It’s official, we have completed our review of the new Sanyo Xacti WH1 underwater HD camcorder. Overall I would say that the camera performed well, and up to the expectations I had when I purchased it. The next underwater camera that we hope to be reviewing soon is the GoPro Hero HD, mind you the GoPro is not a camcorder- it doesn’t even have a viewing screen at the back. However, I think it will serve as a great static camera and will go places that the Sanyo simply could not.
When I first saw the Sanyo Xacti WH1 I was very excited. I’ve wanted a good underwater camcorder for a very long time and there’s no sense getting something that’s not HD these days, but price is a huge factor when you’re talking about underwater electronics. The cases alone for some cameras can cost thousands of dollars, never mind a camera built to go underwater right out of the box. But that’s exactly what the Sanyo Xacti WH1 does- and at a consumer price point you can appreciate.