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Toshiba Camileo SX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Toshiba Camileo SX500. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The portability and price also get good views. There are some negative opinions about the durability, and there are some mixed reviews about the zoom and battery.

usability, price, portability, size, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Toshiba Camileo SX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Toshiba Camileo SX500 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 People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the durability. Reviews are divided on the battery.

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This summary is based on the products: Toshiba Camileo SX500 10MP Full HD Digital CamcorderToshiba Camileo SX500 10MP Full HD Digital Camcorder

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

Toshiba Camileo SX500 review


Cheap and unflashy it may be, but the SX500 hits the nail on the head for the latest must-haves

Lightweight and small in size and price tag; rubberised surface neatly aids grip in lieu of a palm strap; operation is point-and-shoot easy

Narrow and stiff zoom rocker switch; plasticky buttons; modest feature set compared with others reviewed

In use, however, the top and backplate controls felt a little cheap for our liking – we were particularly unimpressed with the stiff and uncomfortably narrow rocker switch for operating the zoom. It’s also slower to power up from scratch with a wait of...

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery life (max):1
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:PX1686


Minimum illumination:4


Colour of product:Black / Red / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86
Touchscreen: No


Built-in Flash: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01
Normal focusing range:0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 -?

Image sensor

Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10 / 12

Lens System

Digital Zoom:12
Focal length range (f-f):6.8 - 34
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:5

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:1600
Light exposure modes:Auto

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 3.7
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7 / Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7. / Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens focal range:F3.5 - 3.7
Light exposure control:+- 1.8 EV / ± 1.8EV
Manual Focus: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:1024
Minimum processor:Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz / Intel Core Duo E440 2.0 GHz+
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:DVD-ROM, 1x USB / DVD-ROM\nUSB
Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 720,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,3648 x 2056,3648 x 2736,4000 x 3000,4480 x 2520 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3648 x 2056,3648 x 2736,4000 x 3000,4480 x 2520


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.48

White balance

Onepush white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent