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Toshiba Camileo X400
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Toshiba Camileo X400 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 297.7g Jul 2011
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HD Camcorder with Optical Zoom. The Camileo X400 with 23x optical zoom, intelligent features and brushed alloy design captures video and photos in stunning quality. Thanks to intelligent features... More
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36 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 60 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is 79%.

Easy to Use

Several Toshiba Camileo X400 owners who bought it mentioned that it was easy to use. Three years ago Lucy Hearth wrote “Easy to use and produces good images, good price good product”. Mr B. D. Cloke mentioned in his review of the Toshiba Camileo X400 on Amazon two years ago “Good simple camcorder that does exactly what you want and is simple to use”. Silvana Schiavi said “Easy to use, very light” in her review.

A number of Toshiba Camileo X400 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Johna Gary said in her review of the Toshiba Camileo X400 two years ago “For indoor footage read the manual and get the right settings for equally good results.”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Nice Design

Some Toshiba Camileo X400 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder thought it was good looking. Max Zen rated the product as very good and he said “The optical and digtal zoom specs were pretty good too”. Murphy wrote in their review on Amazon “It is good looking”. Phillip Oliver said “The quality you get from it is pretty insane considering the price” in his review of the Toshiba Camileo X400.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was a good design. Gav 23 said “WOW! That's all i can say! The design is EXCELLENT! It Feels REALLY REALLY nice in your hand” . Expert review site Cnet.com.au 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”.

One customer thought it was aesthetic. Four years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “Its design is made up of a number of different textures, making it a delight to hold not only due to its aesthetic appeal.”.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Great quality picture” in their review yet they only scored the product 60 out of 100. Last year Ben mentioned “Image and Build quality is amazing along with great features in the menus”. Ben also mentioned “The video and image quality is great”.

Robust

Two Toshiba Camileo X400 reviewers who reviewed the Toshiba Camileo X400 considered that it was well made. Johna Gary mentioned in her review on Amazon two years ago “A camera with external mic facility and a built in light for this price”.

A number of Toshiba Camileo X400 owners who bought this camcorder concluded that it was reliable. Mad Meb wrote on Amazon “At full price you are better off getting something reliable” in their review but despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Sawboy rated it 80 out of 100 and said in their Toshiba Camileo X400 review “Find out how reliable if turns out to be.”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “Toshiba's Camileo X400 doesn't quite live up to the quality its seemingly sturdy build promises.” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

Several Toshiba Camileo X400 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “For the price it has plenty of facilities.” but even so they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Netforce911 mentioned two years ago “Nice bit of kit loads of features easy to use” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers who bought the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Christopher Page said “Strangely did not have the same problem when using the zoom” in his review of this camcorder. Gav 23 mentioned “Starters Guides-Plug, USB Plug & HDMI Cable-Lens Cover-Cleaning ClothThe Quality Is VERY Good! And it has 23x Optical Zoom/120x Digital Zoom!It is also touchscreen” and rated the product 5 stars.

Two people said in their reviews that the Toshiba Camileo X400 had a good autofocus.

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Good Size

One customer who purchased it considered that it was compact. John Hardy wrote “It is compact, light, easy to use” but even so he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. One Toshiba Camileo X400 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good size. Amazon Customer said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon two years ago “Nice size”.

Good Connectivity

One customer concluded that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Matthew Pollard wrote “This is a great product - it would be better if the usb connection was more robust”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Toshiba Camileo X400 owner mentioned that the Toshiba Camileo X400 had a good screen. Three years ago Silvana Schiavi said on Amazon “Touch screen very responsive” and scored this camcorder very highly.

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Camileo X400 range from 25fps to 60fps. The Camileo X400 has one of the faster maximum frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the Camileo X400 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Camileo X400. The maximum memory card sizes of medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Camileo X400 range from 2GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 128GB maximum memory card size video cameras and we think the Camileo X200[pl_1028087_price], and the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price] both from Toshiba which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Camileo X400 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Sony HDR-CX440[plb_1543751_price], and the Philips CAM150[plb_1394755_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Camileo X400 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Camileo X400.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E[plb_1670403_price], or the Philips CAM101[plb_1396276_price].

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Camileo X400 is 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Camileo X400 the best optical sensor size is 1/3" and the worst is 1/5.8".

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Camileo X400 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most video cameras of this age and type. In addition, this Toshiba camcorder supports an SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Camileo X400.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Night Mode

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and spec which do not have a night mode, the Camileo X400 has a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a night mode currently available including the Panasonic HDC-SD90[plb_1121383_price], the Sony HDR-CX210[plb_1309808_price], or the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Video Capturing Speed

With a video capturing speed of 60 frames per second, the Camileo X400 has a fairly high video capturing speed compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Camileo X400. The average video capturing speed of similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo X400 is 42fps, and the video capturing speeds range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Very High Megapixel Count

The Camileo X400 has a very high megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Camileo X400. The megapixel counts of medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Camileo X400 range from 1.3MP to 16MP, and the average megapixel count is 6.5MP.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Camileo X400 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 of 1920 x 1080. In addition, this Toshiba camcorder support a still image resolution 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 camcorders of this age and type.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution is the worst supported still image resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Toshiba Camileo X400 is more than most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camcorder has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Camileo X400. The photo effects "Negative film", "Sepia" and "Skin tones" are also found on this Toshiba camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Camileo X400 has a built-in display.

There are a number of other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ50[plb_80442_price], the Rollei Movieline Live 100[plb_1670928_price], or the Toshiba Camileo X150[plb_1474876_price].

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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 similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|480p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of 4.1, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. Video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Camileo X400 have maximum aperture values of between 2.5 and 34.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264|MP4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Toshiba Camileo X400 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. This Toshiba camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Camileo X400. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The Camileo X400 has a greater number of included cables than most medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The cables included "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this Toshiba video camera.

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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 camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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LCD Display

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

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JPG Image Format

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

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Quite Small Minimum RAM Requirement

The minimum RAM requirement of video cameras of this age and type range from 1MB to 1.1GB. At only 512 megabytes, the Camileo X400 has a fairly small minimum RAM requirement compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the Camileo X400.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, CNET.de and CNET.com.au this Toshiba video camera has an overall expert rating of 53 out of 100. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this video camera.

Toshiba Camcorders Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

Based on 222 user and expert reviews, Toshiba has unexceptional ratings for its camcorders. Toshiba also has unexceptional ratings specifically for its medium sensor size camcorders.

Poor Support

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

Poor Battery Life

One Toshiba Camileo X400 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder did not have a good battery life. Mad Meb wrote on Amazon “So what's not good?- Battery not great - doesn't last as long as it needs to fill a 16Gb card- Freezes from time to time” in their review and scored this camcorder 3 stars.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote that the Toshiba Camileo X400 was not noisy. Ben said on Amazon “The noise level is awful and especially pictures aren't good” however he still gave the Toshiba Camileo X400 a rating of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Camileo X400 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which have an HDMI port.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an HDMI port which you might want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Panasonic HDC-Z10000E[plb_1670403_price], or the Philips CAM101[plb_1396276_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Toshiba Camileo X400 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Camileo X400 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-CX200[plb_1356097_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g. With a weight of 297.7 grams, the Toshiba Camileo X400 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Camileo X400.

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Very Small Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

At only 0.128 gigabytes, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has a fairly small maximum fash memory capacity compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Camileo X400. The average maximum fash memory capacity of video cameras of this age and spec is 24GB, and the maximum fash memory capacities range from 0.12GB to 160GB.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Camileo X400 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Camileo X400 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000E[pl_1670403_price] both from Panasonic or the Philips CAM150[plb_1394755_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Toshiba Camileo X400 is not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to consider the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price], or the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Camileo X400 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Camileo X400 also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might want to consider include the HDR-PJ200[pl_363159_price], or the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price] both from Sony or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price].

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture

Across all the medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 6.8. At 3.5, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has a quite high minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Camileo X400.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The minimum illumination of medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago range from 0.3lx to 15lx, and the average minimum illumination is 3.7lx. The Toshiba Camileo X400 has one of the bigger minimum illumination (10 lux) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Camileo X400

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Toshiba Camileo X400 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the Camileo X400.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available which you might want to look at including the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ260[pl_363188_price] both from Sony or the Samsung HMX-H304[plb_140536_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger screen size then you might want to consider the HDC-Z10000[pl_1312813_price] (3.48"), or the HDC-Z10000E[pl_1670403_price] (3.48") both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 23 times zoom factor, the Camileo X400 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Camileo X400.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the HDR-CX210[pl_1309808_price] (25x), the HDR-CX200[pl_1356097_price] (25x), or the HDR-CX290[pl_2080143_price] (27x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Camileo X400 has a pretty standard digital zoom (120 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Camileo X400.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the GZ-V515[pl_1286959_price] (200x), or the GZ-VX715[pl_1286960_price] (200x) both from JVC or the Samsung HMX-F90[plb_1538898_price] (130x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 1.6667 hours, the Camileo X400 has a relatively typical video recording time compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a longer video recording time then you might also want to look at the HMX-QF30[pl_1535885_price] (1.67h), or the HMX-W300[pl_1347071_price] (2h) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Direct Printing
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Minimum Processor
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM Requirement
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Wireless Connection

Expert Reviews

(3)
10 May 2012

Toshiba's Camileo X400 doesn't quite live up to the quality its seemingly sturdy build promises. But its sub-£150 price makes what it does have to offer decent value. There's certainly a lot more...

Generous bundled accessories
Keen price
23x optical zoom
Well priced
Beautiful design
Limited manual control
Mediocre image quality
Clunky icondriven menu
Very poor video quality
Frustrating interface and menus
16 February 2012

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. Underneath this...

26 April 2012

Der Toshiba Camileo X400 ist ein sehr schicker Camcorder, dessen innere Werte leider nicht mit dem beeindruckenden Äußerem mithalten können. Fanden Sie diesen Testbericht nützlich?

User Reviews

(60)
Reviewed 7 April 2012 by Gav 23

This Camcorder Is AMAZING!!! I bought it from Argos a few days ago and...WOW!!! That's all i can say!!! The design is EXCELLENT!! It Feels REALLY REALLY nice in your hand and the quality of the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2012 by Andy.b.

The previous reviewers are right in what they say so I'm not adding much here.I got this camcorder for £129 at Argos on the 15th Dec 2012,it is compact,feels well built,it is light and easy to... Read more…

Reviewed 14 September 2012 by John Hardy

Bought this camera because (almost alone among it's contemporaries) it allows the use of plug-in microphones. This is brilliant as you get good quality audio from a cheap microphone. It is... Read more…

Reviewed 8 May 2013 by Susan Dyer
(Verified Purchase)

This is a fab little camcorder. For the price it is very good. Only thing that could be much better is the microphone, as sound doesn't always get picked up. This item came with it's own bag in... Read more…

Reviewed 16 April 2013 by Jemma

I honestly thought this camera was amazing! I bought it for a bargain (£80) off an official eBay discount direct shop. I honestly could not complain about anything about this camera, except for... Read more…

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