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Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6. 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. People are impressed by the design and price. The size and usability also get good views. Many are negative about the durability and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 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 Reviews about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The price and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability. Many are critical about the reliability and image quality.

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71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti C6 Mini Camcorder [6.0MP, 5xOptical) 2" Polysilicon TFT]Sanyo Xacti C6 Mini Camcorder [6.0MP, 5xOptical) 2" Polysilicon TFT]

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the zoom and image quality. There are some negative comments about the durability and reliability.

portability, usability, price, size, design

reliability, durability

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 6MP MPEG4 Digital Camcorder w/5x Optical ZoomSanyo Xacti VPC-C6 6MP MPEG4 Digital Camcorder w/5x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: staff (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 review


How about a tiny shooter that takes JPEGs and MPEG4?

Produces rich and detailed stills ; Video is smooth and stable

Puny microphone

A versatile device that's easy to carry around and fast to charge.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Cliff Smith (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6


Sanyo's Xacti VPC-C6 marries video and still image taking in a small, stylish shell. It's got the looks - does it have the ability to match?

As with the HD1, the position of the controls takes some getting used to. All the controls are mounted on the back of the camera, and are operated with the thumb. There are two shutter buttons, one to shoot a still picture, the other to start filming a...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Michael Haynes (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6E


One of the strangest devices that we've seen in a long time, the Xacti VPC-C6E looks more like a Dictaphone that's been cross-bred with a camcorder than a digital camera. Love it or loathe it, Sanyo deserves credit for the brave design of the C6E – but...

Despite some slight grumbles about the design and video recording quality, there is much to like here, including a generous software bundle, image stabilisation and easy one-handed use. The Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6E is certainly different, but that's not...

Sep, 2006

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Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Steve Paris (

Sanyo Xacti C6


We should have seen it coming: camcorders are starting to take on the capabilities of stills cameras, namely forgoing the standard miniDV tape for removable Flash SD cards. These camcorders are amazingly small and completely quiet. Gone is that little...

Small and light (can take it virtually anywhere), operates silently, easy to use, very impressive 6-megapixel stills capability, good video quality, Mac compatible

No integrated lens cap (lens smudges easily), microphone located on the side could get covered up, no bundled SD card, dock needs to be powered to import shots

For its price, this is a very good camcorder. It performs well as a stills camera and its video features, though basic, were surprisingly good. Considering its competition, the fact that it’s Mac compatible is a major bonus point.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6


If you've got a wired network, a bang-up-to-date Intel Viiv computer and a hard disk full of media then this is the device to use to transfer it to your TV.

Expert review by: What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Sanyo Xacti C6 - Digital SLR Reviews


Most cameras have a movie mode, but Sanyo goes the other way - it's more of a video camera with digital camera built in....

Expert review by: David English (

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Small and lightweight; rotating LCD screen; digital image stabilizer; quick response for spur-of-the-moment shots; excellent detail in moderately low light.

Tripod mounting requires tripod head tilt; manual focus isn't continuous; slow focus in low light.

While the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 falls well below MiniDV quality, this pocket-size hybrid camcorder can produce acceptable video and stills.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Steve's Digicams (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6


Continue on to Features & Controls Xacti C6 Specifications Camera Type High-resolution still image and MPEG-4 motion video recorder Sensor Type CCD Sensor Size 1/2.5 inch Gross Pixels 6.37 million Effective Pixels 6.00 million Resolution 10M : 3,680 ×...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Darren (digital photography blog)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6


The Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 is another camera that seeks to combine digital still and video images into the one device. On the digital still image side of things the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 has a 6 megapixel image sensor that is capable of shooting during video...

On the digital still image side of things the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 has a 6 megapixel image sensor that is capable of shooting during video caputure. The video is recorded at 30fps and can be viewed at up to 60fps

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Not only is the Xacti C6 ultra-thin - with a volume of 124 cc and width of 23 mm - it's also ergonomically designed. The handgrip and lenses are angled to enable a natural shooting style. The Xacti C6 comes in a variety of attractive colors designed to suggest a luxurious jewelry motif. What's more, it has a shape and size you can carry around with you every day - just like a tasteful fashion item. The Xacti C6 employs SANYO's newly developed proprietary image-adaptive data processing technology, which enables you to shoot MPEG-4 movies and 6-megapixel stills simultaneously. Movies are recorded clearly, with TV-like picture quality (VGA/30 fps). The Xacti C6 also features a 60 fps playback function for smoother movie playback on your TV screen, along with high-sensitivity technology that enables you to shoot beautiful movies even in dark locations. It all adds up to a significant advance in movie-shooting performance. The Xacti C6 employs a richly detailed 6.37-megapixel CCD (total) and SANYO's proprietary image-adaptive data processing technology. This ensures low noise in dark areas, as well as more beautiful realization of skin colors. The Xacti C6's slim, 23 mm-wide main body comes equipped with a high-powered 5x optical zoom lens. Used in conjunction with the 12x digital zoom, it enables up to 60x zooming capability. Being able to connect the Xacti C6 to a TV, VCR, PC or DVD recorder means you can easily play back recorded images and stills on a large screen, or make back-up copies of your recorded content while you're playing it back. After placing the Xacti C6 in the docking station, you can save recorded video clips and still images onto your computer's hard disk, where they can be edited freely.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L20
Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Smartphone Remote Control: No


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:AAC

Digital Camera

Digital Zoom:58
Optical Zoom:5
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use:Built-in
Device Type:Digital AV recorder
External Control Devices:Remote control
Key Features:Digital camcorder / Digital camera / Digital video player / Web camera
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB
TV Standards Supported:NTSC / PAL

Digital Storage

Flash Memory Cards Supported:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Colour
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:1GB

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Pocket Camcorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.7
Max Focal Length:31.7mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4
Video Playback Formats:MPEG-4

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:6Mpix
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:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD
Sensor Resolution:6Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic


Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:EXIF / JPEG

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:12
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto (50-200)
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Cosmetic / Monochrome / Sepia
Still Image Format:EXIF / JPEG/JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None