Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 Full HD waterproof camcorder

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 review: a Full HD waterproof camcorder for $549

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.50 / 5 (of 3 Reviews)
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    $ 549.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Jeffrey Shaw

0.0

1

Pros
16.9 and other ratios
Cons
This is not an underwater camera
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I have had 2 earlier models of the sanyo xacti brand which made me a fan. I brought this underwater model for a trip to Cyprus for a family wedding and it was a disaster. At the Adonis pools outside Pathos (fresh water) the very first time I put the camera into the water it took in water in the lens area. Now I was standing up to my waist with the lens underwater and I had flipped the view screen up so I could see what the lens was seeing basically the camera was less then 4 cm underwater. Thats why I don't rate this camera. I placed camera out in the sun and that seemed to dry it out but all subsequent photos after that had a fog appearance. NB: There was no water or vapor in the battery area only in the lens area. Working the navigation pad takes too long to engage its actual requires a more forceful push then the earlier models and this often sees it jumping from what you are intending to select to another mode. Before I took it into the water I had it set on camera mode 16.9 at the highest setting which gave higher definition pixels for editing. I don't about you but when editing you often see photos within photos and the higher resolution allows you to grab that photo without losing resolution. Overall not a fan of this model

claudio

2.5

2

Pros
Nearly everything, if the camera works.
Cons
The camera suddenly stops working
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After a few months of use,the camera becomes "blind". The screen appears black and it is impossible to film or to take pictures, while it is still possible to see the films or photos already recorded. I've bought two SANYO CA100 and they both finished their work in this way. I don't know the price to be paid for having the camera fixed. Both cameras are now out of warranty (I bought them used and they were perfectly well working, when i got them). Is there anybody being able to explain me what kind of failure this is and the cost of repairing it?

Erik

4.5

3

Pros
Waterproof
Cons
Buttons spongy
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Just wanted to note, I had the previous model VPC-CA9 also, they do not have traditional lens covers, the fabric case that comes with the camera is meant to be the lens cover. So make sure you slip it back on when not in use.

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