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Philips CAM295

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Philips CAM295. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Philips CAM295 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Philips CAM295 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 Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality


90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips CAM295BL/00 Black Full HD 1080p HD Camcorder with Touch Screen ControlPhilips CAM295BL/00 Black Full HD 1080p HD Camcorder with Touch Screen Control

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Inita (

Great cam for out and about


This little video cam is great for taking it anywhere you go. We got this for taking loads of videos of our baby. Easy to use and also I can video myself without asking to anyone as it turns both ways. Battery life is good and easy to transfer pictures...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Moody (

One of the best


I bought this for my son who is 11years old. He had the camcorder working in the car before we got home. The bonus of this camcorder it has a flash which many others don't. It's easy to transfer the films/pictures onto his Mac. The memory cards aren't...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Phil (

Very poor memory size


The built in memory size was only about 15 seconds or 4 still photos, but internet details seems to suggest 1 hour, need additional memory to be of any use. Quality was fine but returned as didn't want to spend extra on more memory.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: suzitez (

good little camcorder


exellent for the money

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Foz (

Value for money


Everything is perfect, the only negative point is the sound Quality is not so good, but for the price you can't go wrong.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Niknak (

Good first camcorder


Bought this to film my little one's developing

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

So far so good


We use this for attaching to a pole, then filming high level gutters to check for blockages. (Saves going up and down ladders all day). Therefore its hard to be too sure what the average buyer will make of it, but I can say its light, seems well made,...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: gbk (

Good Value for Money


Very simple and easy to use Camcorder also good quality Pictures and Videos for something

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Gordon (



I was looking for a compact camcorder to take on holiday as my current one is very bulky. I saw this advertised in the newspaper and decided to take a chance on it and i must say i was delighted i did so. It is very easy to use, just ask my wife, and...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery life (max):2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Video recording time:1


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia
Progressive Scan: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Tripod mountable: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display Resolution:920 x 240 / 960 x 240
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes


Closest focusing distance:0.1
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8
Effective megapixels (movie):8
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:12

Lens System

Digital Zoom:5
Image stabilizer: No
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Minimum aperture number:2.8

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Night, Snow, Sunset

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7\nMac OS 10.4/10.5/10.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):54 x 21.5 x 110
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Pentium 4 - 2.8 GHz / Intel Core Duo - 1.66 GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:64 MB Video RAM\n / PENTIUM 4 - 2.8 GHz, 1GB RAM, 64 MB Video RAM\nMAC 1.66 Ghz Intel Core Duo, Safari 1.1\n1024 x 768 display resolution, 300 MB free hard disc space, USB v1.1\n

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:0.128
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory slots:1


HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11

White balance

White Balance:Auto