Technical features include the addition of a touch screen on the 3” LCD display and unsurprisingly it can double as an 8 megapixel camera which is always a nice touch for users. The camcorder comes equipped with 16X digital zoom but no word if that zoom is matched on the camera.
There’s lots of recording modes too including macro for the up close shots, motion detection and slow motion which seem like nice touches.
Beyond the technical highlights, its main feature is definitely the compact size. Toshiba compares it to the size of a smartphone at only three-fourths of an inch thick and a mere 4.2 ounces.
We’re a bit disheartened that it comes with only a 4GB digital SD memory card but this shouldn’t be too surprising. 4GB will only hold about 30mins of HD video at 1080p but if you shell out for a 64GB card you can store about 10 hours of video.
Toshiba is selling this little guy for $179.99 and you can save $30 buying it through their website which may help to offset the cost of the bigger memory card. Overall at this price point we don’t think you can go wrong.
Toshiba Unveils CAMILEO S30 Compact HD Digital Camcorder
Camcorder Features Touch Screen Navigation, Video and Digital Still Image Stabilization Plus 16X Digital Zoom in Lightweight Ultraportable Package
2011 International CES
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CES 2011, LVCC Central Hall Booth #11026 — Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the CAMILEO™ S30 camcorder, a new addition to the highly acclaimed CAMILEO S-Series line. Toshiba’s latest lightweight and ultraportable full HD resolution camcorder now features image stabilization in 1080p1, 720p and 480p modes for smooth and clear videos, a touch screen designed for easier navigation and a 16X digital zoom for getting in on the action.
“The CAMILEO S30 camcorder is for those who want an easy to use, compact camcorder at an affordable price with the high quality they expect from Toshiba”
At only three-fourths of an inch thin and weighing only 4.2 ounces2, the CAMILEO S30 is the size of a smartphone.
“The CAMILEO S30 camcorder is for those who want an easy to use, compact camcorder at an affordable price with the high quality they expect from Toshiba,” said Paul Collas, director, accessory marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. “This camcorder is another step in Toshiba’s expansion of products for consumers who enjoy capturing, sharing, editing and viewing their lives in HD.”
The camcorder’s swiveling three-inch diagonal LCD display3 now features a touch screen, making navigation through menus easier than ever. In addition, the CAMILEO S30 doubles as an eight megapixel digital still camera for great pictures every time. The compact device also accommodates an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card with up to 64GB capacity for an estimated 10 hours of recording at 1080p, or 24 hours at the lowest setting4.
Consumers can also view videos and still photos directly on a computer or HDTV with the included HDMI® cable. Another key feature is the Internet Upload Button, which allows users to quickly and easily upload videos and photos to YouTube™, Facebook®, Twitter and Picasa®.
The new CAMILEO S30 will be on display at Pepcom Digital Experience! taking place on January 5, 2011.
Pricing and Availability
The CAMILEO S30 is immediately available at toshibadirect.com and at a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide starting at $179.99 MSRP5.
Detailed product information is available at camileo.toshiba.com and images are available at http://bit.ly/2011Q1-S30.
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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America.