The new Sansa View is a video MP3 player with a vast array of features and generous capacity, at an unbeatable price. Available in 16 gigabyte capacities, the sleek-looking Sansa View marries the finest MP3 player attributes with full-motion video support ), a larger screen, long battery life and generous capacity - all in a thin, easy-to-carry package. An MP3 player at its core, the Sansa View comes equipped with all the soup-to-nuts features typically found in the Sansa audio line. The smooth, backlit scroll wheel and vibrant 2.4 widescreen display make it easy to navigate to: a music library; video collection; digital photos; digital FM radio with 20 pre-sets; an integrated microphone and voice recording, and Audible audiobooks.
System Compatibility: PC
Total Included Memory: 16 GB
System Connectivity: USB Yes
Storage Media Supported: Flash Portable Media Player, microSD Card
General Features: Audio Player, Video Player, Photo Viewer, FM Tuner, Voice Recorder
Product Title: SanDisk Sansa View 16GB Flash Portable Media Player
Power Score: 3.8 | 10 Reviews
Video Playback: Yes
Video Format: MPEG-4, WMV, QuickTime MOV, DivX
Display Type: Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Diagonal Screen Size: 2.4 in
Audio Codecs Supported: MP3, WMA, WAV
Battery Life (Audio): 1 Day
Battery Life (Video): 1 Day
Green Compliance: RoHS
Height: 4.29 in
Weight: 2.9 oz
Width: 1.95 in
Depth: 0.41 in
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Number of Station Presets: 20
Green Compliance: Yes
Product Line: Sansa View
Product Functions: Voi
Playback Features: Repeat All, Repeat One, Resume Play, Shuffle Play Mode, Track Search
Additional Features: Equalizer, FM Tuner, Photo Viewer, Radio Recorder, Voice Recorder
Brand Name: SanDisk
Audio Output Connectors: Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Batteries Included: Yes
Included Components: USB Cable
Maximum Number of Songs: 4000
Power Source: Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
Radio Tuner Type: FM
Frequency Band: Features: Slim, thin and lightweight design for easy portability - 8.8mm at the slimmest part Smooth video playback at 30 frames per second (fps) Digital FM radio with 20 pre-sets Built-In Device: Microphone Audible audiobook support
Average Playback Time: 35 hour(s)
Product Reviews (10)
Sansa View 16 GB
Strengths: Very easy to use with no format conversions needed like in some other players. With the large display the information is easy to read.
Previously had an refurbished 8GB and had to upgrade to 16GB due to the volume of data. Found that the price on PriceGrabber.com for a new MP3 player was 1/2 of what Sansa wanted for the same unit. At these prices this is a very good player for the money spent.
By riorio - May 23, 2010
Strengths: Good value, long battery life, compact size
Weakness: Doesn't synch all mp3s
I've been using the Sansa View 16gb for about 3 months now and it has worked perfectly for what I needed it for. I use it primarily at the gym and it holds more songs than I work out. I could probably upload videos into it but the small screen size would make it hard to watch while I'm on the cardio machine. For the price, it's a great value MP3 player and works quite nicely.
By dwtow - Oct 14, 2008
a very nice MP3 player with lots of storage
Strengths: nice big screen, lots of storage space, easy file management system
Weakness: headphone jack is in a really weird (and awkward) place on the bottom of the unit, video conversion is SLOOOOOW
I am really happy with my 16GB Sansa View. I've owned (still do) two 8GB Sansa e200-series, one for home and one for travel. I used them both just for music, and have liked (still do) both of them, but was running out of space. So, now I have double the space, with flash memory, not a mini-drive, and for a pretty good price too. The View has a larger footprint than the e200-series, but to me,...
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I am really happy with my 16GB Sansa View. I've owned (still do) two 8GB Sansa e200-series, one for home and one for travel. I used them both just for music, and have liked (still do) both of them, but was running out of space. So, now I have double the space, with flash memory, not a mini-drive, and for a pretty good price too.
The View has a larger footprint than the e200-series, but to me, it's still not that big, and it comes with a bigger screen, which is nice for videos. Although I haven't used my earlier Sansas for video, I did load a short movie on my new View, and watch it, and it worked pretty well. The video conversion process took for ever, though, and soaked up most of my desktop computer's processor capability, so don't start a video conversion until you aren't going to need your computer for a while. It's the sort of thing you have to start, and then walk away from and do something else while it runs.
The "spin" wheel on the View is MUCH nicer than on the e200's, and the little buttons that were hard to press on the e200's are gone with the View. I find the file management system easy to use, but that may just be my familiarity with the Sansa way of doing things - I know others have complained about it, but I am fine with it.
The sound is pretty good too, although I do use my own much nicer headphones - the little earbuds Sansa supplied only sound so-so to me.
Overall, the only thing I WISH they hadn't done was put the headphone jack on the skinny bottom edge of the unit. It's just really awkward when listening to music (although it's okay for watching videos, which are viewed sideways).
Overall, though, with that minor issue aside, I'm very happy with this unit.
By suefuhs - May 30, 2008
More space! Better features! Better value!
Strengths: The larger screen is by far my favorite new feature. Updating firmware and transferring songs is a snap - there's no need to switch between USB modes.
Weakness: The scrolling wheel is a little too sensitive, so it's easy to accidently scroll past your desired selection. One more thing is that there is no place to loop a lanyard (a.k.a. Neckstrap).
I just bought this because my old model didn't have enough space. But I ended up getting much more than I bargained for. The large screen and the automatic USB connection are an absolute plus. If you've have used an older model of Sasna MP3 players, using this new model will take a little getting used to though.
By some_other_guy - May 29, 2008
All the features and less expensive
Strengths: Great sound.Massive storage and addtl micro sd slot. Nice sound with a durable feel. Movies can clearly be seen on the views screen. Scroll button is smooth and easily to manipulate.
Weakness: Due to the product design needs to be constantly cleaned. Some issues may be present with Vista but search for the work-arounds. Lack of documentation for some tasks but manufacturer forum is a help.
If you want all the bells and whistles but want to save a little cash take a look at this item. It plays movies with ease and sound and picture quality were great. You might need to be a little tech saavy to download movies since process is not detailed to buyer. I own a e270 and bought this one primarily due to the movie and audible book capabilities. I have given the e270 to a family member and...
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If you want all the bells and whistles but want to save a little cash take a look at this item. It plays movies with ease and sound and picture quality were great. You might need to be a little tech saavy to download movies since process is not detailed to buyer. I own a e270 and bought this one primarily due to the movie and audible book capabilities. I have given the e270 to a family member and we are happy with both.
By dingoq - May 5, 2008