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Toshiba Camileo S40
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Toshiba Camileo S40 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 141g Oct 2012
Total Megapixels 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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Average Expert Reviews

This video camera received a rating of 70% from camcorder expert review website tecnozoom.it.

Good Product Quality

Several Toshiba Camileo S40 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Cornetbabe wrote “Good quality” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S40.

Good Size

One Toshiba Camileo S40 owner who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. Cornetbabe said on Amazon “Small and lightweight” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S40.

One Toshiba Camileo S40 owner said in their reviews that this camcorder was thin. In January last year Mr Grandadpig mentioned “Pocket camcorder? What hoh! Slim, light and stored anywhere” in his review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

One customer thought this camcorder was easy to use. Cornetbabe mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “So easy to use”.

Nice Design

One Toshiba Camileo S40 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good case. Mr Grandadpig said in his Toshiba Camileo S40 review on Amazon “Casing durable”.

Robust

One Toshiba Camileo S40 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Reasonably Priced

One Toshiba Camileo S40 owner said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Mr Grandadpig wrote “QUALITY @ affordable price” in his review of this camcorder.

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of video cameras of this age and spec is 41fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps. When compared to other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo S40, the Toshiba Camileo S40's maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second is one of the fastest.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years the display diagonals range from 1.5" to 4". At 3 inches, the Camileo S40 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the Camileo S40.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think the Sony HDR-CX130[plb_1355831_price], and the Samsung HMX-H304[plb_140536_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] (3.5" and higher rated), the JVC GY-HMQ10[plb_1974537_price] (3.5" and higher rated), or the Canon EOS C100[plb_1983438_price] (3.5" and higher rated).

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Full HD

Full HD

The Toshiba Camileo S40 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Camileo S40 are not Full HD.

Alternative Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], or the Samsung HMX-H304[plb_140536_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Toshiba Camileo S40 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this camcorder and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Philips CAM150PK/00[plb_1394755_price], and the Samsung HMX-R10[plb_2479666_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The best optical sensor size of all camcorders of this age and type is 1/2" and the worst is 2/3".

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The Toshiba Camileo S40 has one of the higher effective megapixels (image)s (16 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Camileo S40 is 1.3MP and the highest is 16MP.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Camileo S40 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most frequently found 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.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best supported still image resolution across all medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Camileo S40.

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

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Very High Video Capturing Speed

The lowest video capturing speed of video cameras of this age and spec is 30fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 40fps. With a video capturing speed of 60 frames per second, the Camileo S40 has one of the highest video capturing speeds amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Camileo S40 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on camcorders of this type and age.

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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 that came out more than two years ago.

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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 this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ50E[plb_80442_price], the Zoom Q2HD[plb_1983475_price], or the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price].

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Light

At only 141 grams, the Camileo S40 is quite light compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo S40. The average weight of medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the Camileo S40 is 390g.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This video camera has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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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 typical of many video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Camileo S40 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the Camileo S40. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Toshiba Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Video Cameras

On average Toshiba medium total megapixels video cameras have unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras built by Toshiba.

Does Not Have an HDMI

Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the Camileo S40 have an HDMI, however the Toshiba Camileo S40 does not have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price], or the HDR-PJ50E[pl_80442_price] both from Sony or the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo S40 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Camileo S40 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

Other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Camileo S40 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000[pl_1312813_price] both from Panasonic.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Toshiba Camileo S40 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo S40 do not have a built-in projector. The Camileo S40 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price], or the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] both from Sony or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Toshiba Camileo S40 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the Toshiba Camileo S40 is more than most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on video cameras of this age and type. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this video camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 4 lux, the Camileo S40 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo S40. Across all the medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Camileo S40 the minimum illuminations range from 0.3lx to 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.5lx.

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Very Big Minimum Hard Disk Space

The smallest minimum hard disk space of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 300MB and the biggest is 1.1GB. At 1,024 megabyte, the Camileo S40 has a very big minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Camileo S40.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM

The smallest minimum RAM of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo S40 is 1MB and the biggest is 1.1GB. With a minimum RAM of 1,024 megabyte, the Toshiba Camileo S40 has one of the bigger minimum RAMs amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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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 (max)

The Camileo S40 has a fairly standard battery life (max) (1.67 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Camileo S40.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to look at the Zoom Q2HD[plb_1983475_price] (2h), or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] (4.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Camileo S40 has a fairly typical digital zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Camileo S40.

We compared all the other 10x (digital) video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Toshiba Camileo BW10[plb_1432168_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price] (16x) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display
Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out
PictBridge
S-Video in
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Tripod Included
Cleaning Cloth
Other Features
Minimum Processor
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM

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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