Despite the departure of the brand that started it all, pocket camcorders are still going to stick around for a little while longer. Challenging other waterproof competitors like the Kodak PlaySport is the new Toshiba Camileo BW10.
Not surprisingly, this pocket camcorder comes in a somewhat ruggedized and rubberized housing to go along with its waterproof claims. You won’t be going deep sea diving with this, though, as the 6.5 feet depth limit is likely more in tune with snorkeling at best. If you want to go deeper, they’ve got more expensive models.
Unlike any of the Flip camcorders to ever hit the market, the Toshiba Camileo BW10 shoots video at up to 1080p and it’ll also take five-megapixel stills in a pinch. Wrapping up the spec sheet are the SD card slot, USB port (no swing out connector here!), and HDMI output.
Pick it up in a sporty yellow (I’m reminded of the old Sony Sports Walkman) or sexy silver for $150, minus a $20 instant rebate via Toshiba’s official site.
Toshiba Unveils Waterproof CAMILEO BW10 HD Digital Camcorder
Compact Camcorder Can Withstand Water, Dirt, Snow and More While Delivering HD Quality Video and Pictures
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the launch of its waterproof CAMILEO® BW10 camcorder. The pocket-sized, HD camcorder comes in silver and yellow and features a rubberized coating that makes it perfect for recording underwater. The latest addition to Toshiba’s popular CAMILEO line, the BW10 camcorder offers versatility and resilience for consumers leading active lives by recording full HD 1080p video resolution up to six and a half feet under water and offering a 10x digital zoom to capture images from afar.
“With the success we’ve experienced with the CAMILEO line, we are excited to expand it with our newest camcorder that is designed for our more adventurous customers”
The CAMILEO BW10 camcorder is equipped with a two-inch diagonal LCD screen and weighs a mere 3.5 ounces, making it perfect for tossing into a beach bag or backpack. Ideal for action-packed activities underwater and on land, the CAMILEO BW10 camcorder’s electronic image stabilization helps users capture steadier images. Another key feature found in the BW10 package is easy YouTube uploading with the CAMILEO Uploader software.
“With the success we’ve experienced with the CAMILEO line, we are excited to expand it with our newest camcorder that is designed for our more adventurous customers,” said Paul Collas, director of accessory marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Life Products and Services. “The CAMILEO BW10 camcorder is ideal for people who love to be outdoors in the snow, on the mountains, in the rapids or swimming in the pool and want to capture their experiences without fear of ruining their camcorder.”
The CAMILEO BW10 camcorder also doubles as a five megapixel digital still camera, with separate video and photo functions for instant action. Consumers can conveniently view videos and still photos directly on a computer or HDTV with a mini HDMI® cable (sold separately).
Pricing and Availability
The CAMILEO BW10 is immediately available at toshibadirect.com and a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide starting at $149.99 MSRP1.
Detailed product information is available at camileo.toshiba.com and images are available at http://bit.ly/CAMILEOBW10.
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