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Sharp VL-E630S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Sharp VL-E630S. 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. Reviews about the durability and portability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the battery and zoom.

usability, image quality, price, portability, durability

reliability, design, zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sharp VL-E630S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 33 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sharp VL-E630S from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the design and reliability.

usability, image quality, price, portability, durability

reliability, design

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp VLE630U Hi8 Viewcam CamcorderSharp VLE630U Hi8 Viewcam Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Lizafaz1 (

old but better than ever


I bought this cam a really time ago. I didn't get the cam model that was listed here. But it's almost like. I got model number VL-E36U. It's most likely to be out of date and upgraded to a new model. But it works like a dream. You can see what your...

easy to use

sometime the background lightening isn't good

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: rwx (

Not your best bet


I just bought this model based on opinions here, and am disappointed. All features are as described, BUT I had a 5 year old RCA that was better in two unmentioned areas. First, this unit has no flying erase head- this means if you view what you just...

cheaper than many, easy to use

poor quality video

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: janduza (

Capture Your Memories On A Good Camera


I saved up for a long time to buy this camera and I'm glad I did. I actually got it on sale for a great price of $399. It is a great camera. You can hold it down at arms length and video tape which is so much better than holding it up to your face an...

Lightwieght, Affordable, Easy To Use

Some Jack Ass Named Wes Stole Mine

Jun, 2000

Consumer review by: tredog331 (

Good Camera, Good Price


I recieved the camcorder as a gift and it has preformed beyond my expectations. It is a little awkward holding the camera but the picture quality and zoom make up for it. It also has a great digital zoom and many other functions.

Exelent all around camcorder

Big, Bulky

Mar, 2000

Consumer review by: dclif78766 (

Great Pocket Cam


I finally broke down and bought one recently because there was more and more that my wife and I were missing in the way of pictures and videos. I have a Canon EOS 35mm Camera...but it just doesn't fit in taking it everywhere.

Price and compact size

8mm tape play length

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: tiggertat0 (

Great Buy


I recently bought a new Sharp Viewcam. What a great little camcorder! It was under $400, and the quality is wonderful. It has great features that optimize the lighting of the picture, such as Cat Eye, which lets you lighten a picture if the lighting...

Low price, lots of features

only 16X zoom

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: AudreyMc (

Sharp Viewcam (VL-E630U)


This camera was bought as a gift for my family, and has come in very useful for my Journalism class. The features it has are numerous: the menu will bring up many options of how to present your video. You can even crop the top and bottom for a theater...

compact, easy to use

need extra batteries for long shoots

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: dunum20 (

As Good As Being There


I had recentle bought this product because i was going to go on a vacation to Europe. I wanted to capture the wonderful landmarks and beautiful scenary for my family who unfortunalty couldn't join me. I had seen many camcorders and this one stuck out...

Big viewscreen , easy to use,lighweight

nothing so far

Jan, 2000

Consumer review by: thekids (

Vision Plus!


This Sharp camcorder is very easy to use. With the touch of a button you can zoom in for close-ups or capture nice wide angle and landscape shots. I have used this model for the past two years on missionary trips to Haiti and Kenya with very good...

Ease of use

Batteries available only through Sharp

Dec, 1999

Product Specifications

Sharp's challenge is to create a balance between work time and personal time, with products that can benefit people's lives at work, at home, and everywhere in between. Sharp consumer electronics can enhance your enjoyment, add to your comfort and open new perspectives. Sharp products are designed to help individuals, families, and corporate teams connect effortlessly, communicate clearly, and unleash creativity like never before. Sharp is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value, and design. Find your perfect family camcorder in Sharp's complete family of Hi8 and 8mm View Cam models. Each and every one delivers the unique ViewCam benefits of instant playback with sound, eyes free filming, free angle shooting and even self recordig.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):105min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None


3 Chip Technic: No
Image Stabiliser: No


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:8 mm
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


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


Color:Gray metallic

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


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Media Type:Video8


Viewfinder Type: None