Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1 Camcorder Review

$299.99 MSRP


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.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
  18. Sony MHS-CM5 Comparison
  19. Sanyo VPC-CG10 Comparison
  20. Pure Digital Flip UltraHD Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery