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Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1YL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1YL. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the viewfinder and memory get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the image quality.

usability, portability, price, size, durability

color, memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1YL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1YL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1YL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and image quality. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and color get less positive comments.

usability, price, size, image quality, durability

color, viewfinder

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-WH1EYL HD Waterproof Dual Video & Photo Camera - YellowSanyo VPC-WH1EYL HD Waterproof Dual Video & Photo Camera - Yellow

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1YL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1YL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the zoom and durability. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and memory. Reviews are divided on the image quality.

usability, portability, price, durability, zoom

memory, viewfinder

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-WH1 High Definition Waterproof Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Yellow)Sanyo VPC-WH1 High Definition Waterproof Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Yellow)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcworld.com)

Sanyo VPC-WH1

 

There are only two reasons to buy the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1, but they're good reasons: It's inexpensive ($400 as of 9/25/09), and it's waterproof. For some people, those two factors will offset the camera's mediocre image quality.

Waterproof down to 10 feet below the surface ; Inexpensive

Limited automatic and manual controls ; Mediocre image quality

For many users, this camcorder's waterproof housing and low price will compensate for its average image quality.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (macworld.com)

Review: Sanyo VPC-WH1 HD camcorder

 

There are only two reasons to buy Sanyo's Xacti VPC-WH1 HD camcorder, but they're good reasons: It's inexpensive, and it's waterproof.

Compared with footage from the best 1080p HD camcorders, the VPC-WH1’s 720p HD video (at 30 frames per second) exhibits noticeably (but not disastrously) reduced resolution, sharpness, color accuracy, and motion. The VPC-WH1’s overall video image...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 waterproof camcorder

 

Compared with footage from the best 1080p HD camcorders, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1's 720p HD video (at 30 frames per second) exhibits noticeably - but n...

Decent price, waterproof

Video is not especially impressive

While waterproof housings are available for other small camcorders, they typically cost at least as much as the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 does. The Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 is a good choice for use in and around water, including under rain and snow, and for...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 Waterproof Camcorder

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 camcorder is not only waterproof - it can also shoot in high definition.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 review

 

Compared with footage from the best 1080p HD camcorders, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1's 720p HD video (at 30 frames per second) exhibits noticeably - but not disastrously - reduced resolution, sharpness, colour accuracy, and motion. The VPC-WH1's overall...

While waterproof housings are available for other small camcorders, they typically cost at least as much as the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 does. The Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 is a good choice for use in and around water, including under rain and snow, and for...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sanyo VPC-WH1 review

 

While summer's here, you're hopefully going to be off to sunny climes to lounge around the pool or on the beach.

A waterproof camcorder that's great for fooling about with on holiday, but most beach fans will be better off with a video-capable waterproof camera.

Jul, 2009

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European Family Cam 2009-2010 -> Sanyo Xacti WH1

 

Thanks to its clever waterproof and dustproof concept, you can use Sanyo's Xacti VPC-WH1 at up to 3 metres underwater (it is certificated IEC 60529, IPX8), and you won't have problems on sunny beaches. This camera is terrific news for families who...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (electricpig.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 review

 

Off on a holiday that's likely to involve spending inordinate amounts of time splashing about in the surf or doing hardcore gubbins like water-skiing? Then you're going to need a waterproof camcorder to prove to your pals you've got those extreme...

Works great in extreme conditions, HD ready shots are sharp

Digital zoom at 1500x is a gimmick, 2MP stills are poor

A neat waterproof gadget, but a tad too niche to recommend over regular camcorders

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sanyo Xacti WH1

 

Waterproof to a depth of three metres (10ft), the WH1 is both an HD camcorder and a digital still camera. Its 1280x720 movies and 2MP stills are recorded to SD or SDHC card, and USB and HDMI outputs allow it to be connected to a computer or a...

The Sanyo WH1 delivers good quality video in a rugged and affordable (sub-£300) package but it could be even more attractive with a better photo resolution. Sanyo Xacti WH1 is tagged with Sanyo Xacti, camcorder and waterproof. Select a tag (Sanyo...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Sanyo - Xacti VPC-WH1

 

Those familiar with Sanyo's Xacti range will know it's not uncommon for this manufacturer to delve into the hybrid world. After all, it was producing dual cameras capable of capturing high quality movies as well as ...

A rugged, durable video and stills camera that would cope with active shooting very well. It didn't disappoint when tested underwater and operated perfectly afterwards without any leaks. With this in mind, it would be an excellent choice for...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Take underwater high definition video and still photos to a whole new level! The compact Sanyo dual camera Xacti WH1 has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating - IPX8 - allowing footage to be captured without worrying about the effects of water or snow. The WH1 is capable of underwater depths down to an astounding 10 feet for an entire hour and delivers high definition video, 2 megapixels digital photos, with a 30x optical zoom. The combination of waterproof HD video and 30x optical zoom allow the WH1 to go where no camera dare go before. Its compact design makes the WH1 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 WH1'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:720p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.5in
Width:2.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:Low Temperature Poly-Silicon (LTPS)
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:High Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-WH1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.3
Max Focal Length:75mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:30
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Yellow
Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.1Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6 / 1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Recording

HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3

Video Input

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