Summary: GOT it cheap and it's great that as a still camera, this one comes with Aperture Priority and spot metering Why don't I like it? The shutter release for stills is crap Many times, after I trigger it, the camera doesn't capture any picture It's ok for daytime videos Alas when the sun sets, the video is worse than a camera-phone And I'm not talking about smartphones This SANYO can't even compare with a Nokia 2MP camera The preview is also not good at all Instead of the...
Summary: when I read high definition I like to think it is a good quality. I ran my tests outside and have other camcorder to compare quality. The quality of so called HD on the Sanyo VPC wasn;t there. I was very disappointed.
OK, but power button position drops rating two full stars
J. Wells, Amazon
12 April 2011
Summary: This camera is small and light, but the usability is marginal. Finding the power button to turn it on or off is not impossible, but fairly close to it. The power button is flat and can't be felt with your finger. In addition, there is no tactile feedback when it's pushed (and, even worse, you need to hold it down to power it on or off). It is so frustrating to try to turn it on or off.
Summary: Sanyo's new product had two major problems (major enough that I returned the item). First, there is not a flash, only an LED that barely lights up anything even a foot away (pretty much useless in my estimation). Second, since I used the item as both a camera and a camcorder, the camera button was in a position to high up on the body that it was hard to take a picture with one hand (and this was my third Xacti and I could easily take pictures one-handed with the first...
Summary: This has to be one of the most irritating pieces of tech I've ever laid hands on. It's like a Rolls Royce with grease all over the steering wheel: it looks great, it works great, but it's a nightmare to actually use. The basic shape of the VPC-CS1EX is thin and flat, like a mobile phone. Try holding your mobile phone edgeways-on. Then hold it the normal way, with your fingers pressed against the larger sides. Which is more comfortable?