Sanyo VPC-CG102 Dual Camera

Sanyo VPC-CG102 Dual Camera

Sanyo VPC-CG102 Dual Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 1920 x 1080 HD
  • SDHC and SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • Eye-Fi Compatible
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • 14MP Digital Photos
  • 2.7" Wide LCD Display
  • 12x Dual Range Zoom
  • Digital Image Stabilizer
  • Face Detection
  • High Speed Sequential Shooting
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Sanyo VPC-CG102 overview

  • 1Description

Sanyo's VPC-CG102 Dual Camera is a budget-friendly way to capture 1920 x 1080 high def video and 14MP stills. This upright camcorder also features SDHC, SDXC, and Eye-Fi media compatibility, along with a mini HDMI output for one cable viewing of your footage on an HDTV, and other features like 12x Dual Range Zoom for video and 5x Optical Zoom for photo.

When it comes to shooting tools, the VPC-CG102 has a 2.7" LCD that rotates up to 285 degrees. It also features a super-fast start-up, simultaneous video and still capture, and Object Chaser Technology. Image stabilization and Face Detection also come in handy for capturing focused video with less noise and blur.

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, easy
SDXC Memory Compatibility
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 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
Eye-Fi Compatibility
The CG102 features enhanced Eye-Fi compatibility. This Dual Camera will automatically recognize the Eye-Fi wireless SD card when it is inserted. The 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
12x Dual Range Zoom and 5x Optical Zoom
While the CG102 is quite small in size, it features a 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
2.7" LCD Screen
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
14MP Still Image Quality
In addition to HD 1080 Video the CG102 captures amazing 14 megapixel photos
Video and Photo Image Stabilizer
The 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 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

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 1
High Speed Sequential Photo Mode
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 Face Detection
The CG102 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
Easy Playback of Recorded Video Directly on a TV
The CG102 camera features a mini-HDMI output which makes connecting it to a Digital TV or DVD Recorder a breeze. The 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
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 CG102 is powered on, closing the LCD display puts it in standby mode. Simply open the display and the CG102 automatically powers up and can begin immediately recording in as little as 1.7 seconds
High Capacity 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 CG102. It designed to resist memory accumulation so it provides a full charge every time
Object Chaser Technology
The 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
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
In the Box
Sanyo VPC-CG102 Dual Camera
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Lens Cap
  • Battery Charger
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
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    Sanyo VPC-CG102 specs

    Sensor 1/2.33" CMOS
    Zoom Optical: 5x
    Advanced (Optical): 12x
    Digital: 60x

    5x Optical Zoom: photo
    12x Optical "Dual Range" Zoom: video
    60x Digital Zoom: video

    Filter Size None
    System NTSC
    Recording Media x SD/SDHC, SDXC

    Also Eye-Fi compatible

    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 14 Megapixel
    Display Type LCD
    Touchscreen No
    Screen Size 2.7"
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Lux 17 (1/30 second in scene select AUTO mode)
    5 (1/15 second in HIGH SENSITIVITY or lamp mode)
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - Yes
    Accessory Shoe None
    Tripod Mount 1/4"
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x Mini-HDMI (Type C)
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x Composite Video
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.4 x 4.3 x 1.5" / 86.4 x 109.2 x 38.1 mm
    Weight 6.2 oz / 175.8 g

    Sanyo VPC-CG102 reviews

    VPC-CG102 Dual Camera is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultimate family-man dual purpose camera I required a versatile dual purpose camera to capture everyday family events and holidays, and the SANYO VPC-CG102 answered the call. This camera combines full HD video with 14MP stills in a compact, ultra-portable design. I love the absolute simplicity of the controls and the ease of switching between video and stills function.Battery life is impressive and downloading stills and video clips is a breeze-even for the technologically challenged! On the down-side zoom function is average (but adequate for everyday use), and I would have liked a hand strap to prevent accidental dropping of this little gem.
    Date published: 2010-05-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for capturing cool kid moments Overall I think the digital Video camera is great. The Low light setting can be very grainy. Shooting indoors is problematic. I did not buy this for the picture portion so my comments will be limited here. The Video is where I really think this is awesome. In Good light this camera is stellar. Night shooting this needs an external LED lamp. Audio is decent. The main use I purchased this is for capturing those little kids moments where they are walking around in mommy's shoes. The main video is too slow to spin up. This one flicks on in less then 2 seconds. The pistol grip allows smooth pointing at the subject. Slim enough to put in your back pocket or your wife's purse. Downsides are the plastic on the outside gets easily scuffed.
    Date published: 2010-06-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from awsome video camera- great value I bought this camera for my 9 yr old sons basball games. It worked great. love the portability, easy to use, hd quality, and long range zoom. I also took this to the Dodger game and got some great footage. I was able to zoom all the way to the outfilders and still had great image quality. The only thing I would suggest would be to purchase an extra battery and pick up a HDMI cable(kit only comes with composite cable). I purchased the 32Gb SD card that will give me over 2 hours of HD recording. great camera for the price. Cant beat the value.
    Date published: 2010-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A small but powerful little camera!! I purchased this camera to make high quality videos of my children to share on Facebook and other digital mediums. It meets my expectations for quality although videos shot in low light tend to be noisy. It is small and fits easily in a pocket making it much more portable than a palm held camcorder. The zoom range is nice for the price as well. The sound is better than I anticipated. I took some video at a basketball game and was able to understand the public address announcer quite well. The negatives are battery life. Be sure to have an extra or a fully charged battery when you are ready to use this little camera.
    Date published: 2011-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Camera is a Pleasure! I personally love this camera. I have used supposedly superior HD video cameras and they all lack one important function, portability. It's hard to claim that a camera is superior when its too bulky to bring with you and you leave it at home! This device packs in so much functionality for a pocket cam, it really is unbelievable. It's also a bit future-proof with its ability to utilize SDXC memory cards. Still images are absolutely beautiful as well, albeit slightly slow in the capture. Overall, this camera is an unbeatable purchase for the price!
    Date published: 2010-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very surprised by the quality. I bought this for one reason, lack of bulk. No one that's not being paid wants to carry the HD video camera, lenses, and DSLR everywhere they go. At the same time, if the product of a compact video camera is unwatchable, you'll never use it. I'll be using this very often. I'm always called a video snob, so I don't say this lightly. The video quality is surprisingly good. It certainly couldn't replace my much larger Sony, but to say the audio and video are acceptable would definitely be an understatement. You will want plenty of light. Snapshots are PAINFULLY slow. Though they also look very good, you should expect the subject's final facial expression to be radically different from what it was at the time you pressed the shutter button.
    Date published: 2011-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in its price range Well, after fishing around for an about $200 camcorder for alternative ways of expressing my video art, I decided to get the VPC-CG102 Dual Camera by Sanyo. It shoots both high resolution photo and HD video. Easy to handle and lots more functionality than flip and co. Impressed with the many manual options, e.g. ISO, white balance, aperture, shutter, focus. It also comes with programs for different uses. Big screen with good visibility in daylight. Playing around with different settings helps to get an optimal outcome. Some users complained about low light quality, but given price, sensor, lens I am really happy, again choose right ISO, exposure etc. Tip: For photos / stills if you want to reduce the noise you get in low light situations and with higher ISO settings, omit from using the photo image stabilizer (decreases noise visibly). The camcorder provides you with a different way of recording that a $1000 model or professional camcorder could not offer. One is more flexible, has a lighter instrument to carry around, saves time in postproduction. You will still get large files, so if you look for the quick party camcorder, posting short clips to youtube, the sanyo might not be the right thing. On the other hand you might have to pay the same or more money for a Shoot-and-Share camcorder like flip. You will not find a microphone input or audio output for headphones. Also, you will need your own editing software. Great for video art (if you believe it is you who makes the video not your high-end tool), pod casting, family memories, travel, self-recording
    Date published: 2010-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little dual HD video and camera Purchased this camera about a week ago. Since that time have used for 3 family functions, and a day trip to the wine country (NAPA). Overall, I love the stunning video. (Very sharp video, and vivid colors). Especially like the compact size, as it fits into any pocket and is ready at a moments notice. One the downside, this camera has mediocre light sensitivity. Some low-light interior videos shot at night are grainy, and dark. Think I'll buy a compact tri-pod mounted LED light for such occasions (about $20). Other minor annoyance is battery life on a single charge (about an hour. While better than many cameras in its class, I strongly recommend purchasing additional batteries. It's a great little camera. I used to lug a HD video camera, and a DSLR, but didn't use them as often, because they were too bulky, and time consuming to set up. Another great benefit with a smaller camera is that you get tend to get more realistic expressions on your subjects.when they're not 'camera conscious.
    Date published: 2010-05-24
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