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Toshiba Camileo X400 Camcorder

£94.00
£69.99 £24.01 cheaper than 13 days ago
5MP 1/1.5 297.7g Mar 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Keen price
Expert reviews are poor
Limited manual control
63 Reviews
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Keen Price

Twenty-nine people who bought the product said that it was good value for money. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their Toshiba Camileo X400 review “Keen price”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their Toshiba Camileo X400 review on expert website Trusted Reviews “Its sub-£150 price makes what it does have to offer decent value”. Susan Dyer scored it 7 stars and she mentioned four years ago “For the price it is very good”.

Three people reckoned that the product was expensive. Five years ago expert review site Cnet.com.au mentioned “Also because it feels genuinely expensive in the”. Cnet.com.au also wrote “The overall appeal of the Toshiba Camileo X400 lies heavily in its aesthetic appearance and design, which make it seem like a far more expensive camera than it actually is” in their review. Max Zen said on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “AND it is free from all the gimmicky features that come with more expensive brands”.

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Average

Camileo X400 owners on average rated this camcorder 79 out of 100.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, CNET.com.au and CNET.de this camcorder has an overall expert rating of 53 out of 100. If all the video cameras of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this Toshiba video camera is in the bottom 6%.

Toshiba Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 224 expert and owner reviews (including 86 verified purchases), Toshiba has unexceptional reviews for its camcorders. Toshiba also has unexceptional reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders.


Support

Limited Manual Control

Two owners reckoned that the Toshiba Camileo X400 did not have good technical guidance. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Limited manual control” in their review of this camcorder. Christopher Page wrote “The autofocus, there is no manual option, just refused to focus at short distances”.


Battery

Fairly Long Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 1.6667 hours, the Camileo X400 has a fairly long video recording time compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder the video recording times range from 0.016h to 2h.

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Still Image

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Camileo X400 is 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 camcorders of this spec and age. In addition, this video camera support a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1944.

This video camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

The worst supported still image resolution amongst similar types of video camera 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 video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Camileo X400 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Toshiba Camileo X400 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Image Sensor

Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera is 7.6MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of 16 megapixels, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has one of the higher effective megapixels (image) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

The Camileo X400 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Camileo X400 features smile detection, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Face Detection

The Toshiba Camileo X400 has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The Camileo X400 has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera, the Toshiba Camileo X400 does not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Toshiba Camileo X400 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Camileo X400 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Camileo X400 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Camileo X400 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The Camileo X400 supports On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years also support On Screen Display (OSD).

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Other Features

Features Auto Exposure

The Camileo X400 features auto exposure, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a Night Mode

The Toshiba Camileo X400 has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode.

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Features Photo Mode

The Camileo X400 features photo mode. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago also feature photo mode.

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Does Not Have a Wireless Connection

The Camileo X400 does not have a wireless connection, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an S-Video Out

The Camileo X400 has an S-Video out, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age do not have an S-Video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The Toshiba Camileo X400 has a microphone in. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Camileo X400 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder which support HDMI.

Other camcorders which also support HDMI that you might want to consider include the Toshiba Camileo X150 (£79.00), or the Contour Design Contour+ (£79.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Camileo X400 does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Camileo X400 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Midland XTC-200 (£59.80) is also worth considering.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.5, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has a quite high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera. The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders of this spec and age range from 1.1 to 6.8.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 23 times zoom factor, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Storage

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder range from 2GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB. With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes amongst video cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 128GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Camileo X150 (£79.00).

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Very Small Flash Memory

The smallest flash memory of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder is 0.12GB, the biggest is 160GB, and the average flash memory is 22GB. With a flash memory of only 0.128 gigabytes, the Camileo X400 has a fairly small flash memory compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good battery life.


Video

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Camileo X400 has one of the fastest maximum frame rates amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The maximum frame rates of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 41fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Camileo X400 is Full HD, as are most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this video camera and we think the GoPro Hero (£69.99), the Polaroid POLC3 (£64.00), and the Toshiba Camileo X150 (£79.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 that have been around 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 typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Design

Beautiful Design

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert review site CNET.com.au “There can be no doubt that the Toshiba Camileo X400 is a beautiful camera” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo X400. Cnet.com.au also said “Its design is made up of a number of different textures, making it a delight to hold not only due to its aesthetic appeal.” in their review. Phillip Oliver said on Amazon “The camera is a brilliant purchase and the quality you get from it is pretty insane considering the price” and rated it 5 stars.

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was well designed. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Preiswert, wunderschnes Design, realistische Videofarben” however they only gave it a score of 18.2 out of 100. Trusted Reviews also mentioned “Beautiful design” in their review. Gav 23 mentioned “WOW! That's all i can say! The design is EXCELLENT! It Feels REALLY REALLY nice in your hand”.

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Easy to Use

Eight owners mentioned that this camcorder was easy to use. Netforce911 wrote on Amazon “Nice bit of kit loads of features easy to use” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo X400 and gave this camcorder a rating of 8 stars. Silvana Schiavi said “Easy to use, very light”. Andy.b. mentioned “It won't break the bank!It comes with a carry pouch, usb and hdmi cables, charger and an easy to use web based uploader” in their review of this camcorder.

Two customers who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Johna Gary said on Amazon “For indoor footage read the manual and get the right settings for equally good results.”. One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Robust

Four owners who reviewed it said that it was well made. Andy.b. mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Camileo X400 on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “It is compact, feels well built” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Ben wrote “Image and Build quality is amazing along with great features in the menus” and gave this camcorder a score of 6 stars. Johna Gary mentioned on Amazon “A camera with external mic facility and a built in light for this price”.

Two people considered that this camcorder was reliable. Sawboy said “As it was bought as a gift I'll have to wait and find out how reliable if turns out to be.”. Mad Meb wrote “At full price you are better off getting something reliable” .

One owner who bought it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Matthew Pollard gave it a rating of 7 stars and he mentioned “This is a great product - it would be better if the usb connection was more robust”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-seven people who bought the Toshiba Camileo X400 thought it was good quality. Trustedreviews.com scored it 5 stars and said “Toshiba's Camileo X400 doesn't quite live up to the quality its seemingly sturdy build promises.” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo X400. Andy.b. wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It does not have a plethora of features(which I find quite refreshing these days!)but allows you to shoot decent quality hi-def pictures in 1080p.” in their review of this camcorder. Andy.b. also mentioned “It takes decent quality 5mp stills” in their review.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Silvana Schiavi said in her review of this camcorder on Amazon four years ago “Touch screen very responsive”.

23x Optical Zoom

Seven people who bought this camcorder said that it had a good zoom. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this camcorder “23x optical zoom” although they gave the Toshiba Camileo X400 a rating of 18.2 out of 100. Christopher Page wrote on Amazon “Strangely did not have the same problem when using the zoom” in his review of this camcorder. Amazon Customer wrote “I bought this particular model because of the low price and excellent zoom”.

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder said that it had a good autofocus.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Four years ago Max Zen mentioned in his Toshiba Camileo X400 review on Amazon.co.uk “The lens is pretty good as are the specs which come close to your basic Sony HD camcorder”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Ben gave the product a rating of 8 stars and he wrote in his Toshiba Camileo X400 review “The noise level is awful”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Camileo X400 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four people agreed that this camcorder had good features. Steve in the City wrote “It is a nice piece of kit for the price and I would not complain about its features or picture quality.” and gave the Toshiba Camileo X400 a score of 4 stars. Four years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “For the price it has plenty of facilities.” in their review of this camcorder.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was compact. John Hardy said on Amazon “It is compact, light, easy to use”. One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Andy.b. said five years ago “It is light and easy to use” in their review of this camcorder.

One person who reviewed it thought it was a good size.

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Average Weight

The Toshiba Camileo X400 has a pretty standard weight (297.7 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Contour Design Contour+ (£79.99) (150.2g) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00883974845941, 04026203906839, 04026203906891, 04026203980501

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