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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG21. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments. The color and memory get critical reviews, and there are some mixed views about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

size, viewfinder, memory, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG21 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the portability and image quality are overall positive. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the design.

usability, price, battery, image quality, portability


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

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG21 - Camcorder - High Definition - widescreen - 10.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 5 x - supported memory: SD, SDXC, SDHC - flash cardSanyo Xacti VPC-CG21 - Camcorder - High Definition - widescreen - 10.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 5 x - supported memory: SD, SDXC, SDHC - flash card

Mar, 2018

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG21


Nowhere to fit an external microphone,so Re sound track camera and not you controls sound

Nov, 2011

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Small, easy to carry, good value for money. This product was purchased as a backup to use on those occasions that do not justify carrying larger still and video cameras.

No view finder, a bit fiddly to use, still pictures are OK, video is good for the price. Compromises have been made to keep price low and size small. This camera is small enough to have with you at all times, so you need miss nothing.

Nov, 2011

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very easy to handle for people who have problems gripping things.

needs smaller carrying case

Nov, 2011

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Compact, user friendly and excellent quality results. Far ahead of others I have experienced.

None really....aprt from possibly the non availability of a strap as I dropped my previous one and damaged it.

Oct, 2011

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Camera broke arter 3 weeks. Auto Focus failed.

Sep, 2011

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All controls can be operated by your thumb. Zoom is very fast, Video quality is excellent.

Microphone picks up a lot of background noise.

Sep, 2011

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Excelent looks and Image quality is fantastic, it's light and very easy to use, what more could you want from a camera.

Aug, 2011

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Good Zoom. Stills and video. no biiger than a smart phone so is eay to carry around

None so far

Aug, 2011

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This a super camera. It has full SHQ which gives superb quality - you have to have a HD screen computer to get the benefits of course. This gives professional quality - shoot in short clips and with Windows 7 Moviemaker you can edit at Holywood...

They lightened the camera by using a smaller battery than the previous model. This means shorter shooting time, especialy at the high quality. You must have a spare battery. There is no docking platform so there is nothing to stand it on when down...

Aug, 2011

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-great quality video -outstanding optical zoom range -light and compact -comfortable to handle -image stabilisation and other bonus features

-lack of a view-finder makes filming in bright sunlight a tad hap-hazzard -zoom can be heard over recorded audio in some instances -does not come with a bag or strap

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz
Wind filter: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):190
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Video recording time:1


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Sepia


Colour of product:Grey


Built-in Display: Yes
Display:TFT LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Built-in Flash: Yes


Closest focusing distance:0.5
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01 - 0.80

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10

Lens System

Digital Zoom:12
Focal length range (f-f):6.8 - 34
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:5

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
AV output:1
Internal Memory:80
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Shutter speed (photo):0.000666667
Shutter speed (video):0.0001

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,3648 x 2056,3648 x 2736,4000 x 3000,4480 x 2520


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:32


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Sunny