Summary: I bought this a long time ago and finally giving everything a review. What I remember is that it looks great and felt comfortable. I remember that the image quality was really good in well lit areas, but it was really bad in low light situations. I ended up selling it off because I wanted to use it in my bad lit room to record everything to review.
Summary: Bought this camera second hand because it is waterproof and it has worked great at the pool and the local splash pad! I have been able to video my kids playing and splashing while getting sprayed with sprinklers and dumping buckets with no worries. It can shoot in 720 HD, or 60fps SD or 30fps SD video. Battery life is 3hrs+. Throw in a 16gb or 32gb SDHC card (sold separately) and it beats my iPhone recording (which is always full).
Summary: I used a very expensive JVC DVM70 from 1999 until I got my Sanyo VPC-WH1 a few years ago. The "book" shape of the JVC fit easily into my pocket. The Sanyo will fit, but it's bulky. However, both worked on a cold ski slope but the Sanyo goes underwater! (Don't forget to blow-off drops from the lens & blow-out the microphones above water.
Summary: I haven't used it a lot but what use I have given it seems to be good . I do wish it would zoom back more ,up close you have to be careful not to cut off the subjects heads. The picture quality and sound is good.
Great HD quality and features. But not very waterproof for frequent users.
6 May 2012
Summary: This camcorder is a heavy, compact camcorder that produces very high quality HD video, but beware of its somewhat poor waterproof abilities. Its video is very nice HD at a good frame rate, and its audio is good. The video is exceptional underwater. With its powerful zoom as well, it works very well in outdoor scenarios. The photos are not very good.
Summary: I bought this for filming surfing. My $30 cell phone has better video quality than this piece of junk. The first time I used it underwater(about 1ft under) the lens fogged up and the footage was unusable! The second time I used it underwater it stopped working. If you need an underwater camera, get a GoPro, or any other HD point and shoot with an underwater housing... maybe a Canon Elph, with an underwater housing(if they make one).
Not Waterproof - Sanyo VPC-WH1 HD Waterproof Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Blue)
28 September 2011
Summary: BEWARE - The Sanyo VPC-WH1 HD Waterproof Flash Memory Camcorder w/ 30x Optical Zoom (Blue) is not waterproof and Sanyo doesn't care at all once the 1yr mark is up. I tried it for the first time in about 5 inches of water after making sure all the seals were sealed. It leaked and ruined the camcorder. Sanyo corporate told me that I'm out of luck because I just passed the 1yr mark and its no longer covered.