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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6
alaScore 81

207 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical reviews about the battery.

usability, size, price, image quality, portability

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti CA6 Weatherproof SD Digital Movie Camera [6MP, 5 x optial, 2" silicon colour screen]Sanyo Xacti CA6 Weatherproof SD Digital Movie Camera [6MP, 5 x optial, 2" silicon colour screen]

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-TH1 HD Compact Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Silver)Sanyo VPC-TH1 HD Compact Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Silver)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6 review

 

An extreme bargain or just annoying?

A hardy little thing ; Easy to use in one hand ; Good dual-use device ; 1GB supplied

Average still image quality ; Lacks advanced settings

You won't reach for the Sanyo for wedding photos but for everyday shooting - especially outdoors - it's almost ideal

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

 

This camera/video camera hybrid is water- and snow-resistant, but is it critic-proof?

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: (tech.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

 

Despite fashionable talk about convergence, few devices pay more than lip service to the concept of integrated digital imaging. Most cameras include a basic movie mode and many camcorders can capture sub-mobile phone stills

A hardy little thing, Easy to use in one hand, Good dual-use device, 1GB supplied

Average still image quality, Lacks advanced settings

You won't reach for the Sanyo for wedding photos but for everyday shooting - especially outdoors - it's almost ideal

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: (alphr.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

 
Dec, 2006

Expert review by: (dcmag.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

 

You won't reach for the Sanyo for wedding photos but for everyday shooting - and especially for outdoor activities - it's almost ideal. The Xacti is small, convenient, easy to use and weatherproof, and gives good enough pictures when the alternative is...

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

While the splash-proof case and tiny design of the Xacti VPC-CA6 will appeal to some, those after good quality video and stills with an easy to operate control setup should look elsewhere.

Splash proof, tiny design

Low light performance, irritating controls, digital still pictures not up to par

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

 

Sanyo's VPC-CA6 excels at being small, portable and easy to understand. Using it, however, reveals more than a few flaws in the implementation of its design.

Splash-proof casing ; Small physical size ; Records direct to SD

Buttons are stiff and unresponsive ; Poor in-built microphone ; Focus problems

The VPC-CA6 on paper looks like a cute gadget, and ultimately that's exactly what it is, with all the limitations that the word gadget brings with it. Anyone with AU$800 to spend could do a lot better in terms of configurable video cameras than the...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Rasesh Tanna (technews.in)

Sanyo Xacti CA6

 

Sanyo has once again come up with a great product in my opinion, a water resistant Digital Camera. The Xacti CA6 is splash proof, and specifically designed for easy one handed point and click shooting

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (hardwarezone.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA6

 

Water splashes stopping you from taking photos under the sun? Now you can brave the elements and snap away with Sanyo's Xacti VPC-CA6.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Sanyo Xacti Vpc-ca6

 

The Sanyo VPC-CA6 gets points for its ease of use and one handed operation due to its pistol-like grip. Easily start and stop recording with a well placed button that can be controlled with a push of your thumb. This standard definition (640x480) video...

Customers have found the camera to be perfect for on the go use. Most have been more than happy with the quality of footage this camera provides and the sheer volume of footage that can be held on a 2 Gb card. Most customers have been happy with the...

Product Specifications

The outer casing of the compact and ergonomic Xacti CA6 has been specially designed to protect the camera from splashes and wet hands. Now you can enjoy recording more of the action at the poolside or on the ski slopes, without having to worry about moisture from water or snow. The Xacti CA6 employs a richly detailed 6.37-megapixel CCD 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. A high-powered 5x optical zoom lens lets you get up close and personal with your subject - even more so if you pair it with the 12x digital zoom. The Xacti CA6 sports a vertically oriented design that's easy on your wrists - essential, given the ultra-long 80 minutes of continuous recording it can deliver. Using the highly compressed MPEG-4 format enables the Xacti CA6 to achieve 30 fps, VGA-size (640 x 480) recording. With an optional 4 GB memory card, you can store up to 4 hours of superb and memorable video clips. What's more, still and video images can be captured simultaneously. Using the supplied cables, captured stills and video clips can be played back on your TV or PC. On your PC, you can edit them at your leisure, send them as e-mail attachments or post them on a website. Connect the camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer, and selected snapshots can be printed out from the printer with no need for a PC. Meanwhile, compatibility with Exif Print and PIM III helps to preserve the effects of the camera's original settings.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.6cm
Height:10cm
Weight:155g
Width:7.7cm

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Fireworks / Lamp / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode/Beach/snow / Fireworks / Lamp / Landscape / Night scene / Portrait mode / Sports mode

General Features

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-CA6
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

Miscellaneous

Colour:Orange

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

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Recording

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:12/60
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1800 / ISO 200 / ISO 3600 / ISO 400 / ISO 450 / ISO 50 / ISO 900 / ISO auto (50-200)/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto (50-200)
Media Type:Flash card
Special Effects:Cosmetic / Monochrome / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None