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Hands-on: Toshiba Camileo X-Sports preview
What is the Toshiba Camileo X-Sports?
Launching before Christmas just in time for the skiing season, the X-Sports is priced at £229 making it a cheaper alternative to the GoPro Hero Black Edition (£359) and the Silver Edition (£279).
Toshiba Camileo X-Sports – Design
Up front is the wide angle lens and 12-megapixel CMOS sensor for stills while around the back is the 2-inch LCD display and set of four buttons lined up alongside it. On the right side is a compartment that hides away the Micro USB and Micro HDMI ports and there's a tripod mount hole on the bottom of the camera. The sole recording button sits on the top of the camera.
The camera on its own is shockproof to 1.5m and feels, well-built and durable enough to take out swimming, surfing or skiing.
Toshiba Camileo X-Sports – Features
There's burst mode to pick out the best shots, a time lapse mode, the ability to shoot continuous photos and take photos and video at the same time.
The Toshiba Wi-Fi Connect Android and iOS app adds extra functionality including using your smartphone or tablet display as a viewfinder and a remote control. You can also adjust mic sensitivity, picture resolution and easily share video to Facebook and YouTube.
In terms of accessories, Toshiba has this department well covered. For activities out in the pool or the sea, the waterproof casing lets you shoot up to 60m deep matching the GoPro's waterproof credentials.
There’s a whole host of sticky, adhesive mounts for fastening the camera to a helmet, bike, surfboard or skateboard. You can also buy head and chest straps and Toshiba told us they will cost around £50.
The X-Sports can manage around 1.5 hours of battery life when you are shooting at 60fps and around two hours when you are filming at 30fps.
The Toshiba Camileo X-Sports is compact, easy to use and comes with a host of accessories to rival the GoPro. The true test will be in the shooting quality, but so far, we are impressed with what we've seen from this tiny little action cam.
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