Sanyo VPC-C40 Review

 
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Model Name: Sanyo Xacti VPC-C40 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: VPC-C40
Camera Format: Other
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $399.00
Street Price: $315.00
Date Available: 2006-01-31
Tripod Mount: No
Weight: 6.0 oz (171 g)
includes batteries
Size: 2.7 x 4.3 x 1.3 in.
(69 x 108 x 34 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 4.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.7 inch
Sensor size: 21.6948mm2 (5.37mm x 4.04mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.35 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2288 x 1712 (3.9 MP, Other),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1200 x 1600 (1.9 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30.00)
176x144 (0.00)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 220 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.80x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/3.7 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 60 cm
0.4 - 23.6 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 10x max.
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 5-point
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 1.8
Rear Display Resolution: 85,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 51.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (50 - 200), 50, 100, 200, 400
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Sample
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 1.8EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-Segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto, Sports, Portrait, Night View, Landscape, Fireworks, Lamp
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync (Night View mode only)
Flash Guide Number: 4.0 m / 13.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: 10 cm — 1.6 m (wide); 80 cm — 1.5 m (tele)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: MPEG-4
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC In
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary DB-L20
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary DB-L20 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Sanyo Software Pack 7.4 (Ulead PhotoExplorer 8.5 SE Basic, Ulead DVD MovieFactory 4.0 SE, Motion Director SE 1.1, QuickTime 6.5, USB driver)
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Digital image stabiliser function is available in movie mode only.

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