The Toshiba Camileo BW10 HD Waterproof Camcorder (Yellow) is a candy-bar-sized full-HD video camera that's more than eager to go along for the ride – any ride. Its 5Mp CMOS sensor delivers smooth 1080p motion images and 10Mp stills, complete with 10x digital zoom, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card support. But just as important as the image specs is the camera's imperviousness to dust, rain, or snow – it can function in up to 6.6' (2 m) of water.
That means you can record the most exciting underwater or off-road adventures and not worry about using a sandwich baggie for protection. And when you've toweled off, hosed down, or slipped off your flippers, you can head to your HDTV or computer and share your feats of derring-do with the world. A simple push of the BW10's Upload button lets you instantly upload to YouTube, making the process as easy as possible.
As you'd expect from any camcorder big or small these days, the Toshiba Camileo B10 shoots video at a top of the line, full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution – and at a buttery smooth 30 frames per second. You don't just have to watch the video back on its 2.0" (5.1 cm) screen, however. With the mini-HDMI port residing on it, you can simply plug it into any flatscreen TV and view it back just how it was meant to be seen – in the comfort of your living room.
Webcam Double Identity
You probably wouldn't find filming the inside of your study very interesting, but Toshiba has built in an excellent reason to use the Camileo B10 indoors as well as out: it doubles up as a webcam. Simply connect it to your computer via a USB cable and you can conduct video webchats with friends and family at the touch of a button.
Still Photo Smarts
You don't just have to use the Camileo B10 as a camcorder: it'll neatly replace your compact camera or smartphone for still photography as well, thanks to its sharp 5-megapixel CMOS sensor. You can swoop in up to 16x magnified with its digital zoom, and Toshiba's clever technology allows you to even take stills that appear to have a 16Mp resolution.
Whether or not your friends will appreciate you filming everything, all the time, we can't say. But with the Toshiba Camileo B10, you could: that's because it's been future proofed with SDXC card support. It's a new type of memory card that looks exactly like the ones you use already, but just so happens to fit much more in, with 64 GB cards already on sale, and the potential for up to 2 TB numbers in the years to come.
In the Box
Toshiba Camileo BW10 HD Waterproof Camcorder (Yellow)