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Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1BL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1BL. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The battery and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and image quality, and opinions about the color and reliability are mixed.

usability, portability, battery, size, durability

image quality, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1BL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Feeley (

Sanyo VPC-WH1 HD Waterproof Flash Memory Camcorder Camcorder Review


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 : Seth Barton (

Sanyo VPC-WH1 review


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

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 review


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

Works great in extreme conditions, HD ready shots are sharp

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Tracy and Matt's Blog (

Sanyo Xacti WH1 Review


Although I was somewhat disappointed with the still shot quality I think that Sanyo have made a durable and reliable video camera that you would feel confident taking up the ski slopes, going snorkelling, or even just being able to take great holiday...

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1


waterproof, cheap

only 2 megs gives poor single shot quality

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1


Waterproof 30x optical zoom Easy to use Battery Life (more than 3hrs) Weight(less)

1. The zoom motor working stays in the footage 2. The footage is acceptable (e.g., it's better then MiniDV) , but it's not HD 3. It's almost impossible to see what you're filming underwater due to the glare in the LCD screen.

Jul, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1


The Sanyo VPC-WH1 is very light and easy to use i like the battery life ,the image quality is very good when used during the day time ,also the zoom is good and the sound quality is good..

The bad points are that its not good for the night the still picture quality is not that good.

Jul, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1


The underwater feature of the camcorder makes it great value for money quite easy to use looks great

filming in low light is bad quality

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1


v easy to use

viewfinder hard to see in sunlight or underwater

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1


Good zoom and quality feel.

Image quality of stills. Proprietary sockets for mini usb and hdmi.Audio quality is a little muffled.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Take underwater high definition video and still photos to a 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 10ft for an entire hour and delivers High Definition video, 2 megapixel 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 iPod's, TV's and computers, a breeze.


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L50
Continuous video playback time:570
Video recording time:200


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


Color of product:Blue / White / Yellow


Display Diagonal:2.5


Built-in flash: Yes


Normal focusing range:2.5 - 75

Image Sensor

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

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4.3
Audio Output:Stereo
Auto focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:43
Light exposure control:±1.8 EV @ 0.3 EV / ±1.8EV (in 0.3EV steps)
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/500

Still Image

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


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC


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

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Onepush white balance: Yes