Sanyo Xacti C1
(known as the Fisher FVDC1 CameraCorder in the USA)
Review Date: November 20th 2004
(out of 5 stars)
I was going to award Sanyo Xacti C1 the 4 stars out of 5, until I checked both the recommended retail price and the street prices. A street price of over £300 is simply too high for a 3.2 megapixel camera, even if it does have the excellent advanced video capabilities of the Sanyo Xacti C1. The Sanyo Xacti J4 that I reviewed recently can also record 640x480, 30fps video (although in the inferior Quicktime format, not MPEG-4) and that more conventional 4 megapixel camera has an rrp of just £250. Having said that, the Sanyo Xacti C1 is certainly not a bad camera, offering a combination of good still image and video performance in a stylishly designed body that is both well-made and portable. If MPEG-4 quality video is a must-have for you, then the Sanyo Xacti C1 is definitely worth considering. Otherwise I would look elsewhere and buy a 4 megapixel camera, whilst saving yourself some money.
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