Sanyo VPC-CA6 reviews: Memory card storage camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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Score 9.0/10
Good points:
xcellent screen, image quality, ease of use. compact design.
Bad points:
battery life could be extended (small point)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Jan 2008

This Sanyo VPC-CA6 is reviewed on TechRadar

This Sanyo VPC-CA6 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Resolution (Pixels) 2816x2112
Optical zoom ratio 5
Media format Memory card
Digital zoom ratio 12
Widescreen recording No
Weight (g) 145
Screen size (Inches) 2.0
Release date 2006-10-05

Also known as: JVC VPC-CA6, Sanyo VPC CA6, Sanyo Xacti CA6

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Manufacturer's Description

The water-resistant SANYO Xacti CA6 camcorder can be splashed from all directions while capturing both beautiful 6 megapixel photos and full motion video.

  • Water-resistant design
  • 6 Megapixel stills
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • 2 inch LCD display
  • Accepts SD and SDHC Memory Card

The CA6 combines the functionality of a digital camera and a digital camcorder in one stunning device. Different than a standard digital camera that shoots short video clips, the CA6 shoots full motion video at standard TV resolution of 640×480. And, it’s compact, water-resistant design allows you to capture your precious memories in just about in any situation.

Designed to meet the international protection level IPX4, the VPC-CA6 is “protected” from splash in all directions. The CA6 features an incredibly clear two-inch, Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).

The Xacti CA6 features SANYO’s proprietary MPEG-4 engine to execute a vast number of calculations in a short period of time. This engine enables the Xacti CA6’s advanced real-time MPEG-4 compression. Recording in the global multimedia standard, MPEG-4 delivers exceptional video clarity and detail while being exceptionally efficient in the way it records digital information. The results are high quality videos that are saved in smaller files.

Inside the CA6 digital media camera is an advanced 6.37-megapixel (total) CCD image sensor. The large sensor allows the CA6 to capture high-resolution 6 megapixel still images in addition to recording high-quality digital videos with full-range stereo sound.

*The CA6 can record up to a total of 8 hours of full motion video or over 4000 6-Megapixel still images on a 8GB SDHC memory card, up to 4 hours of video with a 4 GB SDHC memory card, up to 2 hours with a 2GB standard SD card, and up to 1 hours with a 1GB standard SD card.

The Xacti CA6’s MPEG-4 files can be directly imported into iTunes software and easily transferred to your video-capable iPod® allowing you to share a quick video the next time you are asked how the kids are doing or want to show a great vacation clip!

See a great still photo opportunity while you’re shooting video? The CA6 enables simultaneous shooting of both 6-megapixel still images and 640 × 480-pixel video clips with a simple press of the shutter button during the shooting of a movie clip. You will never need to miss another precious photo opportunity. (Depending on the mode used to take still images, simultaneous video clip shooting may be interrupted. While shooting video clips, using the digital image stabilizer may change the angle of view for still images.)

The SANYO Xacti CA6 comes with a sophisticated image stabilizer. Using a proprietary SANYO algorithm, the CA6 automatically compensates for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, keeping your subject steady and easy to follow. It accurately distinguishes between unintentional camera shake and deliberate camera movement. This handy feature operates in both wide-angle and telephoto modes, giving every shot a solid, professional-looking feel.

The CA6 digital media camera features a highly efficient 5x optical zoom with a bright maximum aperture of f/3.5. Consisting of 9 groups and 12 total lenses, the CA6’s lens provides a fantastic field-of-view with a 38-190 mm range (35 mm equivalent). Combined with the 12x digital zoom, the CA6 provides up to 60x zooming capability.

One of the hallmarks of the Xacti camcorder line is the super-fast start-up. Reduce your chance of missing the moment. The Xacti CA6 media camera is designed for super fast start-up and shooting. With the tapeless design, the CA6 eliminates the need to queue up a tape deck allowing the CA6 to begin shooting in as little as 1.7 seconds! When the CA6 is powered on, closing the LCD display puts the CA6 in standby mode. Simply open the display and the CA6 automatically powers up and can begin immediately recording in as little as 1.7 seconds.

The Xacti CA6 includes a high-capacity SANYO brand lithium-ion battery. The DB-L20U is a High voltage 3.7V battery designed to work with the SANYO Xacti CA6 camera. High energy density design minimizes the battery size and weight, making it perfect for use in small portable cameras. The DB-L20U is designed to resist memory accumulation so it provides a full charge every time.

The Xacti CA6 enables easy playback of recorded video directly on a TV screen. Connect the CA6 to a VCR or DVD Recorder to back-up copies of recorded content. Still images and video clips on the Xacti CA6 are played back continuously and in chronological order. The Xacti CA6 offers convenient connection to a PC. With simple drag-and-drop operation, it’s easy to save recorded video clips and still images onto a computer’s hard disk for emailing, editing or archiving.

The stunning design is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Most video and still functions can be easily accessed with a single thumb on the hand holding the camera. The eye-catching design can make shooting videos and photos easier and fun.


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