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...
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...
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.
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
Conclusion: The easy-to-use, good-looking Sony Bloggie Touch shoots excellent-quality video at a variety of frame rates, and captures great still images—it's our new Editors' Choice for pocket camcorders.
Pros: Excellent video quality. Small, sleek form factor. Large, touch-screen LCD. Shoots high-quality 12MP still images. HDMI out. Simple drag-and-drop interface on computer.
Cons: USB arm feels a bit flimsy. Touch screen interface is occasionally confusing. No support for accessories. No HDMI cable included.
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