SANYO Xacti VPC-CA9 Digital Camcorder - 2.5" LCD - CMOS - VPCCA9

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Beware of recommended maintenance

on 7/8/2011

I've had this camera for over a year and, overall, I've been pretty happy with it. Video quality is good and with a 16GB SD card (purchased separately) space has never been an issue. Zoom level is limited, but adequate. Portability is good. Outside pictures come out very well with the 9 megapixel camera, but inside flash photos are horrible. Red eye, image quality and lighting are totally unacceptable. It's better to just shoot video and then capture still frames to produce photos from. Main reason I'm posting now is to inform potential buyers of the Sanyo Recommended Maintenance on the waterproof seals for this camera (and probably any Sanyo camera similar to it). Sanyo recommends these cameras be sent in once a year to have the seals replaced. I was just quoted a total of $140 to have this service completed...on a working camera with no other issues or service required; just to replace the waterproof seals. I see now these cameras are only $149 new...almost makes it a throw-away. Read More

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA9 Camcorder

by Everett Johnson on 3/27/2012

I've only had this product for a week and half. Since I've become more familiar with its functions, I think I'm going to like it a lot. I like the compact size of it. It shoots cripsy-clear movies, and does everything the old big ones did. There may be times when I'd like longer battery life. I'd sacrifice an extra .100" camera width for a bigger battery. Read More

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Product Overview

With SANYO's advanced waterproofing technology, the SANYO Xacti CA9 can be used without thinking twice in the rain; for marine sports such as surfing or snorkeling, or for winter sports such as skiing or snow boarding. It keeps up with active lifestyles, expanding the scope of opportunities. The VPC-CA9 has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating - IPX8 - allowing high definition 1280 x 720, 30 fps footage to be captured without worrying about the effects of water or snow.

Specifications

Manufacturer Sanyo
Mfg Part# VPCCA9
SKU 215498565
UPC 086483073656
UPC 14 00086483073656
Features
Product Type Digital Camcorder
Flash Memory Capacity 43 MB
Image Sensor Size 1/2.5"
Maximum Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Included Yes
Audio Channels Stereo
Display Screen Type LCD
Number of Image Sensors 1
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Effective Image Resolution 9 Megapixel
Effective Video Resolution 9 Megapixel
Total Camcorder Resolution 9 Megapixel
Maximum Video Lines 720
Progressive Scan Yes
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Longest Shutter Speed 1/15 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1500 Second
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 38 mm to 190 mm
Recording Media Flash Memory / Memory Card
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image Stabilization Electronic
Height 4.4"
Width 2.8"
Depth 1.6"
Optical Zoom 5x
Digital Zoom 62.5x
Minimum Illumination 4 lux
Brand Name Sanyo
Focal Length 6.30 mm to 31.70 mm
Image Formats JPEG
Focus Modes Auto
Manufacturer SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd
Product Model VPC-CA9
Product Name Xacti VPC-CA9 Waterproof High Definition Digital Camcorder
Product Line Xacti
Screen Size 2.5"
Video Formats MPEG-4 / AVCHD
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 4.7
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Manufacturer Part Number VPC-CA9
Display Resolution 150000 Pixel
Built-in Devices Microphone / Speaker / Flashlight
Weight (Approximate) 8.11 oz
White Balance Modes AutoSunnyCloudyFluorescentIncandescentOne-push
Tech Specs
Audio Channels Stereo
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Include Yes
Built-in Devices Microphone / Speaker / Flashlight
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Resolution 150000 Pixel
Screen Size 2.5"
Image Sensor Size 0.40"
Display Screen Type LCD
Number of Image Sensors 1
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Effective Image Resolution 9 Megapixel
Effective Video Resolution 9 Megapixel
Total Camcorder Resolution 9 Megapixel
White Balance Modes Auto Sunny Cloudy Fluorescent Incandescent One-push
Minimum Illumination 4 lux
Longest Shutter Speed 1/15 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1500 Second
Product Type Digital Camcorder
Manufacturer Part Number VPC-CA9
Manufacturer Website Address www.sanyo.com
Manufacturer SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd
Product Model VPC-CA9
Product Name Xacti VPC-CA9 Waterproof High Definition Digital Camcorder
Product Line Xacti
Brand Name SANYO
Image Formats JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 4.7
Focus Modes Auto
Optical Zoom 5x
Digital Zoom 62.5x
Focal Length 6.30 mm to 31.70 mm
Image Stabilization Electronic
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Additional Information Language: English French German Spanish Italian Dutch Russian Portuguese Turkish Thai Korean Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese
Weight (Approximate) 8.11 oz
Height 4.39"
Width 2.77"
Depth 1.59"
Recording Media Flash Memory / Memory Card
Flash Memory Capacity 43 MB
Video Formats MPEG-4 / AVCHD
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Maximum Video Lines 720
Progressive Scan Yes
Product Attributes
Image Stabilization Type Electronic
Optical Zoom (x) 5
Optical Zoom Range (x) 5.0 - 7.9
Product Line Xacti
Resolution 4000 x 3000
Sensor Type CMOS
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