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Despite it's class-leading compact and light body, the Xacti SH1 can capture Full HD videos with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The slim, vertical design provides excellent ergonomics and usability. The SH1 records in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video format. As it's a single-file format, similar to that used for still photos, it's easy to use on PCs and on the internet. This format is fully supported by the latest Windows OS, Windows 7, released in October 2009. Video files are displayed in the same thumbnai...
Zoom Combination - Mode The camera automatically changes the directionality and sound-gathering format according to the image zoom conditions.
The Xacti SH1 features standalone shutter buttons that let you start shooting a photo or a video with a single thumb press. There's no need to press a separate mode switch, and you can even shoot photos and videos simultaneously. Note 1: Photos are recorded at a resolution of 2.0 M in Full HD and Full SHQ mode, 0.9 M in HD-HR and HD-SHQ mode, and 0.3 M in TV-SHQ mode.Note 2: Sequential shooting is not available in iFrame mode
In developing the Xacti series, SANYO focused on creating compact, extremely portable devices that can be carried anywhere, anytime, and used to record everyday moments. To make the new Xacti SH1 even more compact than previous models, SANYO developed a slim sensor module and a new super-slim lens. Its compact and lightweight dimensions—27 mm thick, 142 g, and 126 cc in volume—make the SH1 a new type of video camera; one so portable that it can dramatically expand your range of shooting situations. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion – you can have fun shooting everyday stuff Camcorders
The Xacti SH1 features Sanyo's original Advanced Zoom technology. The technology expands the video shooting area y enlarging the size of the video image captured on the CMOS from 2 megapixels (as on conventional Full HD models) to 3.5 megapixels. By using the pixels more effectively, it is able t perform the equivalent of 35 mm wide-angle shooting on a traditional film camera. At the other extreme, the SH1's focal length can be set to 1050 mm when you use the built-in 30x zoom. The class-leading wide-angle and telephoto capabilities of the SH1 mean you can capture subjects across a wide area, whether they are close or far away.
*When using the Advanced Zoom function to shoot video.
Thanks to its high-speed CMOS sensor and newly developed high-speed processor, the Xacti SH1 can achieve high-speed shooting at up to 600 fps. Kids, pets, or sports scenes that are usually too fast to catch can be captured and viewed in slow motion. Slow-motion playback is also great for checking your form at your favourite sport.
Note: Video recording resolution in Web-SHR mode is 448 x 336 pixels at 1/5 speed, and in Web-UHR mode it is 192 x 108 pixels at 1/10 speed. Continuous recording time is approx. 10 seconds (with no sound). During high-speed video recording, it is not possible to record photos or operate the zoom function. Focus and exposure control is fixed and the digital image stabiliser cannot be engaged.
Brightness on the Xacti SH1's wide-screen LCD monitor can be adjusted to any of seven levels. Also, the monitor can rotate through approximately 285 degrees, so you can easily position it at your preferred angle. This lets you keep your subject clearly in view, whether you're shooting high, low, or at yourself and your kids.
Accurately recorded audio is vital for videos. For clearly recorded audio that matches a given shooting situation, the Xacti SH1 offers three new microphone modes. Now when you zoom up close to your subject, the SH1 can minimise unnecessary ambient sounds and focus mainly on recording your subject’s voice.
Although it boasts a very compact form factor, the Xacti SH1 can record Full HD videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution, along with genuine high-resolution photos. SANYO developed a new proprietary high-speed image-processing engine to deliver high image quality in a compact package. The engine is designed to reduce power consumption and provide optimal operation in conjunction with the CMOS image sensor. Meanwhile, 3D digital noise reduction technology reduces random noise by adding motion judgment to the noise-reduction process. The SH1 also delivers improvements in compression efficiency and bit-rate allocation, resulting in a highly accurate video image. As it employs the advanced movie compression format, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, the SH1 lets you easily save and play back video images on a PC.
For beautiful high-definition video recording, the Xacti SH1 reduces the effect of camera shake that typically occurs when you zoom in on a subject. SANYO's original digital image stabiliser is capable of automatically distinguishing between unintended camera shaking and deliberate pans and tilts.
The Xacti SH1 is able to detect your subjects' faces instantly. Even if the faces move, the SH1 can follow them and adjust the focus and exposure. The Face Chaser function has been developed so that it can even follow faces from a side-on angle.
Note: Face detection functionality depends on the subject and shooting conditions.
The Xacti SH1 offers the convenience of editing Full HD videos on the camera itself. You can easily splice multiple clips into a single video, or cut unwanted footage. This feature is particularly useful when it comes to viewing slideshows and using your SD memory card capacity more effectively.
Note: If there is insufficient free space on the SD memory card, you may be unable to perform editing functions.
Cracking little camera that is light and can be put in trouser pocke. the Perfect holiday companion and better than the pocket cameras as the zoom was far greater. Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2011 by riaz
lovely little camcorder, easy to hold and use. Very pleased with this item and recommend this camcorder for anyone to use.Published on 8 Sept. 2011 by Gloria
I have never had a camcorder before so cannot give a comparison but I have been pleasantly surprised as I had assumed as it was such a low price that it might be OK but nothing... Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2011 by R PAYNE
Brought this camcorder to take on my hols with me this year.Firstly i was blown away by the size of it when i got it out the box fits into your pocket without any problem. Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2011 by Mr B
I got this for the video rather than the photos. Snaps are fine but the video is excellent. Been using it for a couple of weeks now and really pleased with the results. Read morePublished on 31 July 2011 by oli
This sanyo VPC-SH1EXBK Xacti SH1Full HD Camcorder, is fantastic, i have purchased this camcorder to record by childs up brings, its very small and handy, so easy to use, and also... Read morePublished on 6 July 2011 by darren
Can't believe the quality of the images and sound for the price. I have a Vado and this is planets ahead. Very little drop in image quality when zooming. Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2011 by D. Wood
Excellent compact camera. Very small, can record high quality video and photos. Two minor issues are the lack of light for night mode (not expected in this size) and the fact... Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2011 by Amazon Customer
This is a compact and basic HD camcorder capable of really good results. It's limitations in terms of features and usability are due to cost and size restraints. Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2011 by Bob the Nob