Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 waterproof to 3metres HD (720p) camcorder + 2yr warranty £229.99 + £7.99 del @ camerabox - HotUKDeals
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Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 waterproof to 3metres HD (720p) camcorder + 2yr warranty £229.99 + £7.99 del @ camerabox

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Found at Camerabox.co.uk, high def (or at least 720p) Sanyo Xacti camcorder, waterproof (NOT just water resistant) to 10 feet, so you can film swimming pools, snokelling etc, you can also use it as a …
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7y, 7m agoFound 7 years, 7 months ago
Found at Camerabox.co.uk, high def (or at least 720p) Sanyo Xacti camcorder, waterproof (NOT just water resistant) to 10 feet, so you can film swimming pools, snokelling etc, you can also use it as a 2megapixel digital camera - OK, not the best resolution, but at least you can leave it around the pool and not worry about some clown pouring a drink on it.

This deal has been here before but for £249.99 last time

Does anyone know if this is the best waterproof sd camera for under £250??
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#2
Under £222 delivered

*EDIT* minus vat

IGNORE!
#3
jambo1082;5921293
Under £222 delivered HERE uncheck screen protector


Plemix is a United States registered incorporated business. Our headquarter is located in Washington State with operating centers in the US and Asia.


Its a CHINA based company which is agains HUKD rules
#4
adamck
Its a CHINA based company


Really reliable and been around for years.
#5
jambo1082
Under £222 delivered HERE uncheck screen protector


What about vat?
#6
Regardless of the price and where to buy, I would advise anyone serious about buying a comcorder (HD or not) to look at real samples and reviews before diving in head-first (no pun intended). It might be 720p and cheap, but the quality of video isn't the best (albeit still good for what it is).
#7
adamck
Its a CHINA based company which is agains HUKD rules


Plemix is a United States registered incorporated business. Our headquarter is located in Washington State with operating centers in the US and Asia.


all that says to me is they have distibution centers in asia, not they're based in asia
#8
satan666wayne
What about vat?


good point.

For all international orders (outside US), customers are responsible for the custom and import duties.
:oops:

link removed.
#9
Rather than nick it, i'll just pour some drink on it :) Hot deal.
#10
not used camerabox before but they are delivering me a lens today apparently. excellent price and i ordered it mid arvo yesterday so fast too!
#11
At this price, with 2 year warranty, 30X zoom, WATERPROOF and pretty good quality (look on youtube) considering it only has a 1/6" sensor, I think this is HOT! Good find.

Full specs here: http://uk.sanyo.com/AssetBrowser/Dual%20Cameras/Xacti%20Range%20Brochure%20final.pdf

Also available for same price here: http://www.digitalfirst.co.uk/product.asp?ProductName=Sanyo-Xacti-VPC-WH1-HD-Blue&ProductID=8138&DepartmentID=232

and here: http://www.digital-cameras.com/product.asp?ProductName=Sanyo-Xacti-VPC-WH1-HD-White&ProductID=8133

but they look like the same places from the layout of the ads!
#12
There's a Speed 1080p camcorder with HDMI and optical zoom on Amazon for £145... OK, it's not water-proof, but it's full 1080p and it's 85 quid cheaper.
#13
To make any use of Hi-Def (even at just 720p) the camcorder is going to need decent optics and a decent sensor. The cheap and nasty Camileo-like jobs just don't cut it - they eat up memory at HD rates, but all in all offer lower quality than decent SD recordings.

Can't comment on this one 'til I've seen some actual recordings.
#14
Here's a YouTube clip of the Speed camcorder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Po-bhAU3w&fmt=22

Looks good to me!
#15
I bought the VPC-TH1 (non-waterproof) version of this for a trip over to the Nurburgring recently. I got it for around £160 from an Amazon marketplace seller.

Battery life is impressive, you can genuinely get over 3 hours out of it from a full charge. The specifcations suggest that over 9 hours of playback is possible from one battery as well; I've not tested this but have no reason to doubt this from the accurate recording times stated. A couple of spare batteries and a few 8GB SD cards and you are sorted for a days recording. It's very light and fits reasonably well into the hand, though it's just a tad bit too small for my (large!) paws. Image quality is...well, average to be honest. Considering the 720P claims, I'm not convinced the actual resolution achievable is significantly better than my old JVC DV camera. Apart from that the picture quality is pretty reasonable, no excessive compression artefacts and the colour is reasonably accurate.

Digital stabilisation works reasonably well, though it can't help enough to make the higher zoom ranges useful without the addition of a tripod. The zoom control appears to have two speeds rather than continuously variable, and I found the maximum speed to be too slow. Possibly the worst aspect of the camera for me is the auto-focus, which is erratic and slow. With the camera on a windscreen mount of a moving vehicle it will occasionally try to focus on something close to the car and then spend many annoying seconds hunting to regain it. It is possible to switch off autofocus and manually focus the camera, but it's a fiddly operation. Other reviews have reported similar issues, so it does seem an inherent problem. I didn't find this too bad a problem when using the camera more "normally", i.e.hand held and recording cars on the track from one of the vantage points.

The "dual" aspect of the camera is a little overplayed, it's only a 2MP sensor so it's not going to replace most peoples still camera. That said it does seem to manage perfectly reasonable stills if the lack of pixels isn't a problem. It's very easy to take pictures, there's one big button for stills and another to start and stop recording.

Low light performance is predictably poor, the sensor simply isn't large enough to give a good picture without excessive noise. For the money I am happy with it however, I wasn't expecting anything particularly amazing at this price, and the tiny sensor that allows such large zoom levels is never going to be winning awards for quality. The best thing for me is it's so small and light that it's a no-brainer to take to places where I would have thought twice about lugging the old DV camcorder, and importing the video for processing is as simple as connecting a USB cable or popping the SD card into your PC's card reader (if you have one). You can also plug it straight into an HDMI input on a TV for immediate viewing of video on the device.
#16
ian_uk1975
Here's a YouTube clip of the Speed camcorder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Po-bhAU3w&fmt=22

Looks good to me!


What drugs are you on mate? This is a completely different camera :giggle:
#17
Reebok Ron
What drugs are you on mate? This is a completely different camera :giggle:


See my earlier post in this thread ;-)
#18
ian_uk1975
Here's a YouTube clip of the Speed camcorder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Po-bhAU3w&fmt=22

Looks good to me!

That looks a hell of a lot better than the Camileo can manage. Nice one.

Wonder how the Sanyo compares?
#19
ian_uk1975
There's a Speed 1080p camcorder with HDMI and optical zoom on Amazon for £145... OK, it's not water-proof, but it's full 1080p and it's 85 quid cheaper.


But we are talking about a waterproof camcorder.

Its like a deal for a top of the range car with all the extras, and you say i can get the base model cheaper.
#20
ian_uk1975
There's a Speed 1080p camcorder with HDMI and optical zoom on Amazon for £145... OK, it's not water-proof, but it's full 1080p and it's 85 quid cheaper.


[SIZE="4"]And from one of your other posts you maybe the seller on amazon.[/SIZE]


ian_uk1975
I retail these camcorders and can confirm the following points...

1) They are not manufactured by DXG (although the DXG unit is identical)
2) There is no HDMI interface (component is provided instead)
3) Videos are encoded using h.264 and the resulting files are standard .mov files
4) The Image Stabilisation feature is not available when recording in 1080p
5) 720p recording uses a framerate of 60fps (perfect for slow-mo in post edit)

These camcorders are NOT directly comparable to £800 (or even £500) models from Sony, JVC, Panasonic, etc. Obviously, you should expect some compromises for £150. If you are a perfectionist and want the best picture and sound quality available, you should invest in a top-of-the-line Sony, et al. If you aren't too concerned in having the ultimate in picture and sound quality and just want a decent, easy-to-use camcorder for filming in FULL HD with no tapes to worry about (or a fragile HDD to crash) and don't have hundreds of pounds to invest, then these camcorders are UNBEATABLE for the money.

You will not receive regular firmware updates, nor will you have the benefit of any free help lines or authorised service agents, but you won't be spending £500+ either. As already stated, a repair to a name brand camcorder can easily equal, or exceed, the purchase price of one of these camcorders.

Hope this helps in some way.
#21
satan666wayne
[SIZE="4"]And from one of your other posts you maybe the seller on amazon.[/SIZE]


I used to sell the earlier model and not on Amazon. Feel free to do your own research into the Speed cameras; I'm just stating facts in my post! :roll:
#22
The camera may be great but camreabox are unreliable and untrustworthy - I was overcharged on an item, I wrote, I phoned and even visited (they are based in Thame) and they broke ALL their promises.

Its a real shame

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