Toshiba intros Camileo P100 and B10 pocket camcorders, strays from tried-and-true pistol grip

The seasons come and go, but Toshiba's line of Camileo pocket camcorders tend to look the same, with their pistol grips and flip-out screens. But now, Tosh is getting ready to ship two new models in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and one of them, at least, takes the company's design in a different direction. The B10 camcorder has a candy bar shape with a front-facing lens -- much like the Flip camcorders that kicked off the pocket cam craze in the first place. The B10 shoots at Full HD resolution, snaps 16 megapixel stills, has 16X digital zoom, and takes SDXC cards as large as 64GB. Prefer the ole' pistol grip? The P100 boasts the same specs and adds 5X optical zoom -- still a rarity in inexpensive pocket cams. Toshiba hasn't announced pricing yet, though the two will go on sale sometime in the second quarter. In the meantime, check out the press release for more deets.

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Toshiba adds two action camcorders with powerful zoom options and content sharing function to its CAMILEO range

Neuss, Germany, 5th April 2010 – Toshiba Europe GmbH today unveiled two new camcorders with Full HD capability: the CAMILEO P100 and the CAMILEO B10. The CAMILEO B10 is targeted at active, sporty people; adventure travellers; the young and the young-at-heart. These consumers value a neat, robust camcorder that can be kept close at hand for spontaneous shots, but they don't want to compromise on picture quality. The CAMILEO P100, with an ergonomic 'pistol grip' and powerful optical zoom, is an ideal all-round companion for any occasion. Both new CAMILEO family members will be available during the second quarter of 2011 in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Easy to use, easy to share

Both the CAMILEO B10 and the CAMILEO P100 feature Toshiba's graphical user interface with clearly arranged icons and an easily navigable, intuitive menu. Thanks to each camcorder's compatibility with flash memory cards supporting the 64 GB SDXC standard, users have enough space to store their videos and photos. Plus, the CAMILEO Upload Button allows easy uploading of videos to social networks to share videos with friends and family members. To stream photos and video clips directly to a large HD display, the camcorders offer an HDMI® Digital AV output.

CAMILEO P100: Advanced optical zoom and less editing

The CAMILEO P100 features an advanced zoom that allows greater detail to be captured of far-off scenes with an 8x magnification for brilliant Full HD videos. When switched into photo mode, the CAMILEO P100 offers a 5x optical zoom at 16 megapixels resolution using real time interpolation.

The CAMILEO P100 automatically connects scenes when the new Pause Button is pressed. This means that users can pause their recording and then continue later within the same clip.

CAMILEO B10 – captures adventures in Full HD

In addition to the easy video upload to social networks feature, the CAMILEO B10 also can serve as a web cam. Users can simply connect the camcorder via USB to a laptop with web access to stay in touch with friends and family members. With a weight of only 108g grams, the CAMILEO B10 is a very robust, pocketsize companion that can always be at hand for spontaneous shots. Video stabilisation -combined with the motion detection feature - gives sharp, crisp pictures even of action scenes.