Looks like some of those Toshiba camcorders that we first caught wind of back in Berlin at IFA are hitting our neck of the woods. The Camileo x400 and x200 are now available in the States, for $299 and $279, respectively. The company will also be offering up a higher-end x416 on October 10th for $319. All three camcorders shoot 1080p video and feature a similar barrel-shaped design with a three-inch swiveling touchscreen LCD. The x416 and x400 feature similar specs, with 23x optical zoom, 120x digital zoom, on-screen video trimming and expandable memory. The x416, however, will also have 16GB of storage built-in. The x200, naturally, will have more modest specs, like a relatively paltry 12x optical zoom. Press info after the break.
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Toshiba Introduces Trio of Feature-Packed Traditional Style Camcorders

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced a trio of 1920x1080p Full HD CAMILEO® camcorders – the X200, X400 and X416. Starting at $229 MSRP1, these value and feature-packed handheld camcorders come equipped with three-inch diagonal swiveling LCD touchscreens with on-screen video trimming and offer a suite of capabilities for consumers to capture, edit, send and share memories in the form of videos or still photos.

"Toshiba recognizes consumers' needs for camcorders that provide them with high quality at an affordable price and these three camcorders offer just that"

CAMILEO X416 and X400 Camcorders: Unleash the artist within

Users can explore their creativity with a traditional barrel-style camcorder that has optimal power, performance and storage for everyday video recording on the go. The X416 is a top-of-the line CAMILEO camcorder that offers an impressive 23x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom to maximize their shot range. Consumers can take advantage of its extensive 16GB2 memory capacity, which allows for up to three hours3 of Full HD video, as well as support for up to 128GB of additional storage using memory cards (not included). The X416 also doubles as a digital camera, producing 16 megapixel interpolated still photos.

The CAMILEO X400 camcorder's powerful 23x optical zoom lens and Electronic Image Stabilization helps users fill the frame without destroying the quality of the video, while its handy Pause button makes it possible to stop wasting storage space and reduce file clutter by recording multiple moments into a single file. The X400 offers similar features to the X416, but relies on external memory through the SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot.

Both the CAMILEO X416 and X400 camcorders offer a supplemental built-in microphone jack that allows users to complement flawless filming with ideal audio support. These camcorders serve as the perfect companions to capture those can't-miss moments.

CAMILEO X200 Camcorders: Affordability without compromise

This budget-friendly traditional barrel-style camcorder is equipped with a wide variety of features, including slow-motion technology, time-lapse, a black and white filter and more. This 1080p Full HD camcorder with a 12x optical zoom, 20x advanced zoom and 60x digital zoom is a great solution for everyday users looking to take their videos to the next level for an affordable price.

"Toshiba recognizes consumers' needs for camcorders that provide them with high quality at an affordable price and these three camcorders offer just that," said Paul Collas, director of accessory marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Life Products and Services. "The CAMILEO X416, X400 and X200 camcorders bring a variety of features and functionality for a range of prices to meet every consumer's budget."

All three camcorders allow consumers to conveniently view videos and still photos directly on an HDTV with an included HDMI® cable and remote control or share their creations easily and quickly on YouTube®, Facebook®, Twitter® and Picasa® via the built-in CAMILEO Uploader software. The CAMILEO X416, X400 and X200 camcorders are compatible with Windows®-based and Mac OS systems.

Pricing and Availability

The CAMILEO X400 and X200 camcorders are now available for purchase at ToshibaDirect.com and a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide, and the X416 will be available starting on October 10, 2011. The X416 starts at $319.99 MSRP, the X400 starts at $279.99 MSRP and the X200 starts at $229.99 MSRP.