Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6 Review

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6




Playback Screens & Menus

Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

When you select PLAY mode the last picture taken is displayed. You can move backward or forward through the images using the LEFT and RIGHT buttons. The overlay information is displayed briefly when a new image is selected.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

Press the MENU button for 2 seconds to display this information.





Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

You can quickly search through stored images using the Index playback function which is actuated by pressing the WIDE zoom button. Nine thumbnail size images will be displayed and you can select one using the 4-way controller's buttons and then pressing the SET button.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

The image can be magnified up to 4400% in many steps by pressing the telephoto zoom button. Once the image is enlarged you can move around (Pan) inside of it.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

Playback MENU options:

    PLAYBACK METHOD - Play ALL (slideshow) or 1 clip
    MULTI - Display 9 thumbnails per page
    VOLUME - Adjust speaker volume
    PROTECT - Protect image or movie against deletion
    ERASE - Single frame or All frames
    DPOF - Print order information
    ROTATE - Rotate portrait mode images 90° CW or CCW
    RESIZE - Resize large images down to 2M or 0.3M
    RED-EYE CORRECTION - Remove red-eye from "people" photos
    EXTRACT STILL - Extract a still frame from a video clip
    EDIT VIDEO - Edit length, join 2 or more clips, extract still frame
    SMOOTH PLAYBACK - Output video to TV at 60fps




Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

Flash red-eye is always a problem for a camera that has the lens and flash located so close together. The Red-Eye Removal option works most of the time as shown here. It wasn't perfect though and failed to detect obvious red-eye on several occasions.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

Playback of audio-only recordings.





Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

Press the MENU button for 2 seconds to display the information.





Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

Movie clips can be played in the camera or viewed on a TV using the A-V or S-Video cable.



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Press the MENU button for 2 seconds to display the information.





Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6

You can edit movies by joining two or more clips into a single movie, you can delete portions of movies or you can extract a single frame and save it as a still image. You can also enable the Smooth Playback option to improve the output to the TV screen.



Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6


Set-Up Menu:

    CLOCK SET - Setting of date and time
    OPERATION BEEP - Camera beeps, Shutter sound, Audio Guide
    HELP DISP - Display text help messages on the LCD
    POST VIEW - Display after capture: Off, 1 or 2 seconds
    WIND NOISE REDUC. - Reduce ambient sound in audio recording
    NOISE REDUCTION - Minimize noise in still images
    IMAGE SETTINGS - Normal, Vivid, Soft, Soft Vivid
    FLICKER REDUCT - Reduce fluorescent light flicker during video recording
    DIGITAL ZOOM - Digital zoom on or off
    LCD BRIGHTNESS - Adjust the LCD backlight intensity
    LANGUAGE - English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (traditional or simplified)
    TV OUTPUT SETTINGS - NTSC, PAL or S-Video
    POWER SAVE - Standby time for battery and external power
    FILE NO.RESET - Continuous or reset (file numbering)
    FORMAT - Format the SD Card
    RESET - Resets all camera settings to default



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