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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1EX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1EX. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and zoom are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the color and size. The design and image quality get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, price, zoom, battery

image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Brennan (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1 camcorder


The TH1 is aimed at those on a budget who still want to benefit from HD recording. It's 720p rather than Full HD, but that's still more than adequate for most applications. There are some advantages over the lower end recorders such as the 30x zoom and...

30x zoom, great LCD screen, easy to use

Terrible still images, average video quality

There are some advantages over the lower end recorders such as the 30x zoom and large, bright LCD screen, but the end product doesn’t differ massively. If you can afford the extra go for a Full HD and model you’ll be much happier with the results; as...

May, 2009

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


Excellent value and very easy to use.

Very light-weight construction so tends to wobble - anti-shake feature can't always prevent this showing on pictures.

Jul, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


Ease of use

Focus some times wanders

Jul, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


piece of junk


Jun, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


The camera is very good on both photo and video easy to use and a simple menu system the zoom on it isexellent. I would recommend it to anyone.


Jun, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


After researching many Cam Corders this was selected as the probable best buy. It has turned out to be the very best in every respect. Who wants to have a big heavy item when you can get it all in this tiny package .. It also looks so good and is...

No bad points to even consider

Jun, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


Very light and easy to use. Nice to have a different colour to balck!

In Low light the HD seting is very grainy, lowering the image quality gives better results

Feb, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


image that is no very good.

Feb, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


The soft ware that is used to make your dvd is very good.

The judder on the camera when is on full zoom is realy bad but ive been told that it affects all cameras the same.

Feb, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1


I have not yet used the camera other than on the internal memory. I appears to be easy to use but less so to navigate the instruction booklet although I hope practice will overcome this. I have recently purchased a SD/HC card so it should soon be "all...

There don't appear to be any but since I have never previously used a camcorder , perhaps I am a lttle naive.

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery life (CIPA standard):470
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L50
Continuous video playback time:570
Video recording time:2.3 / 200


Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Playback zoom:25
Playback zoom (max):25


Color of product:Grey / Red / Silver


Display Diagonal:3


Built-in flash: Yes


Normal focusing range:2.5 - 75

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:10 / 2

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.69 - 50.8
Digital Zoom:50
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.69 - 50.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.0984 - 2.95
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:30

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Audio Output:Stereo
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:43
Light exposure control:±1.8EV (in 0.3EV steps)
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:NTSC/PAL

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/500

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:32


Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:7.97 / 9.49

White Balance

Onepush white balance: Yes