Read the full Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 Waterproof Camcorder review

On paper, Sanyo looked like it had stolen a march on Panasonic with the Xacti VPC-WH1, as the first consumer-oriented waterproof HD camcorder. But whilst its moisture-repelling capabilities are commendable, video performance in poorly lit underwater conditions isn't so outstanding. Nevertheless, you will still be able to grab many moments of aquatic pleasure, and at under £300 it's incredibly good value. So this may not be the perfect HD video water baby, but at least Sanyo's Xacti VPC-WH1 won't mean you have to dig deep to dive deep.

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June 29, 2009, 5:47 pm

fantastic review. I was waiting for a long time, but it was worth it. Time to brake the piggy bank...

James Morris

June 29, 2009, 11:59 pm

Watch out for the sharks!


July 10, 2009, 6:43 am

Is there a street store in London that sells WH1 for under 300 pounds?

Stephen Jones

December 13, 2009, 8:36 pm

Does this camcorder have a mircophone for shooting out of the water or is it designed for sound shooting?


March 6, 2010, 10:22 pm

Yea it does have a microphone, It also has "voice memo" mode for when you just need to record sound. It actually works pretty well. Much better than a regular digital camera's microphone!.

I wrote a review about things to consider before buying this camcorder. It has a lot of drawbacks but makes up for it in other areas. People might be disappointed in it unless they have the proper expectations, which is what I discuss.

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