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. Product Tour
  3. Color & Noise Performance
  4. Motion & Sharpness Performance
  5. Low Light Performance
  6. Compression & Media
  7. Manual Controls
  8. Still Features
  9. Handling & Use
  10. Playback & Connectivity
  11. Audio & Other Features
  12. Sanyo VPC-CG10 Comparison
  13. Sony MHS-CM5 Comparison
  14. Flip UltraHD Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Photo Gallery
  17. Specs and Ratings