By May 26, 2009

Sanyo Xacti WH1 unboxing video

If you are a regular reader you’ll know that I’ve reviewed several Sanyo Xacti camcorder models in the past, from the more entry-level HD700 to the most recent of the HD models, the HD2000.  Overall, I think that the Xacti range is really good and I remain impressed with my HD1000 and that is the camera that I use to shoot the majority of my unboxing videos.

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1


Sanyo recently started to expand the Xacti range with some non-pistol grip models as well as adding a number of waterproof models to the range. So this week we are looking at the Xacti VPC-WH1 described as a ‘Waterproof Dual Camera’ and it’s rated to a depth of 3 metres so it’ll be ok for snorkelling or using at the pool on holiday. Even if you don’t plan on using it in the water it’s a great idea to know that you wont ruin your camcorder if you are caught in a sudden down-pour.

You may think that being waterproof you may trade-off quality and features but the WH1 is still quite well spec’ed offering 720p HD recording and still shooting modes. As for the quality of recording, well you’ll have to see what our verdict is when we publish the full review in a week or so! For now, have a look at the unboxing video below to see the WH1 in a little more detail. Oh and if the yellow colour isn’t to your taste, don’t worry it’s also available in silver!


Sanyo Xacti WH1 unboxing video


With SANYO’s advanced waterproofing technology, the SANYO Xacti WH1 can be used without thinking twice in the rain; for water sports such as surfing or snorkeling, or for winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding. This Xacti camera keeps up with active lifestyles.
The SANYO Xacti VPC-WH1 has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating – IPX8 – allowing high definition 1280 x 720, 30 fps footage to be captured without worrying about the effects of water or snow.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 specification:

  • Effective Pixel Count
    Photo : Approx. 1.10 megapixels // Video :Approx. 0.97 megapixels (in HD), Approx. 1.10 megapixels (in SD)
  • Sensor
    C-MOS sensor, 1/6 inch, approx. 1.10 megapixels
  • Recording media
    SD Memory Card?Up to 32GB SDHC Memory Card?Internal memory approx. 43MB
  • Recording file formats
    JPEG (DCF 1, DPOF?, Exif Ver2.2 ?standard)
  • Resolution (Pixels) – Still
    2M: 1600 × 1200 (Pictrise) 1.1M: 1184× 888 0.9M (16:9): 1280 × 720 ?16:9) 0.3M: 640 × 480
  • Resolution – Continuous Shots
    2M: 1600 × 1200 1.1M: 1184 × 888
  • Resolution – Movie Clips
    HD-SHQ: 1280 × 720 (30fps 9Mbps) TV-HR: 640 × 480 (60fps 6Mbps) TV-SHQ: 640 × 480 (30fps 3Mbps)
  • Lens
    Focus distance?f=2.5 – 75.0 mm F=1.8(W) – 4.3(T) Auto Focus 7 groups, 10 elements?2 aspheric elements, 3 aspheric surfaces)
  • Photo range
    Standard? 50cm – ∞?wide), 1.0m – ∞?tele?Super macro? 1cm – 100cm (wide)
  • Shutter speed
    Photo?f=43 – 1290mm x30 Video? f=43 – 1290mm x301/2 – 1/1000 sec.?Flash: 1/30 – 1/1500 sec., Lamp mode : Max. 2 sec.)
  • Digital zoom
    1/30 – 1/10000 sec. (High-sensitivity mode and Lamp mode: Max.1/15sec.)
  • Focus
    Auto (Photo?9-point AF?Spot AF, Video?Continuous area AF) Manual 22 step
  • Sensitivity
    Auto?ISO 50?200?Manual ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Switching System?
  • Exposure correction
    ±1.8EV (in 0.3EV steps)
  • Digital Image Stabilizer
    Multi-calculation electric image stabilizer
  • Other functions
    Red-eye correction in Photos/Contrast correction in photos/Wind noise reduction
  • Self timer
    2 sec./10 sec.
  • White balance
    Auto : Full auto TTL / Manual : Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, One-push
  • LCD monitor
    2.5 inch Low-temperature polysilicon TFT colour wide screen LCD Approx. 150,000 pixels?7-level brightness, 285-degree rotation?
  • Interface
    AV output (Video?HDMI/Composite Video, NTSC/PAL; Audio?Stereo) USB2.0 (high-speed mode)
  • Dimensions/Volume
    58.7(W)×62.8(H)×112.4(D)mm (maximum dimensions, excluding protruding parts), Approx. 327cc


Posted by: Matt

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