Excerpt: We purchased this for our trip to New York last year; we needed something small, light and with good credentials to record out anniversary. After reading reviews on other mini-camcorders such as the Flip we 'test-drove' a few and were immediately taken aback by the Bloggie. It boasts true high-def recording in 1080p or 720p (with HDMI output), it has 5x optical zoom, long-life lithium ion battery and one-touch video uploading.
Pros: Simple to use, great picture quality, good battery life .
Cons: Audio in the wind, screen - auto - rotation issues .
Summary: Got one for Christmas. Was immediately impressed by how easy to pick up and use this camera is. Perfect for slipping in your pocket and pulling out and shooting within seconds. BUT as soon as I played back any clips I'd made, there is a constant loud motor noise on all recordings. Seems obvious to me that the poorly configured on-board mic is recording the internal sound of the constantly (and slowly) auto focusing lens motor. Took it back to Jessops.
Pros: Couldn't be more intuitive to use.
Cons: Loud motor noise renders the audio of all recordings useless. Don't expect customer care from Sony.
Summary: the price was good,i went to currys and aked the assistant for the best,easy and compact camcorder and he suggested this one,but it`s a pain to download to cd or dvd,also you can`t see what you`r veidioing when you`r out and about co`s there isn`t any eye focus in it..i might be doing it wrong!!!
Pros: size and quality if photos x viedios
Cons: not easy to transfer from comp to dvd or cd.! and also you can`t see what you`r vedioing when you`r on hols etc!!
Summary: I purchased this in 2010. I wanted something light and something I could use. I have limited use of my arms. I can't lift a camera to my eye to snap a picture and hate having others take pictures for me. After testing out something similar, I found this on Amazon and it is actually lighter. It's small and light and I can easily hang the loop around my wrist and go. I've gotten a lot of good pictures with this, especially outdoor photos.
Summary: This is an awesome camcorder. Takes photos and great video. Its easy to use and great for a novice. Although this camera is not made anymore, its worth the hunt to find if you can find it. I wish it had different lighting exposures so that you can film in darker settings, but as long as you have good lighting you'l be fine. It does so much more than most pocket camcorders and even has optical zoom!
Summary: Bought this camera when my son was born. Wanted full HD, but didn't want to pay Full HD price. This camera records is stunning 1080p. It is very small, can easily fit in your back pocket. It starts up quickly, which is great for capturing moments with children. It also takes great pictures. It has a built in USB adapter, so you can plug the camera directly into your computer for easy uploads.
Summary: I had the hardest time trying to decide between the Sony Bloggie and the Flip. i don't regret getting the bloggie and i'm extremely happy with the job it does. of course it isn't some fancy recording camera but i like the job it does with the features it has built in. It doesn't make miracles in dark places but it takes whatever light is available and kinda brightens up a picture on it's own. neat i'd say.