Summary: If you like taking pictures, this is a terrible camera. If you don't know how to manually focus, this camera sucks. If you don't know what ISO is, this is not the camera for you. If you like to take videos of your family, I really wouldn't recommend this camera.
Summary: Videography is something of a hobby for me, so this review comes from the standpoint that the price of this particular video camera sets the stage for the quality and overall features you should expect.
Summary: The picture quality was much better then other HD camera. Sadly in one of those whale shows we were in the splash zone where this died after we got the BIG SPLASH :-). I liked this for the video quality.
Summary: I was a bit worried when I bought this because it was by Sanyo rather than a trusted brand like Sony, Canon or Panasonic. However, my fears were largely unfounded as this little wonder has continued to work flawlessly over the years.
Summary: Specs wise this looks fantastic camera for the price but when it comes to real life scenario this goes awe. No focus, shaky images, colors are distorted. my kids played with it for some time than i resold it to some one (there also only kids are using it). hah hahhahah.
Useful multi-purpose device: video and computer cam
Rabbit Hill Manor, Amazon
3 March 2010
Summary: For the money provides a good HD motion picture with acceptable sound in average light conditions. Not so good at dawn/dusk. Fine indoors. best if camera is braced and pans and zooms are very slow. The still pictures are disappointing. Will not replace a modest dedicated digital camera.
Summary: I bought this thing for the price and the fact that it was HD. You need to remember that just because something shoots in 720p doesn't mean it shoots a good image. The only way I was able to get a decent picture out of this thing was to shoot outside in bright light and even then the image wasn't as...
A somewhat disappointing camcorder at a very low price
Michael J. Descy, Amazon
19 November 2009
Summary: This camcorder has a lot going for it in terms of features and price, but I found that the picture quality just wasn't good enough. Videos shot indoors, under normal indoor lighting conditions, came out very dark. For example, brown hair and black look identical in the resultant videos.
Summary: I wished this camera did not pushed the envelope in the 30x optical zoom. We tested this and on play back the picture was very granular and shaky. I mean really shaky. You will need a tripod to reduce the shaking effect.
Good Choice for an Inexpensive Upgrade to HD, Good for Beginners Also. Others Might Want to Think Twice
15 October 2009
Summary: I waited five months to review my Sanyo VPC-TH1 so that I could get an accurate representation on the pros and cons of the camera, and I'm glad I waited. I was a skeptical when I first began using it -- taking videos of my newborn son, who turns six months tomorrow already!