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Toshiba Camileo X-Sports HD camera review

A hardy action camera to capture all the excitement of your most thrilling sporting adventures

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Don’t be fooled by how lightweight this little camera is. It’s designed to brave the roughest of terrains in its rugged case – it’s even waterproof to an impressive 60m so you can record your exploits in the most adverse conditions and take it to the pool with you. Whether you’re travelling by bike or board – or simply running or swimming – there’s a mount, strap or clip to get the perfect angle. Fix it to your helmet to record a point-of-view video of your ride, or strap it to your arm as you jog to show off your stamina.

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Capture the moment

It takes a while to get used to controlling the camera – they could only pack a few buttons onto its tiny surface so each one serves a few different purposes.  Once you’ve got the hang of it you can easily toggle between its different settings.

The handiest function is its simultaneous photo and video mode that allows you to take a picture and start recording with one touch of the button – ideal for capturing the route ahead and recording how you tackled it.  The wide-angle lens means you can use it right next to the action, and you can even snap your jumps in 30-photo-per-second detail.

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Review and share

The picture quality is crisp at 1080p and there’s a useful stabilising feature so your pictures will look smooth and clear no matter how bumpy the ride.  Just don’t expect to appreciate them on the camera’s two-inch, low-resolution screen – you need to upload them to get an impression of the 12-megapixel quality.  Not content with reliving your adrenaline-fuelled experiences alone or analysing them to improve your technique? You can connect the camera seamlessly to your smartphone and social media via wifi so you’ll be showing off your heart-stopping adventure in no time.