Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2
By Brian Jones
A fairly priced digital video recorder and camera from Sanyo, the Xacti camcorder takes videos and pictures of pretty good quality. You can record videos on the ground or underwater at 640 x 480p, which is a perfectly adequate resolution for sharing videos online. The 8 MP camera also works great with autofocusing on faces even when your subjects are moving. The ISO range goes all the way up to 3200 which is handy when you want to take some shots in low light. While this isn’t the kind of video recorder you take with you snowboarding or dirt biking, it’s still lightweight and easily portable. You can capture some fun underwater videos of clear quality. This Sanyo video recorder is available for $169.
- Video recorder waterproof up to 5 ft. and 30 min.
- Available in blue and white
- Records video in 640 x 480p resolution at 60 fps
- 8 MP digital camera
- 5.2” x 6.9” x 4.8”
- 9.1 oz.
Uses AVC/H.264 video compression to share videos online
2.5-inch LCD screen rotates up to 285 degrees
Shoots clear underwater shots at depths of 5 ft.
Compatible with SD or SDHC memory cards
Tracks and focuses on faces
Imports video files easily to iPod devices
Continuous shooting at 5 fps
ISO ranges from 50-1600 in photo mode and 100-3200 in video mode
Not designed for rugged activities like extreme sports
Battery life is short
Uses a non-standard USB cable that could be difficult to replace if lost
|Brian Jones has had a passion for photography and anything related for the majority of his life. One photography class in high school was all it took to get hooked on everything to do with the subject. He became more focused on learning about camera… See more about Brian|