Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 Waterproof HD Camcorder £179.99 @ Play.com (60% off!) + Quidco
Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 Waterproof HD Camcorder £179.99 @ Play.com (60% off!) + Quidco

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 Waterproof HD Camcorder £179.99 @ Play.com (60% off!) + Quidco

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With a conventional digital camera or camcorder, many users are understandably reluctant to film or shoot in the rain or other wet environments, for the obvious fear of causing water damage to the camera. The VPC-WH1, however, has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating-IPX8-allowing users to capture high-definition (1280 x 720-pixel) 30 fps footage without worrying about the effects of water or snow. The VPC-WH1 is operable down to a water depth of 3 meters (10 feet).

With Sanyo's advanced waterproofing technology, this camera can be used without thinking twice in the rain; for marine sports such as surfing or snorkeling; or for winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding. The VPC-WH1 keeps up with active lifestyles, expanding the scope of shooting opportunities. It features a 30x optical zoom for superior video-capturing. The waterproof Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 Dual Camera is usable year-round and is perfect for activities on the go, regardless of whether users are in the city, by the sea, or in the mountains

Main Features
3D DNR noise-reducing function for clearer, more professional-looking videos
HDMI output
Face Chaser technology can detect up to 12 faces for photos and videos
1500x Digital zoom
Effective pixel count/Camera element: Photos: Approx. 1.10-Megapixels / Videos: HD: Approx. 0.97-Megapixels SD: Approx. 1.10-Megapixels
Camera element: 1/6 inch CMOS sensor, Approx. 1.10-Megapixels (total)
Recording media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (up to 32GB)
Internal memory: Approx. 43 mb
Recording file formats: Photos: JPEG (DCF*1, DPOF*2, Exif Ver2.2*3) / Videos: ISO standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4) / Audio: 48kHZ sampling, 16bit, 2ch, AAC
30x optical zoom lens
Aperture: F=1.8(W) - 4.3(T)
Focus distance: f=2.5 to 75.0mm
Galvanometer method structure, Auto focus: 7 groups, 10 elements (2 aspheric elements, 3 aspheric surfaces), Built-in neutral density filter
Photos: f=43-1290mm(=35mm) Optical 30x zoom
Videos: f=43-1290mm(=35mm) Optical 30x zoom
Photo range: Standard: 50cm to infinity (wide), 1.0m to infinity (tele) / Super macro: 1cm - 1m (wide)
Digital zoom: Shooting: 50x max., Playback 25x max. (2M mode, depending on the resolution)
Low light sensitivity (video): Approx. 11 lux (Auto mode, 1/30 sec.) / Approx. 3 lux (High-sensitivity/ Lamp mode, 1/15 sec.)
Stills sensitivity: Auto (ISO 50 - 200), Manual (ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600, Switching system)
Digital Image Stabilizer: Photos: Digital Image Stabilizer (electronic), Videos: Digital Image Stabilizer (electronic)
Audio: Microphone: Built-in stereo, Speaker: Built-in monaural (L+Rch mixed output)
LCD monitor: 2.5 inch, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD display, Approx. 150,000 pixels (7-level brightness, 285 degrees rotation)
Languages: English/ Japanese/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Dutch/ Russian/ Portuguese/ Turkish/ Japanese/ Thai/ Korean/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese
Interface: AV output Video: HDMI/Composite video, NTSC/PAL / USB 2.0 (high-speed mode compatible)
Power source: Lithium-ion battery x 1 (DB-L50 included: 1900mAh)
Dimensions/Volume: 58.7 (W) x 62.8 (H) x 112.4 (D)mm (maximum dimension, excluding protruding parts), Volume: Approx. 327cc
Weight: Approx. 311g (main unit only), Approx. 354g (including battery, Approx. 41 g, and SD card, Approx. 2 g)


I would not bother . read some reviews here


great saving -- reviews even better spotted cold

I bought one of these a year ago from simply electronics for this price - the photos come out like bad camphone ones (marginally better than using a disposable underwater camera because of the flash, but not much). The video is OK but struggles a lot in low light and the image stabilization isn't good if you're walking or zooming often.

Underwater video/photo is all very well but not good if you're switching between air and water as you inevitably get droplets left on the lens casing.

Having said all that, I primarily bought it just to show off my baby's swimming from underwater for which it has done exactly what I wanted.
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