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Old May 31, 2007, 1:39 PM   #11
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E1 underwatertaken with an E1
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Old May 31, 2007, 1:40 PM   #12
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Underwater E1 shot
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Old May 31, 2007, 1:40 PM   #13
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Just cool!
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Old Jun 3, 2007, 12:06 AM   #14
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Akihabara News put up a bunch of photos of the E1 this past Thursday from what appears to be the Japanese launch event (aka CA65).
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Old Jun 3, 2007, 11:16 AM   #15
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I shot this underwater. My kid was playing around with one E1 while I was shooting with another.
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Old Jun 3, 2007, 11:22 AM   #16
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More fun....

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 4:09 PM   #17
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Looks like Sanyo Japan also put up downloadablesample videos and photostaken withthe CA65 (E1)yesterday. Sanyo Europe also put up downloadablesample videos taken with the CA65 (E1).
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Old Jul 1, 2007, 5:24 PM   #18
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Lurking on the forum here for awhile trying to figure out which camcorder to buy. I'm in a wheelchair and can't handle the heavy/larger dedicated camcorders and from what I've read about the Canon and Panasonic hybirds their limitations outweigh any limitation of the Sanyo line. As a result it looks like I might just end up with this model camera. Though I am tempted by the VPC-HD2. Decisions, Decisions.
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 12:17 AM   #19
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First impressions of the VPC-E1 / CA65 as a replacement for the returned CG6 due to poor sub CD quality videos.

-$499 Canadian (hooray for the strength of the Canadian dollar)
- full one year parts and labour standard
- only white was available
- decidedly heavier and bigger than the CG6
- no lens cap but a soft case (not a sack) is provided
- multiple written warnings about ensuring that the battery hatch being securely
closed before using; there is even a separate instruction sheet addressing this.
- feels better in the hand (more substantial) than the CG6
- case composition provides for a better grip
- case is all plastic except for the few shiny metal parts
- yes, it has a tripod mount
- no you can't access the USB port from the outside of the camera -- you must open the battery hatch to get at the port (this is not an improvement but is necessary to ensure the watertight integrity of the camera)
- opening the battery hatch can be a little tricky; you must firmly push the locking button towards the top of the camera while adding a little up push
- control and I/O layout has changed
= menu button is smaller and repositioned beside the photo button (this is
an improvement
= zoom is part of the bezel that surrounds the control stick
= control stick and bezel are now centred on the back and easier for one-
handed control (this is an improvement)
= Rec/Play button is on the side of the camera under the view screen. It is
positioned above the on/off button
= there is no dedicated A/V jack. You get the video signals by plugging the A/V
cable into the USB port.
- ability to capture from PC to camera through USB port
- camera will balance precariously on its base but the display must be closed to do this
- camera has 5 drainage holes
- instructions on how to wash and soak (5 minutes) the camera after underwater use
- waterproof seals are recommended to be changed annually (ouch-this could be costly but may not be necessary)
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I have yet to charge the battery and see if the camera provides adequate videos. The CG6's videos were not too detailed and lacked vibrance even with "vivid" on.


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Old Jul 5, 2007, 8:45 AM   #20
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Just received my white CA65 (£200 from duck.co.uk - not a bad price for a proper UK model). First impressions are good, although I haven't used a camera of this format before - so it will take some time getting used to it. Not had a chance to use it much (rubbish weather) - but I was very impressed by an indoor test video I did. The test pictures look fairly typical of compact cameras of this class - i.e. not a patch on a DSLR, but what do you expect? I'm just glad I bought one before Sanyo feel the need to stuff 10 megapixels into one!

Mobiusloop has done a pretty good summary of this camera, the only things I would add at the moment are:

Cons:

-Lack of any form of lens cap, and no real possibility of one.

-FIddly battery/SD door, you will need to make sure it is properly latched before risking immersion.



Pros:

- No real competition for what it does

- Feels pretty responsive (I normally use a DSLR)

-I didn't need to read the manual to get it to do what I wanted, which either means the interface is pretty good or I'm too much of a camera geek!
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