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Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The size and portability are also appreciated. Opinions about the connectivity and image quality are mixed. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the zoom and price are overall positive. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the reliability and viewfinder.

portability, usability, size, price, zoom

image quality, durability, viewfinder, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 MPEG4 Digital Video CameraSanyo Xacti VPC-C40 MPEG4 Digital Video Camera

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size. There are some negative comments about the image quality.

usability, portability, price, design, reliability

image quality

57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 4MP MPEG4 Digital Camcorder with 5.8x Optical ZoomSanyo Xacti VPC-C40 4MP MPEG4 Digital Camcorder with 5.8x Optical Zoom

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

Good video for its size but needs quick time pro to show it at its bes

8 meg photo resolution has noise at high enlargements and is actually better at 4 meg

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

Very compact and easy to use. Able to take photos and video at the same time.

Video footage is a little dark, especially at night.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

Small enough to carry around everywhere, easy to use.

Auto focus sometimes a little slow.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Steve (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

Excellent lightweight camcorder / digital camera combi, ideal for a beginner

Could do with an in car charger

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: john (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

lite and small.

hard to get use to using menu system on camcorder.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Damo (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

Exceptionally Cheap at the price and the quality of build, 1gb memory card supplied is even better value

only 4 megapixels, also the image stabiliser doesnt work at a good zoom range

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: ian (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

small and compact dont need tape easy to use

difficult to get software that will play the movie full screen

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: jonathan (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

was happy with its ease of use, build quality was sturdy. overall very satisfied

image quality when projected on large screens was dissapointing, but its mostly used for showing frinds usingthe small screen. could have used a carry case to prevent scratches, it was difficult to find one to house such an unually shape

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

very easy to use, as you can operate the item with just one hand, sharp & quick response, playback is instant as it's a memoery card rather than tape or disc & lots of easy to use functions.

battery tends to flatten out after about 45mins of continuous video recording - (but it can last a whole day if you just use it as a camera) and that the flash don't work when in video recording mode

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: kate (reevoo.com)

Sanyo VPC-C40

 

Very compact. Very good still photography. Terrific value for money.

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

The Xacti C40's compact design and lightweight body open up a range of shooting possibilities. Ergonomically designed for a comfortable grip, this portable digital movie camera can be used easily with one hand, without putting strain on your wrist. The stylish vertical design also makes it easier to keep your arm steady during use. The Xacti C40 records natural-looking MPEG-4 video images at 640 x 480 pixels and 30 fps. It offers video recording for up to 120 minutes. Even on a large-screen TV, images come out clear and natural - image quality is so good, you can create your own original DVDs. The Xacti C40 also features the world's first 60 fps playback function for smoother TV playback of movies recorded at 30 fps. Along with its 4.0-megapixel CCD, the Xacti C40 boasts a high-speed engine to ensure low noise in dark areas as well as improved color reproduction. Enjoy vivid and clear high-resolution images, not just on small-sized paper, but also on A4-sized paper. The Xacti C40 can easily be connected to a TV, VCR, PC or DVD recorder.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.4cm
Height:10.8cm
Weight:200g
Width:6.9cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Fireworks / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-C40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-3.7
Max Focal Length:33.8mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:5.8
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:4Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:10
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cosmetic / Monochrome / Sepia
Still Image Format:EXIF / JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor