Conclusion: The Sony Bloggie Touch is something of a mixed offering. We like the fact that Sony have sensibly applied a large screen that you can use in landscape to capture the action. Overall the screen has been put to better use that the chief rival, the Kodak Playtouch . The quality of video captured is also excellent for such a small device and the Full HD test videos that we shot withstood viewing on a large screen.
Pros: Autofocus, great video quality, compact design, screen
Cons: Autofocus mechanism chirps meaning noisy video, tripod mount is in the wrong place, can't upgrade memory or change battery
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
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
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