Summary: It dies really fast, that's the first thing I noticed. Which is aggravating. I don't like how it cuts off the top and bottom of the screen while shooting video or taking pictures and then fills it all in when you upload it. I do like the rotating lens, that's really nice. I don't like the camera button position, it's in a weird place that makes it hard to capture photos of yourself.
Summary: I bought this camera on a whim because I was looking for something small, cheap, and something that had a front and back view for filming videos. I like this a lot because it does exactly what it needs to do. You don't really have to look at the directions to know how to use it, there aren't that many controls. It's simple and does the job, plus it has great quality. The usb is definitely very convenient when it comes to charging and transferring videos.
handy portable size; buttons/menu leave much to be desired.
12 March 2012
Summary: handy gadget, easy to shoot; the response to navigating through things is not so easy. Needs better interface to be user friendly. I'll still use it but would like better menu items and buttons.
Summary: Something you should know, and it's not mentioned in any online documentation, is that this camera only records for 25 minute sessions at a time. Supposedly for overheating reasons, the camera just turns off at the 25 minute mark.
Summary: I purchased this item for the purpose of using it to capture family events as well as create blogs to upload to the web, in particular youtube. I have been pleased with the camera since I purchased it. It comes with a 2g memory card and I have recently upgraded to an 8g. Those who buy this camera must remember what it is made for. It was created primarily to use for blogging and short videos.
Summary: Purchased for my 11 yr old daughter. She loves it. It is very easy to use and takes great pictures and videos. Only disappointment is that the video does not play with windows media player. Videos record in a mp4 format and plays with itunes or quicktime. Also, Sony recommends using the Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ Media but does not mention the adapter needed. If you use a SD card no adapter is needed. Overall this is a great buy.
Summary: I was really excited to see the next generation of pocket camcorders come out for 2010 and the Bloggie is the first I know of. It has a larger, updated optical sensor and presumably updated firmware and hardware to render better video quality. I bought it as soon as I found out it was available. My initial impressions are less about the Bloggie and more about what an achievement the Flip cameras are.
Excerpt: "...he proudly showed off the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5. *** Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 *** The Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 is a handheld pocket camcorder which Sony describes you to “share your life in HD”. The Bloggie MHS-PM5 includes - Full HD video and 5MP photos on memory card- this includes detailed 1920x1080/30p HD clips. Also shoots clips at 1280x720/60p and 5MP still photos. -270 degree swivel lens- A high quality lens for easy shooting from any ...
Pros: Smart looking, lots of features, easy to operate and view footage, clear footage
Cons: Expensive, rotating lens difficult to operate, no flash
Summary: I bought this camera in August 2010, shortly after my last surviving Grandparent popped her clogs, in the hope the 360-degree shot feature would help capture a few decent shots of her house before it gets flogged-off....... similar in idea to "Google Streetview" or various "QuickTime VR" based tour websites before it. About 6months on from buying the thing: 1) The paint on the text marking the "Play?