Sanyo VPC-FH1BK (Black - VPC-FH1)

Xacti Full HD 1080p, 8 MP Camera / Camcorder with 16x Advanced Zoom and 3" TFT- LCD Monitor

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1ABK

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Get the best of both worlds with the Sanyo VPC-FH1BK dual camera and camcorder. One moment you can be shooting a movie at full HD and the next betaking pictures at 8 MP. No matter which you want more, this dual camera and camcorder is the perfect solution. For video, it shoots at full 1080p for an extremely high quality image. Advanced technology allow the camcorder to record at 60 frames per seconds for a clean image even when slowed down. It has a 16x advanced video zoom and a 10x optical zoom for photos. The interface is extremely simple and easy to use. There are not a lot of confusing buttons, but just enough to get down what needs to be done. There is a bright 3" LCD display that flips out for previewing the image and other functions. The image stabilizer helps prevent against any shaky hands and keeps the image smooth. Sanyo also includes their face chaser technology that can detect up to 12 faces simultaneously for videos and photos. This HD camera is the ideal camera and camcorder for anybody and any family. The full HD resolution can be viewed on and compatible television with the HDMI output.

Product Features:
  • Xacti Dual Camera and Camcorder
  • Shoots at Full HD 1080p for ultra high quality images and footage
  • 8 MP Camera with 16x Advanced Zoom
  • 3" TFT-LCD monitor for a large and easy to see display
  • Sophisticated image stabilizer compensates for distracting up-and-down or side-to-side camera movement, resulting in a smooth and steady video
  • High-speed sequential shooting (up to 12 fps!) so you never miss a moment
  • Super slow motion playback mode (up to 60fps)
  • 10x Optical zoom for photos
  • 16x Advanced zoom for video
  • Digital image stabilizer (movies and stills)
  • Face chaser technology can detect up to 12 faces at once for photos and videos
  • Three-dimensional noise reduction (3D-DNR) creates a clearer image
  • Built-in still photo flash
  • HDMI Output
  • SD/SDHC memory compatible
  • Uses the highly advanced MPEG4 AVC/H.264 video compression to optimize the file size, while retaining incredible detail
  • Import the videos and still images directly into your iTunes for easy exporting to your iPod or iPhone
  • Allows image capture while shooting a video
  • Incredibly fast start up time of 1.7 seconds so you are always ready to start filming
  • Outputs enables playback directly to the television
  • 1-year warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Effective pixel count/Camera element:
    • Video: 5.3 Megapixels (full HD), 2.0 Megapixels (Standard)
    • Still: 8.0 Megapixels
  • Camera Element: 1/2.5 inch CMOS sensor
  • Recording Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (up to 32GB)
  • Recording File Formats: JPEG, MPEG4
  • Low Light Sensitivity (video):
    • 6 lux (Auto mode, 1/30 sec.)
    • 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)
  • LCD Monitor: 3.0 inch, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color widescreen
  • Connectivity: HDMI, S-Video, Composite video (NTSC/PAL), and USB 2.0
  • Power source: Lithium-ion battery (included)
  • Power consumption: 4.3W
  • Approx. battery-use time:
    • About 355 photo shots (CIPA standard)
    • Continuous video filming: about 135min
    • Continuous playback: about 350 min
  • Multi-language support: English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
  • Weight: 10.5 oz (0.66 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 4-1/8"L x 2-1/8"W x 2-1/4"H
Lens Features:
  • Lens: 10x optical zoom lens
  • Aperture: F=2.0(W) – 2.8(T)
  • Focus Distance: f=5.95 to 59.5mm
  • 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: 10x Max

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Camcorder Specifications

Camcorder Type
Camcorders are electronic devices that are used to record audio and video. There are many different types of camcorders.

Digital: Camcorders that record onto a digital source are considered a digital camcorder.

DVD: These types of camcorders will record directly onto a DVD or a Mini DVD-R.

HDD: HHD (Hard Disk Drive) camcorders will record directly on to a built-in hard drive.

Mini DV: These are camcorders that use mini tapes to record the audio and video data onto.

Removable Memory Type
If the unit includes a removable memory card slot, then it allows you to load maps, digital photos, MP3s, and possibly other digital media files using a removable digital media cards such as an SD Card. Often times, you can expand on the typically small memory card included with the unit and purchase a higher capacity memory card that stores more data. Removable digital media cards include SmartDigital™ (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), TransFlash™, and Memory Stick®.
SD Card
SDHC Memory Card
Internal Memory
This is the amount of memory that the item can store internally.
LCD Screen Size
This is the size of the LCD screen that the device has. The size is measured diagonally in inches.
The majority of cameras on the market have a viewfinder used to frame the object before the picture is taken. Some of the newer cameras do not have a traditional viewfinder, but only have a LCD display to preview the object before the picture is taken.

This will identify whether or not the object has a viewfinder.

Power Source
The type of battery the item uses. Some batteries are rechargeable, while others are not.

Rechargeable alkaline, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, and lithium ion polymer are all examples of rechargeable batteries.

Some batteries are integrated and built into the item, while others are removable.

Lithium Ion
Connection Type
How the unit is connected to its source to send and receive information and data.

On some items such as wire or cables, this specifies how the cables connect to transfer the signals.

USB 2.0
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
10.5 oz.

Lens Specifications

Maximum Aperture
An aperture is a hole or an opening in an object through which light can enter. In digital cameras, the aperture can be adjusted and controlled to determine just how much light reaches the film or the image sensor.
2.0 - 2.8
Digital Zoom
The amount of digital zoom refers to how many time the camera will zoom in on an object digitally. This generally involves digitally cropping an image while keeping the same aspect ratio.

When looking for a quality zoom camera, it is better to look for a great optical zoom than a digital zoom. A optical zoom maintains the detail of the zoomed image, whereas the digital zoom can lower the quality if zoomed in to much.

16 x
Optical Zoom
The optical zoom on a camera is the best way to zoom in on an object. This will increase its size on the final image.

The optical zoom is the most accurate choice for zoom as it will keep the quality of the object as one is zooming in on it.

10 x

Recording Specifications

High-Definition Recording
This means that the camcorder is capable of recording in HD (High-Definition). HD brings greater clarity and more detail to your videos.
Recording Format
This is type of recording format that the camera, camcorder, of other recording device will record on. Examples of recording formats include miniDV tapes, Hard Disk Drives, Internal Flash Memory, and more.
SD Card
Maximum Video Capture Resolution
This is the maximum resolution that the camcorder will record at.
1920 x 1080 
Maximum Recording Time
This is the maximum amount of time that the camcorder can record onto a single source. This mainly applies to the camcorders with built-in digital memory. The use of tapes will limit the length of maximum recording time because there is limited room on a tape. Removable memory cards can have different memory capacities that will affect the length of recording time.
11 hours
Image Stabilization
Image Stabilization is technology that results in a clear and not blurry image. The image stabilizer allows the camera to steady itself, even when the user holding the camera has shaky hands.
White Balance
White balance is a color balance technique that adjusts the colors of the image. It is used to help the colors of the image accurately reflect the color of the original scene. Digital cameras will give the options for AWB (Auto White Balance), preset white balance settings, and a custom adjustable white balance setting.
AWB (Auto White Balance)
Video Capture Format
This is the type of format that the camcorder has the ability to generate. If more than one format is listed, the camcorder can be adjusted to whichever format the user wants to record at.
Video Broadcast System
Most cameras and displays will be compatible with a NTSC video broadcast system. Others will be compatible with a PAL system. Many units will be compatible with both.

Image Capture Specifications

A megapixel is 1 million pixels.

It is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras. Also the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a digital camera with 3264 x 2448 sensor elements is commonly said to have 8 Megapixels. This is because 3264 x 2448 = 7,990,272.

Maximum Image Resolution
This is the maximum resolution that the digital camera or camcorder will take a picture at. This value is directly related to the number of megapixels of the camera.
3264 x 2448 
Built-In Flash
This feature means that the camera has a flash built-in. A flash is a bright artificial light that is flashed instantaneously at an object to illuminate it. There are many purposes used for using a flash, but the most common is that of adding light to an object that does not have enough on its own.

Other Features

Built-In Speakers
This means that the unit comes with speakers already built into the unit.
Built-In Microphone
This will designate if thedevice has a built-in microphone for the recording or transmitting of audio.
Built-In Tripod Socket
A camcorder with a built-in tripod socket allows the digital camera or camcorder to be mounted and attached to a tripod. This results in a stable and still image.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Xacti Full HD 1080p, 8 MP Camera / Camcorder with 16x Advanced Zoom and 3" TFT- LCD Monitor


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