Toshiba Introduces Waterproof CAMILEO BW10 HD Digital Camcorder

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News Posted: Thu, Apr 21 2011 10:49 AM

Toshiba launched its new waterproof CAMILEO BW10 camcorder. This pocket-sized HD camcorder offers full 1080p HD recording capabilities with a 10x digital zoom and is waterproof up to six and a half feet under water. Other features include a 2-inch LCD screen and a lightweight design that weighs just 3.5 ounces. The camcorder is also capable of capturing 5 megapixel still images. The CAMILEO BW10 features a rubberized coating and is available in silver and yellow.

Toshiba Unveils Waterproof CAMILEO BW10 HD Digital Camcorder

Compact Camcorder Can Withstand Water, Dirt, Snow and More While Delivering HD Quality Video and Pictures

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the launch of its waterproof CAMILEO® BW10 camcorder. The pocket-sized, HD camcorder comes in silver and yellow and features a rubberized coating that makes it perfect for recording underwater. The latest addition to Toshiba’s popular CAMILEO line, the BW10 camcorder offers versatility and resilience for consumers leading active lives by recording full HD 1080p video resolution up to six and a half feet under water and offering a 10x digital zoom to capture images from afar.

“The CAMILEO BW10 camcorder is ideal for people who love to be outdoors in the snow, on the mountains, in the rapids or swimming in the pool and want to capture their experiences without fear of ruining their camcorder.”

The CAMILEO BW10 camcorder is equipped with a two-inch diagonal LCD screen and weighs a mere 3.5 ounces, making it perfect for tossing into a beach bag or backpack. Ideal for action-packed activities underwater and on land, the CAMILEO BW10 camcorder’s electronic image stabilization helps users capture steadier images. Another key feature found in the BW10 package is easy YouTube uploading with the CAMILEO Uploader software.

“With the success we’ve experienced with the CAMILEO line, we are excited to expand it with our newest camcorder that is designed for our more adventurous customers,” said Paul Collas, director of accessory marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Life Products and Services. “The CAMILEO BW10 camcorder is ideal for people who love to be outdoors in the snow, on the mountains, in the rapids or swimming in the pool and want to capture their experiences without fear of ruining their camcorder.”

The CAMILEO BW10 camcorder also doubles as a five megapixel digital still camera, with separate video and photo functions for instant action. Consumers can conveniently view videos and still photos directly on a computer or HDTV with a mini HDMI® cable (sold separately).

Pricing and Availability

The CAMILEO BW10 is immediately available at toshibadirect.com and a variety of major consumer electronics and computer stores nationwide starting at $149.99 MSRP.

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omegadraco replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 12:59 PM

Hmmm... something to take the plasce of the now defunct Flip Video line. Not a bad price either for full HD at only $149.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 1:32 PM

It is also waterproof which could be a big bonus depending on what you wanted to do with it. It would also give you a plus in just generally being waterproof which would mean a device that was somewhat indestructible.

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This is a cool little device for camping and hiking. When they say waterproof does that include saltwater? Or just freshwater. They say you can toss it into bags, I wonder what the drop range is for this thing. It would be great if you could drop it from 5ft or so as well as being water proof.

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LBowen replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 3:33 PM

Kodak has the similar Playsport which offer underwater recording as well. So there are options for shopping around. I would consider getting such a device but the limited operating depth underwater needs to change, as well as my aversion to deep water (I have seen Jaws, etc. too many times).

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PFeenstra replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 4:10 PM

That'd actually be fun to stick in my aquarium for the one kenyi chiclid, he's insane and attacks everything lol

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omegadraco replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 10:20 PM

Haha I am sure it probably would be fine in an aquarium :) I am sure the footage would be hilarious and that you could make some interesting videos.

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rrplay replied on Sat, Apr 23 2011 8:54 AM

a great knock around device that will likely hold up and be family friendly and easy to use with decent specs.the bright yellow color might be the ticket for some because it's easy to spot at a glance ..me I'll take the silver.

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