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4.4 out of 10

Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30

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Reviews and Problems with Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30

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Overall 10
10

Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 30GB 2MP Hard Disc Drive Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoo

Amazon Customer "Enjoy!", Amazon
9 January 2007
  • Summary: Great product! Now I don't have to carry tons of tape for recording my memories. Fast connection with your computer. Pictures come out great. Sometimes it may be blurry. You might have a problem location an extra battery. The extra SD drives are useful for back up. User friendly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Camera Value - Quality Product

J. A. Gatti, Amazon
17 November 2006
  • Summary: This is an amazing little camera. If you edit your movies on a computer you will LOVE this camera because it stores files on the built in hard disk drive instead of tapes. It can record for more than six (6) hours on the hard disk drive (at the HIGHEST quality setting). The videos are automatically saved as MPG2 files which are recognized by almost all video editing products inclding Adobe Premiere and Adobe Premiere Elements.
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Overall 2
2.0

Outside Use Only

William Steel "wsteel", Amazon
1 November 2006
  • Summary: I loved this camera for outside use, but anything inside with even marginally low light and the video quality is so poor it is unwatchable. If you shoot indoors at all, this is not the camera for you.
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Overall 4
4.0

Low Light and AF are Major Problems

S. Alley, Amazon
5 June 2006
  • Summary: The camera size is great, and it is easy to use. Battery life is fine and HD storage space is ample. The problem is that this camera does not function well at all in low light, and the autofocus is shaky unless you are filming outdoors in good light. Even in these ideal conditions, the cameras is sluggish to focus when shifting from close up to further away and zooming.
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad.

O. Alkatib "oalkatib", Amazon
5 June 2006
  • Summary: great amount of storage, lacks audio input, and the auto focus is noisy on it, and isn't fast enough when zooming in. not bad for the amount of recording you can do. the cam is really small as well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Convenient camera to use

Kindle Customer, Amazon
5 June 2006
  • Summary: I just graduated from the 1min movies in my digital camera to this camera. I am impressed by the overall functionality of this camera. Positives: 1) Easy to shoot both Movies and Pictures. We think still pictures have their own value. So, taking good pictures was important for us. 2) supports wide screen recording and has 2MB CCD 3) For a HDD camera, I was surprised at the almost non-existent HDD noise.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great tool, great buy

Roy A. Sandoval, Amazon
5 June 2006
  • Summary: This is a little gem. It's small, it's easy to use. It takes great videos and the camera function allows you to get some outstanding action photos. I love it. The only thing more I could ask for might be an external mic jack. Other than that - buy it. My neighbor used it to film wrestling and went right on line and bought a gigashot R-60.
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Overall 2
2.0

No Support

CAMCORDER CHRIS, Amazon
5 June 2006
  • Summary: We have had this camera for less than 2 years when the ac adapter quit working. Unfortunately, Toshiba quit making parts to this and there is no place to get replacement parts. This is really sorry that this nice camera is basically useless when something goes wrong with it!
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Overall 8
8.0

good to start

Ling Xie "Aris", Amazon
5 June 2006
  • Summary: This is my first camcorder. The price of this product was very reasonable. The only shortage I found so far is it is difficult to control focus when changing the room or during moving. Maybe this is because I am not experienced. The noise mentioned by many people does not trouble me and I think the bad image taken in night may happen in other camcorders not only this band. It's not touch panel so there's no worry about your fat fingers.
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Overall 10
10

Good first camcorder

K. Meyer, Amazon
5 June 2006
  • Summary: Given that this is my first real camcorder, outside of the digital cameras I own that support 20 second video clips, I have little to compare it to. That being said, I've seen people with stacks of DV tape that they never convert to DVD, and consequently - never view again. I received my Gigashot from Amazon yesterday and was for the most part very pleased. It took very little time to understand how to use, the functions and menu items were relatively self-explanatory.
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