Summary: Not worth a dollar, let alone what I paid for this as a gift. I'm embarrassed to have given this worthless "HD" camcorder as a gift. Poor quality and shuts down frequently for no reason. I wish I could have returned it but my friend that I gave it to did not tell me about all of the issues until last week. I do not have the receipt or boxing which is beside the point since t has been so long since I purchased it! I would not recommend this.
Only used a few times and it's not recording sound.
25 April 2012
Summary: I started out loving this camera. The screen flipped around so you could see yourself (perfect for video blogging, etc.). After using it a few times I started noticing trouble with the sound quality and pretty soon it wouldn't record the audio at all during various videos. I'm totally bummed now. Now it's nothing more than a paperweight for my desk.
Summary: After reading reviews here and watching some video reviews on youtube, I ordered this product the Toshiba Camileo S30 Full HD Camcorder from Amazon. The product arrived in retail package, with every little gadget in the box, a camcorder, a charger, a mini HDMI cable, a composite cable, a mini USB cable, a tripod, a string and a wipe. (Not like some one said that Amazon sell it in a stripped version) However the unit I received is a defect one.
Summary: Does not hold battery life long for the video (half an hour)Went to download images and wouldn't work. Then the product wouldn't turn off, took the battery out, put back in and wouldn't come on. On/Off worked sporadically. Had to contact Toshiba direct because of the return policy of Amazon. Had to pay AGAIN postage to return the item. Toshiba gave me a $214.00 credit to use on only their web site within a certain amount of days. Upgraded to a Toshiba HD 100 camileo.
Summary: Camera photo quality is disappointing as it is too easy to shake. So low light condition pictures are poor. Bright light pictures are good assuming the photographer can hold the camera steady. For Movies interior shots need a bright room. If the room is bright or if the movie is daylight outdoors movies are good. Camera is tricky to use with the touch screen as its not obvious how to operate playback however that can be learned.
Summary: Length:: 2:47 Mins There's been a good bit of debate here about the video quality, so I figured I'd settle this once and for all - I did a video review using my new Toshiba Camileo S30 Full HD Camcorder so you can see the 'full hd' quality for yourself. The Pros: In addition to the video itself, you should also note that the sound quality is probably the thing I'm the most pleased with, it's excellent.
Summary: I just purchased the Toshiba Camilei S30 camera and love the features but there are reasons why I might return it. No.1 - When watching the video played with the HDMI connector or Video connector the annoying time and battery indicator are on the tv screen and cannot be removed. Can you believe this? I talked to Toshiba support twice and they confirmed that there's no way to remove it.
Summary: It has a cool slinky design but the video quality is poor and the screen interface is a bit rubbish to be honest. Selecting different modes is a bit like using teletext (or something of that era!). There's also a kind of 'white noise' sound when you play back any video recording. Probably ok for mucking about with, but generally a poor quality camera.
Summary: I purchased the above item in anticipation of a 'once in a lifetime' holiday. On receipt I was happy with the quality of both video and photo taken with the device (in fact I think it is an excellent camcorder). But after a few months I expierenced difficulty in powering on the camera, there was nothing on Toshibas website so I did a google search and discoverd it to be a common problem.
Summary: When i recieved the video camera it seemed amazing as it what exactly as the description has said,however i has the first problem of opening the cover for the battery as it felt it was a dummy,,following that i have not been able to use the video camera because it doesnt charge it sometimes comes on and most of the time does not.feel really let down with the customer service i recieved and i could not even gift the item as originally planned.