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Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery and image quality.

usability, portability, durability, size, price

image quality, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the image quality.

usability, portability, price, durability, size

image quality

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 30GB 2MP Hard Disc Drive Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomToshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 30GB 2MP Hard Disc Drive Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 Review

 

The Toshiba gigashot GSC-R30 is clearly Version 1.0 and you should look elsewhere to satisfy your HDD jones.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: samliuzhi (pricegrabber.com)

Very good Camcorder.

 

I bought this camera 3 weeks ago.

NO TAPES ANY MORE! DVD RESOLUTION. EASY CONNECTION TO PC VIA USB 2.0

LOW BATTERY CAPACITY. A BIT TOO THICK IMO. A BIT TOO SMALL HD CAPACITY.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: p_dubs (pricegrabber.com)

Gigashot GSC-R30

 

Very nice camcorder.

compact size, light weight, LCD screen and ease of use.

velcro harness is flimsy.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: andyzhang (pricegrabber.com)

Gigashot GSC-R30 30GB Hard Drive Digital Camcorder (2.12MP, 10x Opt, 20x Dig, 2.5" LCD)

 

For regular home use this GSC-30 is more than enough.

I love this "little" Camcorder, simple and easy with great video quality. The camera function is also ok for me. 1600x1200 is enough for me.

the mic is too sensitive, it will record the sound from the lens while zooming.

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

Toshiba gigashot digital camcorder combines a high quality video camera and a still camera into one easy-to-use compact design. It features a built-in 1.8-inch hard disk drive, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, a 2 Mega Pixel color CCD Sensor and a SD memory card slot. In addition, an electronic image stabilizer to correct hand movement while filming and a gravity sensor for hard drive protection in case the camcorder unexpectedly falls to the ground. GSC-R30 offers an intuitive menu system and the jog control on the camera corresponds with on-screen menus. It comes with a docking cradle that includes a USB port, Ethernet connectivity, an AC adapter and an A/V output. It enhances transfer of content by including USB 2.0 and Ethernet/S-Video/AV interfaces. Gigashot includes AC/DSEE and PowerProducer software allowing instant recognition of the camera, still image editing, video editing, DVD authoring and burning. It even offers a 3-button burn to DVD option for the ultimate simplicity. With the capability of snapping digital photos while continuing to shoot video, gigashot makes it exceedingly simple to catch those special moments in either still images or video. This is the camcorder that is technologically advanced yet so very simple for you to operate.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.8in
Height:4.7in
Weight:16.6oz
Width:2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:GSC-R30
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba Gigashot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:45mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:200
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None