Excerpt: Sony’ latest entry into the booming pocket camcorder market pairs a 1080p image sensor with a unique lens that swivels 270 degrees up and down. While novel, lightweight and surprisingly affordable at $150, we found the Bloggie PM5 can’t match the video quality of many less endeavoring pocket cams.
Excerpt: Panoramas do not have to be frozen in time any more. Sony’s latest pocket camcorder, the swiveling MHS-PM5K, captures a full 360-degree field of view with a simple add-on lens, producing playable panoramas that you can literally look around in as you watch.
Excerpt: In keeping with the company’s general direction of late, Sony’s entry into the pocket camcorder market is overdesigned and underfunctional. The big draw with Sony’s Bloggie versus, say, similar offerings from Flip, Creative or Kodak is the inclusion of a swiveling lens, which gives the user immense...
Pros: Rugged and tough, yet compact enough for easy pocketing. Swivel lens also works as a protective lens cover.
Cons: Difficult to use single-handedly. Controls are unintuitive and slow to respond. Included PC software is limited.
Summary: Sony has taken several steps forward since it debuted its first pocket camcorders last year, but it's also taken a step back. While $149 is a good price for a pocket cam with these specs, the Bloggie MHS-PM5's design is more difficult to use than its predecessor.
Summary: Den inbyggda USB-kontakten är platsbesparande, men kärvar ibland. Den vändbara linsen är smart och gör att man inte saknar vridbar display. Detta är den enda spelaren i testet som saknar HDMI-utgång.