Toshiba's new Camileo HD cameras let users "broadcast to themselves".
According to Reon Coetzee, marketing manager for South Africa and Africa at Toshiba, in today’s age of advanced Internet 2.0-based applications, social networking and online content sharing, consumers are demanding quick and easy ways to share their memories with others over the Internet.
“To this extent, and with literally millions of registered users” he said, “the popular online sites and applications such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube have emerged amongst the most popular channels for sharing photos, videos, experiences and news with others over vast distances.
“At Toshiba, we’re continually looking for ways to help enhance consumers’ multimedia experience and give them new ways to take advantage of emerging technologies and applications – and the YouTube-Link feature in some of our new HD camcorders is just one example,” Coetzee adds, as Toshiba announces two new Camileo camcorders.
Utilising the “YouTube-Link” software, which is pre-installed on Comileo HD camcorders, consumers can easily upload their personal video clips straight to the popular video sharing site – meaning that movies can be shared with almost anyone just moments after they have been created.
“Using bundled software, which is pre-installed on the Camileo HD camcorder, users simply select the video that they want to upload to YouTube, connect their camcorder to an Internet-connected PC via the USB cable and supply their login details for YouTube. It’s that simple,” Coetzee says.
The new Camileo HD and handy cam-style Camileo H10 camcorders deliver high-quality videos in 1280 x 720p high-definition resolution and also support standard VGA and QVGA formats.
The Camileo HD incorporates 8x digital zoom, while a rotating 2.5-inch LCD screen gives users the flexibility to film from virtually any angle. The Camileo H10 offers a 20x zoom factor (5x optical and 4x digital) and also incorporates image stabilisers to prevent shaky image capture particularly over long distances.
Both camcorders also support high-resolution still photography, enhanced by a built-in flash and red-eye reduction. In addition, the Camileo H10 includes night-vision mode for both still and motion capturing.
Both devices feature HDMI, Mini USB 2.0 and TV outputs – allowing users to connect their camcorders to a wide variety of display devices such as a PC, high definition LCD TV or regular CRT television.