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Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White Camcorder

5MP 68.04g CMOS Apr 2012
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good product quality
Average expert reviews
Poor battery life
1 Review

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. W. Moore said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon four years ago “This is no replacement as most photo's blur unless you have the steadiest of hand and the battery life is poor, needing a constant recharge, even when not used”. W. Moore also mentioned “Poor focus using the camera and poor battery life - tried to return” in their review.


Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including Expert Reviews, diskidee.nl and tecnozoom.it have rated this video camera on average 65 out of 100.

Average User Reviews

The average user rating of this video camera is 70% based on 32 user reviews.

Unexceptional Brand

We checked 225 expert and owner reviews (including 87 verified purchases) for Toshiba video cameras and found that on average Toshiba has unexceptional ratings. We also found that Toshiba has unexceptional ratings specifically within its medium total megapixels camcorders range.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed the Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White considered that it had good features. Mgreviews wrote five years ago “The camera has some good features as well”. Mgreviews also wrote “Now for the summary, overall a good camcorder with some nice features” in their review. Mgreviews also wrote “The video camera element has some great features, one being the slow motion function” in their review.


Design

Good Product Quality

Seven customers agreed that it was good quality. Wayne Lake mentioned “Can carry around in my handbag for easy access and the video is of a good quality considering the size of the camcorder”. Gratuitousviolets mentioned “Can't believe something so small has such an incredible picture quality either (even on the stills, as usually on a camcorder” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White. Gratuitousviolets also wrote “The video quality will be perfect” in their review.

Nice Design

Two owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was good looking. Gratuitousviolets mentioned on Amazon five years ago “Picks up colours and action beautifully”. In the same month Mfl mentioned “About as stylish as a potato with carrot buttons” in their review of this camcorder.

One owner who reviewed it wrote that it was well designed. Mgreviews wrote on Amazon “The design is OK” in their review of this camcorder.

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Easy to Use

Ten people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Expertreviews.co.uk said “It’s great for children or to use in places you don’t want to wield your expensive smartphone”. Mgreviews mentioned in their Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White review on Amazon “Camera is simple to use”. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “This has to be one of the simplest electronic devices to use ! 👍 I bought this nifty little video camera pre-owned”.

One customer who purchased this camcorder concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Mgreviews gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Once you find your way around the options changing the setting's is also simple”.

One customer reckoned that the product was easy to setup. Gratuitousviolets wrote five years ago “If you've got a little experience with computers then this should be easy to set up even without needing to refer to the instructions” in their review of this camcorder.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon “It's light, easy to hold and the buttons are well positioned”.

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Robust

Three customers who bought the Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White thought it was strong and durable. Mfl wrote in their review of this camcorder “It has a sturdy clip on the front, hence the name”. Mfl also mentioned “The snowboarders, mountain bikers and rugged climbers may be tempted” in their review. Kristian Nielsen wrote on Amazon “It is a handy, sturdy and very easy operated product” in her review of this camcorder.

Tripod Mountable

The Camileo Clip Snow White is tripod mountable. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera also are tripod mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who purchased it thought it was heavy and bulky.

Very Light

With a weight of only 68.04 grams, the Camileo Clip Snow White is fairly light compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder. The weights of medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder range from 50g to 2.8kg.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Mr. C. Friskney wrote “The picture jumps all over the place, even using stabilisation, its unwatchable! Even using the best stabilisation software doesnt help - the frames are blurred”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four owners who bought the Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White considered that it was good value for money. Wayne Lake said on Amazon “Excellent value for money”. Mr. M. A. Reed wrote in their review of this camcorder five years ago “As far as videocameras go, this is a model that produces affordable, good quality results.” . Amazon Customer gave it a score of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon “All in all an absolute bargain” in their review of this camcorder.


Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 1.5 inches, the Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The smallest display diagonal of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Vivitar DVR508 (£24.99) (1.79921357" and higher rated), the Zoom Q2HD (2" and higher rated), or the Samsung HMX-U20 (2" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Toshiba released the Camileo Clip Snow White in April 2012.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Camileo Clip Snow White supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of their better review scores, the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C500 (£9,954) both from Canon or the Sony HDR-CX330.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Camileo Clip Snow White has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Sony HDR-PJ330, or the Samsung HMX-QF30WN which all of have better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Camileo Clip Snow White has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Toshiba Camileo P25 (16x and higher rated), or the JVC GY-HMQ10 (£2,394) (20x and higher rated).

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Camileo Clip Snow White has a pretty average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

There are a number of alternative 64GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon Legria HF S30, or the JVC GZ-GX1BEU which both of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to consider the Toshiba Camileo X150 (£79) (128GB and higher rated), or the Sony NEX-FS700 (128GB and higher rated).

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Very Small Flash Memory

With a flash memory of only 0.125 gigabytes, the Camileo Clip Snow White has one of the smaller flash memory amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The smallest flash memory of video cameras of this spec and age is 0.12GB, the biggest is 160GB, and the average flash memory is 20GB.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder have internal storage capacities of between 0.016GB and 220GB. The Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White has a fairly small internal storage capacity (only 0.125 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

Alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Sony HDR-CX330, or the Olympus LS-20M which all of have better reviews.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The Camileo Clip Snow White features dual shot (video & photo), as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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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 the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

At only 30 frames per second, the Camileo Clip Snow White has a quite low video capturing speed compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera. The video capturing speeds of video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 30fps to 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 41fps.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Features Auto Exposure

The Camileo Clip Snow White features auto exposure, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Features Auto Focus

The Camileo Clip Snow White features auto focus. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also feature auto focus.

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Features Photo Mode

The Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White features photo mode, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The Camileo Clip Snow White has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in light.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Camileo Clip Snow White has a hand strap, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Camileo Clip Snow White has a face detection. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also have a face detection.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Camileo Clip Snow White has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Still Image

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Camileo Clip Snow White is 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 Toshiba video camera also support a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1944.

This camcorder's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera.

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

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Image Sensor

Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 16 megapixels, the Camileo Clip Snow White's effective megapixels (image) is one of the highest amongst comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder. Camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.3MP and 21MP.

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5 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 5 megapixels sensor video camera.

We compared all the other 5MP sensor video cameras to this camcorder and we think the HMX-H304, and the F70 both from Samsung or the easypix Challenge Action which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this Toshiba video camera total megapixels is too small for you then you might want to look at the GE DV1 (£169.99) (5.08MP and higher rated), or the Samsung QF20 (5.1MP and higher rated).

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

The Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White has a fairly standard video recording time (1.5 hours) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this video camera to all the other 1.5h video recording time video cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Canon Legria HF S30 is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a longer video recording time that might be worth considering include the F90BN (1.6h and higher rated), or the HMX-QF30WN (1.67h and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who bought this camcorder concluded that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The device has a small screen to view and preview images” in their Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White review. Five years ago Mfl said on Amazon “It has a miniscule screen”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba pa3997e1c0r, toshiba pa3997u1c1w
Barcodes 00022265180150, 04026203930483, 04026203932265, 04026203956384, 04026203964761

Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White Review Sources

To prepare this Toshiba Camileo Clip Snow White review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,535 camcorder reviews and 2,044,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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