The Sanyo VPC-FH1 is a full 1080p HD camcorder offered by Sanyo.

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The Sanyo VPC-FH1 is a full 1080p HD camcorder offered by Sanyo. As well as recording full HD video at 60 fps in MPEG-4 format, it is capable of taking 8-megapixel digital photos and can shoot high-speed sequencial shots at 12 fps. It has a 10x optical zoom for photos and a 16x advanced zoom for video and features a digital image stabilizer that can be used on video or photos for clear images, even when zoomed in.  There is a large flip-out 3 inch LCD display which rotates up to 285 degrees to get a good viewing angle for awkard shots or when using in a confined space. It features face chaser technology which can recognize up to 12 faces at once for videos and still pictures, and optimizes the focus and aperture settings to make sure all subjects are in focus.  The slow motion shooting can achieve 600 fps at 192x108 resolution, or 240 fps at 448x336 resolution. Another new technology in this camera is Three-Dimensional Noise Reduction (3D-DNR) which improves video quality by reducing random signal noise. The Sanyo VPC-FH1 is SD/SDHC memory compatible, and there are optional Tele, Wide and Semi-Fisheye lenses available.

  • 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)Still shots:
  • 12M: 4000 x 3000, 8M-H: 3264 x 2448 (low compression) 8M-S: 3264 x 2448 (standard compression) 6M[16:9]: 3264x1840 2M[16:9]: 1920x1080 2M: 1600 x 1200 0.9M[16:9]: 1280x720 0.3M: 640x480 
  • Resolution (pixels) Continuous shots: 
    • 8M: 3264 x 2448 , 6fps/Max 9 photos, 4M: 2288 x 1712 , 12fps/Max 15 photos
  • Resolution (pixels) Movie clips:
    • 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  
  • 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/ Japanese/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Dutch/ Russian/ Portuguese/ Turkish/ Japanese/ 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: ~ 135min./ 
  • Continuous playback: ~ 350 min.
  • Dimensions/Volume: 53.3 (W) x 57.3 (H) x 105.0 (D)mm (maximum dimension, excluding protruding parts) 
  • Weight: ~ 299g (main unit only), ~ 342g (including battery, approx 41 g, and SD card, approx 2 g)
  • Video Recording Time (Total Time) SD Memory Card Type 16GB:
    • Full-HR: 1hr28min
    • Full-HD: 2hr11min
    • Full-SHQ: 2hr54min
    • HD-SHQ: 3hr51min
    • TV-SHQ: 11hr06min
    • Web-SHR: 4hr19min
    • Web-UHR: 41hr19min
    • Audio Memo: 261hr
  • Number of Photographs, SD Memory Card Type 16GB:
    • 12M: 4,020
    • 8M-H: 4,020
    • 8M-S: 5,940
    • 6.0M [16:9]: 7,920
    • 2M [16:9]: 21,700
    • 2M: 22,700
    • 0.9M [16:9]: 41,600
    • 0.3M: 99,800
    • 8M Seq.: 5,940
    • 4M Seq.: 11,800 
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