Not the best by a long shot (with full pan!), but offers decent value
K. Swanson, Amazon
6 May 2009
Summary: This is certainly not for those who need truly fine images. Canon and Nikon offer that, at a rather steeper price. But for those needing a basic little digital video camera to take shots of their kids to send to friends or put stuff up on youtube, it does that and more at a fair price.
Summary: First of all, I am not a camcorder pro. The last camera that I bought was an old Panasonic MiniDv and I was perfectly happy with it, but the transfer process became tedious and I started looking for a Flash Memory or a Hard Drive camera.
Summary: These are the setting that my brother in law has ended up with since buying this camera, and the picture is great!! There are a lot of test shots over at Vimeo from various people who have actually have used this camera.
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 am reviewing this as a person who likes still cameras but doesn't normally use a camcorder - I took this unit out of the box, charged it, and started to use it. I did as much as I could without consulting the manual.
Summary: The Sanyo VPC-TH1 HD is an entry level high definition SD camcorder with digital camera mode. Unlike its more expensive (and heavier) big brother, the , it does not support full HD (1080p) but only 720p HD. The video modes supported are 1280x720@30fps (720p), 640x480@60fps and 640x480@30fps (SD).
You wont be disappointed if you set your expectations right!
6 May 2009
Summary: So I have reviewed quite a few cameras..everything from a Flip, a Vado, a Canon Vixia, and now this Sanyo. My review is more about setting your expectations to a level that will allow this camera a sweet spot in your home.
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: 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.
Useful multi-purpose device: video and computer cam
Rabbit Hill Manor, Amazon
5 May 2009
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.