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Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1BL

We have collected and analyzed 6 expert reviews and 140 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 64/100. The average review date is Oct 23, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 369483 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 76/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1BL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1BL from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The zoom and battery also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the color and usability.

image quality, battery, zoom, portability, price

usability, color

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-TH1E Dual Video & Photo Camera - SilverSanyo VPC-TH1E Dual Video & Photo Camera - Silver

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1BL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1BL from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good comments.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-TH1 HD Compact Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Silver)Sanyo VPC-TH1 HD Compact Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Silver)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1 Review


When U.S. television switched to broadcasting in high-definition, many shows were forced to change their production design: HD images are [...]

May, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1 (EXBL)


An ultra-compact high-definition Sanyo camcorder with 720p resolution

Attractive design (especially for the asking price), decent video performance, solid array of features

Only' 720p, Xacti pistol-purists will feel betrayed, still image mode is average at best

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1 (EXBL) is a good camcorder that does a fair job in most areas. Its low price tag makes up for its assorted flaws.

May, 2009

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Sanyo Xacti TH1


The Sanyo Xacti TH1 is a 720p Hi-Def-capturing compact camcorder. It has a 30x zoom, a three-inch widescreen LCD and 40MB of internal memory with an SD card slot for expansion. Sanyo Xacti TH1 is tagged with Sanyo Xacti TH1 and camcorder. Select a tag...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

Great Quality for the money


Bought this for family sporting events and vacations. Works perfectly just for that. Battery life could definately be longer, but overall good v-cam. Great quality vids and easy to download. Easy to learn for the new user.

Lightweight, Compact, Easy to Use

Short Battery Life

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

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

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Capture life's special moments as they happen - the Sanyo Dual Camera Xacti TH1 records HD video. 30x optical zoom and HD video quality make this camera truly special. It has a more traditional horizontal design but this product is far from ordinary. Its compact, lightweight design makes the TH1 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 TH1's MPEG4 / H.264 recording format makes sharing videos and photos via social networking web sites, portable video devices like iPod's, TV's and computers, a breeze.


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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (CIPA standard):470
Battery life (max):3.2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L50
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L50
Video recording time:2.3

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Blue / Red

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:3

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


Built-in flash: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:1.1 / 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
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.3
Max Focal Length:75mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:30
Optical Zoom:30
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.1Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size: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

Other Features

Audio Output:Stereo
Audio recording formats:AAC
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:43
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video out:Y

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/15 - 1/30 / 1/2 - 1/500

Still Image

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 / 640 x 480

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:50
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / 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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:7.97 / 9.49

White Balance

Onepush white balance: Yes