Excerpt: (1 items) I’ve long hoped for a svelte, inexpensive camcorder that offers good image control and captures decent HD video in an easy-to-edit format. The Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1, with its $299 list price, long list of manual and automatic controls, and 1080 and 720 video meets my desires, but for two critical deficiencies. The VPC-CS1 produces mediocre images and is difficult to use. The camcorder's performance is disappointing because the specs look reasonable.
Pros: Small and lightweight, Captures good images under bright lighting
Cons: Flimsy, Difficult to use, Small, unresponsive controls, Soft images with motion artifacts, Poor battery life, Minimal image stabilization
Conclusion: The Sanyo VPC-CS1 swells the ranks of pocket-sized camcorder and provides consumers with a more rounded selection. It has a high feature count, impressive zoom and solid focusing ability. Though, unfortunately, the video performance is often let down by poor colours.
Pros: Full HD at this size and weight is a feat in its own right but the CS1 also scores well thanks to its optical zoom, which is longer than that on rival cams from Kodak, Flip and JVC. The camera’s Eye-Fi compatibility is also a selling point, especially if you’re looking to upload content to the web while on the move. Eye-Fi cards (an SD card with Wireless LAN) allow you to upload to a computer or website provided you’re in a Wi-Fi area. A sound zoom function provides t...
Cons: The camera’s super-slim design often makes it difficult to hold steady, and some may feel it’s actually too thin to feel comfortable shooting with. Low-light shooting results aren’t impressive and even on normal daylight footage colours can appear washed-out. Eye-Fi compatibility is a good bonus feature, but it relies on investing in a suitable Eye-Fi card, which will add to your overall cost.
Summary: Now is the conclusion to my review of the Sanyo xacti CS1 pocket camcorder, I can say truthfully that I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the full HD recording and a few of the settings that go with that function of the device but apart from that I have to say that it’s a camcorder that I will not pay £200-250 retail for at all as it isn’t any better than the Flip HD pocket camcorder range which start at around £99 retail.
Summary: Sanyo has thrown down the gauntlet to pocket-size camcorders everywhere – its VPC-CS1 is its slimmest and lightest yet to capture 1080i video. The CS1 is a mere 26.8mm wide, so really is compact enough to take just about anywhere. It’s one of Sanyo’s ‘dual camera’ troupe too, which means that along with the 60fps, 1920x1080i video you can shoot 8MP stills (albeit via an interpolation trickery that boosts the res from the 3.3MP sensor).
Excerpt: La Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 è una videocamera digitale particolarmente compatta, con impugnatura verticale, e una delle più sottili e leggere in circolazione. Talmente piccola da poter essere infilata in una tasca, la CS1 presenta un sensore CMOS ad alta definizione che consente di registrare filmati video Full HD, quindi con una risoluzione massima di 1920x1080 pixel, inoltre, è in grado di scattare foto con una risoluzione di oltre 3 megapixel.
Pros: Impugnatura verticale, Interfaccia HDMI, Riconoscimento dei volti, Super macro, Stabilizzatore elettronico di immagini