'The bad: Annoying menu system; no wind filter or meaningful audio controls; relatively big and heavy; expensive; defaults to low resolution, not-full-HD video quality; cumbersome touch-screen interface. '
'The CX550V has a nice array of features including manual focus, aperture and shutter control, and multi-channel audio recording. '
'The creamy white and black incarnation of the latest high definition Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 model remains desirably attractive and portable too at a weight of 188g with rechargeable lithium-ion battery and card inserted.'
'Images remained impressively sharp throughout testing, with detailed objects — such as overlapping leaves — exhibiting little digital smearing.'
'Adding significantly to the appeal of the Xacti E1 is a software bundle that includes Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 for Windows XP and Vista, Adobe Photoshop Album starter edition, QuickTime 7.1, iTunes 7.1,'
'This powerful little camcorder easily records both full 640x480 resolution video at 30 frames-per-minute and high-resolution 6-megapixel digital still images'
'The Xacti E1 is very lightweight and easy to handle.'