Toshiba Camileo X 400 black, Great Camcorder let down by a pitiful microphone

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Image and build quality is amazing along with great features in the menus. The sound quality however is awful. I’ve had this camera for about 2 years. I left my old samsung pocket camera in a field for a month and *suprisingly* broke, and after wanting to enter a movie competition, i wanted a new video camera at a lowish budget. The camera is great – the timelapse modes and slow motion modes are great and have allowed me to grow a youtube channel from a random afternoon of filming my friend belly flopping on a spacehopper. The camera doesn’t perform well in low light, in fact its deemed pretty much useless. In fact that may be a little harsh but the noise level is awful and especially pictures aren’t good. In daylight however, the video and image quality is great. It has a slight ‘effect’ to it which ( i don’t know how to describe it) sets it apart from other cameras.

This was my very first ever digital camcorder purchase for a relatives vacation lately. I concur with most other reviews about factors raised pertaining to seem and not getting also fantastic in lower gentle disorders. I acquired an external mic to enhance audio output and its deffo worth having a low cost a single. I got a single on amazon for all-around 6 quid. I found at situations that it went out of target so had to history for extended. These are the factors i have given four stars. Despite the fact that the digicam is packed with attributes. Most of which i havent tried using owing to only making use of on a number of occassions. The images recorded of wildlife i.

Toshiba Camileo X 400 black

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  • The Camileo X400 high-definition camcorder from Toshiba has a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor to capture HD 1080p videos and photos
  • It also boasts a 23x optical zoom, a 120x digital zoom and a digital video stabiliser, so you’re guaranteed smooth, sharp images even in close-ups.Plus, there’s a 3-inch touch screen for easy operation, a face detection mode and video editing feature.You
  • And the Camileo X400 can be easily connected to a computer or HD television thanks to the mini HDMI and USB 2.0 sockets
  • 12 month manufacturer’s warranty included

Good little bit of package masses of capabilities easy to use.

Out of doors photograph high-quality is specifically fantastic. For indoor footage browse the guide and get. This does what it suggests on the tin. Outdoor picture good quality is specially great. For indoor footage examine the guide and get the ideal settings for similarly excellent results. . A digicam with external mic facility and a crafted in mild for this value.

Little and very simple camera. It is very small camera with only the very basic features. In lower light it does not focus great. You have to think first about your requirement before you buy this camera not to get disappointed. If you like very easy camera with no advanced features and you are fine with tradeof lower price for the image quality (it is okay on really bright scenes) you can be satisfied with this little one.

Toshiba Camileo X 400 black : Incredible budget hd camcorder. After reading a lot of negative reviews of this camcorder, i was hesitant to buy it. However, it did have the basic functions that i wanted such as the ability to attach an external microphone and the slow motion as well as time lapse functions. The optical and digtal zoom specs were pretty good too. And more importanly, it didn’t have all the gimmicks that camcorders in the £200-£400 range had. I decided to take a chance given the affordable price. I have tried the camcorder out and it’s really incredible. I love the basic 3 inch touch screen functions and the camera comes with a huge amount of accessories.

Outdoor picture quality is especially good. For indoor footage read the manual and get. This does what it says on the tin. Outdoor picture quality is especially good. For indoor footage read the manual and get the right settings for equally good results. . A camera with external mic facility and a built in light for this price.
Outdoor picture quality is especially good. For indoor footage read the manual and get. This does what it says on the tin. Outdoor picture quality is especially good. For indoor footage read the manual and get the right settings for equally good results. . A camera with external mic facility and a built in light for this price.
How to ease the ‘blurry’ issues. I agree with the comments so far. However, i have found that if you pause the recording immediateley after pressing the record button (pause kicks in after about 4 seconds)then generally speaking when you unpause and start recording the blurriness seems to be less obvious. I know this is something that you shouldn’t have to do as toshiba should have created a camcorder that has a good focus regardless of cost, say like the sony handycam of old. I was thinking about returning mine to currys/pcworld but my budget was limited and alternatives seemed to be too expecsive. I’ll stick with it but next time i’m going high end – it’s the only option if you want really great recordings. If anyone from toshiba is reading this then please sort out the next generation of camcorders before you place them on the market.

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How to ease the ‘blurry’ issues. I agree with the comments so far. However, i have found that if you pause the recording immediateley after pressing the record button (pause kicks in after about 4 seconds)then generally speaking when you unpause and start recording the blurriness seems to be less obvious. I know this is something that you shouldn’t have to do as toshiba should have created a camcorder that has a good focus regardless of cost, say like the sony handycam of old. I was thinking about returning mine to currys/pcworld but my budget was limited and alternatives seemed to be too expecsive. I’ll stick with it but next time i’m going high end – it’s the only option if you want really great recordings. If anyone from toshiba is reading this then please sort out the next generation of camcorders before you place them on the market.

This review is from : Toshiba Camileo X 400 black

I bought this particular model because of the low price and excellent zoom. However the two main bad points are the sound quality and the difficulty downloading video recordings onto my pc. The sound is just not right, on playback the pitch has been changed as though the sound is slightly speeded up. To download video i have to use the software that came with the camera and cannot transfer recordings direct to my pc hard drive. Instead i have to search for them. For the price it has plenty of facilities, but no touch screen.
I bought this particular model because of the low price and excellent zoom. However the two main bad points are the sound quality and the difficulty downloading video recordings onto my pc. The sound is just not right, on playback the pitch has been changed as though the sound is slightly speeded up. To download video i have to use the software that came with the camera and cannot transfer recordings direct to my pc hard drive. Instead i have to search for them. For the price it has plenty of facilities, but no touch screen.

This review is from : Toshiba Camileo X 400 black

This was my first ever digital camcorder purchase for a family holiday recently. I agree with most other reviews about points raised regarding sound and not being too great in low light conditions. I bought an external mic to enhance audio output and its deffo worth getting a cheap one. I got one on amazon for around 6 quid. I found at times that it went out of focus so had to record for longer. These are the reasons i have given 4 stars. Although the camera is packed with features. Most of which i havent tried due to only using on a few occassions. The images recorded of wildlife i.

This review is from : Toshiba Camileo X 400 black

This was my first ever digital camcorder purchase for a family holiday recently. I agree with most other reviews about points raised regarding sound and not being too great in low light conditions. I bought an external mic to enhance audio output and its deffo worth getting a cheap one. I got one on amazon for around 6 quid. I found at times that it went out of focus so had to record for longer. These are the reasons i have given 4 stars. Although the camera is packed with features. Most of which i havent tried due to only using on a few occassions. The images recorded of wildlife i.

This review is from : Toshiba Camileo X 400 black

. And as a result its just cheerful. The quality is top notch but that’s where the positives end. So what’s not good?- battery not great – doesn’t last as long as it needs to fill a 16gb card- freezes from time to time and needs a battery pull to reset- has problems focusing. Will focus in and out for a while before locking in – this is hugely annoying when it happensi would recommend it at half the price. . But at full price you are better off getting something reliable.
. And as a result its just cheerful. The quality is top notch but that’s where the positives end. So what’s not good?- battery not great – doesn’t last as long as it needs to fill a 16gb card- freezes from time to time and needs a battery pull to reset- has problems focusing. Will focus in and out for a while before locking in – this is hugely annoying when it happensi would recommend it at half the price. . But at full price you are better off getting something reliable.
It is exactly what we were looking for, it is good looking, the touch screen is large and the ability to take still photos while recording is a great feature. I highly recommend this product if you are thinking which one to buy. You are getting a lot for a little amount of money.

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It is exactly what we were looking for, it is good looking, the touch screen is large and the ability to take still photos while recording is a great feature. I highly recommend this product if you are thinking which one to buy. You are getting a lot for a little amount of money.
This is a fab little camcorder. For the price it is very good. Only thing that could be much better is the microphone, as sound doesn’t always get picked up. This item came with it’s own bag in the box. I had messaged the seller asking if they sold a bag and i was quoted for one. Would have thought the seller would have said there was in the box.

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This is a fab little camcorder. For the price it is very good. Only thing that could be much better is the microphone, as sound doesn’t always get picked up. This item came with it’s own bag in the box. I had messaged the seller asking if they sold a bag and i was quoted for one. Would have thought the seller would have said there was in the box.
I honestly thought this camera was amazing. I bought it for a bargain (£80) off an official ebay discount direct shop. I honestly could not complain about anything about this camera, except for the sound. The sound was disgraceful when i bought it, i wasn’t sure whether it was just faulty or the camera in general just didn’t have a good audio system. This probably had to be one of the most frustrating things for, so i wrote to the ebay shop and they confirmed that i the camera was tested before dispatch and if faulty i could get a refund/exchange from toshiba. The camera is good for it’s money, but make sure you only buy it if it has a guaranteed money back type warranty.

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I honestly thought this camera was amazing. I bought it for a bargain (£80) off an official ebay discount direct shop. I honestly could not complain about anything about this camera, except for the sound. The sound was disgraceful when i bought it, i wasn’t sure whether it was just faulty or the camera in general just didn’t have a good audio system. This probably had to be one of the most frustrating things for, so i wrote to the ebay shop and they confirmed that i the camera was tested before dispatch and if faulty i could get a refund/exchange from toshiba. The camera is good for it’s money, but make sure you only buy it if it has a guaranteed money back type warranty.
It is compact, light, easy to use and (apart from the auto-focus) produces good pictures. And it has 23 x optical zoom/120 x digital zoom.
It is compact, light, easy to use and (apart from the auto-focus) produces good pictures. And it has 23 x optical zoom/120 x digital zoom.
My son received this product for christmas, this is what he had to say:this camcorder is phenomenal, it films at 1080p at 30fps, that’s just what i was looking forif you need an incredibly well priced camera for high quality filming. Five starspros:good quality filming,many video effects (negative, sepia. )cons:sound is okay (it has a mic slot so you can buy a mic for cheap)battery life is okay (you can buy cheap battery’s for this camera, they’re about £10)in summary a brill camcorder.

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My son received this product for christmas, this is what he had to say:this camcorder is phenomenal, it films at 1080p at 30fps, that’s just what i was looking forif you need an incredibly well priced camera for high quality filming. Five starspros:good quality filming,many video effects (negative, sepia. )cons:sound is okay (it has a mic slot so you can buy a mic for cheap)battery life is okay (you can buy cheap battery’s for this camera, they’re about £10)in summary a brill camcorder.
Good quality bargain camcorder. The previous reviewers are right in what they say so i’m not adding much here. I got this camcorder for £129 at argos on the 15th dec 2012,it is compact,feels well built,it is light and easy to use. It does not have a plethora of features(which i find quite refreshing these days)but allows you to shoot decent quality hi-def pictures in 1080p,and,in lesser qualities should you have the need. It takes decent quality 5mp stills,and courtesy of some digital trickery,16mp stills,but the 5mp setting is best,however when using the zoom, in still shots, all my pictures came out blurred due to camera movement when the “shutter” button was pressed,but when no zoom was used my photos were finein good daylight you will get good moving images but don’t expect the auto-focus to be lightning quick,but what the hell,this is an entry level camcorder after all,my high end nikon slr’s(not professional ones i might add) have never been lightning fast on auto focus either,quick yes,but not that quick;so you have to be realistic in your expectations here. As for night shooting/low light well,again,you need to be realistic here. The front mounted lamp provides some illumination,a little,but not a lot. The “digital” lamp uses available light and enhances it,somewhat like night-vision cameras,so expect grainy images. You will not get daylight quality images at night using any camera unless you have a tripod and slow shutter speeds,digital onboard trickery in some camera systems gives you good night time hand held shots but image depth can be lacking,and how much you spend can dictate the quality of night time photography just as much as it can in daylight photographic specialisms. Soundtiny little budget microphones cannot record high quality audio;one reviewer here says the sound is “tinny” on playback,i disagree. If he said it wasn’t stunning i would agreehowever,playing audio back on my home cinema 7. 1 system (consisting of a combination of mordaunt short,bose and cambridge audio speakers)i would describe sound as adequate,but thin and lacking bass qualities;invest in a seperate microphone system if it’s important. I plan to but since this camera lacks a shoe i’m not sure as yet which would be a good buy. All in all this is a decent camera for getting started or for casual use,and it won’t break the bankit comes with a carry pouch,usb and hdmi cables,charger and an easy to use web based uploader and editing software.

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Good quality bargain camcorder. The previous reviewers are right in what they say so i’m not adding much here. I got this camcorder for £129 at argos on the 15th dec 2012,it is compact,feels well built,it is light and easy to use. It does not have a plethora of features(which i find quite refreshing these days)but allows you to shoot decent quality hi-def pictures in 1080p,and,in lesser qualities should you have the need. It takes decent quality 5mp stills,and courtesy of some digital trickery,16mp stills,but the 5mp setting is best,however when using the zoom, in still shots, all my pictures came out blurred due to camera movement when the “shutter” button was pressed,but when no zoom was used my photos were finein good daylight you will get good moving images but don’t expect the auto-focus to be lightning quick,but what the hell,this is an entry level camcorder after all,my high end nikon slr’s(not professional ones i might add) have never been lightning fast on auto focus either,quick yes,but not that quick;so you have to be realistic in your expectations here. As for night shooting/low light well,again,you need to be realistic here. The front mounted lamp provides some illumination,a little,but not a lot. The “digital” lamp uses available light and enhances it,somewhat like night-vision cameras,so expect grainy images. You will not get daylight quality images at night using any camera unless you have a tripod and slow shutter speeds,digital onboard trickery in some camera systems gives you good night time hand held shots but image depth can be lacking,and how much you spend can dictate the quality of night time photography just as much as it can in daylight photographic specialisms. Soundtiny little budget microphones cannot record high quality audio;one reviewer here says the sound is “tinny” on playback,i disagree. If he said it wasn’t stunning i would agreehowever,playing audio back on my home cinema 7. 1 system (consisting of a combination of mordaunt short,bose and cambridge audio speakers)i would describe sound as adequate,but thin and lacking bass qualities;invest in a seperate microphone system if it’s important. I plan to but since this camera lacks a shoe i’m not sure as yet which would be a good buy. All in all this is a decent camera for getting started or for casual use,and it won’t break the bankit comes with a carry pouch,usb and hdmi cables,charger and an easy to use web based uploader and editing software.
Good in most respects let down by poor autofocus. Bought this camera because (almost alone among it’s contemporaries) it allows the use of plug-in microphones. This is brilliant as you get good quality audio from a cheap microphone. It is compact, light, easy to use and (apart from the autofocus) produces good pictures. The autofocus is hopeless however. I filmed a car moving towards me and a tent flapping in the wind and in both cases it kept popping in and out of focus.

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Good in most respects let down by poor autofocus. Bought this camera because (almost alone among it’s contemporaries) it allows the use of plug-in microphones. This is brilliant as you get good quality audio from a cheap microphone. It is compact, light, easy to use and (apart from the autofocus) produces good pictures. The autofocus is hopeless however. I filmed a car moving towards me and a tent flapping in the wind and in both cases it kept popping in and out of focus.

This review is from : Toshiba Camileo X 400 black

Great camcorder let down by a pitiful microphone. The camera is a brilliant purchase and the quality you get from it is pretty insane considering the price. However, the microphone is very lacklustre and leaves a lot to be desired. Sounds extremely tinny and has warranted the purchase of an external microphone for the camera when i am using it to record voices as well as footage. I also found it isn’t great at low light situations so make sure you have adequate lighting when using the device as it appears very grainy under these conditions.
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