Sanyo Xacti C4
Review Date: April 28th 2005
The Sanyo Xacti C4 is quite unlike any other digital camera available today, looking more like a tiny version of a digital camcorder than a conventional digicam. The Sanyo C4 has been designed like this principally because it allows you to record both 4 megapixel still images and 640x480, 30fps MPEG-4 movies, with a separate shutter button available for each function and a flip-out, rotating LCD screen to frame your images and movies. Other notable features on the Sanyo Xacti C4 include a macro mode that allows you to get as close as 2cms away from the subject, and a 5.8 optical zoom lens that is equivalent to 38–220mm on a 35mm format camera. Sanyo have improved on the older Sanyo Xacti C1 by adding the 4 megapixel sensor, image stabilisation and a larger 1.8 inch LCD screen. So is the Sanyo C4 the perfect fusion of still and moving images, or just a compromise between the two? Read on to discover the answer.
The recommended retail price of the Sanyo Xacti C4 in the UK is £599.99 and in the US it is $799.99.
PhotographyBLOG is a member of the DIWA organisation. Our test results for the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C4 have been submitted to DIWA for comparison with test results for different samples of the same camera model supplied by other DIWA member sites.