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Not a great Tosh but little dosh
on 19 September 2012
This device definitely comes under the category " you get what you pay for". You can make your own minds up about that...
The unit itself is quite smart if slightly retro in styling in smart piano black which does show your fingerprints unfortunately. It is nice and simple to use with a camera and video icons to press at the appropriate time and a pause button just underneath. Technophobes will be quite happy with the ease of use but probably notice the lack of build quality also. The screen is nice and bright and good enough for the job. Touch it to enter the simple menus and change effects such as black and white, negative etc. It's not top-end smartphone quality and you can't flick through your phots and films or zoom in and out - it's a case of the old school forward/back buttons instead but it's to be expected at this price point. A basic canvas case with belt hoop is helpfully provided.
Performance is so-so. Used with an Ultima Pro SDHC class 10 mem card, there was some jagging on playback on my laptop and the zoom does take a while to focus. Stills are ok, but you would no doubt get better pics from a similarly priced compact camera. It can take an age to focus and actually take the shot and the results lack colour and depth unfortunately.
Overall, this is an easy to use bit of kit that does what it says on the tin (very averagely) but even at well under a hundred pounds it's difficult to recommend.
** Update - it now starts to lock up when in use and you have to remove the battery to restart it. Not good **