Toshiba Camileo S30 videocamera – a pocket production house

Toshiba Camileo S30 videocamera, front view, screen flipped open

Toshiba Camileo S30 videocamera, front angle viewNew from Toshiba, the [amazon_link id=”B004GKLW70″ target=”_blank” ]Camileo S30 videocamera[/amazon_link] is tiny, adaptable and reasonably well-specced.

The S30 will shoot high definition video at 1920x1080p resolution, or take still shots, doubling as an 8 megapixel digital camera.

On-board is a flip-out LCD touchscreen, video stabilisation, and the ability to load video directly to YouTube via the touch of one button. It does have 16x zoom, but it’s the inferior digital zoom variety, rather the optical zoom (aka ‘true’ zoom).

There’s no memory on-board, instead video and stills are stored to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included), up to 64GB.

It’s a decent looking device, but I’m not so sure about its name. Ever since starting to write this I haven’t been able to get the Gypsy Kings out of my head – “Camileo, Camileo, Porque mi vida, yo la prefiero vivir asi…”

Toshiba Camileo S30 price

The Toshiba Camileo S30 is in stores now, and has an RRP of $299. The Camileo S30 video camera can also be ordered online from Amazon

Toshiba Camileo S30 videocamera, front view, screen flipped open

Toshiba Camileo S30 specifications

  • An 8MP CMOS sensor and fast lens for clear recording
  • Smart image stabilisation in 1080p, 720p and 480p modes for capturing action
  • A 16X digital zoom for either recording video or capturing still images
  • A swivelling three-inch diagonal LCD touchscreen display
  • Accommodates SDHC and SDXC memory cards with up to 64 GB capacity
  • Computer system requirements: Microsoft Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, CPU Intel Pentium 4, 2.4GHz above, 512MB system memory and 1GB free system hard disk space, 4X CD-ROM, available USB port
  • Video Recording vs Capacity (MPEG4): 1 GB SD: FHD (1080p) = 10 min.; HD (720p/60fps) = 10 min.; HD (720p/30fps) = 20 min.; VGA (480p/30fps) = 60 min
  • Photos Taken vs Capacity (1GB SD): 1 GB SD: 16 megapixel = 195 photos; 8 megapixel = 306 photos; 3 megapixel = 814 photos
  • Movie resolution: FHD (1920x1080p/30fps) / HD (1280x720p/60fps) / HD (1280x720p/30fps) / VGA (640×480/30fps)
  • Still picture resolution: High: 16MP (4608 x 3456) / Standard: 8MP (3264 x2448) / low: 3 MP (2048×1536)
  • Connections: Mini HDMI / Mini USB 2.0 / TV out
  • TV output: Digital: HDMI; Analog: Composite video (NTSC / PAL selectable)
  • File format: MP 4 (video), JPG (image)
  • Dimensions: 59 × 106 × 19 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 118 grams (without battery)