Toshiba might have missed the summer vacationers by just a bit, but with the beautiful fall season just around the corner in the US, it's that period to introduce a new Camileo to the group. This time out it's the follow-up to the company's rather colorful BW10 from last year. Enter the adequately named BW20. Aside from nabbing a numerical bump on its moniker, the BW20 brings the same 1080p video recording found on its predecessor, plus improved waterproof capabilities that now allow the camcorder to handle up to 16 feet below water. Perhaps, the most interesting fact here is the BW20's new price tag, which is now $130 -- 20 bucks less than the BW10. You can snag one for yourself now at the source link below; in the meantime, there's an appealing press shot gallery for your viewing pleasure down below.
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TOSHIBA INTRODUCES NEW WATERPROOF AND SHOCKPROOF CAMILEO BW20 CAMCORDER
Compact and Ruggedized Camcorder Captures Full Adventures
in Dazzling Full HD Quality Videos and Photos
IRVINE, Calif. - Sept. 19, 2012 - Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the latest addition to its popular CAMILEO® digital camcorder line, the CAMILEO® BW20 HD Waterproof Camcorder. Effective up to 16 feet under water, resistant to dust and shockproof to withstand accidental drops of up to five feet, the CAMILEO BW20 offers both families and casual sports enthusiasts the versatility needed to capture their adventures. It produces brilliant Full HD 1080p quality videos and photos in even the most adverse conditions.
"We experienced a great deal of success with our first waterproof camcorder, the CAMILEO BW10, and found that consumers are eager for Toshiba to bring an even more durable and feature-rich offering to the market," said Paul Collas, director of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Life Products and Services. "We've improved from our first waterproof model and made a camcorder that is more ruggedized to withstand a stronger level of natural elements to help customers capture those not-to-be-forgotten moments and more easily share them with friends and family."
Whether digging through sand at the beach, hiking in the woods, running through mud, snorkeling or sailing the open seas, the compact and lightweight CAMILEO BW20 is versatile enough to go where no smartphone dares to go. The BW20 features an f/2.2 aperture lens, 5 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, and video image stabilization to allow users to capture video with greater clarity, even while underwater. The camcorder also allows users to easily share videos and images on YouTube®, Facebook, Picasa and TwitVid with the simple-to-use CAMILEO Uploader software or directly onto an HDTV via an HDMI® output port. The BW20 also comes equipped with a handy floating wrist strap to prevent the memories on the camcorder from sinking and being lost forever.
Pricing and Availability
The CAMILEO BW20 is currently available for purchase for $129.99 MSRP[i] at select retailers, e-tailers and direct from Toshiba at ToshibaDirect.com.