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Sony bloggie MHS-CM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-CM5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony bloggie MHS-CM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the zoom.

portability, usability, price, size, durability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MHS-CM5V Bloggie High Definition Handycam Camcorder - VioletSony MHS-CM5V Bloggie High Definition Handycam Camcorder - Violet

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony bloggie MHS-CM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas the image quality and design get mixed reviews. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, size, durability

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MHS-CM5 bloggie HD Video Camera (Violet) NEWEST MODELSony MHS-CM5 bloggie HD Video Camera (Violet) NEWEST MODEL

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/a (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 review

 

The Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 distinguishes itself from competing pocket camcorders with a pistol-grip design, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a dual memory-card slot that supports both SD/SDHC cards and the MemoryStick format. It shoots reasonably good video...

But the Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5's impressive design and spec sheet don't enable this pocket camcorder to catch up with competing models entirely. It's a good option for anyone seeking a pistol-grip-style unit that supports both SD cards and MemoryStick...

May, 2010

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5

 

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5

 

The Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 ($200 as of April 30, 2010) distinguishes itself from competing pocket camcorders with a pistol-grip design, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a dual memory-card slot that supports both SD/SDHC cards and the MemoryStick format. It...

Good digital image stabilization ; Face detection for video and stills ; Swivel screen is great for odd-angle shots ; 5X optical zoom lens

Disappointing video, especially in low light ; Bulkier than most pocket camcorders

The 1080p-shooting Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has a pistol-grip design and a 5X optical zoom lens, but it doesn't match the performance of similarly priced pocket camcorders.

May, 2010

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (Violet) review:

 

So far, Sony hasn't done too well in the fast-growing cheap pocket camcorder space dominated by Flip Video, characterized by candy bar vertical camcorder designs and prices ranging from about $150-$250. After an initial flop with the poorly named...

It has 1080p and 720p video; 2.5-inch swiveling LCD; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook; removable lithium ion rechargeable battery; HDMI output; compatible with both OS X and Windows machines; dual memory Stick Duo and SD card...

Relatively large; no HDMI cable included for HD output to HDTVs; no bundled carrying case; Picture Motion Browser Portable software is underwhelming and won't work on some operating systems.

The Bloggie CM5 isn't as compact as competing models from Flip Video and Kodak, but it delivers an above-average feature set and video for the money.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 Camcorder Review

 

So far, Sony hasn't done too well in the fast-growing cheap pocket camcorder space dominated by Flip Video, characterized by candy bar vertical camcorder designs and prices ranging from about ...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 Camcorder Review

 

Sony has made many improvements to its second round of ultracompact camcorders. The lineup has gotten a new look, a new name, and a new design. However, even the much improved Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (MSRP Sony has made many improvements to its second...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Sony MHS-CM5

 

New look, new name, new design, but doesn't upgrade enough to put Sony above competition

Excellent sharpness for its class; Great low light noise results

Very poor color accuracy; Uncomfortable handling

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 – Sony's next try, improved flip-type HD camcorder

 

Sony has not performed well in growing low budget pocket camcorder until now. Flip Video has a good hold in market with its candy bar design vertical camcorders and its price ranges from Sony has not performed well in growing low budget pocket...

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has rotating 2.5-inch display; HDMI output; 480p, 720p and 1020p video and one-touch upload button for Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. The Bloggie CM5 is compatible to both Windows and Apple Mac machines. It has two slots for SD...

The flip-type design of Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 is large as compared to other models. There is no HDMI cable and carrying case inside the package. The camcorder also does not have mic input port for adding optional stereo microphone. You have to purchase...

The Bloggie MHS-CM5 is first Sony's mini-camcorder that we can recommend to you at this price. We agree that MHS-CM5 has some drawbacks and not so compact as Creative Vado HD, Kodak Zi8 and Flip Video HD. Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has some advantages over...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Lawrence (reevoo.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5

 

Lightweight and good concept

Focus simply does not work and we plan to return the item to the store. It is unusable

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: bagha (comet.co.uk)

Sony Bloggie MHS CM5

 

Easy to use, small and handy, good picture quality, has optical zoom , easy to download the pictures and movies.

good picture quality, optical zoom, easy to use

the usb charging cable is too short, no sony bag available for this camcorder

Aug, 2010
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Product Specifications

When fun happens, the pocket-sized bloggie camera lets you capture, upload and share the action in high definition. It plays nicely with sites like YouTube, so it's easy to upload your photos and videos to the web.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.58
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BK1
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BK1

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Design

LED indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.7cm
Height:10.1cm
Weight:196g
Width:3.9cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.1

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:MHS-CM5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony bloggie

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41 - 190
Focal length range (f-f):6.3 - 31.5
Lens Aperture:F/3.3
Max Focal Length:31.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Dark purple

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.038Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Additional accessories:Wrist Strap, CD-ROM
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Cable Type:Component, A/V, USB
Snapshot:Y
Video Out:Y

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PMB Portable, Picture Motion Browser PC

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
PictBridge: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/15 - 1/4000

Video

Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.4
Height :10.8
Weight:110
Width:1.9