Reviews and Problems with Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 / DMX-CA9
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It's actually waterproof!
D. Hackett, Amazon
26 August 2013
Summary: I purchased this camera for a trip to SE Asia, and was definitely hesitant about many of its features. Let me just say that the video quality is very high, the sound quality is good, the image stabilization works well, and it is indeed waterproof. I took the camera into salt water, submerging only a foot or two, and it works well a year later. Now, this isn't a true diving camera...but for simple fun in a wet environment or even snorkeling this camera works well.
Summary: Owned this camera for over 2 years now and during that time it's been face-to-face with leopard seals, humpback whales, cave critters, mountain tops, and generally anyplace else where you wouldn't want to take a regular digital camera. During that time it's performed flawlessly with nary a hiccup. Admittedly, its low-light performance isn't the best, but given enough light, this camera can take some truly nice pictures and video with great colors.
Summary: I ordered this product from AVGEAR US. My bad for not testing it out right away. No matter what setting we used the video was jerky. When we contacted the seller they refused to return or refund the product. I am now stuck with a product that doesn't work. AVGear US is also NOT in the United States. They ship from Canada. BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS COMPANY.
Summary: I got this as my first camcorder. It was on sale at another site. All I wanted was a small camcorder that I could shoot desent quality videos and pictures. this fits the bill. I really like the compact size too. It's easy to carry around and waterproof. What's great is I can carry it around and have it ready to shoot when something interesting comes by. The battery life is short but that can be solved by getting extra batteries.
Summary: I am very impressed with this camera. I bought it with the express intent on using it under water (a trip to Jamaica where there is lots of waterfalls!!) The camera worked great, and as advertised. I would not hesitate to buy it again. It is very durable and it feels like a quality camera, there is some weight to it; not like its chincy plastic or anything. The screen is clear, and can rotate 180 degrees (or more?) to it can flip around.
Summary: I purchased my Xacti CA 9 about 2 yrs ago (not from Amazon). It worked great for "land" pictures and we never worried about it in the rain. A few weeks ago we went on a vacation that included beach and ocean time. We went snorkeling and of course took the camera which was supposed to be waterproof to 5 ft. It never got more than about 6-12 inches below the surface. After about 20 minutes it just stopped working - the screen went black and all buttons were unresponsive.
Summary: This camera is fantastic! Great quality in every way. i read a lot of reviews about them messing up and it had me skeptical but after getting it and testing it i figured it was more than likely user error. If you get this camera and want to keep it properly operating some maintenance is required along with the obvious do nots.
OK for underwater use but get a newer waterproof camera instead
28 June 2012
Summary: The pictures from this camcorder are actually not bad but I had hoped for better video quality after reading some reviews. I guess it was OK compared to other waterproof camcorders but my newer waterproof camera takes better video. The only advantage this has is the rotating screen to track your subject. Of course for above water video I would use a real camcorder instead.
Summary: This is a great electronic to have! It's very convenient having a dual camcorder and camera that is waterproof. The camcorder takes excellent quality HD video and photos! Perfect for everyday use, vacations, trips to the beach, or rainy days. It's very easy to switch between the camcorder and camera. You can snap a picture very quickly with the push of a dedicated camera button. The camcorder itself is very well built and has a high quality feel.
Summary: I bought this for our Fiji vacation. We were so excited to use this while snorkeling, and with the first time recording underwater it actually worked, we could see what we were recording on the screen and then an hour later went back out to do some more snorkeling and the screen went black and stayed black the entire two week vacation. We were beyond disappointed with this!