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Toshiba Camileo S30
Toshiba Camileo S30
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Toshiba Camileo S30 Camcorder

8MP 118g CMOS 16x Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Average expert reviews
Slim, very lightweight
Limited zoom
81 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint, PC Mag and gadgetshow.channel5.com this video camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Poor

On average, Camileo S30 owners rated this video camera 58%. Owners don't rate this medium total megapixels video camera very highly.

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 video cameras. Toshiba also has unexceptional reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders.


Support

Poor Technical Guidance

One customer who bought the product concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Mr. Dean Driver mentioned six years ago “This camera has a major fault it does not power up! Look online its a common fault and Toshiba wont help customers” in his review of this camcorder.


Limited Zoom

Eight owners who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good zoom. Videomaker.com wrote in their review of this camcorder six years ago “Limited zoom” . Videomaker.com also said “The zoom is digital only, as is the image stabilization so if you intend on use either a lot” in their review. Salie wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “It remains, there is no way to zoom the camera out, you're stuck with it”.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good lens. Videomaker.com said “Easy to smudge or obscure lens with finger”. Videomaker.com also wrote “Super sensitivity to light made for unwelcome lens flares and overexposed shots” in their review.

Two customers thought it did not have a good autofocus. Lewis1073 wrote “The focus blur is drearful”. Six years ago Bugpowderdust mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “You have to change this with a switch, there is no auto-focus as such” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30.

One customer who bought this camcorder concluded that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Videomaker.com said in their review of this camcorder “Image stabilisation is turned off by default” .

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Expert website About.com mentioned in their Toshiba Camileo S30 review six years ago “The $179 camcorder features a 3-inch touch screen display and 8-megapixel still photo capture” and scored it 5 stars. About.com also mentioned “It has a larger, swing-out display, which makes it easier to frame your videos” in their review. Laff scored this camcorder 7 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder “Easy to use and touch screen playback is brill”.


Weight & Dimensions

Slim, Very Lightweight

Eight customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Expert review site G4tv.com wrote “The Toshiba Camileo S30 camcorder comes with more than just HD video recording in a compact size” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Six years ago Oldgiteggy gave the product a score of 7 stars and said in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 on Amazon.co.uk “Very compact and easy to keep with you”. Alan Wood mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Wanted a simple compact recording device for both work” in his review of this camcorder.

Four customers who reviewed it wrote that it was thin. Videomaker.com mentioned “Slim, very lightweight”. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 on expert website CNET.com.au “It's also incredibly light at 120 grams and slim at just 19mm thick” and rated this camcorder 6 stars. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “It was the thinnest Full HD camcorder on the market”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Videomaker.com said six years ago “In this fast moving world, we dont always have time to setup a tripod, load a heavy video camera, adjust ISO” in their review of this camcorder. A. D. Green wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It was too bulky, meaning the picture bumped about” in their review of this camcorder.

One owner concluded that this camcorder was lightweight. Six years ago P. Cook wrote “The camera is lightweight, very portable” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

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In This Fast Moving World, We Dont Always Have Time to Setup a Tripod, Load a Heavy Video Camera, Adjust ISO

Two customers said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Videomaker.com said six years ago “In this fast moving world, we dont always have time to setup a tripod, load a heavy video camera, adjust ISO” in their review of this camcorder.

A. D. Green wrote on Amazon.co.uk “It was too bulky, meaning the picture bumped about” in their review of this camcorder.

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Very Light

Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years have weights of between 50g and 3.3kg. The Camileo S30 is one of the lighter video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera (only 118 grams) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Features

More Features Than Pocket Internet Camcorders

Three people concluded that it had good features. Videomaker.com wrote “More features than pocket Internet camcorders” in their review of this camcorder. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Toshiba Camileo S30 pocket camcorder looks and feels like a real video camera, with a big screen and plenty of features.” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 and gave it a score of 6 stars.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Six years ago Bugpowderdust mentioned “One thing to be aware of is shooting in noisy environments- you'll need to speak up to be heard on the mic” in their review of this camcorder.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Toshiba Camileo S30 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Toshiba video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Camileo S30 supports HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder also support HDMI.

It may also be worth considering one of the other video cameras which support HDMI currently available including the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C300 ($10,999.99) both from Canon or the JVC GZ-R15 which has better reviews.

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Storage

Quite Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera the maximum memory card sizes range from 2GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 55GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Camileo S30 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Camcorders with a larger maximum memory card size that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Camileo X150 (128GB) which is also higher rated.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Camileo S30 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ50, or the HDR-PJ260E both from Sony or the Samsung HMX-H304.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the HDC-Z10000 (3.48"), or the AG-AC90 ($2,414.50) (3.5") both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF S30 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Toshiba Camileo S30 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Camileo S30 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30, or the Sony PJ670 ($695.23).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Camileo S30 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the JVC GY-HMQ10 (20x and higher rated), or the Panasonic HS900 (20x and higher rated).

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The Camileo S30 has a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age do not have a built-in light.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Camileo S30 has a hand strap, as do most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Toshiba Camileo S30 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Camileo S30 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP. The Camileo S30 has one of the higher effective megapixels (movie) (8 megapixels) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Still Image

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Camileo S30 is 4608 x 3456. That's over seven times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This video camera also support a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 3264 x 2448.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best supported still image resolution amongst all medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported still image resolution 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 medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of a comparable age and type to 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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Design

Great Design, Easy to Use, Lots of Recording

Twenty-seven customers mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use. Videomaker.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Allows overall control through camera features” but even so they gave the product a score of 14 out of 100. Videomaker.com also wrote “A simple and easy to use pocket camcorder, to it's technology family” in their review. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote six years ago “We loved the ease of use and portability of this device” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Jayne wrote “I wanted a camcorder that was easy to set up and carry about with me, this little gem does every thing i want” in her review of this camcorder and scored it 8 stars.

One owner concluded that it was easy to handle. Lewis1073 mentioned “Handling ok, looks great” in their Toshiba Camileo S30 review. One customer considered that the product had a good interface. Jayne mentioned “All the user interface is clear and easy to understand”.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Bugpowderdust scored it 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “It's fine in other settings though”.

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Robust

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba Camileo S30 was reliable. Secret mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “This would be a great camcorder if it was reliable” in their review of this camcorder. Vidkid said on Amazon “On replacing the battery the camera works perfectly.I also found that charging via the USB lead is much more reliable than with the mains lead”. Neil Mccabe mentioned “So, is this camcorder worth buying? I have to say no because of the reliability issues” in his review of this camcorder.

Two customers agreed that the product was well made. Awp278 wrote in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 on Amazon.co.uk “The item was very good and I had no problems with its build or record quality.”.

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Great Design, Easy to Use, Lots of Recording

Five customers who purchased this camcorder thought it was good looking. N. Hider wrote “Sleek appearance, nice easy to use touch screen etc”. N. Hider also mentioned “Regradless of what you pay if something is suppost to be HD 1080p then the video quality should still be pretty good” in their review. Becky252 mentioned on Amazon.co.uk five years ago “Stylish - we all had great fun with it”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was well designed. Videomaker.com mentioned “Great design, easy to use, lots of recording” in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Pocket Lint six years ago “Sports a nice design.”. Scott Wellard mentioned “It has a cool slinky design” in his Toshiba Camileo S30 review.

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat. G. Nightingale mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It is very neat and compact and perfect for popping into your pocket or handbag” in their review of this camcorder.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty people said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Six years ago expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com gave the Toshiba Camileo S30 a rating of 7 stars and said “The build quality is good and for normal un-zoomed recording”. Cnet.com.au scored it 6 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on expert website CNET.com.au “Toshiba's S30 will satisfy those who are happy to sacrifice video quality for a slim camcorder”. Six years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert website Pocket Lint “Rival models offer better image quality at lower pricesKey specsHDMI, Li-ion battery, SD, SDHC, Touchscreen” in their review of this camcorder and rated it 7 stars.


Power

A Flipout Display, Removable Battery, Zoom Controls

Nine customers reckoned that it had a good battery life. Videomaker.com said “A flipout display, removable battery, zoom controls”. Lynjonesfamily mentioned in their review of the Toshiba Camileo S30 “This is a great little camcorder, small, easy to use, long battery life”. Oldgiteggy mentioned on Amazon.co.uk six years ago “Taking out the battery proved successful now” in their Toshiba Camileo S30 review.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers toshiba px1752e1cam, toshiba px1730e1c4g, toshiba px1741e1c4g, toshiba px1744e1cam, PX1751E-1CAM, 815479R16HB
Barcodes 04026203846920, 04026203848580, 04026203861046
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