Summary: I have used this for two days now and I can say that it leaves a lot to be desired. Its bad in low light, poor in decent light and below par in sunlight. The colors are washed out and very slow to adjust when moving the camera. There's not much I like about this camera but nothing is terrible except the screen, its 4x3 ratio and at certain angles its unwatchable. This camera is just way below what a reasonable person might expect for this price, its going back.
Summary: I bought this camera as we prepared to go on spring break. We didn't have a whole lot of time to figure things out before we left so we had to learn on the fly. The good: Lightweight, easy to use Good picture quality overall Color does shift with different light levels though The bad: An issue I found was with the image stabilizer. Honestly the images look better with it off. The picture is too jumpy and struggles to frame things up and focus with it on.
Small, punches above its weight, issues in low light and audio.
6 July 2011
Excerpt: We purchased this for our trip to New York last year; we needed something small, light and with good credentials to record out anniversary. After reading reviews on other mini-camcorders such as the Flip we 'test-drove' a few and were immediately taken aback by the Bloggie. It boasts true high-def recording in 1080p or 720p (with HDMI output), it has 5x optical zoom, long-life lithium ion battery and one-touch video uploading.
Pros: Simple to use, great picture quality, good battery life .
Cons: Audio in the wind, screen - auto - rotation issues .
Good for simple use not great for anythign mroe complicated
6 December 2010
Summary: Bought this camera for simple blogging but did nit like the qulity of image, plugginf it directly into the computer was a joke and the software was fussy. Overall not suitaboe for waht i needed it for. however it was light, smart looking and simple to use - if that is waht you need.
Summary: Filiming outside with this camera produces excellent results, no complaints. However inside is not very good. Just trying to figure out how to edit the video it takes. Windows Movie Maker does not support MP4 which is what the camera films in.
Summary: No indication of recording time only being 30 mins, so how can it be classed as a camcorder (taxes paid????) I was buying the unit to be able to record training information over 1 to 2 hrs length without intervention. Disappointing video, grainy in low light. Some flaring on high light values as well. Jittery video when panning, Otherwise ok, stills not bad, but suffer a bit on enlargement.
Read me 1st - It's Ok!, Not really that good indoors
SignedAdam "Im a geek on his own", Amazon
13 August 2010
Summary: You would think the MHS-CM5 bloggie would be good indoors, because it's called the MHS-CM5 bloggie, but it's not, the only place you can use it, is outdoors, It get's hot after 15 to 25 minutes of it switched on, The camera comes with some software in the camera that you can not delete, you have to switch that off in the camera it's self, it records up to 1 hour of video, then it powers off ?
Summary: I like the look of Sony kit generally and the bloggie lives up to expectation. It is very compact, glossy with a hint of violet (but the overall impression is black). It feels solid but is not too heavy. All the switches, hinges and flaps work smoothly and all feel like they will last. So on the outside, the impression is of a quality piece of kit. The operation is less impressive to my mind. Probably the primary weakness is the performance in low light.
Summary: the price was good,i went to currys and aked the assistant for the best,easy and compact camcorder and he suggested this one,but it`s a pain to download to cd or dvd,also you can`t see what you`r veidioing when you`r out and about co`s there isn`t any eye focus in it..i might be doing it wrong!!!
Pros: size and quality if photos x viedios
Cons: not easy to transfer from comp to dvd or cd.! and also you can`t see what you`r vedioing when you`r on hols etc!!