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Toshiba Camileo BW10
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Toshiba Camileo BW10 Camcorder

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5MP 99.22g CMOS Jan 2012
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Toshiba CAMILEO BW10 (Silver) OverviewDon't let a little water or sand stand between you and great video. Discover Toshiba's CAMILEO BW10 Full HD Waterproof Camcorder, offering the versatility and... More
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22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camcorder received a "Value for Money" award from Laptopworld.dk who decided that this Toshiba camcorder was good value for money.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Laptopmag.com, CNET.de and CNET.co.uk the average expert rating of this camcorder is 70%.

Robust

Five customers who reviewed the Toshiba Camileo BW10 concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “Toshiba's Camileo BW10 is a simple, waterproof minicamcorder”. Cnet.com also wrote “The Toshiba Camileo BW10 is a basic, waterproof minicamcorder that's good enough to capture a casual cannonball into a pool.”. Cnet.com.au mentioned “There are a couple of waterproof camcorders on the market, from brands such as Sanyo, Panasonic” and scored the product 70 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One Toshiba Camileo BW10 reviewer who purchased the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Cnet.com.au said in their Toshiba Camileo BW10 review on expert website CNET.com.au “The BW10 from Toshiba is a decent (and cheap) waterproof camcorder” and rated it 70 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was cheap. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this camcorder on expert review site CNET.co.uk six years ago “The waterproof Toshiba Camileo BW10 is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, high-definition camcorder with a 5-megapixel camera -- just don't expect to be overwhelmed by features or picture quality”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was good value for money. Laptopmag.com said “Is priced at $129” however despite that they only scored this camcorder 3 stars.

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Good Value for Money

Laptopworld.dk highlighted in their review that this Toshiba video camera provided a good bang for your buck.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Camileo BW10 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the Camileo BW10.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-CX130 which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Camileo BW10 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the Camileo BW10 has an HDMI port.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most camcorders that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this age and spec.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Camileo BW10 also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264|MP4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Camileo BW10 is more than most similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo BW10.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Very Light

The Camileo BW10 is one of the lighter video cameras of a similar type and age to the Camileo BW10 (only 99.22 grams) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. Camcorders that are a similar age to the Camileo BW10 have weights of between 76g and 2.8kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the easypix Challenge Action (£99.90) (76g).

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Very Small

The smallest video camera of this type and age is 15mm deep and the biggest is 460mm. At only 22.8 millimeters, the Camileo BW10 is quite small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo BW10.

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12 Reasons Against

Toshiba Only Has Unexceptional Camcorder Reviews

Toshiba is one of the ok video camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Toshiba also has unexceptional ratings for its medium sensor size video cameras.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Camileo BW10 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic HS900.

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Very Short Battery Life

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 1.16 hours) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. Video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Camileo BW10 have battery lifes of between 1.1h and 8,700h, and the average battery life is 580h.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2 inches, the Camileo BW10 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Camileo BW10. The smallest screen size of medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.5" and the largest is 4".

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to look at the HDR-CX240 (£129.99) (2.7"), or the HDR-PJ330 (£312.11) (2.7") both from Sony or the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam (£114.99) (2.4").

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Not 3D Compatible

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (£1,797.41).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Camileo BW10 does not have a night mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Camileo BW10 also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330 (£312.11) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Camileo BW10, the Camileo BW10 is not waterproof.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Camileo BW10 is 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's 68% less maximum image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Camileo BW10.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best maximum image resolution amongst similar types of video camera.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

The Camileo BW10 has a quite short video recording time (only 1.16 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Across all the video cameras of a similar type and age to the Camileo BW10 the video recording times range from 0.016h to 94h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

Camcorders with a longer video recording time that might be worth considering include the Samsung HMX-F90 (1.6h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Camileo BW10 is more than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

At 1,024 megabyte, the Camileo BW10 has a quite big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Camileo BW10. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum hard disk space range from 300MB to 1.1GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Camileo BW10

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Camileo BW10 has a relatively standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Camileo BW10.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 64GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the GZ-V515, or the GZ-VX715 (£145.99) both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF S30.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Camileo BW10 has a relatively average digital zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the JVC GY-HMQ10 (£2,820.00) (20x).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Hand Strap
Cable Included
Other Features
Minimum Processor
Photo Mode
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM Requirement
The Windows Operating System

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(15)
1 June 2012

All in all, you will surely enjoy the new Toshiba Camileo BW10 if you are looking for a small, waterproof, easy to handle device...

30 August 2011

If you are looking for a simple camcorder to take with you on vacation, or carry in your handbag for unexpected moments, then the new Toshiba Camileo BW10 should be on your list. It's sand and... Read more…

9 August 2011

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 is a basic, waterproof minicamcorder that's good enough to capture a casual cannonball into a pool, but not more treasured memories...

13 December 2010

So long as you're not expecting Hollywood-esque footage, the BW10 from Toshiba is a decent (and cheap) waterproof camcorder...

25 August 2010

Aquatic skills aside, the waterproof Toshiba Camileo BW10 is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, high-definition camcorder with a 5-megapixel camera -- just don't expect to be overwhelmed by features or...

15 November 2010

Le Toshiba Camileo BW10 est un caméscope numérique compact capable de filmer des séquences en HD. Son point fort : son étanchéité...

23 August 2010

Toshiba propose un caméscope étanche jusqu?à 2 mètres de profondeur, fonctionnant sous l?eau, sous la pluie et même après être tombé dans la neige. Son boîtier est renforcé par une coque... Read more…

Laptopworld.dk

8 April 2011

Efter at have haft Toshiba Camileo BW10, til test i godt en uges tid, er jeg overbevist om, at man får noget for sine penge. Det kan alt hvad sådan et lille fikst kamera nu skal kunne, og det...

Laptopworld.dk

20 September 2010

Toshiba Camileo BW10 er ikke det bedste videokamera jeg har haft i hænderne, omvendt heller ikke det ringeste. Det der gør Toshiba Camileo BW10 væd at overveje, er at det i øjeblikket fås for...

1 August 2012

W naszym zestawieniu pad? remis. Obie kamery zdoby?o po 2 punkty przy 3 remisach. Jednak polecamy model Samsunga, poniewa? jest on wodoodporny do g??boko?ci 3 metrów i odporny na wstrz?sy....

Simple to use
Light weight
Waterproof
Stabilization software
Can take a picture while recording
Can only charge through USB
Doesn't do well in low light situations
Blotchy zoom
Can't multi-delete or zoom-in on photos on device
The B 10 has almost no extra features, lacks embedded editing and sharing software, and produces merely passable HD video
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