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Product Reviews for Sony bloggie MHS-PM5 Digital Camcorder - 2.4" LCD - CMOS - Blue
Small Videocamera NOT available by Sony anymore.
from Bronx, NewYork on 4/23/2011
Easy to use, Excellent for beginners., Lightweight
Expensive little gadget, No accesories
Purchased this for a Mother's Day gift in 2010. Called SONY, to find out if any more accesories were available for purchase. They had none. All this unit came with is a CD Rom, 2 wires, Battery, and an instruction sheet to show how it works.I also noticed that the wire for charging the battery is tiny. I had to go purchase a 6 foot USB wire for the unit to be able to perform charging the battery from my PC.I am wondering if I might want to trade it in.ALSO:(HIGHER NUMBER OF MEGAPIXELS WOULD HAVE BEEN FAVORABLE).
from Phoenix, AZ on 1/16/2011
1080p, 5X zoom, 720p at 60fps, Small Size, Sony software
No image stabilization at 720 or 1080
Previous reviewer Rupayan pretty much said it all, and I echo his/her comments. I could not be happier with the camcorder and am astonished that it or upgraded version is no longer available by Sony. I did ding it one star in performance since image stabilization is not available for 1080@30fps or 720@60fps settings. I find that I am using the 720@60fps setting the most since it offers the best, most fluid playback you can imagine. Playback directly to an HDTV is absolutely stunning!
Great For Blogging But Not Intense Videos
from Virginia on 1/9/2011
Compact Size, Flip out screen, Great microphone, HD capabilities
does not include an SD card, does not stand up on its own, the lens is in a bad spot
At first I thought this was a terrible purchase. Thing is, I had a really old SD Card, a 512MB unclassified data chip, and the video quality on all levels was pretty poor. BUT I invested in an 8GB class 10 SD card and the quality zoomed way off the charts. This is a definitely good camera for blogging. For intense video recording and directing, not so hot, but of course this is under $200. What a deal. The autofocus is quite annoying, and sometimes takes a while to work, but not as bad as other cameras that I have used. The only fail on the blogging end, is that the camera cannot be left standing on its own with the flip screen open and facing the user, as preferred. What you must do is open the flip, to turn the camera on, and then flip it upside down and back in so that the screen is on the outside of the camera, making it impossible for the user to see themselves. overall, I am happy with my purchase, for blogging purposes, as I already have full use of a professional studio for free. It would be a nice feature to add an on/off button as opposed to turning on and off with the screen being opened/closed
from parris on 12/31/2010
Compact, Easy to use
hard to clean when jismed on
I bought this to shoot videos and couldn't be happier. very small and fits into tight, low light spots. easily hidden so subjects cannot see.
Best little cheap camcorder out there.
from Massachusetts on 12/30/2010
5 MP pics, And more, Easy Interface, Shoots in Full HD
a little confusing software, darkness, Little audio problems
This camera is absolutely great. It shoots in 1920x1080 HD, It has a 5x optical zoom, which immediately puts it way ahead of the Flip camcorders. The pictures are fine, and it makes it almost too easy to use. It turns on as soon as you open it. The screen can rotate 270 degrees allowing you to be almost wherever you want to be when you record. It can be used on any standard tripod. It has the 2.5" screen which has 230k pixels. It accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media. It has face detection and image stabilization. The bloggie itself is easy to hold, and has all the buttons at your fingertips.It has a USB that flips out for easy connection to your computer. It also comes with a small extension cable for the USB so the bloggie doesn't have to be directly attached to the computer or laptop. The camcorder also has a A/V output and a HDMI output. The camcorder includes a cable that connects the bloggie from the A/V output to your TV. The camcorder can be set to record after a time of 2 or 10 seconds, or can be instantaneous. It comes with a DVD for a special PMB software, and the camcorder itself has PMB Mobile software pre-installed, so movies and pictures can be easily transferred to any computer.