Toshiba Camileo BW10 review:

Toshiba Camileo BW10

Indoor and low-light video is mediocre, which is pretty typical for minicamcorders, especially lower-end models like the BW10. Basically, you'll see all the same problems I mentioned above, but more of them and with visible grainy noise. There is a small LED lamp on front to help light close subjects, but I wouldn't count on it to brighten entire scenes.

Photo quality is on par with a camera phone; good enough in bright lighting for sharing online, but poor in low light. The BW10 does have autofocus for photos and video, and can focus on subjects about a foot from the lens.

Unlike most shoot-and-share minicamcorders, the BW10 has no embedded software. Included with it on a disc, though, are a basic YouTube uploader and a 30-day trial of editing software; both are Windows-only, and if you want to buy the full version of the software it'll set you back $90.

While the Toshiba Camileo BW10 isn't a standout in any way, it's not without merit. It is waterproof after all and can be found for little more than $100. It's easy to use, and although its video is full HD in resolution only, it's good enough for YouTube sharing.

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