Summary: Pocket camcorders have come a long way since the plasticky, standard def, oh-so-simple Flip hit the market in 2007 – and the Sony Bloggie Touch is testament to that. Clad in a brushed-aluminium jacket and rocking a touchscreen and Exmor CMOS sensor, it’s able to snaffle up Full HD , 1920x1080p clips at 30fps and feels all the way like a premium product.
Excerpt: Following the success of its Bloggie camcorder, Sony has introduced a new model featuring a touchscreen, along with several other nifty improvements. We were on hand at IFA 2010 to take a look at the new pocket camcorder and this is what we thought.
Pros: Compact design, touchscreen, HD video, 360 lens
Sony Bloggie Touch review: a Full HD pocket cam aimed at bloggers
Good Gear Guide.au
4 May 2011
Summary: Despite a few design quirks, the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 is a definite improvement over its non-touchscreen-equipped predecessor. It is capable of taking very attractive video and is ultra-stylish to boot.
Pros: Good Full HD video performance, attractive design, user-friendly interface
Conclusion: This isn’t the cheapest flash-based camcorder going. But it comes with the kind if sturdy build and top-end features we’ve come to expect from Sony. If you like your kit to have a bit more to it than the basics, but don’t want to break the bank, then the Bloggie Touch is a worthwhile option.
Pros: The screen is really where the Bloggie Touch bests its competitors. At 3-inches, it gives the camera the feel of a smartphone rather than a camcorder, but also makes framing pictures much easier than on less capacious models. There’s an accelerometer so controls are always in the right place no matter which way you hold the gadget. Clips are commendably colourful and are easily uploaded via USB or shoved direct onto your telly using the HDMI port. In all, it’s a class...
Cons: The massive screen does come with a downside: there’s no real space at the bottom to hold the Bloggie Touch when using it vertically. That means you get really bad camera shake unless you turn it round and use horizontally. The lens could be better, with stills not exactly measuring up to what we expect from a 12 megapixel plus sensor.
Conclusion: The very practical Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K is a well made camera with all the options you need and the ability to shoot in full HD, but potential are advised to first check out the competition before committing. There is better out there.
Pros: If there’s one thing we love the most about the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K it’s how simple it is to use. There’s a single button on the front for recording video, and two more for snapping still photos and turning the power off. It couldn’t be any easier. Other controls let you choose between different video formats such as 1080p and 720p high definition, while the still photo options let you switch it up from 12-megapixels to 2-megapixels to give extra flexibility ...
Cons: The touchscreen interface however isn’t quite as responsive as you might get on some iOS and Android smartphones, with some commands failing to register unless given a second tap. Images might be clear but they lack vibrancy, tending to look rather dull in places. The Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K might shoot in HD, but don’t expect it to replace full-blown camcorders anytime soon. The autofocus could also do with a little work in darker conditions. There’s a tendency ...