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Toshiba Camileo X 400 black

by Toshiba
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 295 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Item model number: PA3974E-1C0K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,516 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Toshiba Camileo X400 black

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Customer Reviews

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality bargain camcorder! 18 Dec 2012
By andy.b.
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 fine!In 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.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MIND-BLOWING!!!!! 7 April 2012
By Gav 23
This Camcorder Is AMAZING!!! I bought it from Argos a few days ago and...WOW!!! That's all i can say!!! The design is EXCELLENT!! It Feels REALLY REALLY nice in your hand and the quality of the materials used is outstanding!! It includes everything you need in the box apart from a tripod, but no camera comes with a tripod so that's fine. It comes with the following:

-The Camcorder Itself With A HandStrap(OBVIOUSLY)
-A Remote Control, That's Right, A Remote Control
-A Carry Case With A NeckStrap
-Manuals and Starters Guides
-Plug, USB Plug & HDMI Cable
-Lens Cover
-Cleaning Cloth

The Quality Is VERY Good!! and it has 23x Optical Zoom/120x Digital Zoom!!
It is also touchscreen and has a video trimming software on the camcorder making it easy to remove parts of a camera that are not needed!
I DEFINATELY Believe It Is Worth The Price, But If You Can, You Should Buy It From Argos As It Is 149.99 so you save about 14.99 and also Argos will give you a 10.00 giftcard for spending over 100.00 and you can get a larger carry case or 4GB SD card for less money. HOWEVER I HIGHLY SUGGEST THAT YOU BUY YOUR SD CARD FROM AMAZON.CO.UK AS IT IS 20.00 FOR A 32GB SD CARD WHICH IS VERY GOOD AS IT USED TO COST ALMOST 100.00!!!!!!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Camcorder let down by a pitiful microphone 11 Sep 2012
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good in most respects let down by poor autofocus 14 Sep 2012
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Budget HD Camcorder 6 July 2013
By Max Zen
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..such as wifi etc. I decided to take a chance given the affordable price. I am glad I did. 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. Okay, the lens isn't like a Sony Carl Zeiss or Panasonic high-end Leica lens...BUT..the lens is pretty good as are the specs which come close to your basic Sony HD camcorder and you are getting a camera for a fraction of the price. As people have previously mentioned, the sound quality cuold be much better. I use an external microphone and it's made a huge difference. Overall, I don't think this camcorder deserves all the negative reviews it has received. I am glad I bought this Toshiba as it delivers a lot for the price..AND it is free from all the gimmicky features that come with more expensive brands.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 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... Read more
Published 4 months ago by bazzer
3.0 out of 5 stars adequate
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... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Roger Perris
4.0 out of 5 stars great camera for the price
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... Read more
Published 7 months ago by nature lover
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap....and cheerful
As per my title.....it is cheap....and as a result its just cheerful. The quality is top notch but that's where the positives end. So what's not good? Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mad Meb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Piece of Kit
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. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba Camcorder
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. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Susan Dyer
3.0 out of 5 stars CAMILEO X400
I honestly thought this camera was amazing! I bought it for a bargain (80) off an official eBay discount direct shop. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jemma
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good camcorder !!!
It is compact, light, easy to use and (apart from the auto-focus) produces good pictures.The Quality Is VERY Good!! and it has 23 x Optical Zoom/120 x Digital Zoom!!
Published 13 months ago by Prestburyanul
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but not good enough.
Super little Camcorder where i had little cause for any major concerns,having read many a review.However in first major test of ability,where i was filming my son playing tennis in... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Christopher Page
5.0 out of 5 stars This a brilliant Camcorder!
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 for! Read more
Published 14 months ago by John U
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