Summary: I bought this as a gift for my Husband. He loves it. It is compact, easy to use, and films well in low light conditions. His only criticism, the tripod mount is on the side instead of the bottom.
Summary: As long as there is an adequate amount of light the camera will produce good video. The only negative aspect is that you're limited to 40mins at 1080p. The other minor problem was the tripod mount doesn't accomodate shooting in a landscape orientation. Not a bad camera for the price.
Summary: These are very handy and easy to use. The picture quality in daylight or with lighting is stunning. The sound is ok for what it is. My 9 year old son bought one recently and I loved the ease and portability (pict qual) so I got one for myself. I would recommend it for family outings, not missing the moment, video blogging, vlogging, b-roll, and general use. I set it up on a little tripod and shot some b-roll of me playing guitar by the shoreline to add to a music video.
Overall good camera, could be better, but I was happy with mine.
4 March 2012
Summary: Camera is great for taking anywhere you want, size of a cell phone, and shoots is pretty nice 1080 HD. Overall pretty good camera for whatever you want to film. Depending on what you want to use the camera for, the fact that it is so small might be a downside, also the audio picks up a lot of background noise.
Summary: The Bloggie is very much like the Flip Video Camera my family has had for a few years. I'd say that the video quality is the same or perhaps a bit better, and the sound significantly better. The downside is that compared to the Flip, this camera is harder to edit and download onto the internet. My 11 year old daughter can manage the Flip stuff herself, but needed help with the Bloggie.
Summary: This little camera shoots great video. We are so pleased with it. Our daughter is very active in theater and this little gem does such a wonderful job in low light conditions as well as shooting sledding outings in the brightest sun and snow. The HD video is great, and the ability to plug the camera directly into our plasma TV is super, especially for my wife, who is technology challenged. Now for the bad...
Jessica Weissman "poet and computer programmer", Amazon
5 November 2011
Summary: I am not a very visual person. Or, to be more precise, I'm not someone who takes a lot of video. Nor do I keep up with technology in this area. The Bloggie has changed that. It is light enough to carry, takes HD video that, at least for videos in bright light, looks good. It is extremely easy to use. It also does still photos. Sony put a lot of effort into the out-of-the-box experience.
Summary: This camera is so easy to use I'm sure that my dog can just start taking pictures of himself now, he doesn't need me to operate the camera anymore. It really is a basic use camera with better than basic quality of picture and video. Everything that we've shot has come out very clear. The only drawback for me is that it doesn't have a flash! So it can be a little useless in some cases at night. If it wasn't for that I think this would be our full time use camera.