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Toshiba Camileo BW20
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Toshiba Camileo BW20 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 132g Oct 2012
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Ruggedized and ready for anything, the CAMILEO BW20 Full HD water-, dust- and shock-proof camcorder offers the versatility and convenience you need to take dazzling high-def movies for life's... More
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Toshiba Camileo BW20 Review
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21 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This video camera received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from tecnozoom.it.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

When compared to other video cameras of this age and spec, the maximum memory card size of the Camileo BW20 of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest. The maximum memory card sizes of camcorders of this age and type range from 2GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 128GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price], the Camileo X200[pl_1028087_price], or the Camileo X400[pl_1028092_price] all from Toshiba which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Camileo BW20 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Camileo BW20.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider including the HDR-GW66[pl_1550614_price], or the HDR-CX200[pl_1356097_price] both from Sony or the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Camileo BW20, the Toshiba Camileo BW20 is Full HD.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E[plb_1670403_price], or the Samsung HMX-QF20[plb_1387760_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Camileo BW20 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo BW20 also have an HDMI port.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price], or the Philips CAM101[plb_1396276_price] which has better reviews.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The Camileo BW20 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all video cameras of this spec and age the worst optical sensor size is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Toshiba Camileo BW20 is 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras that have been available for more than two years. This video camera also support a still image resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1936.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Camileo BW20.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Toshiba Camileo BW20 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-GW66[plb_1550614_price], the Samsung HMX-H304[plb_140536_price], and the Toshiba Camileo BW10[plb_1432168_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|480p|720p video mode, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Camileo BW20 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Camileo BW20. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Toshiba video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 132 grams, the Toshiba Camileo BW20 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Camileo BW20. Comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 76g and 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 2 lux, the Camileo BW20 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Camileo BW20. The minimum illumination of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo BW20 range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

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Very Small

The depths of medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 15mm to 460mm. With a depth of only 17.4 millimeters, the Camileo BW20 is one of the smaller medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Camileo BW20 amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Toshiba Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Camcorders

On average Toshiba medium sensor size video cameras have unexceptional reviews as do all video cameras produced by Toshiba.

Poor Product Quality

One Toshiba Camileo BW20 owner who purchased the product concluded that it was not good quality. Three years ago Ramon wrote “Bad quality and dreadful client service from Toshiba”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was not heavy and bulky. Ramon said “As soon as I opened the box I realized they have sent me a second-hand camera that has suffered more heavy use than mine” and gave this camcorder a rating of 20 out of 100.

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of camcorders of this spec and age is 41fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps. The Toshiba Camileo BW20 has a quite slow maximum frame rate (only 30 frames per second) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Camileo BW20.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Camileo BW20 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. Video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Camileo S40[pl_1459563_price] (10x and higher rated), or the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price] (10x and higher rated) both from Toshiba or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (10x and higher rated).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this spec and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Camileo BW20 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-CX200[plb_1356097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Toshiba Camileo BW20 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2 inches) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Camileo BW20 the screen sizes range from 1.5" to 4".

Other 2" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at include the Philips CAM101[plb_1396276_price], the Toshiba Camileo BW10[plb_1432168_price], or the Coby CAM5002[plb_1371075_price] which has better reviews.

If this medium sensor size camcorder screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam[plb_1838072_price] (2.4"), the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price] (2.4"), or the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price] (2.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Toshiba Camileo BW20 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo BW20 are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000E[pl_1670403_price] both from Panasonic or the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo BW20 do not have a night mode. The Camileo BW20 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

Alternative camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Toshiba Camileo X400[plb_1028092_price], the Panasonic HDC-SD90[plb_1121383_price], or the Sony HDR-CX210[plb_1309808_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Toshiba Camileo BW20 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the HDR-PJ200[pl_363159_price], or the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price] both from Sony or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Camileo BW20 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Camileo BW20 are also not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price], or the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The video capturing speeds of camcorders of this spec and age range from 25fps to 60fps. With a video capturing speed of only 30 frames per second, the Camileo BW20 has one of the lower video capturing speeds amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Camileo BW20 has a greater number of included cables than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Camileo BW20. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this camcorder.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM Requirement

The average minimum RAM requirement of video cameras of a similar age and type to the Camileo BW20 is 790MB. The Camileo BW20 has one of the bigger minimum RAM requirement (1,024 megabyte) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Camileo BW20

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Video Recording Time

The Camileo BW20 has a fairly standard video recording time (1.6 hours) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the Camileo BW20.

Camcorders with a longer video recording time that might be worth looking at include the Samsung HMX-QF30[plb_1535885_price] (1.67h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Minimum Processor
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM Requirement
Internal Memory Size
The Windows Operating System
Auto Exposure

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 March 2013

La Toshiba Camileo BW20 è la videocamera compatta perfetta da portare al mare, in montagna e ovunque si desidera, grazie al suo corpo resistente praticamente a tutto, anche all'acqua. A parte...

Slot per schede di memoria
Risoluzione foto
Sensore CMOS BSI
Filmati Full HD
Impermeabile fino a 5 metri
Grandezza display
Stabilizzatore elettrico
Obiettivo a fuoco fisso

User Reviews

(1)
(Verified Purchase)

I truly regret buying this camera. I bought it in 2013 for filming my family during the summer. After using it a few times at the beach the camera stopped working in early July. I did not do any... Read more…

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Barcodes 00022265163771, 04026203977273

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