Sharp VL-AH150 ViewCam Hi8 Camcorder – Still not bad

My wife and i looked at many camcorders and she instantly liked this one. I asked her why and she said the design(non-flip 3′ screen) and the main reason was that there wasn’t a million buttons all over it. Buttons scare the average person. Once we started using it she told me thats why she would not use our old one. This model is very simple and gives new meaning to ‘point and shoot’. Personally i like lots of features and boy, does this camera have features. Letterbox recording, black and white, sepia, strobe, photo shot, pic-in-pic, awesome zoom. You can’t beat it for the price (.

Great zoom features and the camera is light and easy to use and has great features such as 16x optical zoom and 400x digital zoom. The only problem i have is that it doesnot connect to the computer. The image in the camcorder is ok for the price point and image shakes violently in digital zoom mode if you are zooming in too much.

I wanted a reliable, simple to use, high quality camcorder at a good price and the sharp vlah150 so far has met all my criteria. You can’t go wrong buying this camcorder.

This is my second camcorder, and it did take some getting used to. I guess i was used to my older one, even more so than i thought. Once i played around with this camcorder for a couple hours i got the hang of it and started to really enjoy it. I love the photo shot effect, as well as the fact that i can shoot in black and white. At first, i missed my old camcorder, but now i love this one.

I had a ah151 and it malfunctioned. I have a bunch of hi8 tapes so needed a cam where i can continue to use them. I saw the ah150 from classic camcorder and the price was cheaper than the authorized repair facility to fix the 151. There was a slight delay on shipping but the company notified me immediately and it was resolved and shipped. For the price they threw in a few extras, a beautiful camera case, an easycap adapter to connect to the computer, and a lens cleaning kit. I tested the cam inside and outdoors and it works perfectly. I give classic camcorder an a+ for service and delivery.

I have had this camera for approximately 4-1/2 years now, and it’s still a good product. The only complaints i have are that (1) it doesn’t connect to the computer in any way, and there are no longer products out that will convert the rca cables into a usb input. (2) the battery will not hold any type of charge whatsoever anymore – i have to plug the camera into a wall to be able to use it, and replacement batteries are near impossible to find at ridiculous prices. From sharp directly it’s a $50 battery. I managed to find one at fry’s for about $30, but it’s still nimh and i would like to find a lithium-ion so we don’t have this problem again. Other than that, it’s a wonderful camera, and i absolutely love it.

  • Great Camcorder and Great Company to Deal With
  • took some getting used to
  • Still not bad

Features of Sharp VL-AH150 ViewCam Hi8 Camcorder with 16x Power Zoom and 3-Inch LCD Screen (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Hi8 camcorder
  • 16x optical (25x digital) zoom with digital image stabilization
  • 3-inch color LCD monitor
  • Can record stills onto tape
  • Uses Sharp BT-H22U lithium ion battery pack, included; includes remote, battery charger, lens cap, A/V cable, and shoulder strap

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Hi8 camcorder

16x optical (25x digital) zoom with digital image stabilization

3-inch color LCD monitor

Can record stills onto tape

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Sharp VL-AH150 ViewCam Hi8 Camcorder with 16x Power Zoom and 3-Inch LCD Screen (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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4.0 / 5  stars, based on  9  reviews