Excerpt: The Bieber-esque popularity of the Flip video camera over the last few years has sparked a proliferation of cheap, handheld camcorders. However, the news last week that Cisco is killing off the seminal Flip has thrown the whole deck of cards into the air.
Pros: 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 macro switch.
Cons: 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.
Summary: 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 the best with a user-friendly design.
Pros: Good video quality for a pocket camcorder, Extremely affordable, Plenty of extras
Cons: Resistive touchscreen isn't very responsive, Menus are poorly designed, Exposed lens
Toshiba Camileo S30: schlanker Pocket-Camcorder mit mäßiger Bildqualität
18 April 2011
Summary: Toshibas Pocket-Camcorder Camileo S30 zielt auf Anwender ab, die einen ständigen Begleiter für die spontane Videoaufnahme suchen und sich dabei nicht in Schulden stürzen wollen. Wie sich der Full-HD-Winzling in der Praxis schlägt, zeigt der Testbericht.