Summary: It's a really good camera for the price, I got it for $300 with the card. This camera does alright in the the dark but its really made for good bright sunny days - that's where its best HD comes in. As for regular or cloudy days, it is great as well. Only had it for a month and I already made some YouTube videos. As for video software, if you do not have a Mac (easiest way to upload/edit your videos with), i recommend buying AVS Video Editor. It's great.
Summary: I bought this camcorder here at $279. Even at the current price of over $400 I think it's a great deal. I am a family home-movie camcorder user, and have been using a Panasonic 3CCD DVD camcorder for years. The FH1A was bought to replace it, as I like to edit my movies on my Mac, and getting MPG files into iMovie requires jumping through hoops. I selected the Sanyo FH1A after reading all the reviews here and elsewhere. First impressions: nice packaging, so-so manual.
Summary: I got my Sanyo a little while ago and i must say i am impressed with the quality it displays. But after reading many of the reviews on here i see what some people are complaining about, so during this review i do not only wish to talk about the camcorder but to contradict some of the other reviews so you can determine for yourself whether or not you should buy this camcorder.
Summary: Once I realized that this camera had a big drop in price, I immediately jumped on the deal because months previous I had wanted to purchase this camera but the price was a little too steep. I've been using it for the last month or so and I am enjoying this camera immensely. The camera is great, the output format works extremely well with my computer (Mpeg-4) and the end result isn't the least bit choppy.
Summary: I bought this camcorder because I saw good review of it, no doubt, I like the HD video taken with this device, good indoor light sensitivity campared to JVC's in the same price range. I replayed the video on my 1080p TV, the HD video was good, even though it was not as good as the 1080i TV channels, but I am satisfied given the affordable price of this toy.
Summary: My husband and I were looking for a camcorder to use for our newborn son. This wasn't our first choice, but we are well satisfied so far. We haven't used it a ton, but the picture is clear (thanks to the HD), it's incredibly easy to use and install/use on your computer. It's a small camcorder, and easy to operate with the same hand that's holding it.
Summary: Sanyo VPC-FH1A Full HD Video and 8 MP Digital Photos (Black) I bought this camera and it shoots pretty videos. But im unable to take still images. When i press the photo button, it seems it focuses and if i remain pressing it, the image in the LCD screen goes off and on. So i think that the photo is taken. but no images when i run the slideshow. In video mode, i keep clicking the photo button but no images. I returned the first one thinking something is faulty.
Summary: I shoot daily on a Panasonic P2 HD cam. I know how to use a camera... Ive had this Sanyo for about 10 days now. Here is the breakdown. Before i start.. for those of you complaining about the true 1080p..... come on.. what did you really expect for $300? Video quality of a $3000 camera? Trust me, your videos will look great. I use 1080 30fps. Looks about right for a $300 travel anywhere HD camcorder. Pros- Cheap HD picture is really impressive..
Summary: it is a cheap in price but comes big in image quality 1080p camcorder it has the real full HD 1080p 60p recording function that only very few camcorders equip in the market right now.(mostly are 1080i) image quality is very good and the big LCD makes you easily notice if you are in focus or not. and the battery life is good too. the manufacturer battery fully charged and records at 1080p 30p can last about two hours.
Summary: It worths it...1080p video looks great, even under low light. Still pictures capture are not up par compare to some of point-to-shoot cameras but it is not bad for a dual purposed camera. The outdoor pictures look better. I would recommend it for its small size, easy to use and the price..