Summary: This camera is full of trade-offs: great features which are often crippled by poor implementation. I very nearly returned it, but ultimately it is getting the job done: taking pictures and videos of my 2 year-old and newborn for online viewing by friends and family. Consider very carefully how you plan to use this camera before buying. The big plus is its low-light performance.
Summary: Pros: * Small, fits well in hand * Controls easy to reach and use * Good battery life * Close viewfinder to "sleep," wakes quickly upon reopening * Uses standard (and cheap!) SD cards for recording * Decent zoom range; gentle use of the zoom toggle allows for very gradual zooming if desired.
Summary: I paid $1200 for my first SONY Hi8 camcorder in 1994 and I bought this camcorder based on its price tag and stellar hardware specifications like the 1080p at 60fps, big 1/2.5" CMOS sensor, a relatively fast lens f2.0-f2.8 and reviews commending its good low-light performance. I really wanted to like this camcorder; however, I returned it in a week due to its three major flaws.
Summary: Pros: 1. Records in iFrame format. iFrame is just a specification made up by Apple for recorded movies to be more iMovie friendly. It uses the standard H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec. However, it's not HD as the resolution is only 960x540 (although it's still higher than 480p), but the bitrate is set at 24Mbps. That's a lot, considering even the 1080p mode on this camcorder only has a bitrate of 16Mbps. Another plus of the iFrame format is that it's progressive.
Not very happy with it... autofocus problems ruins lot of footage
Enrique Beracasa "MacBera", Amazon
27 February 2010
Summary: Pros: - Size and weight - Handy controls - Nice zoom - Battery life - iFrame makes it Mac compatible and friendly (it was my main reason to buy it) Cons: - Autofocus problems means lots of ruined footage (this happened during a ski trip) - Microphone sensitivity is less than adequate - Photos are so-so You simply can't compare the results with what I used to get from my old Canon mini DV Conclusion: I'm not really happy with it.
Summary: This camera is brilliant. I have always loved anything I have bought from Sanyo. I bought this camera a week before my vacation/elopement. I had to replace my old Sanyo VPC-E6U. I have had that camera for a few years now, and loved it the entire time. These days however, the photo sensor had been on the fritz, going black at times. I can't take a camera in that condition on my honeymoon! So, enter the VPC-FH1.
Summary: Bought two of these to replace my Canon GL-2. They're not bad. Two things I've noticed that reinforce what I read prior to purchasing. 1) You have to shoot from a tripod, glide cam or other fixed position apparatus, especially if you're going to zoon. 2) The on board audio is not the greatest and there is no external audio input. If you want to do any professional sounding work, you're going to need a seperate audio recorder.
Summary: Ich will gar nicht lange rumreden das einzige was an dem Gerät gut ist ist das es full hd ist, aber weder schärfe noch anderes hat mich überzeugt, die videos ruckeln sehr, schon bei wenig licht leichtes rauschen, dass rauschen stört am meisten, wenn die videos mit der meiner digitalkamera vergleiche kein großer unterschied nur die auflösung aber mich hat das gerät nicht überzeugt Fazit: Zu viel rauschen Zu wenig schärfe Zu viel Ruckeln wer eine wirklich gute cam will...