By December 1, 2009

Sanyo Xacti FH1 unboxing video

It has been a while since we last reviewed a camcorder and as I am such a fan of the Sanyo Xacti range, I record all of my unboxing videos on the Xacti HD1010, I thought I would get in touch with Sanyo to see if they’d let us review any of their other models.

So Sanyo sent me the Xacti VPC-FH1 to review.

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1


The FH1 is at the top end of the Xacti range offering the best recording modes, 1080p/1080i/720p, as well as having a 16x optical zoom and 8 megapixel sensor. I’m expecting good things from the FH1!

I’ll be using the FH1 over the next few weeks and will test it out on a couple of unboxing videos, I’ll let you know which ones. We’ll have the review for you soon but for now have a look at the unboxing video below which shows what you get with the FH1 (there’s quite a lot in the box) as well as a quick tour around the camera.


Sanyo Xacti FH1 unboxing video


Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 specification:

Effective pixel count/Camera element Stills: Approx. 8.0-Megapixels
Videos: Approx. 5.31-Megapixels (in Full HD/HD mode), Approx. 2.00-Megapixels (in SD mode)
Camera element 1/2.5 inch CMOS sensor, Approx. 8.1-Megapixels (total)
Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (up to 32GB)
Recording file formats Photos: JPEG (DCF, DPOF, Exif Ver2.2)
Videos: ISO standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4)
Audio: 48kHZ sampling, 16bit, 2ch, AAC
Resolution (pixels) Photos 12M: 4000 x 3000, 8M-H: 3264 x 2448 (low compression) 8M-S: 3264 x 2448 (standard compression) 6M[16:9]: 3264×1840 2M[16:9]: 1920×1080 2M: 1600 x 1200 0.9M[16:9]: 1280×720 0.3M: 640×480
Continuous shots 8M: 3264 x 2448 , 6fps/Max 9 photos, 4M: 2288 x 1712 , 12fps/Max 15 photos
Videos Full-HR: 1920 x 1080 (60 fps/ 24Mbps) Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (60fields/sec 16Mbps)
Full-SHQ: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps/ 12Mbps) HD-SHQ: 1280 x 720 (30 fps/9Mbps)
TV-SHQ: 640 x 480 (30 fps/3Mbps)
Web-SHR: 448 x 336 (240 fps/8Mbps) Web-UHR: 192 x 108 (600fps/8Mbps)
Lens 10x optical zoom lens; Aperture: F=2.0(W) – 2.8(T)
Focus distance: f=5.95 to 59.5mm;
Galvanometer method structure, Auto focus: 9 groups, 12 elements (4 aspheric elements, 8 aspheric surfaces), Built-in neutral density filter
Photos: f=35.7-357mm(=35mm) Optical 10x zoom
Videos: f=41.7-666.9mm(=35mm) 16x Adv. zoom
Photo range Standard: 50cm to infinity (wide), 1.0m to infinity (tele) / Super macro: 1cm – 1m (wide)
Digital zoom Shooting: 10x max., Playback 62.5x max. (12M mode, depending on the resolution)
Low light sensitivity (video) Approx. 6 lux (Auto mode, 1/30 sec.)
Approx. 2 lux (High-sensitivity/ Lamp mode, 1/15 sec.)
Stills sensitivity Auto (ISO 50 – 200), Manual (ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Switching system)
Digital Image Stabilizer Photos: Digital Image Stabilizer (Multi-Calculation method),Videos: Digital Image Stabilizer (electronic)
Audio Microphone: Built-in stereo, Speaker: Built-in monaural (L+Rch mixed output)
LCD monitor 3.0 inch, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color widescreen LCD display, Approx. 230,000 pixels (7-level brightness, 285 degrees rotation)
Languages English/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Dutch/ Russian/ Portuguese/ Turkish/ Thai/ Korean/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese
Interface AV output (Video: HDMI/D/ S-Video/ Composite video(NTSC/PAL) Audio: Stereo sound)
USB 2.0 (high-speed mode compatible)
Power source Lithium-ion battery x 1 (DB-L50 included: 1900mAh) AC-adaptor
Power consumption When using battery: 4.3W (when filming videos)
Approx. battery-use time Photos: Approx. 355 shots (CIPA standard), Continuous video filming: Approx. 135min./Continuous playback: Approx. 350 min.
Dimensions/Volume 53.3 (W) x 57.3 (H) x 105.0 (D)mm (maximum dimension, excluding protruding parts)
Volume: Approx. 253cc
Weight Approx. 299g (main unit only), Approx. 342g (including battery, Approx. 41 g, and SD card, Approx. 2 g)

SD Memory Card Type Video Recording Time (Total Time)
Full-HR Full-HD Full-SHQ HD-SHQ TV-SHQ Web-SHR Web-UHR Audio Memo
16 GB 1 hr 28 min. 2 hr 11 min. 2 hr 54 min. 3 hr 51 min. 11 hr 06 min. 4 hr 19 min. 41 hr 19 min. 261 hr.

SD Memory Card Type Number of Photographs
12M 8M-H 8M-S 6.0M [16:9] 2M [16:9] 2M 0.9M [16:9] 0.3M 8M Cont. 4M Cont.
16 GB 4,020 4,020 5,940 7,920 21,700 22,700 41,600 99,800 5,940 11,800



Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

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