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Toshiba Camileo BW20
Toshiba Camileo BW20
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Toshiba Camileo BW20 Camcorder

5MP 1/3 132g Oct 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Average expert reviews
Good product quality
Good size

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review site tecnozoom.it scored this Toshiba camcorder 70%.

Toshiba Only Has Unexceptional Camcorder Reviews

We checked 224 user and expert reviews (including 86 verified purchases) for Toshiba camcorders and found that on average Toshiba has unexceptional reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Toshiba has unexceptional reviews specifically within its medium total megapixels camcorders range.


Design

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it thought it was inferior quality. Ramon wrote “Bad quality and dreadful client service from Toshiba” in his review of this camcorder.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who purchased the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Ramon wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “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 it a rating of 5 stars.

Average Weight

With a weight of 132 grams, the Camileo BW20 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camcorder was released.


Storage

Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Camileo BW20 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder. Across all the video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 128GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available including the Camileo X400 (£69.99), or the Camileo X150 (£79) both from Toshiba which has better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Toshiba Camileo BW20 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras which support HDMI currently available including the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C500 both from Canon or the Sony HDR-CX330 which has better reviews.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The Camileo BW20 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder. Similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4".

There are a number of other 2" screen size video cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Philips CAM101BL/00, or the Toshiba Camileo BW10.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Aiptek 3D i2 (2.4" and higher rated), the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam (£119) (2.4" and higher rated), or the GE DV1 (£169.99) (2.5" and higher rated).

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Video

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The slowest maximum frame rate of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 25fps and the fastest is 60fps. The Toshiba Camileo BW20 has a fairly slow maximum frame rate (only 30 frames per second) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Camileo BW20 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C500 both from Canon or the Sony PJ670 (£533.93) which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

Camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder have video capturing speeds of between 30fps and 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 43fps. With a video capturing speed of only 30 frames per second, the Camileo BW20 has one of the lower video capturing speeds amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this 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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Camileo BW20 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the DCR-SX22/B, or the PJ670 (£533.93) both from Sony or the Canon Vixia HF S30.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Camileo BW20 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

If this camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the easypix DVC2712 (8x), the Toshiba Camileo X150 (£79) (10x), or the Panasonic AG-AC90 (£1,701.19) (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Features Auto Exposure

The Toshiba Camileo BW20 features auto exposure. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also feature auto exposure.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The Camileo BW20 has a built-in light, unlike most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera which do not have a built-in light.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Camileo BW20 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Camileo BW20 has a face detection. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a face detection.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Camileo BW20 has a hand strap. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Toshiba Camileo BW20 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Still Image

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Camileo BW20 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. This camcorder also support a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1936.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

The worst supported still image resolution amongst comparable types of video camera is 640 x 480.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 2 lux, the Camileo BW20 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The minimum illuminations of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

The Toshiba Camileo BW20 has a pretty average video recording time (1.6 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a longer video recording time then you might want to consider the Samsung HMX-QF30WN (1.67h) which also has a higher rating.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3.2" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00022265163771, 04026203977273

Toshiba Camileo BW20 Review Sources

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