Camileo Pro joins HD camcorder ranks

You'd have thought Toshiba had had enough of HD battles but no, it's getting right back on that horse with the announcement of its first SD-card based

You'd have thought Toshiba had had enough of HD battles but no, it's getting right back on that horse with the announcement of its first SD-card based hi-def camcorder.

Pointing its pistol-style grip straight at Sanyo's Xacti range, it'll shoot HD from a tiny pocket-sized package.

Like the Xactis, it records to SD cards and can capture stills – although it won't do 'Full HD' 1080i video as per the new HD1000; only 720p like Sanyo's older models.

It loses out in the zoom department too, with a mere 3x optical on board and a smaller 2.5-inch screen.

Not a chance against the new Xacti, you might think. But what if we mention that the Camileo Pro HD costs less than a third the price of Sanyo's competitor? Thought that might get your attention... 

Toshiba Camileo Pro HD

Price: £150

On sale: April

Contact: Toshiba