Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 reviews: Memory card storage HD camcorder

46 customer reviews

+ This camcorder scores very high on battery life. - It scores poorly on image quality.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 46 reviews.
Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1: Horizontally held, 30x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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Sam, Bourne Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
its easy to use, compact and WATERPROOF
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Jul 2009

Darkstar, uk Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The underwater feature of the camcorder makes it great value for money
quite easy to use
looks great
Bad points:
filming in low light is bad quality
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Nov 2009

Manel, Cascais/Portugal Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Waterproof
30x optical zoom
Easy to use
Battery Life (more than 3hrs)
Weight(less)



Bad points:
1. The zoom motor working stays in the footage
2. The footage is acceptable (e.g., it's better then MiniDV) , but it's not HD
3. It's almost impossible to see what you're filming underwater due to the glare in the LCD screen.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jun 2010

peter, cornwall Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
waterproof, cheap
Bad points:
only 2 megs gives poor single shot quality
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good zoom and quality feel.
Bad points:
Image quality of stills. Proprietary sockets for mini usb and hdmi.Audio quality is a little muffled.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 5.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The Sanyo VPC-WH1 is very light and easy to use i like the battery life ,the image quality is very good when used during the day time ,also the zoom is good and the sound quality is good..
Bad points:
The bad points are that its not good for the night the still picture quality is not that good.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2010

j m, solihull Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
v easy to use
Bad points:
viewfinder hard to see in sunlight or underwater
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2009

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Product Features

Resolution quality HD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 30
Media format Memory card
Connections USB
Type of memory card SD
Type of memory card SDHC
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 50
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/10000
Weight (g) 311
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Maximum aperture telephoto 4.3
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 43
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 1290
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2009-04-09

Also known as: Sanyo VPC-WH1, Sanyo VPC-WH1EXBL

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Manufacturer's Description

With SANYO’s advanced waterproofing technology, the SANYO Xacti WH1 can be used without thinking twice in the rain; for water sports such as surfing or snorkeling, or for winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding. This Xacti camera keeps up with active lifestyles,

The SANYO Xacti VPC-WH1 has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating – IPX8 – allowing high definition 1280 × 720, 30 fps footage to be captured without worrying about the effects of water or snow.


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