Sanyo Xacti VPC-E6 Review

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Sanyo Xacti E6



Record Mode Screens & Menus



Sanyo Xacti E6

The Auto screen display. Notice there is very little overlay information. This is a fully automatic exposure mode with various adjustments for ISO, white balance, metering, focus modes and much more via the Record Menu.



Sanyo Xacti E6

When you half-press the shutter release to achieve the focus and exposure lock, the AF target marks will display and show what area it is focusing on. You can also see the aperture and shutter speed values will also be shown in the lower left corner. The "wavy hand" icon indicates that the camera recommends you use the flash.



Sanyo Xacti E6

Pressing the Menu button brings up this screen. Here you can enter Movie mode, choose a scene mode, or enter the onscreen Menu system.



Sanyo Xacti E6

The Scene option gives access to various exposure modes (AUTO Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Night View, Fireworks, Lamp or Best Shot) as well as several digital filters (Cosmetic, Monochrome, Sepia, Sharpness, Contrast or Color Saturation.)



Sanyo Xacti E6

Here's the "Lamp" Scene mode which allows you to use slower shutter speeds for flash-less photography in low light.



Sanyo Xacti E6

Record mode Menu options:

    Touch Sensor - On/Off
    Resolution - 6M-H (low compression), 10M (interpolated), 6M-S (high compression), 4M, 2M, 0.3M
    Focus - Auto, Macro, Landscape, or Manual
    Flash - Auto, Fill, Forced Off, Red-eye reduction
    Self-Timer - 2 or 10 seconds
    Mode - Single frame, Photo with Audio, Sequential, Scheduling Photo, Composite, ID Photo
    Focus Method - 9-point or Single AF
    Exposure Measure - Multi, Center, Spot
    Flicker Reduction - On/Off
    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten, or One Push Manual
    EV Compensation - ±1.8 EV





Sanyo Xacti E6

The E6 has a very respectable macro (close-up) focusing range. Auto focus mode covers a range of 7.8 in. (20 cm) in Wide and 19.7 in. (50 cm) to Infinity in Tele. While the dedicated Macro option covers from 0.4 in. (1 cm) in Wide to 19.7 in. (50 cm) Tele.



Sanyo Xacti E6

You can record high quality MPEG-4 encoded motion video with sound at resolutions of 640x480 (H 30fps or S 15fps), 320x240 (H 30fps or S 15fps) and 160x120. The optical zoom can be used during recording. There is also a Flicker Reduction filter, which helps eliminate the flicker effect from fluorescent and vapor lights. The length of a clip is limited only by the amount of space left on your memory card.


Sanyo Xacti E6

Movie mode Menu options

    Touch Sensor - On/Off
    Video Clip Quality - 640x480 H, 640x480 S, 320 H, 320, 160, or Sound only
    Focus - Auto, Macro, Landscape, or Manual
    Self-Timer - 2 or 10 seconds
    Focus Method - 9-point or Single AF
    Exposure Measure - Multi, Center, Spot
    Flicker Reduction - On/Off
    ISO - Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten, or One Push Manual
    EV Compensation - ±1.8 EV





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