Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1 Review

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1




Playback Screens & Menus

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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, press up to delete an image. The overlay information is displayed briefly when a new image is selected. Press the MENU button for 2 seconds to display the extended exposure information (shown above).



Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1

Pressing the wide angle zoom button while in playback mode, will bring up an index of photos and videos that you have taken. Pressing it again brings up 22 different sized thumbnails, and pressing it a third time takes you to a list of folders that are saved on the memory card.


Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1

To zoom in on a photograph that you have taken press the tele-zoom button. This will allow you to zoom in up to 5750%, which is way to much to even tell what you are looking at.

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When you come to a movie, it will be identified by the film pattern on the top and bottom of the screen. You will have only the option to play the video at this point.

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Once you press the play button, the video will play and you will be given options for pausing, stopping or fast-forward, rewind capabilities.



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Playback MENU 1:

    Slide show - Playback all files
    Play Volume - Adjust playback audio volume
    Protect - Lock/Unlock files
    Delete - Delete files from the memory card
    Copy - Copy files from the internal memory to the memory card
    DPOF - Specify printing instructions




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Playback MENU 2:

    Rotate - Rotate the image
    Resize - Change the resolution of the image
    Red Eye Correction - Removes red from the eyes of your photographs
    Extract Still - Captures a single frame from a video and saves it as a .jpg image
    Edit Video - ALlows you to edit your videos inside the camera
    Smooth Playback - Smooth out live motion




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Resize large images down to smaller images for email, web use or just to save space on your SD card.



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Lets you change the orientation of your images inside the camera.



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Extract still allows you to save a frame from a video as a picture. This allows you to be able to print a shot out of a video.



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Video edit allows you to edit your videos inside the camera without the need for a computer.



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Smoothes out the videos that have taken, making them easier to watch.



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Set-Up Menu:

    CLOCK SET - Setting of date and time
    INFO DISPLAY - Date & Time, Counter, Show All, Off
    START DISPLAY - Date & Time, Off
    OPERATION BEEP - Allows you to set beeps for different functions
    POST VIEW - Display after capture: Off, 1 or 2 seconds
    REC FOLDER - Choose which folder to save your images or create a new one
    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
    SHORTCUTS - Assigns shortcuts to the left and right buttons
    BRIGHTNESS - Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen LANGUAGE - Select one of the 14 different languages
    TV SYSTEM - NTSC or PAL
    POWER SAVE - Standby time for battery and external power
    FILE NO. RESET - Continuous or reset (file numbering)
    FORMAT - Format the SD Card
    RESET SETTINGS - Resets all camera settings to default



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