Sanyo Xacti C1
(known as the Fisher FVDC1 CameraCorder in the USA)
Review Date: November 20th 2004
The Sanyo Xacti C1 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 C1 has been designed like this principally because it allows you to record both 3.2 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 C1 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. The stylish Sanyo Xacti C1 is available in silver, red or black and is small enough to carry around in your trouser pocket. So is the Sanyo C1 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 C1 in the UK is £599, in Europe 729 € and in the USA $799.
PhotographyBLOG is a member of the DIWA organisation. Our test results for the Sanyo Xacti VPC-C1 have been submitted to DIWA for comparison with test results for different samples of the same camera model supplied by other DIWA member sites.