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Toshiba Camileo S30
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Toshiba Camileo S30 Camcorder

8MP 118g CMOS 16x Jan 2012
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Pocket-SizedAt 3/4" thin and 4.2 oz, this compact video camera is about the same size as a smartphone and can go wherever you go. Don't sacrifice power for size! Hi-Def Made EasyThe CAMILEO S30... More
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31 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Eleven experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint, PC Mag and about.com have rated this Toshiba camcorder on average 70%.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who reviewed the Toshiba Camileo S30 concluded that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their Toshiba Camileo S30 review five years ago “Video performance in a small reasonably priced camera, Toshiba have not been successful here” . Amazon Customer also mentioned “Do not buy one under any circumstances, I know the price now is very tempting”. Corey Taylor gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said “Great value for money!”.

One Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewer who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was cheap. About.com mentioned in their Toshiba Camileo S30 review “If you're in the market for a good budget camcorder”.

One Toshiba Camileo S30 owner who reviewed the Toshiba Camileo S30 considered that it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Wired.com mentioned in their Toshiba Camileo S30 review “The Bieber-esque popularity of the Flip video camera over the last few years has sparked a proliferation of cheap, handheld camcorders”.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who bought the Toshiba Camileo S30 reckoned that it was easy to use. Corey Taylor wrote in his review “Fits in the pocket very well which is handy as it can be taken almost anywhere”. Five years ago Laff scored it very highly and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Very light and handy”. Laff also wrote “Easy to use and touch screen playback is brill”.

One Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewer said in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use the menus. Videomaker.com wrote in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 “Videoimage quality isn't great, convoluted menu navigation” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewers agreed that the Toshiba Camileo S30 was good quality. Ashwin wrote on Amazon five years ago “It has better quality, sounds good” and rated the product 5 stars. Corey Taylor said on Amazon “Great camera, top quality also has very good battery life” in his review of the Toshiba Camileo S30. Laff wrote in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 “Good quality pictures at wide”.

Good Size

A number of people who purchased the Toshiba Camileo S30 agreed that it was thin. Videomaker.com mentioned “Slim, very lightweight”. Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this camcorder “It was the thinnest Full HD camcorder on the market”. Cnet.com.au said on expert review site CNET.com.au five years ago “It's also incredibly light at 120 grams and slim at just 19mm thick” in their review but they scored this camcorder 65 out of 100.

One Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewer thought the product was a good weight. Fossil Finder mentioned on Amazon three years ago “This camera looks great, small, light weight, lovely colour” in their Toshiba Camileo S30 review. One person who bought it considered that it was compact. Expert review site G4tv.com wrote “The Toshiba Camileo S30 camcorder comes with more than just HD video recording in a compact size” and scored it very highly.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Toshiba Camileo S30 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen. Expert website About.com mentioned “The $179 camcorder features a 3-inch touch screen display and 8-megapixel still photo capture” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30. About.com also wrote “It has a larger, swing-out display, which makes it easier to frame your videos”.

Nice Design

Some Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Videomaker.com mentioned “Great design, easy to use, lots of recording”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “Sports a nice design.” in their review of this camcorder yet they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

One Toshiba Camileo S30 owner said in their reviews that it was good looking. Marmalademan mentioned “Pretty good” in their review of this camcorder.

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Robust

One Toshiba Camileo S30 owner who reviewed the Toshiba Camileo S30 reckoned that it was reliable. Vidkid wrote “On replacing the battery the camera works perfectly.I also found that charging via the USB lead is much more reliable than with the mains lead”.

One Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewer reckoned that the Toshiba Camileo S30 was well made. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com rated the Toshiba Camileo S30 4 stars and mentioned “The build quality is good and for normal un-zoomed recording” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

One Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on expert review site PC Mag “Feels like a real video camera, with a big screen and plenty of features.” yet they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

Some Toshiba Camileo S30 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it had a good image stabiliser. Five years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 “The still shots have no image stabilisation and are constantly blurred - certainly not up to advertised spec”.

One Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewer who bought the Toshiba Camileo S30 considered that it had a good zoom. Five years ago Laff said in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 “Zoom is digital and best not used because of blurring”.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Toshiba Camileo S30 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Camileo S30.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Sony HDR-GW66[plb_1550614_price], or the Samsung HMX-QF20[plb_1387760_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The Toshiba Camileo S30 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Camileo S30.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E[plb_1670403_price], or the Philips CAM101[plb_1396276_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Camileo S30 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo S30 also have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders 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 Toshiba Camileo BW10[plb_1432168_price] which has better reviews.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Toshiba Camileo S30 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of this spec and age. Most medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This video camera also 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Toshiba Camileo S30 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 medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Camileo S30. This video camera also support a still image resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 3264 x 2448.

This video camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

The Toshiba Camileo S30 has one of the higher movie megapixel counts (8 megapixels) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The lowest movie megapixel count of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Camileo S30 is 0.49MP and the highest is 9.9MP.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Camileo S30 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Camileo S30.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the HMX-H304[pl_140536_price], or the QF20[pl_2140623_price] both from Samsung or the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_2109552_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|480p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Camileo S30 is more than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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 available for more than two years. 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 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 camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders of this type and age.

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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 have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Minimum RAM Requirement

At only 512 megabytes, the Camileo S30 has a quite small minimum RAM requirement compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The minimum RAM requirement of camcorders of this spec and age range from 510MB to 1.1GB.

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Very Light

At only 118 grams, the Camileo S30 is quite light compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Camileo S30. The weights of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo S30 range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

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Very Small

With a depth of only 19 millimeters, the Camileo S30 is one of the smaller medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Camileo S30 amongst camcorders of this age. The average depth of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Camileo S30 is 110mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Poor

The average owner rating of this Toshiba video camera is 57 out of 100 based on 70 owner reviews. This video camera in the bottom 10% of all the camcorders of this age and spec when ranked by user rating.

Toshiba Only Has Unexceptional Video Camera Reviews

Toshiba has unexceptional average ratings for its medium sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Poor Connectivity

Some Toshiba Camileo S30 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was not able to connect to the internet. Videomaker.com mentioned “Low light performance not as good as pocket Internet models” in their Toshiba Camileo S30 review. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Trusted Reviews five years ago “Since then, there have been a few Pocket Internet models with similar proportions, such as Kodak's Playsport Zx3, Panasonic's HM-TA1”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Toshiba Camileo S30 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Toshiba Camileo S30 is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering 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].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have a night mode. The Camileo S30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

Other video cameras which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic HDC-SD90[plb_1121383_price], or the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Toshiba Camileo S30 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type 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] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Camileo S30, the Camileo S30 is not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price], or the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Camileo S30 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this camcorder.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Camileo S30

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium sensor size camcorder was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Camileo S30 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ260[pl_363188_price] both from Sony or the Samsung HMX-H304[plb_140536_price] which has better reviews.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the HDC-Z10000[pl_1312813_price] (3.48"), or the HDC-Z10000E[pl_1670403_price] (3.48") both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Camileo S30 has a pretty standard maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Camileo S30.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to consider the Camileo X200[pl_1028087_price] (128GB and higher rated), or the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price] (128GB and higher rated) both from Toshiba.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Camileo S30 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price] (20x and higher rated), the JVC GY-HMQ10[plb_1974537_price] (20x and higher rated), or the Samsung HMX-QF30[plb_1535885_price] (40x and higher rated).

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Self-Timer
Playback
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Battery
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Hand Strap
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Minimum Processor
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM Requirement
Internal Memory Size
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(12)
29 June 2011

The Camileo S30 will fit the pockets of many videographers looking for a portable option. Synonymous with laptops, Toshiba has now added the Camileo S30, a simple and easy to use pocket camcorder,... Read more…

Good clarity in images
Allows overall control through camera features and accessories
Low price and a lot of included swag
Cool functions, including slowmotion, timelapse and motiondetect are unheard of in a budget camera
Several hardware perks, such as HDMIout, a flipout display, removable battery, zoom controls
No audio control
Limited zoom
Some difficulty navigating the menus
Summmary
The Camileo 30 will fit the pockets of many videographers looking for a portable option
24 May 2011

If you're in the market for a good budget camcorder, the Toshiba Camileo S30 is a nice choice. Unlike some of its pocket camcorder competitors, it has a larger, swing-out display, which makes it...

18 April 2011

The Bieber-esque popularity of the Flip video camera over the last few years has sparked a proliferation of cheap, handheld camcorders. However, the news last week that Cisco is killing off the... Read more…

The S30 isn?t the most feature packed camcorder you are going to find, but it is one of the smallest full HD camcorders on the market. We loved the ease of use and portability of this device. The...

6 April 2011

In the past, Toshiba's camcorders haven't been able to give the premium models from mainstream manufacturers anything to worry about, and the Camileo S30 does nothing to change that. However, at...

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User Reviews

(68)
Reviewed 26 April 2011 by Awp278

Unfortunately after less than 10 uses this item cut off mid-record. Believing it to be a low battery I charged the item. It came on, then cut off again as soon as I entered into the menu command... Read more…

Reviewed 5 April 2011 by Jayne

I wanted a camcorder that was easy to set up and carry about with me, this little gem does every thing i want and more. all the user interface is clear and easy to understand, the touch screen is... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2011 by A. D. Green
(Verified Purchase)

I'd never been interested in video recorders before now. When my son was born 20 years ago I bought one with the intention of recording his childhood, but it was too bulky, meaning the picture... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2012 by Coal77
(Verified Purchase)

I hold my hands up - I made a big mistake in ignoring the reviews on here. I thought Toshiba is a well known brand so surely it was just bad luck that people had problems with it. Unfortunately... Read more…

Reviewed 27 March 2011 by Alan Wood
(Verified Purchase)

Wanted a simple compact recording device for both work and pleasure. Quality is excellent once I remembered to remove the protective film from the lens. Battery life is good...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 815479R16HB, PX1751E-1CAM, toshiba px1736, toshiba px1736e, toshiba px1744e1, toshiba px1729e1, toshiba px1752e1, toshiba px1752e1c, toshiba px1744e1c, toshiba px1729e1c, toshiba px1741e1c4, toshiba px1744e1ca, toshiba px1729e1ca, toshiba px1752e1ca, toshiba px1730e1c4, toshiba px1729e1cam, toshiba px1752e1cam, toshiba px1730e1c4g, toshiba px1741e1c4g, toshiba px1744e1cam
Barcodes 04026203846920, 04026203848580, 04026203861046, 04051154134758, 04051154134789

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