Toshiba Camileo BW10 - a rugged HD camcorderA dust, shock and waterproof camcorder for £130

25 May 2010

Toshiba Camileo BW10

Toshiba has unveiled the Toshiba Camileo BW10, a rugged HD camcorder designed with adventurous holiday-makers in mind. The pocket-sized device will launch in time for many summer holidays this June, and will cost around £130.

The Camileo BW10 will be available in yellow, turquoise and silver variants. The camcorder is able to capture full HD video at 1080p resolution.

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Toshiba says that the BW10 can withstand dust, snow, high levels of humidity, shocks and plunges under water to depths as low as two metres - making it ideal for all types of holidays.

Switching between video and photo mode is described by Toshiba as being a simple process, and the BW10 is able to capture 5Mp still images.

Image stabilisation and digital zoom

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The BW10 lacks an optical zoom, but has a 10x digital zoom and an image stabiliser, designed to reduce the adverse effects of shaky hands. The camera mode provides face detection for up to twelve faces, and has an ISO sensitivity of up to 1,600.

The BW10 recognises SD memory cards and, according to Toshiba, is able to write seven hours of video footage at full resolution to a 64GB card.

Quick uploading to YouTube

The Camileo BW10 weighs 114g, has an HDMI and USB port and supports quick uploads to the YouTube website.

Which? will be testing the Camileo BW10 in it's labs later this year.

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