Summary: I like the camera. It's very convienent to keep in your pocket when you don't want to lug around a bigger camera. The small size and tiny buttons does make it a little hard to use without jiggling it. The built-in light is only good for clode-ups of maybe 3 feet away at the most. Actual still resolution is 3 MP. You can set it on 8 MP, but it is simply interpolated up and the image quality is worse. I also found 720p video to be better quality than the 1080i setting.
Summary: Try for 2 days, good picture,very little camera ,super sound, too little in fact, not easy for the photo button, zoom and video button :ok. mot much juice for battery :maybe not charge it often.(1 time). it a small camera , did not think it would be to small. all cover connection are not easy to open. i paid the cam 1/3 of the retail price, so nothing to lose.
Summary: This camera does an excellent job of recording what it sees. However the field size could be a bit larger, backing away to get a person within it's framesize is a pain. The zoom works well, perhaps a little to quick on the in- out action. It's very easy to carry in a small pocket. the battery life is decent, and the sleep mode I'll call it is great! As soon as you open the camera, from sleep mode it's ready to go. The on off button is a little touchy.
Summary: This is my 3rd xacti. I've owned the HD1A and VPC-CG10. The form factor is amazingly small with this VPC-CS1. The video is truly amazing for such a small video camera. Cons: - No flash (there is a LED for macro's, but no flash for indoor pics) - Unlike the VPC-CG10 there is nothing below the lens to prevent your finger from sliding in front of the lens. This is more of an issue with the way I hold the camera, and I can adjust for it...just thought I should mention it.
Summary: As one who has been taking videos of the family gatherings, etc., since 1989, I've seen all sorts of equipment. My first camcorder was quite heavy had to be carried on the shoulder while using and had a very short battery life. (Most of the old tapings were done where I could run from a plug-inn power source. I was one of the first users of the small tape Sony (8mm?) camcorders.
Summary: My daughter and I got this together. I wanted it for filming a litter of puppies and my daughter wanted it for make-up tutorials. First, it's cute. We don't use it as a camera but more a pocket video camera. A feature-rich 'flip' alternative. My daughter likes the macro setting with the led light. She gets amazing detail when video taping close up and plenty of light. The viewer can see every stroke of her make up application.
Summary: I purchased this as im a web vlogger and I needed something new and Hd for not such a pocket killing price. At first touch it does not feel cheap it feels solid. The batters charges out of the device so you cant record and charge but they do sell an ac battery for just that. Keeping it small means that they hid away all the little slots behind little lids that can be trouble to get into but its nothing over the top.
Summary: First of all, in my view you should only consider this camcorder if size is quite important to you. Due to the Sanyo Xacti's small size & slim profile (fits into even a small pocket easily), I believe it's unfair to compare the Xacti directly to bigger camcorders that have more room to include better optics etc. Video quality: Quality is good outdoors during the day in fair conditions.