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on 22 January 2015
In short: Good camera. It's not a GoPro, but it punches well above its price range. Unless you absolutely need a top of the range camera (and willing to pay accordingly), this will be an excellent (and much cheaper) option.

Only used in testing so far, will update once it's been subjected to the French alps at the end of Feb.

Wifi connect works great and is actually much easier to setup the camera through that than the on screen interface. To be expected really when you have a nice touch screen interface that's many times the size but it's also little things like being able to set the time on the camera to that of your device. Using your device as a viewfinder does lag by a second or so but it lets you start/stop videos/take pics etc as if you pressed the buttons directly on the camera. Wifi is always turned off when the camera turns on, it's the one setting I've found that isn't remembered (good otherwise you'd kiss goodbye to your battery even quicker!)

2.5 hours to charge a battery fully. They charge inside the camera with supplied 1A MicroUSB charger, standard as you'd expect these days. Assuming you don't exclusively use those fruit based devices, you've probably already got a few of these lying around so don't worry if the charger fails... they're everywhere.

Same 2.5 hours to recharge the wrist remote (works excellently as well btw), similarly micro USB and the kit includes a 2nd micro usb cable that you could plug into a computer/laptop/other usb mains charger to charge at the same time.

A few minor issues noted so far...

1) 60 FPS @ 1080p works great ... EXCEPT...
If you use the "camera upside down" option it gets limited to 30fps for some unknown reason. You loose 48, 50 and 60fps as options. Chest mount kit works best with the camera upside down (as gravity has already done its job and you don't need to go crazy tight on the mount arms to keep it upright) so this on its own is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5.

2) Waterproof casing has a large hinge on the bottom that protrudes enough to mount point in the center of that side if trying to mount horizontally (see pic attached!)

3) Battery. I knew this one before purchase, so not going to score it down but it's worth noting that the battery life is a mere 90 mins at best. Less if in cold conditions or you frequently start/stop recording or turn it on/off repeatedly. Given other cameras have an extra hour over this... it's a bit on the poor side. On the positive side, and the reason for not scoring down, is that spare batteries are REALLY cheap. I bought two 3rd party ones which work just as well as the Toshiba one.

All in all, I have no regrets buying it. Except the lack of 60fps upside down it's exactly what I needed.
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on 14 September 2014
Camera produces good quality video and is ideal for attaching to bike, my main use. The monitor screen is a real bonus, so you can see what you are filming and can compose the picture. Camera is compact and menus are ok to use once you work out their sequence. When filming there is a small light at top which indicates camera is recording, however when in the waterproof casing you cannot see the light, camera makes bleep noise when record is pressed, but with external noise you will have trouble hearing it, so you have to make sure camera is on by checking small monitor screen symbols. Control buttons on casing are a bit fiddly to press, especially if you have large fingers and take a bit of getting use to.

Having said all that I am pleased with the Camileo in general, and it is good value for money with all supplied attachments, which you do not get with the GoPro.
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on 23 October 2015
This Camera works very well, take the time to read the instructions and play with it you won’t be disappointed. Easy fast focusing even in the water proof case; Fast, efficient and great HD movies, editing is a breeze with the software that comes with the camera. Very please as it can go just about everywhere and work as per your setting, with Time Lapse it truly brilliant.
Remember take that time to read the instructions and play with it to find out how it works...
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on 8 February 2015
The camera has had great professional reviews and I can see why. Well worth the money. Considering the price of the camera, the accessory pack and a 2nd battery is still half the price of a Go Pro 3+ Black on it's own this purchase is a no brainer! Having an integrated screen is also a bonus, even if it is so small. If only they did a car mount.
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on 20 February 2015
Battery on camera after full charge lost one bar after 4 minutes scrolling thru camera menu, full charge on video mode lasted 34 minutes.not sure if the battery was faulty I was offered a replacement but received a refund instead. Disappointed.
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on 25 August 2017
GREAT PRODUCT. Fraction of the cost of rivals. This camera has been fitted to a pedal cycle a motorcycle and a drone. Great footage....
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on 18 December 2015
The camera is really good but my husband wanted this primarily for snorkling & when he used it for this purpose the wrist strap controls turned out to not be water tight, so water got in. We dried it out & it worked again the following time but the point is its not fit for purpose. We used it just below the surface of the water, no deeper, despite the fact that its meant to be water proof up to 3 meters.
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on 1 January 2016
The camera freezes sometimes when you press the record button. It is a bit fiddlely. Would have just spent a bi tmore money to buy the go-pro.
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on 30 October 2016
Underwater footage superb. I found the out of water footage a bit yellowish, but this can be corrected.
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on 6 November 2015
After first use and subsequent charge it would hold its charge. Returned it for full refund
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