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Toshiba Launches Sub £200 HD Camcorder

Gordon Kelly


Toshiba Launches Sub £200 HD Camcorder

HD camcorders used to be the stuff of production companies and those with particularly fat wallets but, as ever, this tech has eventually filtered down to the masses and Toshiba has the best example of this to date...

The 'Camileo H10' is a portable 720p capable (1280 x 720) model which weighs just 340g. It boasts 5x optical and 4x pointless digital zoom and records all footage in H.264/Mpeg4 to SDHC cards (8GB max) plugged into its expansion shot. As you might expect for a budget model integrated storage is limited at best with just 64MB onboard but with compression squashing 30 minutes of 720p footage into each gigabyte your SD cards should hold up pretty well.

Elsewhere the H10 also impresses with a 10 megapixel CCD image sensor and large 2.7in LCD display. An HDMI output also means footage can be streamed directly to any HD Ready TV minimising fuss and cables.

We're not finished there either. The H10 has the ability to also snap stills, comes with a night mode for low light filming, a 'Special Effects' feature which offers black & white, normal, classic and negative shooting and even monitor detection capabilities so it certainly represents a tempting package.

At just £179.99 that temptation should increase too and with a release planned before the end of the week those of you with holidays on the horizon may have just found the ideal last minute accessory...


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The Pope

July 29, 2008, 11:36 am

Sounds too good to be true... I look forward to reading the full TR review before getting my credit card out :)


July 29, 2008, 12:30 pm

It's most likely going to be another re-brand, like the Camileo Pro HD which is really an Aiptek ZDV - http://www.aiptek.com/Merch...

Can't seem to find this model, but I'm sure it's made by some other company as well and sold for much less without a Toshiba sticker on it.


July 29, 2008, 12:40 pm

Found it... http://www.digilifeglobal.c...

Naughty naughty Toshiba, rebranding cheap stuff and charging loads for sticking its logo on it.

Gruff Ogre

July 29, 2008, 1:16 pm

omg iz teh rebrand!

The Pope

July 29, 2008, 1:27 pm

Nice find, TLS. I knew that 10MP spec wasn't right - it's 5MP and takes 10MP interpolated shots (bleh!)


July 29, 2008, 2:22 pm




The Pope

July 29, 2008, 2:47 pm

Isn't the Interweb wonderful? :)

Rebadge or not, I'd still be waiting for a James Morris review before making a move.


July 29, 2008, 4:53 pm

Shame, let's hope this is one of the better rebrands - the specs certainly offer hope...


August 6, 2008, 3:43 am

That chrome bezel on the front looks so cheap..looks like a childs toy.

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