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Sanyo VPC-CS1EX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Sanyo VPC-CS1EX. 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. Comments about the image quality and price are generally positive. The size and usability also get good feedback. The color and reliability get mixed comments, while many are negative about the finish and battery.

portability, usability, size, price, image quality

battery, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo VPC-CS1EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo VPC-CS1EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sanyo VPC-CS1EX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

portability, usability, size, price, image quality

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-CS1P-B Xacti CS1 Full HD Dual Camcorder with 8M Photos and HDMI - PinkSanyo VPC-CS1P-B Xacti CS1 Full HD Dual Camcorder with 8M Photos and HDMI - Pink

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo VPC-CS1EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sanyo VPC-CS1EX from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the zoom and price are overall positive. The size and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the battery.

portability, usability, size, price, zoom

battery

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-CS1 High Definition Camcorder and 8 MP CameraSanyo VPC-CS1 High Definition Camcorder and 8 MP Camera

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 review

 

The world's smallest, thinnest, lightest Full HD camcorder. But does this make it the greatest too?

Full of potential fiddly controls mean it’s not quite as user-friendly as its pocket cam rivals

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

[Review] Sanyo Xacti DMX-CS1

 

The DMX-CS1, offered in three different flavors (Green, Pink and silver), is a stylish camcorder. Lightweight, ultra-slim, this new device should mainly seduce ladies. You will be able to bring it anywhere, and let it slide into your bag.

Sound Zoom technology, Lightweight and thin, Different recording mode, SDXC-compatible, Perfect for women, Multi-Language

Absence of Lens cover, Poor performance in Low light (Photo and Video), Difficulties to navigate in menu with the 4 direction pad, Pictures mode useless, Image stabilizer could be better, 1080i and not 1080p

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Review

 

Now is the conclusion to my review of the Sanyo xacti CS1 pocket camcorder, I can say truthfully that I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the full HD recording and a few of the settings that go with that function of the device but apart...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 HD

 

Sanyo's VPC-CS1 is the world's smallest and thinnest Full HD camcorder, measuring just 26.8mm wide. It's capable of shooting 1920x1080 movies as well as snapping 8MP still images, and it can shoot these videos and photos simultaneously. Despite the...

The Sanyo VPC-CS1 swells the ranks of pocket-sized camcorder and provides consumers with a more rounded selection. It has a high feature count, impressive zoom and solid focusing ability. Though, unfortunately, the video performance is often let down...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Sanyo - Xacti VPC-CS1

 

When a company issues a press release that claims it has produced the world's smallest, lightest and thinnest Dual camera, you know it's time to sit up and put Sanyo's bold claims about the new Xacti ...

As it says on the box, this is an ideal lightweight and compact camcorder and still digital camera to carry with you at all times in a handbag or on holiday, offering Full HD video recording and 10x optical zoom.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 pocket camcorder review

 

Sanyo's stylish and ultra-portable HD pocket camcorder

Stylish and ultra-compact design, good outdoors video performance, 10x optical zoom

Picture quality suffers in dim lighting, controls are a bit fiddly for people with big hands

Despite a poor low-light performance, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 remains a decent little camcorder. It looks great, comes with some nice features and takes attractive video in optimum lighting.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcworld.com)

Sanyo VPC-CS1

 
Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Camcorder Review

 

With its Full HD recording capability, optical zoom lens, and ultra-thin design, the Sanyo VPC-CS1 ($299 MSRP) definitely looks good on paper. Unfortunately, these impressive specs fail to displace the fact that the camcorder has a number of remarkable...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (macworld.com)

Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1

 

While extremely portable and crammed with attractive features, Sanyo's Xacti VPC-CS1 can be difficult to use and produces mediocre video.

The camcorder's performance is disappointing because the specs look reasonable. The 1/5-inch CMOS sensor is small, but the camera encodes video as MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 files in a variety of resolutions, data rates, and frame rates (though not the film-like...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (ninemsn.com.au)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Full HD pocket camcorder review

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 full HD pocket camcorder is an attractive compact camcorder that captures decent quality video and comes with some great features.

Stylish and ultra-compact design ; Good outdoors video performance ; 10x optical zoom

Picture quality suffers in dim lighting ; Controls are a bit fiddly for people with big hands

Despite a poor low-light performance, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 remains a decent little camcorder. It looks great, comes with some nice features and takes attractive video in optimum lighting.

Oct, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L80

Camera

Minimum illumination:15
Playback zoom (max):51

Design

Colour of product:Pink / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):3.3
Optical sensor resolution:3.4
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:10
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38 - 380
Focal length range (f-f):3.2 - 28.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:9

Other features

Audio output:1 / Y
Audio recording formats:AAC
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal Memory:50
Lens system:9/12
Power consumption (typical):3.5

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2288 x 1288,3264 x 2448,3328 x 1872

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Video

Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.68
Height :12.3
Weight:159
Width:6.25