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The Xacti VPC-CG102 is a mid-range camcorder from Sanyo with the same technology as the VPC-GH2 but in a vertical form factor.

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Pros

dual range zoom operates at a good speed for closer subjects and allows recording of distant subjects

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can take 14mp still photos while recording video without interruption

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lens creates a detailed image in a variety of lighting conditions, including indoors

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Cons

battery must be removed to be charged

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all commands are followed by a pause before it acts - difficult to catch candid moments

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no video editing software of any kind included

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uses an external lens cap rather than built-in lens cover - need to keep track of it while recording

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The Xacti VPC-CG102 is a mid-range camcorder from Sanyo with the same technology as the VPC-GH2 but in a vertical form factor. It shoots video in resolutions up to 1080i with a 12x dual-range zoom, and 14-megapixel photos with 5x optical zoom. The camcorder contains new image stabilization technology which aims to enable low-noise, low-blur photos and steady video capture. Other features include face detection and a high-speed sequential photo mode. A mini-HDMI output allows images and video to be easily played back on an HDTV.

Features
  • Video
    • 1080i resolution
    • 12x dual-range zoom
    • Object Chaser technology
    • MPEG4 AVC/H.264 compression
  • Photos
    • 14 megapixels
    • 5x optical zoom
    • High-speed sequential photo mode
    • Capture photos while shooting video
  • 2.7" LCD
  • Image stabilization
  • Face detection
  • Mini-HDMI output
  • Eye-Fi-compatible
  • Supports SDXC memory
  • 70min video battery life
  • Start-up in 1.7s (from standby)
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