Reviews and Problems with Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG65 / DMX-CG65
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Great Design, Good Quality Video
M. G. Smith, Amazon
5 March 2013
Summary: This little Sanyo doesn't shoot HD video, but the quality is very good nonetheless. It's a great fit for an average-sized hand and very easy to keep steady. The overall design is solid, and it produces great color. It picks up sound remarkably well, too. Forget shooting stills with this little video camera, though. They're better than nothing... but not an awful lot better.
Summary: I got this as a gift for my relative during his wedding. It's a great camera/camcorder. It's highly pocketable and takes great pictures as well as movies. The movies get stored as MOV files (MPEG4), which cam be viewed with Apple QuickTime or a bunch of other players. While I loved the form factor, it is sometimes a little too small and the buttons are a little tricky if you have a fat thumb.
Summary: First of all, I am a novice video camera user. My first priority was to have an easy to use video camera that would take good video that was easy to transfer to a PC. After reading the reviews of this and several other cameras I decided to purchase this camera. The camera has met all of my expectations. It is so easy to use and so easy to transfer the video to a PC. Using a free online video converter I was also able to use Windows Movie Maker to edit my video.
Summary: I've had this for about 2 weeks now. WOW! I am really impressed with the video quality of this hybrid camcorder. I have since taken a bunch of videos and burned it to a DVD using the included Ulead software. I was blown away by the video quality. I owned a Panasonic MiniDV camcorder before and you just can't compare the 2. The Panasonic was really dull and bad. On this one, videos are stored in an SD card.
Summary: This is the absolutely slickest camcorder I have ever owned. It is very simple to operate, and the instruction manual actually makes sense ! I have made stills, and videos, uploading both to my computer and onto the Internet without a problem. This camera would be a bargain at twice the price.
Summary: I just got it today and started shooting and having fun with my children, video quality is better than I expected, audio is good too and the best of all, my family in south america were enjoying the videos just a couple of minutes after I shot them... the size is unreal and it's really easy to use.
I did lot's of research and this one won me over - with good reason :)
J. Direen, Amazon
17 October 2007
Summary: I looked at just about every camera on the market and this one matched all my needs. For me the hardest part was desiding between the sanyo models, as they have so many that are closely related. It ultimately came down to this one and the HD1A, which are about the same price. th VPC-CG65 won out for two reasons: the h.264 encoding, and the low light image quality.
Summary: I must admit that I was skeptical of this camera. It comes in such a small package I was worried that the quality of the photos/video would be low. I have been pleasantly surprized by the quality of both the video and photos. It is really a neat camera and always draws comments. It easily fits in your pocket and is up and running in seconds. My only problem is that with the blessing of its small size is also the problem of having large hands and fingers.
Blown away by features...but not by implementation
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 August 2007
Summary: I should preface what follows with the statement that I bought this to replace an "ancient" miniDV camcorder - the original Canon ZR, which has less than stellar autofocus and low-light performance. Even so, I enjoyed using it thoroughly, but was getting tired of the weight and, more importantly, the hassle of downloading from tapes to my computer. Even with Firewire, a thankless and time consuming task.
Summary: I've been extremely happy with the new Sanyo VPC-CG65 since I bought it. I first saw the VPC-CG6 (younger brother) at Walmart and instantly loved the small form factor. After doing a bit of research I found the CG65 with is identical except for the H.264 mpeg codec being built-in. I'm an Apple fan and so I knew I wanted that feature! :) The camera is great, small, fast, handles the large sd cards perfectly.