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Toshiba’s answer to the GoPro


Toshiba are releasing a competitor to GoPro‘s action cam, which up until now has dominated the ‘rugged camera to stick on your head market;’ the Camileo X-Sports.

The Karma Camileo?

In many respects it’s pretty similar to it’s forerunner, in no way a bad thing. The Camileo shoots in 1080p at up to 60 frames per second – enough to get a bit of slo-mo going in your edits – the case is waterproof up to 60m so you can safely drop it in your beer and it even comes with a WIFI remote as standard, along with a whole host of mounts and accessories.

However, there are a few bits that make it stand apart from its rival: first and most obviously is the 2″ screen on the back, a permanent feature. This allows you to preview what you’ve shot on the hill/in the dome as well as utilising the 30fps stills mode to its full potential. There’s also a built speaker so you can hear your whoops and hollers back instantly.

You can check out your mate’s stack seconds later, no longer do you have to wait until you get back home.

Secondly, there’s a 10x digital zoom with an image stabiliser to help sort out your shaky arm syndrome, plus a timelapse feature with an instant preview, something not even hi-spec DSLRs come with yet.

So far so good, but then the kicker: direct from Toshiba the Camileo X-Sports only retails at £179.99, much less than the equivalent GoPro. As is the cry from lovers of Android, it’s as good on paper for a fraction of the cost.

All of Milton Keynes’ glory caught in full HD

We can’t wait to give this a proper go ourselves and we’ll try our best to do a head-to-head comparison with a GoPro. What do you think, like the sound/look of it? Will it give the market leader a run for its money? Let us know below.



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