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Sanyo Xacti FH1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 518 reviews of Sanyo Xacti FH1. 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. People really like the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the zoom. There are some negative reviews about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo Xacti FH1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo Xacti FH1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti FH1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and design are overall positive. The zoom and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the price.

usability, portability, zoom, design, reliability

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-FH1EBK Full HD Dual Video - BlackSanyo VPC-FH1EBK Full HD Dual Video - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo Xacti FH1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 426 user reviews of Sanyo Xacti FH1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the zoom and reliability are different. There are some critical comments about the viewfinder.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo VPC-FH1A Full HD Video and 8 MP Digital Photos (Black)Sanyo VPC-FH1A Full HD Video and 8 MP Digital Photos (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Brennan (pocket-lint.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 camcorder - Pocket-lint

 

Sanyo has been steadily building a reputation for excellent quality video cameras recently and the new Xacti FH1 looks like continuing that trend. The

Very impressive video quality, good stills performance, easy to use

No external mic support

The only real niggles we had with the FH1 were the placement of the controls on the rear of the camera and the inability to use a separate microphone. Otherwise this is a great little camera that for the price provides really excellent video quality in...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 review

 

Sanyo has become all but synonymous with the concept of hybrid digital video/stills cameras and this model offers both high-end video capture and 12Mp of photo detail. However, we weren't fully convinced by its implementation of full HD video.

To be fair, the Xacti FH1 is hardly an expensive piece of kit: we think its £475 asking price is fair given the overall still and video quality and the advanced capabilities of the camera. It’s simply that when a product promises Full HD at 1920x1080...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sanyo VPC-FH1EBK

 

If you are someone who is looking for a really great digital camera then the Sanyo VPC-FH1EBK is certainly one that is well worth considering. Well, the Sanyo VPC-FH1EBK must be the answer to your problem. It is a dual camera that will not only capture...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti FH1 review

 
Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

In conclusion I really love this camera and would have no problem buying it myself or recommending it to anyone else. Apart from the unincluded HDMI cable I cannot find any real faults as it did exactly what it said on the box , a small, easy to use...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (macworld.co.uk)

Xacti VPC-FH1 review

 

With the Xacti VPC-FH1 Sanyo have a hybrid HD video and 12 megapixel stills camera that does a good job with both.

Full HD video, 12-megapixel resolution for stills, solid build, good quality video with vivid colours

Stills images not as good as a standard compact camera, video playback on a large screen was jerky

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 offers some advanced capabilities in exchange for its reasonable purchase price. It produced decent results and provided us with some memorable video footage.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (techworld.com)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 review

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 is a hybrid camera and camcorder, with 1080p video capture.

To be fair, the Xacti FH1 is hardly an expensive piece of kit: we think its £475 asking price is fair given the overall still and video quality and the advanced capabilities of the camera. It's simply that when a product promises Full HD at 1920x1080...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: digicambuyer.co.uk (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sanyo VPC-FH1

 

The Xacti FH1 is a bit expensive for the end results, but as a mini camcorder it is a decent option.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Brennan (macuser.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1

 

The Xacti range has been slowly and steadily growing a great reputation for Sanyo in the video market. Its latest camera, the Xacti VPC-FH1, offers both video and still photography with full HD recording at 60 frames per second (fps) and a 12-megapixel...

The slow motion and video editing capabilities might be a bit of a gimmick, but the video quality of the Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 certainly isn't. If you're after a high-quality compact camcorder, this one's definitely worth considering

May, 2009

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

Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 HD camcorder

 

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 camcorder provides very good performance for its quite reasonable price.

Good image quality for asking price, above average low-light performance, impressive battery life

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec incompatible with some editing applications, unintuitive menu

Sanyo has made a name for itself producing high quality, low cost camcorders and the Xacti VPC-FH1 is no exception. While it cannot hope to match high-end models from Canon or Sony, it remains a solid performer nonetheless.

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

The Sanyo Xacti FH1 is truly the benchmark in high definition, offering 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 60 fields per second to record crystal clear and smooth motion for videos. This highly advanced dual camera not only offers the regular 1080i format, recording at 60 frames per second, but with the Sanyo proprietary CMOS engine, recording is possible in 1080p format - this means recording at a full 60 frames per second. With this higher frame rate capturing ability, videos look more professional, and offer smoother, higher quality images.

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (CIPA standard):355
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L50
Continuous video playback time:5.83
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sanyo DB-L50
Video recording time:2.25

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.5cm
Height:5.7cm
Weight:299g
Width:5.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62

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

Header

Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:VPC-FH1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo Xacti

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8 / 8.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:160 / 62.5
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.7 - 666.9
Focal length range (f-f):5.95 - 59.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/2.0-2.8
Max Focal Length:59.5mm
Min Focal Length:5.95mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:8Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:5.31Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:8Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):4.3
Sports: Yes
Video Out:NTSC/PAL

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Still image resolution(s):4000 x 3000

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:32
Internal storage capacity:32

Video

Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:160
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / 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
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5 / 5.73
Height :10.5 / 5.73
Weight:342
Width:5.33