Sanyo VPC-CG102 HD Camcorder Reviews




Capture life’s special moments as they happen – the new Dual Camera Sanyo CG102 records Full HD 60i video and up to 14 megapixel digital photos.
It delivers amazing 12X dual range zoom for video and 5x optical zoom for photos.

The Sanyo VPC-CG102 HD Camcorder and 14 MP Camera upright, vertical design is extremely portable and easy to use. Recording videos, shooting photos and accessing settings in the menu can easily be controlled with the user’s thumb.

The Sanyo VPC-CG102 HD Camcorder MPEG4/H.264 recording format makes sharing videos and photos via social networking web sites, portable video devices like iPod’s, TV’s and computers, a breeze. Offering style, performance and value, the Sanyo VPC-CG102 provides a convenient way to capture both videos and photos in daily life or for special events.

Big Performance, Small Package

Full HD 1080, 60i Video (1920 x 1080)
14MP Photos
12x Dual Range Zoom Video
5x Optical Zoom Photo
2.7″ Wide LCD Monitor for HD Playback
High Speed Sequential Shooting
Video and Photo Image Stabilizer
Video and Photo Face Detection
Mini HDMI Output
SDXC Memory Compatibility (over 64GB SD cards)
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Movie Recording Format

Style Design Made Simple

The Dual Camera Sanyo CG102 packs cutting edge technology into a small, stylish, easy to use camera. Designed to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand, the CG102 features an easy to navigate menu which make it a great choice for the beginner and the more advanced user. It is the perfect blend of style, performance, and ease of use.

14 Megapixel Still Image Quality
In addition to Full HD 1080 Video the CG102 captures amazing 14 megapixel photos.

12x Dual Range Zoom (video) 5x Optical Zoom (photos)
While the Sanyo VPC-CG102 HD Camcorder and 14 MP Camera is quite small in size, it features a full 12x Dual Range Zoom for video. With Sanyo’s 12x Dual Range Zoom Technology the field of view is dramatically increased. The photo zoom capability is 5x Optical Zoom.

Large, 2.7-inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

The display flips out from the camera and rotates up to 285 degrees on an axis that allows you to take great video or still images from otherwise-difficult-to-view positions, proving to be especially useful when shooting in confined spaces.
This camera features a sequential “photo” shooting mode. When the user selects this mode the camera will take multiple photos in sequential order; providing multiple photos frames.  The perfect solution for action photography!

Video and Photo Image Stabilizer
The Sanyo VPC-CG102 features a new photo stabilizer. This technology actually takes two photos at the same time; one at a faster shutter speed and one at a slower shutter speed.  The camera combines the benefits of both of the shutter speeds, resulting in an image that has less blur and less noise.

Using a proprietary Sanyo algorithm, the Sanyo CG102 automatically compensates for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, keeping your video and photo subjects steady and easy to follow. It accurately distinguishes between unintentional camera shake and deliberate camera movement. This handy feature operates in both wide-angle and telephoto modes.

The GH2 utilizes specialized video and photo face detection technology.  This feature recognizes multiple subjects’ faces and optimizes focus / aperture settings to ensure each individual is in focus.

Eye Fi Compatibility
The Sanyo VPC-CG102 features enhanced Eye-Fi compatibility. This Dual Camera will automatically recognize the Eye-Fi wireless SD card when it is inserted. The Sanyo CG102 also has “smart power” on board which allows the cameras to control the Eye-Fi function and provide power management, automatically shutting the card off when not in use.

Windows 7 Compatible

The CG102 is fully supported by the latest Windows OS, “Windows 7″, further expanding its capabilities. The video files are displayed in the same thumbnail format as still picture files. They can also be played back directly with Windows Media Player, are editable with Windows Live Movie Maker, and are Device Stage compatible. This makes the files even more convenient for use on computers.

Easily Follow Moving Objects with Object Chaser Technology

The Sanyo CG102 is capable of “object chasing”; a feature which allows you to maintain proper lighting and focus on objects in motion. This is a great way to capture video of family members and pets on the move!

Easy Playback of Recorded Video Directly on a TV
The Sanyo VPC-CG102 HD Camcorder and 14 MP Camera features a mini-HDMI output which makes connecting it to a Digital TV or DVD Recorder a breeze.  The Sanyo CG102  can also easily be connected to a computer to back-up copies of recorded content via the handy USB 2.0 connection.
Still images and video clips are played back continuously and in chronological order.  When connected to a PC, simple drag-and-drop operation makes it easy to save recorded video clips and still images onto a computer’s hard disk for emailing, editing or archiving.

Includes a High-Capacity Sanyo Brand Lithium-ion Battery

The DB-L80 is a high capacity battery designed to work with the Sanyo Dual Camera CG102 camera and delivers approximately 70 minutes of video record time. High-energy density design minimizes the battery size and weight, making it perfect for use in the Sanyo VPC-CG102. It designed to resist memory accumulation so it provides a full charge every time.

SDXC Memory Compatibility (over 64GB SD Cards)

While the CG102 works with standard SD memory, and more high capacity SDHC memory cards, it is also fully compatible with the next generation SDXC memory cards. The CG102 can record to more than 64GB of content to SDXC memory cards. This dramatically improves your ability to record and transfer hours and hours of Full HD 1080 videos to a computer. You can also play CG102 Full HD 1080 videos stored on SDXC cards on your high definition TV.

Highly Advanced MPEG4 AVC/H.264 Video Compression

This feature optimizes the file size and makes sharing movies on social networking sites, or emailing them to friends and family, even easier.  In fact, the file size can be up to 25 percent smaller than that of typical MPEG-4 cameras.
To accomplish the complexity of encoding AVC/H.264 in real-time on the Sanyo CG102, a dedicated H.264 video compression IC was incorporated into the camera that was designed specifically for portable consumer devices.  This achieves high video quality while simultaneously reducing the system power consumption.

Capture Still Images While You’re Shooting Video

The CG102 enables simultaneous shooting of video clips and still images with a simple press of the shutter button during the shooting of a movie clip. You will never need to miss another precious photo opportunity. (Depending on the mode used to take still images, simultaneous video clip shooting may be interrupted. While shooting video clips, using the digital image stabilizer may change the angle of view for still images.)

Super-fast Start-up

Reduce your chance of missing the perfect shot. The Dual Camera CG102 is designed for super fast start-up and shooting. With its tapeless design, the CG102 eliminates the need to queue up a video tape, allowing it to begin shooting in as little as 1.7 seconds.
When the Sanyo VPC-CG102 HD Camcorder and 14 MP Camera is powered on, closing the LCD display puts it in standby mode. Simply open the display and the Sanyo CG102 automatically powers up and can begin immediately recording in as little as 1.7 seconds.

Product Features

* Full HD 1080, 60i Video (1920 x 1080)
* 14MP Photos
* 12x Dual Range Zoom Video
* 5x Optical Zoom Photo
* 2.7-inch Wide LCD Monitor for HD Playback

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Product Specifications

Model : VPC-CG102BK
EAN Code :

Full HD 1080, 60i Video (1920 x 1080)

14MP Photos

12x Dual Range Zoom Video

5x Optical Zoom Photo

2.7-inch Wide LCD Monitor for HD Playback


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5.0 out of 5 stars The value is in having it handy on your belt all the time This is my first camcorder. I bought it to film HD vids for the grandparents of my newborn first son. Read more Published 6 days ago by C Buddy

4.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with this camcorder I waited two months before submitting my review. Now that I've used both this Sanyo camcorder for a while and have figured out its nuances, I am happy to report I am quite... Read more Published 6 days ago by J. Rogers

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Little Camera I have not had an opportunity to run this camera thru all the comprehensive tests, but so far, I am highly impressed! Read more Published 13 days ago by C. Dan

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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT buy for the money This is a great and easy to use camera. It starts up quickly and has two separate buttons, one for video recording and one for still shots, whichever you need RIGHT THEN. Read more

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