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Toshiba Camileo S40
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Toshiba Camileo S40 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 141g Oct 2012
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
The Toshiba Full HD Camileo S40 is eye catching in more ways than one. Its attractive, super-slim design allows you to take it everywhere, so you can capture everything that pleases you. Featuring... More
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Unboxing: TOSHIBA Camileo S40
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22 Reasons For

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The Camileo S40 has a very fast maximum frame rate (60 frames per second) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo S40. The slowest maximum frame rate of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Camileo S40 is 25fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 41fps.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Toshiba Camileo S40 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo S40. The smallest screen size of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo S40 is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average screen size is 2.8".

Video cameras with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic AG-AC90 (£1,239.00) (3.5"), or the JVC GY-HMQ10 (£2,820.00) (3.5").

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Camileo S40 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Camileo S40 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Sony HDR-CX130 which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Camileo S40, the Toshiba Camileo S40 is Full HD.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The Camileo S40 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". The worst optical sensor size of all video cameras of this age and type is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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Very High Megapixel Count

Across all the video cameras that have been available for more than two years the megapixel counts range from 1.3MP to 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.3MP. The Camileo S40 has a quite high megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the Camileo S40.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Very High Video Capturing Speed

Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the video capturing speeds range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 41fps. When compared to other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the video capturing speed of the Camileo S40 of 60 frames per second is one of the highest.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Camileo S40 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Camileo S40. This Toshiba video camera also support a still image resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1944.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best supported still image resolution across all medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo S40.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Camileo S40 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Camileo S40.

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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 video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|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 number of white balance modes found on the Toshiba Camileo S40 is more than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This Toshiba video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that are a comparable age to the Camileo S40. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this 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 frequently supported video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as 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 spec.

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Very Light

The weights of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the Camileo S40 range from 76g to 2.8kg. At only 141 grams, the Camileo S40 is quite light compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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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 type and age to it.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on camcorders of this age and type.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small

The depths of medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the Camileo S40 range from 15mm to 460mm. At only 56 millimeters, the Camileo S40 is quite small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Small

The smallest medium sensor size camcorder that was released more than two years ago is 17mm wide and the biggest is 270mm. When compared to other camcorders of this spec and age that we have checked the width of, the Camileo S40's width of only 17.5 millimeters is one of the smallest.

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11 Reasons Against

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 camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Camileo S40 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age which have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this spec and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Toshiba Camileo S40 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the Panasonic HS900 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Camileo S40 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (£1,797.41).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Camileo S40 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Camileo S40 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330 (£312.11).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Camileo S40 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Camileo S40, the Camileo S40 is not waterproof.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The Camileo S40 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Camileo S40. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this camcorder.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 4 lux, the Toshiba Camileo S40 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Camileo S40. The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of this age and spec is 0.3lx and the biggest is 15lx.

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Very Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the minimum hard disk space of the Camileo S40 of 1,024 megabyte is one of the biggest. The minimum hard disk space of similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 300MB to 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 900MB.

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Quite Big Minimum RAM Requirement

The Camileo S40 has a fairly big minimum RAM requirement (1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The minimum RAM requirement of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 510MB to 1.1GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Camileo S40

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

The Toshiba Camileo S40 has a pretty average battery life (1.67 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Camileo S40.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.67h battery life camcorders currently available including the Samsung HMX-F90 which has better reviews.

If this medium sensor size camcorder battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,089.49) (4.75h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Toshiba Camileo S40 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Camileo S40.

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
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
S-Video in Port
Mini HDMI Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Hand Strap
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Tripod Included
Cleaning Cloth Included
Other Features
Minimum Processor
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM Requirement

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 May 2013

La Toshiba Camileo S40 è una videocamera molto compatta, con pratica impugnatura a pistola che ne consente un utilizzo agevole, insieme al display touchscreen. Le specifiche tecniche non sono...

Design
Risoluzione
Porte HDMI e USB
Stabilizzatore digitale
Solo zoom digitale
Qualit sensore

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 25 March 2016 by MR GRANDADPIG
(Verified Purchase)

Pocket camcorder? What hoh! Slim ,light and stored anywhere.Casing durable.Good results indoors. Cons. thumb switch - forefinger in view,shaky on off. Can be overcome. QUALITY @ affordable price.

Reviewed 29 July 2015 by CornetBabe

So easy to use. Turns itself on to offer recording straight away from hardware buttons. Touch screen menus available. Good quality. Small and lightweight. MP4. Love it!

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers Camileo S40, toshiba 1080, toshiba 1080p, toshiba 20555
Barcodes 00026203995796, 04026203989948, 04026203995758, 04026203995796, 04026203995833

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