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Toshiba GigaShot A100F 100GB HD Camcorder RRP £699 now only £199 @ Play.com
Toshiba GigaShot A100F 100GB HD Camcorder RRP £699 now only £199 @ Play.com

Toshiba GigaShot A100F 100GB HD Camcorder RRP £699 now only £199 @ Play.com

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Picture this. Small made smaller, light made lighter and bright made brighter. Now picture them all in high definition, helping you capture memories in the palm of your hand. Introducing the Toshiba Gigashot A Series, one of the smallest, lightest and most versatile HD digital camcorders in the world.

169 Comments

Why cold~?

Friend has got one... said it was cr*p. Worst buy ... did not give me details to post he is still fuming!:p

Really tempted to go for this as could do with a HD camcorder

however I currently have a 3CCD Panasonic Minidv SD Camcorder which is quite good....

Decisions decisions...

cheers. bought one, just what we'd been looking for to take on holiday. Something the kids could easily use. thanks for posting. Owe you a pint. cheers

Ok so there are no manual controls which would be a tad frustrating however this is still an awesome deal
thanks for posting

Yeah but this was reviewed when the price was £800+ so the reviewer has got this in mind.. Now that the price is only £200, im sure the reviewer would post a different review because he/she would not expect too much from it as when it was for £800..

Voted Hot!

Heat added good buy for such low money, when you think it was over 800 not a few months ago

Like all CMOS cameras, will be crap in low light... see this post (and thread) it's a different camera, but will have the same issues...
hotukdeals.com/ite…t=4

nihcaj;7198193

Like all CMOS cameras, will be crap in low light... see this post (and … Like all CMOS cameras, will be crap in low light... see this post (and thread) it's a different camera, but will have the same issues...http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/55455...42&postcount=4


That link is dead nihcaj.

how much time do you reckon you can record with an 100 gig hd?
for instance if you went on holiday and took it and had no access to a computer to dl your vid to

I WANT THIS!!!!

Can't afford it now :-(

Original Poster

sheffgrow259;7200920

how much time do you reckon you can record with an 100 gig hd?for … how much time do you reckon you can record with an 100 gig hd?for instance if you went on holiday and took it and had no access to a computer to dl your vid to



The 100GB storage might not match the Sony's 120GB platter, but it’s hardly paltry. It'll hold over 13 hours in top quality HD, which is more than we'd ever want to face in the edit suite.

going for 1, thanks op

Great prize, just 100gb hard drive 1.8" cost around half of total prize for this....
I will buy one!!!

Good price , im tempted , have a Minidv SD i paid £500 for and have like hours of hours off tapes i cant be bothered to transfer lol......guess this would be easier and perform better.

Want this but need to buy a bigger cupboard for all my old camcorders....:oops:

just bought one good deal thanks

Its really good price, I got on now

Thanks for the find.. bought one!

only 10x optical zoom.

Ignore the digital zoom.

This is not good.

I wouldn't buy this because most camera are alot more than this. Needs to be arouns 50 to 60 optical zoom to be useful.

mbailey;7201563

only 10x optical zoom.Ignore the digital zoom.This is not good.I wouldn't … only 10x optical zoom.Ignore the digital zoom.This is not good.I wouldn't buy this because most camera are alot more than this. Needs to be arouns 50 to 60 optical zoom to be useful.



Are you a peeping tom.:w00t:

Top deal,just ordered one.:thumbsup:

mbailey;7201563

only 10x optical zoom.Ignore the digital zoom.This is not good.I wouldn't … only 10x optical zoom.Ignore the digital zoom.This is not good.I wouldn't buy this because most camera are alot more than this. Needs to be arouns 50 to 60 optical zoom to be useful.



If you can find a 50-60x Optical zoom camcorder for this price or even twice the price let me know.:)

Now, I'm no expert but if this films in full HD won't the digital zoom be pretty good anyway?

sheffgrow259;7200920

how much time do you reckon you can record with an 100 gig hd?for … how much time do you reckon you can record with an 100 gig hd?for instance if you went on holiday and took it and had no access to a computer to dl your vid to



"The 100GB storage might not match the Sony's 120GB platter, but it’s hardly paltry. It'll hold over 13 hours in top quality HD, which is more than we'd ever want to face in the edit suite."

Very decent for the price and a real sickener for the early adopters who bought this around £800... voted HOT with thanks and bought !! :thumbsup:

mbailey;7201563

only 10x optical zoom.Ignore the digital zoom.This is not good.I wouldn't … only 10x optical zoom.Ignore the digital zoom.This is not good.I wouldn't buy this because most camera are alot more than this. Needs to be arouns 50 to 60 optical zoom to be useful.



This is a fair point, the zooming tech in camcorders and cameras has come on leaps and bounds since this one launched. As an example, Trusted Reviews published a buyer's guide at the end of November. Their sub-£250 camcorder pick is currently selling for around the £175 mark and has a 35x Optical Zoom.

However, this Tosh will beat it (and pretty much everything below £400) soundly in the image quality stakes. If you're going to be shooting at short range then this is a great buy

nihcaj;7198193

Like all CMOS cameras, will be crap in low light... see this post (and … Like all CMOS cameras, will be crap in low light... see this post (and thread) it's a different camera, but will have the same issues...http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/55455...42&postcount=4



So that would rule out most HD cameras then, Sony, Canon, etc. all use CMOS on the majority of their consumer cameras. As an expert what you recommend....?:whistling:

nihcaj;7198193

Like all CMOS cameras, will be crap in low light... see this post (and … Like all CMOS cameras, will be crap in low light... see this post (and thread) it's a different camera, but will have the same issues...http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/55455...42&postcount=4



Well it got a 7.0 ]here

and that was at £849...yes CMOS ain't so great but its 1/3" and bloomin cheap!!

Hot as hell I reckon

Rollocks...not mac compatible

seems odd can maybe be got round?

RobTT;7201967

Rollocks...not mac compatibleseems odd can maybe be got round?



I just saw that too. I have ordered and have a mac. Does anyone know if there is a way around this? Otherwise I will cancel.

nice find

gazusm;7202029

I just saw that too. I have ordered and have a mac. Does anyone know if … I just saw that too. I have ordered and have a mac. Does anyone know if there is a way around this? Otherwise I will cancel.



Easy,buy a PC.:whistling::-D

dcx_badass;7201106

Voted hot, good bye!



see you soon!

RobTT;7201967

Rollocks...not mac compatibleseems odd can maybe be got round?



That might just be for the accompanying free software, probably crappy editing and image apps. Would of thought you could still offload the files to Mac no problem.

Banned

gazusm;7202029

I just saw that too. I have ordered and have a mac. Does anyone know if … I just saw that too. I have ordered and have a mac. Does anyone know if there is a way around this? Otherwise I will cancel.



I would be *extremely* surprised if it didn't work with a Mac.

Infact, I'd eat my hat. I'm sure iMovie would happily chomp through the video files this thing outputs.

just bought one

thanks OP

mbailey;7201563

only 10x optical zoom.Ignore the digital zoom.This is not good.I wouldn't … only 10x optical zoom.Ignore the digital zoom.This is not good.I wouldn't buy this because most camera are alot more than this. Needs to be arouns 50 to 60 optical zoom to be useful.



There are very few HD camcorders with over 10x optical zoom, which is the reason I haven't bought one yet. Waiting for at least 40x before I shell out for one.







And yes, I am a peeping tom :whistling:.

What about battery life for this thing? Presumably spinning a HDD all the time is gonna eat the battery isn't it?

Very tempted. Voted hot.

Was tempted and for the price still am, its a really good stop for the price, but, sluggish auto focus and poor low light performance (which makes auto focus even more sluggish) means I'm still going for the Panasonic SD200. Here's a bit of the review that sums it up:-

"So, the A100F isn’t a camcorder for Spielberg wannabes, but it’s a commendable effort nonetheless and seriously easy to use. One for the camcorder virgins, we feel."

Reviewed at £850, so good deal at £199 if you plan on using it outdoors in good light most of the time.
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