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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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The price and portability also get good feedback. The viewfinder and memory get critical comments, and opinions are divided on 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. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder and color.

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

Sep, 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. Reviews about the zoom and durability are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative 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)

Sep, 2016

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

Expert review by: Emma (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Sanyo Xacti WH1 Review

 

I really enjoyed reviewing the Sanyo Xacti HD2000 so of course I was excited when Matt sent me the Xacti WH1. It's a quite affordable camera and its main feature or selling point is that it is waterproof (up to 3m) with an IPX8 (full water...

Solid/sturdy build ; Affordable price ; Compact size ; Controls easy to use ; Good battery life ; Stereo microphone ; Face chaser

Video quality underwater is poor ; Not full HD ; Only 2MP quality stills ; No video light

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

PC Pro: Product Reviews: Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1

 

Cheap for a fully waterproof camcorder, but poor image quality lets the side down badly.

May, 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

Product Specifications

With Sanyo's advanced waterproofing technology, the Sanyo Xacti WH1 can be used without thinking twice in the rain; for water sports such as surfing or snorkeling, or for winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding. This Xacti camera keeps up with active lifestyles, The Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating - IPX8 - allowing high definition 1280 x 720, 30 fps footage to be captured without worrying about the effects of water or snow.

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Sound:Stereo

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):450
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L50
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Video recording time:3.2

Camera

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

Connections

Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
USB Connection: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Yellow

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Screen Resolution:150000
Screen Size:2.5
Screen Type:LCD

Features

Web Cam Function: No

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Effective mega pixels:0.97
Effective Pixels:0.97
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:1600x1200, 1280x720, 1184x888, 640x480
Total MegaPixels:1.1

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10 / 2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:50
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43 - 1290
Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 75
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:30

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-4.3
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:1500
Focal Length (35mm equiv):43-1290
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):2.5-75
Optical Zoom:30

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):62.8x58.7x112.4
Weight:311
Weight (lb):0.69

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Audio output:STEREO
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal Memory:43
Light exposure control:±1.8EV (in 0.3EV steps)
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3
Sports: Yes
Twilight: Yes
Video Out:NTSC/PAL

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium-ion

Related

Miscellaneous:Intenal Memory 43MB, Dual camera water proof upto 3m

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/6
Sensor Type:CMOS

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200

Storage

Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
External Memory Type:Secure Digital, SDHC
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Flash memory:32

Video

HD Recording:HD 720p
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Format:Internal Flash/SDHC
Recording System:PAL/NTSC
Video Resolution:1280x720 (30 fps, 9Mbps), 640x480 (60 fps, 6Mbps), 640x480 (30 fps, 3Mbps)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height :6.28
Weight:311 / 354
Width:5.87

White balance

Onepush white balance: Yes