt's Blog (

Parrot MiniKit Slim Bluetooth Visor Review


Overall I really like the Parrot MiniKit Slim. Aesthetically it looks modern and the build quality appears to be decent. Performance wise it didn't let me down once. If you need a hands free kit in your car you could do a lot worse than this one. Will...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Jason (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 review


Ok this is my first review so I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did playing with this camera! When I opened the box I was rather pleased to see a cool looking red video camera staring at me. Right away I can tell you that for...

Good video quality ; Waterproof ; Excellent zoom ; Attractive (mostly)

Still image quality an afterthought ; Image stabilizer not very good ; Still images take about 5 seconds for the picture to be captured ; No HDMI cable linkup

Feb, 2010

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Sanyo CA9 review


A decent basic camcorder, but no better than its myriad rivals

Waterproof action

Shonky controls, stills no better than camphone efforts

Dec, 2009

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Nice for the Price


They say it's waterproof, but you won't be doing any scuba diving or even serious snorkling with this and make sure you're not going into the deep end on the pool since it's only rated to 5 feet for less than 60 minutes. That being said you don't have...

Small with over head shot capable because of tilt view lcd, 5x zoom, water-resistant(see other thoughts), easy access holder sleeve included, up to 32GB SDHC capable, good (but not great) mid light level resolution, probably one of the best slim video...

Took off one/half egg because it's not perfect.For a camcorder it is adequate...for a camera its nice, for a somewhat waterproof slim 5x camcorder/camera its great. Buttons are small for big hands , but typical of small cams. No lens cap or filter...

Mar, 2010

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I like it


I'm writing this for the benefit of folks like me, because reviews never compare the new technology to the out-of-date stuff many people still use. The convenience of storing the video on a memory card, the ease of transfer, and the possibility of...

I have to qualify my praise by explaining my perspective. I am not a video guru. I am a dad whose previous and infrequently used camcorder was a 5 year old Sony Handicam that uses MiniDV cassettes. The Sony was not top of the line when I bought it ;...

The only negative I see is that when you use the zoom it becomes quite difficult to prevent jiggles of the camera from translating into annoying jitters onscreen when viewed. The zoom is probably best reserved for instances where you can use a tripod...

Mar, 2010

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need a lot of light


Sole purpose to be an all around low cost solution for our new baby. We hope to have camera that we can take anywhere and not worry about it getting wet or damage (because of the cheap price) with HD capabilities. There are more options on the market...

Small, waterproof, and have both movie/photo

Needs a lot of light to work well with this one otherwise picture looks a bit grainy and orangy ; Motion/Face tracking can create a bit of minor jitters

Mar, 2010

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