Toshiba announces two affordable HD camcordersIntroducing the Camileo H20 and the Camileo P30

28 January 2009

Toshiba Camileo P30 and H20 HD camcorders

Toshiba Camileo P30 and H20 HD camcorders

Toshiba has announced the launch of two new affordable, 1080p HD camcorders: the Toshiba Camileo H20 and the Toshiba Camileo P30.

Both camcorders will become available in February, with the barrel-style H20 costing £179.99, and the pistol-style P30 costing £149.

Other than the design of the camcorders' bodies, the models are very similar in specification, both featuring 5x optical zooms and 5Mp sensors for still photography.

YouTube software

Both HD camcorders will be supplied with licensed YouTube software, to allow users to upload videos quickly to the video hosting website.

Minor differences include the screen size, which measures 3 inches on the H20, and 2.5 inches on the P30. Further differences include lack of remote control functionality on the P30 which is present on the H20.

Budget HD camcorders

Richard Parris, Which? camcorder expert, said: 'The high-definition Toshiba camcorders we've tested so far haven't received particularly high scores. These two new Camileo models, however, are some of the least expensive models of this class that we've come across, so may be a big hit with customers looking for a budget HD camcorder.'

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