Reviews and Problems with Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8 / DMX-CA8
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Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8
29 December 2008
Summary: You have to ask yourself whether you'd rather take an average camcorder like the Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8 on your adventures, or a high-quality model with a clunky protective case. It laughs in the face of snow, sand and sea -- as long as you can live with the unremarkable end results
Excerpt: This eight-megapixel hybrid camera-camcorder has a 2.5-inch LCD and 5x zoom lens. You can also record 640×480-pixel H.264 files at 60fps, with stereo sound, and it’s waterproof to 1.5m. Impressed by this pistol- camcorder yet? Read on…
Pros: Funny things happen when you go on holiday. Burgers become an acceptable meal EVERY DAY, drinking your body weight in booze at lunch-time seems like a good idea and it’s all too easy to attempt sporting activities that end in a complicated international insurance claim. In which case, the CA8 is ...
Cons: The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8′s ray-gun styling could cause some problems going through customs. And if that gets you nervous, you’ll need to buy a tripod, as the Xacti’s electronic stabilisation isn’t much cop at steadying shaking hands.
Excerpt: The latest pistol-grip Xacti is an update to the company's previous waterproof model, the VPC-CA65EW. Rather than attempting to beat the competition on storage capacity, price or even image quality, Sanyo here is instead going after the niche market of swimmers, surfers and careless holidaymakers...
Summary: Die 300-Euro-Frage lautet: Soll es im Abenteuerurlaub lieber ein durchschnittlicher Camcorder wie der Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA8 sein oder eher ein hochwertiges Modell in einer klobigen Schutzhülle? Schnee, Sand und Meerwasser können dem Sanyo nichts anhaben.
Pros: wasserfestes Gehäuse, robuste Bauform, verschiedene Designs