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Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the portability. The viewfinder and zoom get critical views.

size, image quality, price, usability

battery, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and price. The image quality and size also get good views. Many are critical about the portability.

size, image quality, price, usability

portability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp VLAH151U Hi8 Viewcam W/ 3" Color LCD Screen, Picture in Picture & Remote ControlSharp VLAH151U Hi8 Viewcam W/ 3" Color LCD Screen, Picture in Picture & Remote Control

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Marketing's Axe

 

Easy to operate, nice display

Marketing nixed the S-video, HI-8 with no S-Video - Huh?

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: gbpack (epinions.com)

Very Nice Hi-8 Viewcam for the Price

 

This is my first camcorder. Let me say this: for the price I got it for, it was a steal !! I bought it at Sam's Club for $125.00. It was a display model that was barely used. In fact, the guy that ran the department told me he took it out of the box a ...

Lightweight, LCD screen size, Remote Control, Digital Image Stabilization, Features, and PRICE

Mono Audio, Battery Life, Not Digital

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: eep_ (epinions.com)

a decent entry-level Hi-8 Viewcam if you get it cheap enough

 

Sharp VL-AH151U Viewcam website: http://sharp-usa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,801,00.html more pros: dual picture (picture-in-picture), still image "snap" mode more cons: not fully digital (just some zoom), no external battery ...

price, digital image stabilization, LCD screen size, remote control, light 110/240V AC adaptor

no light, no viewfinder, battery life, expensive accessories, mono audio, no external audio connector

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: Wintermon (epinions.com)

Not all as advertised

 

Well, I went looking for a replacement camera to view my old HI-8 tapes I made beginning back in 1989, on a Cannon A1. The Cannon did not last long and had given me many problems along the way, but what a nice camera for 1989. I missed viewing the...

Easy to use, nice controls, affordable

No S-video output, 400 x zoom not usable

Feb, 2003

Product Specifications

This 3" Hi 8mm Color LCD Screen Viewcam with 16x Optical Zoom and Dual Picture Effects gives the user a picture in picture mode giving your videos a new high tech look. Digital Picture Effects allow you to select from six different effects to record the subject with a more dramatic effect. Virtual Twin Mode allows you to record two images on one screen.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.9in
Height:4.3in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:7.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Dusk / Party/indoor / Sports mode / Sunlight

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sharp
Model:VL-AH151U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp Viewcam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.4
Max Focal Length:64mm
Min Focal Length:4mm
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Scene Transition:Black fader
Digital Zoom:400
Media Type:Hi8
Special Effects:Black & White / Negative / Sepia / Slim / Snap / Solarization / Still / Stretch / Strobe
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None