Summary: This is not an intuitive piece of electronics. I find it somewhat complicated to use. Once the video is downloaded though, it's got some decent user applications. The quality of the built-in speaker is abysmal. After having a Flip Cam with great sound, it was disappointing to have to strain to hear the static raspy sound of the playback.
Summary: Is a pause button an option? This is the third bloggie I have owned and none of them can do the simple act of letting you pause while recording. I do not understand how you can make good vidio's without being able to pause while recording,or maybe its just me.
Summary: I think this is a great device if you want to have a comparable camera separate from your smart phone. It is great for vblogs, documenting, capturing soccer games. As long as the subject is pretty well lit, it is pretty good quality. I came to the conclusion that I would rather have the galaxy s3.
Summary: I've been using the Duo for a few months now and I've notice some faults with it and how to avoid them. I've notice when I first got the Duo that the 1080p recording setting seemed to have video skipping issues. When I switched to 720p @ 60 fps it didn't happen for a long time. But then there would be cases that I'd have the video skip/freeze and I finally figured out the problem.
Summary: I'm not one for really reading instructions, so I guess it's a good thing this camera came with very few. That seems to be the trend lately, so if you need detailed steps or want to explore the fancier functions of this camera, you'll have to go online to download the instructions in PDF file. As it is, this camera is very easy to use, so you may easily do without any instructions at all.
Marshall Carter "Ornery Gamer, Fiend Club Member", Amazon
23 June 2011
Summary: The Bloggie itself is a decent enough little camera for the price. Neither the video or picture quality is out-of-this-world good, but I really don't expect it to be at this price-point. Video is definitely the stronger-suit of the Bloggie. At 720p (1280x720; 30fps) the videos can look very good, though they can also be very dark in low-light conditions (and the built-in light doesn't help a whole lot, unless you like shadows).
Summary: The Sony Bloggie is a petite little HD (1280x720 pixels at 30 frames per second) camcorder with a welcome image stabilization feature to cut down on the tiresome "shakeycam" syndrome seen in so many family videos. The front monitor is perfect for framing those shots of you or with a friend, and the wide angle lens captures just enough of the background to give a sense of place. Although an even wider view would be welcome.