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Sanyo Xacti FH1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti FH1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti FH1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sanyo VPC-FH1EBK Full HD Dual Video - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti FH1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti FH1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

price, usability, portability, image quality, battery

features

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-FH1A Full HD Video and 8 MP Digital Photos (Black)Sanyo VPC-FH1 HD 1080p Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 16x advance zoom (Black)Sanyo VPC-FH1 HD 1080p Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 16x advance zoom (Black)

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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 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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The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 is a hybrid camera and camcorder, with 1080p video capture

 

To be fair, the Xacti FH1 is hardly an expensive piece of kit: we think its asking price is fair given the overall still and video quality and the advanced capabilities of the camera. It's simply that when a product promises Full HD at 1920x1080 and...

Fair asking price, as well-equipped as the average entry-level compact still camera

Video playback on a large screen was rather jerky

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 camcorder

 

Sanyo has become all but synonymous with the concept of hybrid digital video/stills cameras and this model offers both high-end video capture and 12 m...

Fair asking price, as well-equipped as the average entry-level compact still camera

Video playback on a large screen was rather jerky

To be fair, the Xacti FH1 is hardly an expensive piece of kit: we think its asking price is fair given the overall still and video quality and the advanced capabilities of the camera. It's simply that when a product promises Full HD at 1920x1080 and...

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 camcorder review

 

Sanyo has been steadily building a reputation for excellent quality video cameras recently and the new Xacti FH1 looks like continuing that trend. The headline feature of the Sanyo is Full HD recording. You can capture 1920 x 1080p at 60 frames per...

Very impressive video quality, good stills performance, easy to use

No external mic support

The Sanyo FH1 offers really great video quality at full HD with some funky slow motion options too; it’s well worth the money

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 HD camcorder

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 is a low-priced digital camcorder that delivers good-looking video and stills, with image quality just slightly trailing that ...

Good image quality for asking price, above average low-light performance, impressive battery life

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec incompatible with some editing applications, unintuitive menu

Sanyo has made a name for itself producing high quality, low cost camcorders and the Xacti VPC-FH1 is no exception. While it cannot hope to match high-end models from Canon or Sony, it remains a solid performer nonetheless.

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 review

 

Sanyo has become all but synonymous with the concept of hybrid digital video/stills cameras and this model offers both high-end video capture and 12Mp of photo detail. However, we weren't fully convinced by its implementation of full HD video.

To be fair, the Xacti FH1 is hardly an expensive piece of kit: we think its £475 asking price is fair given the overall still and video quality and the advanced capabilities of the camera. It’s simply that when a product promises Full HD at 1920x1080...

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Sanyo VPC-FH1EBK

 

If you are someone who is looking for a really great digital camera then the Sanyo VPC-FH1EBK is certainly one that is well worth considering. Well, the Sanyo VPC-FH1EBK must be the answer to your problem. It is a dual camera that will not only capture...

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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