The Toshiba Camileo S30 camcorder comes with more than just HD video recording in a compact size. The camcorder can also snap 8 megapixel stills and comes with a 3" touch screen with a SDXC slot for up to 10 hours of HD video shooting. Candace Bailey and Chris Hardwick review the $150 camcorder.
What You Need To Know
Toshiba made the Camileo S30 pretty portable: it's super light at only 4 oz. and measures just a little thicker than the smallest Flip Cam.
The 3" touch screen is pretty easy to use, though you have to give it a poke or two to make it work properly; for the most part, it's just fine.
Sometimes it's hard to know which icon means what, so you'll have to dive down into the menus to see what each of them does.
The Camileo S30 comes with more features than the Flip Cam, like slow motion video, macro lens and an LED light, which are cool to have.
You can switch the mode from portrait to landscape so you won't lose focus as you move closer to your subject.
The slow motion feature is fun to fool around with, but it zooms you all the way in and lowers the quality, and we're not exactly sure why.
There's also a really bright LED light, which might be too much for the people you're shooting.
The Camileo's video quality is pretty good.
Normal light footage looks great. Colors are bright and accurate, and overexposure doesn't seem to be too much of a problem.
You might see some trailing when you move around.
Low light footage also looks good: about half the time.
You'll randomly get weird dead pixels and grain but only when you're shooting in very low light and this doesn't always happen.