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Toshiba enters digital camcorder market with trio of Camileo HD models

Toshiba has announced its new foray into the digital camcorder market. The electronics giant is hoping to enter with a bang with their recently unveiled Camileo line - so far comprising of three low-cost, compact HD camcorders.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

Toshiba has announced its new foray into the digital camcorder market. The electronics giant is hoping to enter with a bang with their recently unveiled Camileo line - so far comprising of three low-cost, compact HD camcorders.

Traditionally know for producing laptops and netbooks, this is a big step for Toshiba. If all goes well, it will be interesting to see what other kinds of digital camcorders they produce, and also if they venture into more unknown territory in the future.

But first, let's take a look at the three camcorders they've got in store for us so far:

CAMILEO S20 (pictured above)

  • 5-megapixel sensor
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Measurements: 2/3 of an inch thin, 3.5 ounces
  • MSRP: $179.99

CAMILEO H30

  • 10-megapixel sensor
  • 5x optical zoom
  • 4x digital zoom
  • 3-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Weighs 8 ounces
  • MSRP: $249.99

CAMILEO X100

  • 10-megapixel sensor
  • 10x optical zoom
  • 10x digital zoom
  • 3-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Weighs 9.5 ounces
  • MSRP: $399.99

Details are obviously slim, but all three are capable of shooting full HD 1080p video, have SD/SDHC card slots (fits up to 32GB) and include HDMI and USB 2.0 cables.

The CAMILEO line is already available for pre-order at Toshiba's website, and the camcorders will hit shelves nationwide on April 19.

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