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Toshiba Camileo BW10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Toshiba Camileo BW10. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are critical about the battery and reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality

memory, reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Toshiba Camileo BW10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Toshiba Camileo BW10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Toshiba Camileo BW10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and battery get less positive reviews.

usability, price, zoom, image quality, size

memory, battery, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba Camileo BW10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Toshiba Camileo BW10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and price. The image quality and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the size. Many are critical about the battery and memory.

portability, usability, image quality, price, durability

zoom, reliability, memory, battery

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Toshiba Camileo BW10 Review

 

Small, portable, and waterproof, the Toshiba Camileo BW10 is well suited for capturing moments from a summertime pool party. While quality isn't the greatest, it's effortless to use, and its anti-shake feature will appeal to users who want to capture...

Simple to use, Light weight, Waterproof, Stabilization software, Can take a picture while recording

Can only charge through USB, Doesn't do well in low light situations, Blotchy zoom, Can't multi-delete or zoom-in on photos on device

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Toshiba Camileo BW10 review:

 

Toshiba's Camileo BW10 is a simple, waterproof minicamcorder. And by simple, I mean it does little more than shoot full HD-resolution video and 5-megapixel photos on land and in the water to depths of 6.5 feet for up to 60 minutes. If you're looking...

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 is easy to use, waterproof, and small and lightweight.

The BW10 has almost no extra features, lacks embedded editing and sharing software, and produces merely passable HD video.

The Toshiba Camileo BW10 is a basic, waterproof minicamcorder that's good enough to capture a casual cannonball into a pool, but not more treasured memories.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Toshiba Camileo BW10

 

So long as you're not expecting Hollywood-esque footage, the BW10 from Toshiba is a decent (and cheap) waterproof camcorder.

Lightweight, very portable ; Well priced ; Simple interface, very easy to pick up and start shooting

Only waterproof to 2m ; Horrible audio from the built-in microphone ; Very poor still image quality

Waterproof camcorders at a cheap price point are ideal for casual use and YouTube uploading, and that's the core group of users that the BW10 addresses. It's not going to be suitable to replace a dedicated still camera by the beach and its video...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

Toshiba Camileo BW10

 

Summer is almost here and wouldn't it be nice if you have a video camera that can take images underwater? Toshiba's Camileo BW10 is one of the few pocket-sized video cameras in the market that is waterproof, allowing you to bring it to the poolside or...

Construction; Waterproof; Ease of use; Well-labelled buttons; 1080p recording; Compatible with SDXC cards

Lacks advanced settings; Using 10x digital zoom in video mode produces shaky footage; No video cable and AC charger included with the package

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (goodhousekeeping.com)

Toshiba Camileo BW10 1080p Waterproof Camcorder

 

If you're looking for a Flip-style slab in a sport camcorder, the Toshiba Camileo BW10 fits the bill. It offers a rugged design — it survived our drop tests — and consumer testers liked the simple menus. Video quality was fine, but photos...

Consumer review by: sandra (reevoo.com)

Toshiba Camileo BW10

 

lightweight, easy to use, good quality pictures

no real bad points would be better if you could go further in depth then 2m

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: vrabinov1970 (cnet.com)

"will not reccomend this product"

 

worked fine the first day and started leaking water and got foggy trough the lens next day. I had to wait a few hours for the camera to dry and it work out of the water fine, untill I got back in the water again. It never worked in the water at all....

small and easy to use

leaking water

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Apriliaboy (cnet.com)

"This camera shoot pretty decent video in high light."

 

If you just want to shoot video and then do edith with your own tools. You can't beat this. I picked mine up at HH Gregg for $59, display model.

Smiple, good video, no software needed. Records in MP4 which is easily viewable on Windows 7. Feels solid. Has a little on board memory.

Records in Mp4 Win xp dosen't like it. At least on one of my machines. Image is a bit shakey when walking. Of course digital zoom is useless.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: redfoxxx (hsn.com)

Not Mac Friendly...

 

I had to send it back since I have a Mac computer and laptop and it is not compatible with any Mac.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul J Sackett (rakuten.com)

Paul J Sackett

 

But too many warning of Lead & Mercury & caution battery can explode. Charging from my computer, it crashed my computer, so in reading the booklet, I will get a regular 120 V charger not included as the booklet describes. Haven't done all this yet,...

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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Sound:Stereo

Battery

Battery life (max):0.7 / 1.1 / 1.16
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:PX1686E-1BRS
Video recording time:1.16

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:movie, single image
Minimum illumination:15
Self-timer:10

Connections

Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
Line-In Audio: Yes
USB Connection: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Yellow / Silver / Turquoise / Yellow

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08 / 50.8
Display Resolution:2592 x 1944
Screen Size:2 in
Screen Type:LCD

Flash

Built-in Flash:No / Y / Yes
Built-in light:Y / Yes

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.3 / 0.3 - ~ / 0.3 - ∞

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:2592x1944, 1920x1080, 1280x720, 680x480 pixels
Total MegaPixels:5 megapixels

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:10
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens:N / No
Optical Zoom:10

Lens/Zoom

Digital Zoom:10 x
Image Stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Optical Zoom:0 x
White Balance:Auto

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:1600 / 1600, Auto / 800 / Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):55x22.8x107 mm
Weight:98 g
Weight (lb):0.217 lb

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/SP3, Vista, 7
Flash:LED on/off
Flash memory:8
Interface:mini HDMI, micro USB 2.0 / mini HDMI/micro USB 2.0
Internal Memory:8
Lens focal range:2.8 / F=2.8
Light exposure control:Y
Media types supported:MPEG4
Minimum hard disk space:1000 / 1024
Minimum processor:2.0 GHz / CPU Intel Core Duo E4400 2.0GHz / Intel Core Duo E4400 2.0GHz / Intel Core Duo E4400, 2.0 GHz
Minimum RAM:1000 / 1024
Minimum system requirements:DVD-ROM\nUSB
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Resolution:2592 x 1944
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:CAMILEO Uploader, MAGIX Video Deluxe 15 Plus Trial
Cables included:USB
Hand strap:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Included memory card size:4
Memory Card Included:SD
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
PictBridge:N / No / Y / Yes
S-Video Out:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B

Power source

Battery Life:70 min
Battery Type:Lithium-ion

Related

Miscellaneous:2 m waterproof, Weatherproof, Easy YouTube upload

Sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS

Settings

Exposure Control:Auto

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2592 x 1944

Storage

Built-in Memory: Yes
Built-in Storage Size:8 MB
Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
External Memory Type:Secured Digital, Secured Digital High Capacity, Secured Digital Extended Capacity
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Flash memory:64
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1

Video

Full HD:Y
HD Recording:HD 1080p
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recordable File/Disc Formats:H.264, MP4, JPG
Recording Format:Internal flash / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:H.264, MP4 / MP4 / MP4, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video Resolution:1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Video Resolutions:640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 107 / 2.28 / 22.8
Height :10.7 / 107 / 5.5 / 55
Weight:98.5 / 99.2 / 99.22
Width:2.28 / 22.8 / 5.5 / 55

White balance

White Balance:Auto