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|UPC||0000272427888, 0027242788879, 27242788879, 4029686292154, 4905524655827, 4905524655858, 4905524656879, 4905524656909, 4905524656923|
|Storage Type||Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)|
|Media Format||Flash card|
|Optical Sensor Qty||1|
|Focal Length Range||7mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Focus Free|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/15 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||26 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.4" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x Memory Stick PRO Duo, 1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Battery Manufacturer||Sony NP-BK1|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Effective Still Resolution||5.0 MP|
|Effective Video Resolution||2.1 MP|
|Digital Video Format||H.264|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Additional Features||Rotating Lens Block (270°), USB 2.0 Compatibility, USB Charging, YouTube Capture Mode, face detection|
|High Definition Video Support||1080p|
|Widescreen Video Capture||Yes|
|Shooting Modes||Digital Photo Mode|
Rotating lens; 1080p, 720p, VGA video options; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook; removable lithium ion rechargeable battery.
No Mac support for Picture Motion Browser software; no HDMI output; mono mic and no input for an external mic.
Sony gains ground against the minicamcorder competition with the Bloggie MHS-PM5, but its software and overall video quality keep it from moving ahead.
Average review score based on 14 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
As with the exceptional Sony DSC-HX5V movie/pano/burst rate camera, I was completely blown away with the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5! Even if you already own a DSLR or two, perhaps a compact digicam and maybe an HD camcorder, this one will fire up your acquisitive hormones.
Looking more like a mobile phone or iPod, the Bloggie is a digital camera reduced to the absolute minimum, then topped up with a pile of fascinating features.
Colour-styled in dark violet the Bloggie can be turned on by simply rotating the lens turret, as the 6.1cm LCD screen fires up. In reality, the screen is only 4.2cm in size, with data occupying the rest of the LCD’s area. However, in replay mode, the entire screen is full of picture.
With it you can shoot 2592×1944 JPEGs that print out to 22x16cm prints. Movies? How about Full HD 1920×1080 pixel MPEG4 clips?
When it comes time to download your handiwork or recharge, pull out the built-in USB arm and plug into your lap- or desktop. Couldn’t be simpler and so very Web-friendly. And if you like shooting a lot of people, Face Detection is built in.
And that’s not all: the camera rotates through 270 degrees, so shooting yourself, the sky, the front view or down near your feet is a simple act. The rotating lens even has a 4x digital zoom.
Quality: the camera is very subject to lens flare, so expect do some Photoshopping, post-shoot, to improve the contrast rendition in stills images.
In movies? Flare is part of the fun, especially when you can get the sun itself in frame … to be truthful, it’s very hard to avoid the sun in outdoor shots!
Why you would buy a Bloggie: you want a very Web-friendly camera.
Why you wouldn’t: you want more control over the camera, better sharpness and anti-flare performance.
However… this is one of those cameras that will put the fun back in to photography.
I really enjoy it.
This is my second Bloggie and I had the first one for quite a while before I began to appreciate having a camcorder that is about the size of a cell phone. Was driving home one day and witnessed a horrible traffic accident then remembered that I had my Bloggie in the glove box of the car. I recorded the events after the accident and later watched it on the news and found that my videos were just as good as those on the evening news. So then I fell in love with it, bought a belt-holster and started to keep it with me at all times. I began to record my classes, meetings and anything else that I could find with great success until I took it to my son's school play - nothing but grainy mess of video - Huh! What I found out is that light plays a great part in the quality of videos from this camera. Outdoor videos are the best but indoors is hit or miss based upon the type of lighting available. I still keep my Bloggie with me at all times but because of the light issues I will record my important indoor events with a regular camcorder. I love the Bloggie for being able to fit in a cell phone holster that I can attach to my belt because you never know what you may see. That's the point - it is not meant to replace your bulky camcorder but it allows you to capture unexpected, spur-of-the-moment events with sometimes great clarity.
Why the second one - my wife - another story!
I bought this for my rc airplane and it works great. Battery life seems good since I have used it for over 1 hr on and off and still shows full charge, I didnt get the cd with it cause I bought it used so I downloaded the program off the internet for free, so far I am really happy with it, The highest quality video setting on this is made for hooking up to your tv, so I bought the cable for it but havent used it yet. My opinion is it well worth the money
I think this is a great product. The picture quality is excellent. it is easy to use. Battery life is suitable. And the price was good.
Why did I buy it? I was looking at one on my RC magazine. There was a flyer who uses it to capture his heli in flight.
I use it in the field while flying RC Helis and sometime as a dash-cam.
What do I dislike? There is no power cord, you have to use a laptop or other "USB" to charge it up.
Low price. Good point and shoot camera. Small and compact. Slips into your pocket easily. I thought a flash was a given on pretty much every camera, so I didn't check the specifications or even notice for that matter that this camera doesn't have a flash. I guess that extends the battery life somewhat? - I mean since you absolutely can't use it in the dark. - It does take crystal clear photos during the day though. As long as you don't need to shoot anything at night, this is a great camera.