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.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, there weren't any of the 360 lenses available when we went back for a longer play the Sony stand at IFA, but we still think that this sounds like a great feature. The built-in USB connector, as featured on previous versions and on many camcorders of this ilk is a nice touch, although ease of use depends on where the USB ports on your computer are and you might have to unplug any other USB devices while you use it if they're in the way.
Pros: Compact design, touchscreen, HD video, 360 lens
Summary: There are some who do not want to go into the depth of things and they are always happy with a good shoot and share mini camcorder. This is what the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 is generally aimed at. If you think it to be a camcorder that is going to outperform all the other camcorders in the market then I would be sorry to tell you that the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 is a good mini camcorder but it has its own share of shortcomings.
Conclusion: Pocket camcorders don’t have to live up to very high standards. Smartphones and recording capabilities of point-and-shoots largely take the place of such devices, and it’s easy to understand why so many consumers might easily dismiss such electronics. But the Bloggie Touch improves on the quality of most of these devices video recording without being an imposing camera with a steep learning curve.
Pros: Responsive, bright touchscreen, Simple, easy to learn and use UI and controls, Crisp, accurate stills and videos, Ability to take stills during recording, Slim, sleek, minimalist design
Cons: No SD card slot, No audio output jack, Chassis scratches easily; screen easily smudged, Can be awkward to hold when shooting stills