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Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and size also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the portability, and many are critical about the viewfinder and zoom.

size, image quality, price, usability

battery, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sharp Viewcam VL-AH151U Hi-8 Analog Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the usability and price are overall positive. The image quality and size also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the portability.

size, image quality, price, usability


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

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Very Nice Hi-8 Viewcam for the Price


This is my first camcorder. Let me say this: for the price I got it for, it was a steal !! I bought it at Sam's Club for $125.00. It was a display model that was barely used. In fact, the guy that ran the department told me he took it out of the box a ...

Lightweight, LCD screen size, Remote Control, Digital Image Stabilization, Features, and PRICE

Mono Audio, Battery Life, Not Digital

Oct, 2003

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a decent entry-level Hi-8 Viewcam if you get it cheap enough


Sharp VL-AH151U Viewcam website:,1058,801,00.html more pros: dual picture (picture-in-picture), still image "snap" mode more cons: not fully digital (just some zoom), no external battery ...

price, digital image stabilization, LCD screen size, remote control, light 110/240V AC adaptor

no light, no viewfinder, battery life, expensive accessories, mono audio, no external audio connector

Jun, 2003

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Not all as advertised


Well, I went looking for a replacement camera to view my old HI-8 tapes I made beginning back in 1989, on a Cannon A1. The Cannon did not last long and had given me many problems along the way, but what a nice camera for 1989. I missed viewing the...

Easy to use, nice controls, affordable

No S-video output, 400 x zoom not usable

Feb, 2003

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