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I have always been weary of such small camcorders, thinking, "how can such a small camcorder record in HD, capable of 5MP stills, and be such a low price?"
Well I must say that this little guy really had a few surprises for me. I was brought it as a birthday present, and my first worry was how do I go about using it without breaking the poor little thing, after all most other camcorders are the size of bricks and just as heavy. Not Camileo oh no, he has got to be the runt of the camcorder world.
Shockingly though, it is pretty robust, the fold out screen feels solid and securely attached, and even though its light weight you can feel just how rigid it is.
So you must be thinking the same as me by this point then, "OK its a solid little camera, but can it really record in HD?"
Well the simple answer is yes, yes it can. This little camcorder has five digital recording resolutions (in Movie Mode), these are:
HD (1080P) recording at 1440X1080
HD (720P) recording at 1280X720
WVGA recording at 848X480
VGA recording at 640X480
QVGA recording at 320X240
and three resolutions for Picture mode.
This little camera also has a small but bright light which actually makes a difference when taking pictures and recording.
The last thing to surprise me was the movie and picture playback capability on the 2.5" screen that offered great quality for its size.
The only sad note I have for little leo is the 4X digital zoom, although it is useful, it causes some trouble with focus when recording. As the quality of picture drops dramatically when zooming in.