Toshiba Camileo camcorders sail the Atlantic, launching in USA

Toshiba, finding that its new camcorder range, first announced at IFA in September, has been popular in the UK and Europe has announced that it will be launching the models in the US too.

The three new models: The S20, H30 and X100 are due to land in the States in June and cost  $179, $249,  and $399 respectively.

All three cameras offer 1080p recording and SD card support.

Along with delivering 1080p Full HD resolution, key features of the Camileo line include a 3-inch LCD monitor, YouTube hotkey for instant uploading to the Internet, as well as the ability to take standard SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB, ie around 12 hours of video at the lowest setting.

In addition, users can watch the videos on a big-screen HD TV and charge the camcorders with the included HDMI and USB 2.0 cables.

Points to note? The Camileo S20 is two-thirds of an inch thin, 3.5 ounces, has 4x digital zoom and takes 5-megapixel digital still photos, while the Camileo H30 is 8 ounces, has a 3-inch LCD touch-screen, 5x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, and takes 10-megapixel digital still photos.

Finally the Camileo X100 is 9.5 ounces, has a 3-inch LCD touch-screen, 10x optical and digital zoom, as well as coming with the ability to take 10-megapixel digital still photos.