Summary: I think that the Sony webbie camcorder is a Significant step below the Sony Bloggie. Since used models of the bloggie are about the same price of the used Webbie models, there is very little reason to consider a webbie oner a Bloggie.
Summary: really liked this camera when we first got it. the flip lens was cool, the video quality was good. the problems we found with this cam are- hard to see screen in bright light, bummer because this thing craves light for filming -photo quality wasn't too bad, if you stay perfectly still and the wind doesn't blow and nothing in the pic moves at anytime. -like most small cams like this, it really needs light and lots of it to look good. the low light setting helps a bit.
30 minutes of recording time is not enough for me.
Yuniverse "Yuniverse", Amazon
28 September 2010
Summary: I bought a refurbished MHS-PM1 (webbie HD) camcorder on 9/20/2010 from sony. We record about one hour worth of video every week. However, after failing to record the full 60 minutes, i looked for information in FAQ and found out that it can only record 25 minutes at a time. The problem is that we cannot access the camcorder during the one-hour recording session. So, 25 minutes of recording would not work for us.
Summary: I didn't look very far, when searching out a hand held webcam. My husband was deploying, so I picked up two of the smallest, affordable cameras I could find. Big Mistake. The battery life of the camera is wonderful while recording, but I have found that if you record and do not empty the memory card almost immediately, the cam will give you a format error. The videos are sharp, IF and when you are able to actually download and preserve them.
Summary: I bought this camcorder because I was happy in the past with other Sony products. I also really liked the feature of the swivel lens. However, the major drawback is the 25 minutes of continuous recording time. The manual clearly states that this camcorder records for approximately 100 continuous minutes. I am really disappointed in this aspect. I discovered this feature too late to return it to the store & Sony Cunstomer service won't do anything about it. Buyer beware.
Summary: I bought this camera and brought it with me to Ghana so that I could film everything. I wanted to film the scenery while I was riding the buses and tros, but the quality was terrible! The camera clearly can't handle filming while moving around. Just turning it to film something on the right, and it would get blurry. Don't buy this. It'll just disappoint you.
Summary: Don't Buy It You're in time. NO MACRO MODE ,poor sound quality, poor video quality, poor video quality in low light. cost me $ 140, and under the price to $127 why? kodak zi8 and Creative Labs Vado HD is much better.
Summary: I tried several similar gadgets, and found out that Sony Webbie has the best HD quality. At the same time, lack of image stabilization left me speechless. Almost all picture cameras have image stabilization today. And this is done for fraction of the second exposure. Camcorders with out image stabilization are more like a joke. No one expect consumers to use tripod all the time with point and shoot camcorders like Sony Webbie.
Portability: 5 stars Quality of picture & sound: 2 stars
Hasshu San, Amazon
24 October 2009
Summary: I bought this camera on Amazon after my local camera store said that they sold 10 of them in one week. I didn't get to see the quality of the picture and sound. Had I been able to do that, I would not have purchased the camera. In terms of portability, the camera is great and I give it 5 stars. It's a little larger than my cell phone. In terms of the quality of the video image and sound - it's a completely different story.
Rotating-Lens Design great; Too Bad About the Rest
24 October 2009
Summary: Initially attracted to this device for its unique, swiveling lens (great for taping secretively), I became increasingly aware that I had bought the wrong handheld-HD-camcorder. The two major faults: a 25-min video recording limit (after 25 mins, recording stops and you have to press record again), and the fact that the memory card used by this camcorder is significantly more expensive compared to SDHC cards (for 16GB card: $100 versus $30 for SDHC).