Without the extras, I would say that the $250 Camileo H30 is an unremarkable budget camcorder, but a good value nonetheless. When you consider the mini-HDMI cable, power adapter and other packaged goodies, it becomes a great buy.
Competing devices may outperform the H30 in individual categories, but they don’t offer the same mix of picture control, optical zoom and extras for this price. While it doesn’t quite meet the standards of most entry-level HD camcorders, which typically cost twice as much, casual users will find a lot to like with the H30.
- A great value at $250
- HDMI cable included
- Attractive colors in ideal light
- Decent still quality
- Poor video in low light
- Video can “skew” easily
- No external audio input
- Video playback in device frustratingly slow