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Toshiba Camileo S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and image quality are on the whole positive. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the features and zoom get critical reviews.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, battery

zoom, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Toshiba Camileo S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 262 reviews)

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Compact Camcorder Has Many Talents, But Crisp Video Isn...


Toshiba's Camileo is poised to fill in the gap left by the now-defunct Flip, but its quality doesn't measure up.

Low price and a lot of included swag. Cool functions, including slow-motion, time-lapse and motion-detect are unheard of in a budget camera. Several hardware perks, such as HDMI-out, a flip-out display, removable battery, zoom controls, LED light and a...

Touchscreen controls are wonky. Super sensitivity to light made for unwelcome lens flares and overexposed shots. HD video often appeared somewhat smudgy and less-than-crisp. Oversensitivity to movement made all but the stillest still pictures unusable

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Toshiba Camileo S30


Shoots 8-megapixel still images. Build-in flash. Large, articulating LCD. Storage is expandable

Video quality not up to par with competitors. Not left-hand friendly. Interface is difficult to use

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Toshiba Camileo S30 1080p HD Camcorder


Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....


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Toshiba Camileo S30 Pocket Camcorder Reviewed


The Camileo S30 will fit the pockets of many videographers looking for a portable option.

Good clarity in images ; Allows overall control through camera features and accessories

No audio control ; Limited zoom ; Some difficulty navigating the menus

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Amazon review summary for Toshiba Camileo S30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Toshiba Camileo S30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

value for money, portability, usability, battery, size

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Decent Little Camcorder


The Price!! You should think about what you get for what you pay for on this camera. I use this camera about once a week, sometimes more. I love to play with the time lapse and motion detection modes. I live on a hill facing the Pacific and like taking...

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Decent Little Camcorder


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so far so good


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so far so good


I've got this camera as a Christmas gift and I love it, one little problem though, when I take pictures they are really blurry. But not every time, so is it the camera or me. Although It dosen't have stabelisation for photos only video. Other than that...

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Not power on


Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Autofocus: No
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser / No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Digital Input:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Format:Flash + Memory Card / Memory Card
Handheld Position:Vertical
Product Type:Pocket Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Type:Pocket Camcorder


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Face Detection Mode: No
HD Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG4
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3