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Sony bloggie MHS-PM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-PM5. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the zoom. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony bloggie MHS-PM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony bloggie MHS-PM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-PM5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and size are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the zoom, and many are critical about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

reliability, viewfinder

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MHS-PM5KV Bloggie High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 360 degree filming and 4GB Memory Stick - VioletSony MHS-PM5KV Bloggie High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 360 degree filming and 4GB Memory Stick - Violet

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony bloggie MHS-PM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-PM5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability, while there are mixed comments on the durability and image quality.

usability, portability, price, size, design

reliability, battery

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MHS-PM5 bloggie HD Video Camera (Violet) NEWEST MODELSony MHS-PM5 bloggie HD Video Camera (Violet) NEWEST MODEL

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony MHS-PM5K review

 

Sony's pocket-cam reboot, the ‘bloggie', has Full HD and shoots 360-degree movies. But can it make the Flip look a flop?

Perfect for video bloggers and a doddle to use, but image quality and design flaws spoil the party

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Sony's pocket-cam reboot, the ‘bloggie', has Full HD and shoots 360-degree movies. But can it make the Flip look a flop?

Perfect for video bloggers and a doddle to use, but image quality and design flaws spoil the party

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony Bloggie PM5K

 

The Sony Bloggie PM5K is a mobile high-definition camcorder built to deliver 360 degree video capture. The diminutive camcorder shoots full HD 1920x1080 video, and takes 5 megapixel still photos. It'll let you upload videos to the web quickly and...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5

 

High resolution and advanced features, but video quality is disappointing

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Sonal Sachdeva (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K

 

Versatile, travel-friendly camcorder with decent still and video quality. However, the 360-degree image processing leaves a lot to be desired.

Compared to other models of this ilk, Sony's MHS-PM5K Bloggie certainly offers decent video and stills. The articulating lens makes shooting easy and creative and even the digital zoom gives better results than you'd expect, it's just a shame its...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (techsmart.co.za)

Sony bloggie MHS-PM5

 

The Sony bloggie is a compact camcorder able to take five megapixel photos and record videos in full HD, which you can then easily load onto your Picasa web album or YouTube.

Easy to use and good quality photos and videos for its purpose

No flash, no optical zoom, no HDMI.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Jim Hill (wired.co.uk)

Sony Bloggie (MHS-PM5K) review

 

Sony arrived late to the straight-to-YouTube camcorder party, with Webbie -- a cute, but flawed rotating head cam. With no pop-out USB interface or SD Card compatibility, it simply couldn't compete. Bloggie, on the other hand, is getting VIP access on...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (allaboutyou.com)

Review of Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K camcorder

 

Good points: block shape means good for quick shots, irritating for long shots. The best video of the cameras we looked at. Fun swivel head and 360 degree adaptor for all-round photos. Drawbacks: Very fiddly getting videos off the camera - the only one...

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K HD pocket camcorder

 

A HD pocket camcorder with some interesting tricks up its extra-small sleeve

Good video in optimum conditions, attractive and sturdy design

Ghosting more prelevant than usual

The Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K is a reasonable option for video bloggers and their assorted ilk. Serious videographers, on the other hand, will most likely need to look elsewhere.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5

 

A late entry into the pocket-camcorder field, Sony's Bloggie is overdesigned and underfunctional. The swiveling lens offers flexibility, but the slow and unintuitive controls make...

Rugged and tough, yet compact enough for easy pocketing. Swivel lens also works as a protective lens cover

Difficult to use single-handedly. Controls are unintuitive and slow to respond. Included PC software is limited

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

When fun happens, the bloggie camera records it all in 1920x1080 high definition MP4 (H.264) format. MP4 is a popular multimedia format that compresses the size of your audio and video, making files small enough to easily transfer to your compatible PC or Mac. Swing out the built-in USB arm and connect your camera directly to your compatible PC or Mac. It's the quick and easy way to upload videos and charge your battery without having to hunt for cables. Show your videos to the world. Just use the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable software to pre-select videos and images in the camera and easily upload them to a compatible PC and popular internet sharing sites. No additional software needed. At approximately 0.9" thick and 2.2" wide, the bloggie is ultra-compact and easy to carry in your bag or pocket. And don't worry about the lens - it swivels out of the way for protection while not in use. The bloggie camera features a unique lens that swivels up to 270 degrees and instantly powers on the camera when you rotate it outward. It's perfect for spontaneous moments - just grab the camera and start shooting immediately.

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): 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

Camera

Camera playback:movie, single image
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Pink / Purple / White

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/SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.1
Display resolution (numeric):230.4 / 230400

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick PRO Duo
Storage Capacity:4GB

Focusing

Face detection: / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Smile detection: / No

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:MHS-PM5/MHS-PM5 Camera Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony bloggie

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:0.5 / 5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42 - 57
Focal length range (f-f):0 - 7 / 7 - 7
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/3.6
Min Focal Length:7mm
Type:Lens

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto

Miscellaneous

Colour:Dark purple/Pink/Turquoise/White

Networking

Bluetooth: / No

Optical Sensor

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

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
AV output: / Yes
Conversion function: / No
Focus:3.6
Internal Memory:4096
Light exposure control:N
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Night mode: / No
Rotating:
USB 2.0 connectors:
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported:50 - 26 / Toshiba Disque Creator \nToshiba DVD Player / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PMB Portable (built-in, Windows/Mac) Picture Motion Browser PC Software (Windows only)
Cables included:AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/15 - 1/4000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,2048 x 1536

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
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:10.8 / 5.4
Height :10.8 / 5.4
Weight:130
Width:1.9

White balance

White Balance: / Auto