At a low price of $114.99, the Toshiba Camileo BW10 is a great budget camcorder that boasts a 5 megapixel camera, 1080p video capturing, a waterproof design and more, but the Toshiba Camileo BW10 also has a few disappointing features.
No Internal Editing Software
Most camcorders (even budget camcorders) bundle some sort of embedded editing software into their features. The Toshiba Camileo BW10 features no internal editing software whatsoever and lacks even the most basic editing features like clipping and photo cropping. The lack of multimedia software in the Toshiba Camileo BW10 is a huge disappointment and exporting images and videos to a personal computer in order to edit them is a big inconvenience.
Lacks Extra Features
In addition to lacking image editing software, the Toshiba Camileo BW10 also lacks other basic features that you’d expect to see in virtually any camcorder. If you’re looking for a camcorder that features special filters, auto-picture taking, image stabilization, exposure options, and multiple file formats, the Toshiba Camileo BW10 might not be the best budget camcorder option for you.
Small LCD Display
Seeing how the Toshiba Camileo BW10 lacks video editing and basic camcorder features, the LCD display of this camcorder only serves the purpose of showing the user what is currently being captured and for reviewing pictures and videos already captured. Although the LCD display of the Toshiba Camileo BW10 is only used for basic features, its small 2 inch diagonal display is a bit too small and makes viewing images and videos on it less than desirable.
Waterproof not Durable
One of the best features of the Toshiba Camileo BW10 camcorder is the fact that it’s a waterproof camcorder – but don’t confuse waterproof with weatherproof or damage resistant. The Toshiba Camileo BW10 is about as durable as most camcorders in its price range and doesn’t support shockproof or crushproof features, nor does is it protected from other elements like dust, dirt, and extreme temperatures.
Horrible Battery Life
Battery life is one of the most important features of any gadget and should be strongly considered before making any serious tech purchase. This one feature can make or break virtually any gadget and the battery life of the Toshiba Camileo BW10 camcorder will leave lots of consumers wanting more. At only 70 minutes of batter life, the Toshiba Camileo BW10 will force its users to stay near an electric socket if they plan on using this camera for long.