We're pretty sure that most of the attention Toshiba receives today will center around the handful of laptops it unveiled this morning (particularly this handsome devil). But the outfit also managed to slip in some camcorder news -- those Camileo P100 and B10 models it announced for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East are now on sale in the US. If you recall, both camcorders shoot 1080p video and snap 16 megapixel stills, though the pistol-shaped P100 adds 5X optical zoom -- still an uncommon spec for pocket cam. The P100 is available now for $180, while the Flip-inspired B10 can be had for $120. PR after the break.
TOSHIBA INTRODUCES TWO NEW FULL HD DIGITAL CAMCORDERS
Priced Under $200, CAMILEO P100 and CAMILEO B10 Offer Superior Zoom Capabilities without Comprising Quality
IRVINE, Calif. - June 14, 2011 - Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the CAMILEO™ P100 and CAMILEO B10, two highly affordable and ultraportable 1080p full HD camcorders. Compatible with Windows®-based and Mac OS systems, both camcorders offer impressive zoom capabilities and double as 16-megapixel still cameras with dedicated recording buttons, enabling consumers to carry around a single device to capture all of life's moments in the highest quality videos and photos. These camcorders also have a host of features that include motion detection, time-lapse, face tracking and webcam mode.
CAMILEO P100: Zoom In – Without Losing Focus
The pistol-shaped CAMILEO P100 is extremely portable, weighing a mere 4.7 ounces . The device also features superior zoom capabilities as both a camcorder and camera. The P100 offers a 5x optical zoom and a 16-megapixel photo resolution that leverages real-time interpolation when in camera mode. When being used as a camcorder, users can take advantage of the 8x advanced zoom to crisply capture details found in far-off scenes. Advanced zoom extends optical zoom to create a superior image than traditional digital zoom. This model also includes pause recording that allows the user to pause and resume during recording, creating one continuous file instead of multiple files for easier uploads to social networking sites. Designed with image stabilization that supports up to 1920x1080p, the CAMILEO P100 creates brilliant videos that can be comfortably viewed on its swiveling three-inch diagonal LCD touchscreen display , all for a starting price of $179.99 MSRP .
CAMILEO B10: HD Value
The CAMILEO B10 is equipped with a two-inch diagonal LCD screen2 on the back of its candy bar shape and weighs a mere 3.0 ounces1, making it ideal to slip in a back pocket or evening clutch. The 16x digital zoom allows consumer to get right in on the action. This camcorder is ideal for the person who wants a compact, full HD camcorder that takes beautiful still photos but doesn't cost a fortune, starting at $119.99 MSRP3.
"We've received great consumer response to our CAMILEO line which has encouraged us to continue expanding the line," said Paul Collas, director of accessory marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Life Products and Services. "Toshiba prides itself on creating products packed with key features that meet consumers every day needs and are available at all price ranges, and the CAMILEO P100 and CAMILEO B10 are prime examples of just that."
Both the camcorders allow consumers to conveniently view videos and still photos directly on an HDTV via the HDMI® port. Another key feature found in both camcorders is the Internet Upload Button (for Windows-based systems), which allows users to easily and quickly share their videos and photos on YouTube™, Facebook®, Twitter and Picasa®.