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Photo samples: Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1
Photos shot with the Sanyo Xacti VPC-E1
CNET Reviews staff
We're used to seeing a bit of distortion at the widest end of zoom lenses, but the E1's widest 38mm-equivalent is a bit on the narrow side to see this kind of barreling. (Gridlines overlaid in Photoshop.)
Clearly the E1 dropped to a slow shutter speed for this photo, but the lag and temporary screen blackout were such that I had no idea anyone else had entered the frame until I reviewed the photo. A combination of a hard-to-press shutter button and focus lag make taking stills with the E1 frequently frustrating.
At ISO 50 the E1 retains a decent amount of detail, but once you jump up to ISO 100, the camera's noise-suppression algorithms begin to blur the photo; by ISO 400, there's relatively little detail retained.