With the Toshiba Camileo, you get what you pay for and then a little bit more. At a very affordable price point ($140 with a 4GB SD card at the time of launch), the Camileo still records good quality video in full 1920 x 1080p HD and has a compact, sleek design, to boot.
Like other pocket camcorders, it may sport a fixed focus lens, but at least it gives you a little wiggle room with the switch for close-up or landscape shots, which gives it a leg up on some of the competition. You may not be shooting your next full-length feature film with this camera, but for a pocket camcorder, it does what it’s supposed to do and does it very well with a few extras along the way.
It may have some minor issues that take some getting used to — like the irksome menu system, exposed lens, and low-sensitivity touchscreen — but ultimately, it’s hard to feel too dissatisfied with these shortcomings when you only paid chump change for an otherwise solid product.