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
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: With its Full HD recording capability, optical zoom lens, and ultra-thin design, the Sanyo VPC-CS1 ($299 MSRP) definitely looks good on paper. Unfortunately, these impressive specs fail to displace the fact that the camcorder has a number of remarkable design flaws and a very cheap construction.
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.
Excerpt: Those on the lookout for a lightweight, compact and well-featured camcorder may well have mentally shortlisted a Sanyo Xacti model. After all, the range is well-established, combines many desirable attributes of both camcorders and digital cameras and is good value. The Sanyo Xacti CS1 is all these things and super-slim too, but its build quality left much to be desired.
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, Stabilizzatore elettronico di immagini, Super macro