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Toshiba Camileo SX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Toshiba Camileo SX500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, but the memory and zoom get mixed comments. There are some negative comments about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Toshiba Camileo SX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Toshiba Camileo SX500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the battery. There are some negative reviews about the durability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Camileo SX500 10MP Full HD Digital CamcorderToshiba Camileo SX500 10MP Full HD Digital Camcorder

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Toshiba Camileo SX500 review


Cheap and unflashy it may be, but the SX500 hits the nail on the head for the latest must-haves

Lightweight and small in size and price tag; rubberised surface neatly aids grip in lieu of a palm strap; operation is point-and-shoot easy

Narrow and stiff zoom rocker switch; plasticky buttons; modest feature set compared with others reviewed

In use, however, the top and backplate controls felt a little cheap for our liking – we were particularly unimpressed with the stiff and uncomfortably narrow rocker switch for operating the zoom. It’s also slower to power up from scratch with a wait of...

Jul, 2011

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Toshiba Camileo SX500


very easy to use. great quality on both videocamera and camera.

can be a bit awkward to hold as handle is a bit flimsy.

Oct, 2011

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Toshiba Camileo SX500


It's very good and straightforward to use. You turn it on and the camera is there and I only have to press the camera button and it takes the picture. If I wanted to record video then all I have to do I press the camcorder button and it starts right...

There is a bit of fiddling with the menu, if I wanted to change the settings to decrease the video and image resolution to free up space on the memory card. It's only about once I used the settings, as I was setting the camcorder up after getting it....

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:PX1686


Minimum illumination:4


Color of product:Black / Red / Silver


Display Diagonal:2.7
Touch screen: No


Built-in flash: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01
Normal focusing range:0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 -?

Image Sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:10 / 12

Lens System

Digital Zoom:12
Focal length range (f-f):0.268 - 1.34
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:1600
Light exposure modes:Auto

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 3.7
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7 / Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7. / Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F3.5 - 3.7
Light exposure control:+- 1.8 EV / ± 1.8EV
Manual focus: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:1024
Minimum processor:Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz / Intel Core Duo E440 2.0 GHz+
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:DVD-ROM, 1x USB / DVD-ROM\nUSB
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,3648 x 2056,3648 x 2736,4000 x 3000,4480 x 2520 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3648 x 2056,3648 x 2736,4000 x 3000,4480 x 2520


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Onepush white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent