Only difference from using your iPhone is the optical zoom
Amiram Burg, Amazon
24 March 2013
Summary: Good for video, reasonable for daylight photos, lousy for night photos. Saves you the trouble of using two separate cameras, but a good smartphone also does that, so the only difference is that the Sanyo has an optical zoom. Actually, iPhone or Galaxy even take better photos at night.
Fair video quality yet not as easy to handle as appears
9 March 2012
Summary: Its a decent quality camcorder that is not as easy to control as it appears. The controls are somewhat cumbersome. It does produce fair quality video but dont plan to use the internal memory for video as you will only get a few seconds.
Summary: Pros: small, light, memory card slot, full HD, good battery life. Cons: not great (grainy) in low to medium light conditions; file sizes can be HUGE. Its Mpeg4 format can only be played on certain video players - my version of Windows Media Player won't handle Mpeg4 nor will my Irfanview (freeware) player (maybe there's a plug-in available). I had to download Quicktime to play the videos on my PC.
Summary: I received the camera in good working order in a timely fashion. Seems to do everything it says it does. Nice video and easy to use. If it's dark to my eye, the video looks dark, in the outdoor light it does really well. All and all a great little camera for the price. Great for home movies and recording the moment. As noted with other reviewers, the motion shake and the lightness of the camera is a bit of problem.
Summary: First of all, the camcorder is just what I expected to see (well, maybe a bit smaller than I expected). It will totally fit in an average pocket. However it is important to know what you get with this purchase and what you need to buy extra to make it complete/usable. The Camcorder comes with: - miniUSB to analog video/audio cord so that you can watch the recordings using the standard analog input on your TV. - miniUSB to USB cord to connect to PC. - Battery charger.
Summary: The video quality is marginally acceptable, depending on your standards. It's certainly not as good as, say, my Canon HV20 for sure but after extensive testing, my feeling is that the video quality isn't even as good as the GoPro HD or Drift HD and they have non-adjustable fixed aperture lenses.
Summary: What I like : The High-Def video is really sharp and the camera is easy to use. What I dislike : Very sad that when the camera was delivered to me, the video focus was defective. The camera could only focus intermittently. It was great when it is working but half way it could not focus properly. Nevertheless, AMAZON refund policy is great (as always). Hopefully the next set that I order will be delivered to me in working condition.
Summary: I purchased the VPC-CG20 two months ago at Radio Shack. I was looking for an alternative to the "Flip" camera at about the same price. PROS Good digital image stabilization at normal focus. This was the main selling point: Flip cameras provide no image stabilization, so slight shaking of the hand, especially when panning, is a problem. The Sanyo camera will give you better quality video at a similar price.