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Toshiba Camileo S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 reviews of Toshiba Camileo S30. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the zoom, and there are mixed comments on the viewfinder and memory.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size


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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : David Pierce (

Toshiba Camileo S30


The Toshiba Camileo S30 pocket camcorder looks and feels like a real video camera, with a big screen and plenty of features, but its performance is only average.

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.

Buried in the chaos are plenty of options and settings. A motion-sensing option will start recording video whenever it senses motion. There's a slow-motion mode for catching fast action, a time-lapse mode, a number of art filters for photos and video,...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (

Toshiba Camileo S30 Review


Toshiba may not be known for its prowess in the pocket camcorder market, but that doesn't mean it should be immediately counted out. Its latest pocket camcorder offering, the Camileo S30 , hops on the touch-control bandwagon and tries to compete with...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jackson Wong (

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

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Toshiba Camileo S30


Can Toshiba give pocket Internet camcorders something to think about?

More features than pocket Internet camcorders, 3in touchscreen, Full HD resolution

Low light performance not as good as pocket Internet models, Digital zoom only

May, 2011

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Toshiba Camileo S30


The Toshiba Camileo S30 is a full HD camcorder with a diminutive form. At 59mm x 106mm x 19mm (W/H/D), the S30 is about the size of a large box of matches. It breaks away from the traditional camcorder shape, as it more resembles a phone camera than a...

The S30 isn’t the most feature packed camcorder you are going to find, but it is one of the smallest full HD camcorders on the market. We loved the ease of use and portability of this device. The build quality is good and for normal un-zoomed recording...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (

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...

May, 2012

Consumer review (

Decent Little Camcorder

May, 2012

Consumer review (

so far so good

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

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...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Not power on


After 3 months using the camera, it doesn't turn on anymore. Seem to be the same problem as other reviews.

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Movie, Single image / Movie, Slide show
Self-timer delay:10


Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Red / Silver


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:3
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range:0.21 / 8.27
Normal focusing range:1.2/1.5/2.0 / 78.7 - ∞

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):16 / 8
Effective megapixels (movie):8
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:16
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable Lens: No

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto

Other Features

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, Vista, 7
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:128
Lens focal range:F2.5
Minimum hard disk space:1024
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz / Pentium 4, 2.4GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Minimum system requirements:4x CD-ROM\nUSB
Photo mode: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 8, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Home / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB / HDMI, USB
Cleaning cloth: Yes
Hand strap: Yes
Included memory card size:4
Memory card included:SD
Pouch: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Tripod included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB A

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Still image resolution(s):2048 x 1536, 3264 x 2448, 4608 x 3456 / 2048 x 1536,3264 x 2448,4608 x 3456 / 4608 x 3456\n3264 x 2448\n2048 x 1536


Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Memory card, NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:4
Internal storage capacity:0.125 / 0.128
Maximum memory card size:1 / 64
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 480p, 720p / 1080p, 720p
Video capturing speed:60
Video compression format:MP4 / MP4, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:MP4 / MP4,MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten