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Sanyo Xacti FH1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti FH1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 is a low-priced digital camcorder ($500 as of 9/25/2009) that delivers good-looking video and stills, with image quality just slightly trailing that of HD camcorders priced nearly three times as much.

Good HD video and still image quality ; Inexpensive

MPEG-4 not natively supported by some editing apps ; Image stabilizer is just average

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 provides very good performance for its reasonable price.

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 Review

 

New York, January 21, 2009 - SANYO Fisher Company, a division of SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) is pleased to introduce its new line-up of Dual Camera Xacti cameras designed to enhance active lifestyles by providing both high-definition video...

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 Camcorder – Reviewed

 

Sanyo Xacti VPC FH-1 Camcorder

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Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 HD camcorder

 

Sanyo's Xacti VPC-FH1 is a high-definition (HD) camcorder that delivers good-looking video and stills.

The Xacti VPC-FH1 camcorder uses a single 1/2.5-inch CMOS sensor to capture 1920-by-1080 video at 60 progressive frames per second (60p), 60 interlaced frames per second (60i), or 30 progressive frames per second (30p). The camera can also record...

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Sanyo VPC-FH1BK

 

This HDV camcorder has the ideal size and is comfortable to hold.

This Sanyo HDV camcorder is PC friendly

The VPC-FH1BK provides 5 hours of video

The Sanyo VPC-FH1BK is a user friendly device that is simple to use and comes with high dual shot capabilities. We were impressed with the dual shot capabilities and the design and size of the device. We wish Sanyo would add more memory so you could...

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Best HD Camcorder Value & Excellent Performance

 

1080p at 60frames per second, high frame rate (240fps) at smaller resolution, can take pictures while recording (up to 2Mpixel), has built in flash, focus-lock can be programmed as a hotkey, manual focus, can take pictures of video playback (weird, but...

Lots of features and controls over image quality; for inexperienced users there is a simplified menu setting. Takes excellent video and pictures. Macro (close-up) images are impressive, beyond much more expensive dedicated digital cameras

I can't say enough about the impressive features of this model. There are no cons, really, especially considering the price of $300. I have people at work and friends constantly wanting to borrow it to replace their high end cameras and camcorders

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Best HD Camcorder Value & Excellent Performance

 

1080p at 60frames per second, high frame rate (240fps) at smaller resolution, can take pictures while recording (up to 2Mpixel), has built in flash, focus-lock can be programmed as a hotkey, manual focus, can take pictures of video playback (weird, but...

Lots of features and controls over image quality; for inexperienced users there is a simplified menu setting. Takes excellent video and pictures. Macro (close-up) images are impressive, beyond much more expensive dedicated digital cameras

I can't say enough about the impressive features of this model. There are no cons, really, especially considering the price of $300. I have people at work and friends constantly wanting to borrow it to replace their high end cameras and camcorders

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Pros Undermine the Cons

 

Although it's main drawback is it's lack of a mic. input, as a camcorder, sound is typically a minor concern, especially if it is meant to be compact and incredibly light, as is this one. Excellent buy.

Excellent picture color ; Excellent low-light quality ; Breathtaking zoom ; Awesome design

Auto-focus takes a while randomly ; No mic. input

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One of the BEST Compact HD Camcorder in the Market!

 

Super Compact Camcorder in a very small package. I'd give it 100 Stars if I can! --STRALLENT

Everything you need to make a gorgeous at 1080p/60fps movies. Mac users will love this, because you can "IMPORT" the HD Videos from the camcorder directly to iMovie...how cool is that! I haven't tried it yet with my iPad2 (Using the Camera Connector) but

It doesn't continuously records. It stops and start recording in an interval. I haven't timed it yet, but it is somewhere around every 20 to 30 minutes, I think. But, honestly, who cares

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Breath-Taking HD!

 

This camcorder is excellent for the price. It should be worth at least 150 dollars more than I paid for it! It's portable and takes stunning videos and pictures. I would buy this camera ASAP! The slow motion modes are also smooth and vivid.

Outstanding 1080p and 720p, Excellent Photos, Very Small (Size of a soda can), Good Flash, Just Overall Good In Every Way

Almost Nothing. Slightly Shaky Video Stabilization

Product Specifications

Take stunning full 1080p high definition video at 60fps and amazing 8 megapixels digital photos! The compact Sanyo dual camera Xacti FH1 delivers high performance results with multiple features normally found on much higher priced video and photo cameras. The FH1 packs tons of features which are sure to please the most discerning user; including 600fps slow motion mode, face chasing technology which automatically read and corrects focus and lighting for up to 12 different subjects, and 16x optical zoom for video. Its compact design makes the FH1 extremely portable and easy to use. Videos, still photos and the various settings and menus can be easily accessed with the user's thumb. The FH1's convenient design makes sharing videos and photos via social networking web sites, portable video devices like iPods, TVs and computers, a breeze.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L50

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.1in
Height:2.2in
Weight:10.5oz
Width:2.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Fireworks / Lamp / Landscape / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Sports mode

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-FH1BK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0-2.8
Max Focal Length:59.5mm
Min Focal Length:5.95mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:5.31Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:160
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (50-200)
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cosmetic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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