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Sony MHS-PM5

5MP still, 1920x1080 Full HD video, swivel lens, built-in USB an Read more

Best Price: £119.85

Reviews for Sony MHS-PM5

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Overall 5
Value for money 3
Features 5
Performance 5

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5

PC Pro
22 April 2010
  • Conclusion: High resolution and advanced features, but video quality is disappointing
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Sony MHS-PM5K Bloggie

TechRadar UK
17 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Sony's MHS-PM5K is a pocket-size camcorder offering full 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and the ability to shoot 5MP stills and take 360° videos.
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Overall 7

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Camcorder Review

Review guidelines
2 May 2013
  • Summary: The Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 is a compact digital camera with reduced size, very colorful and ideal to take with you anywhere. As for features, stands the ability to record movies in Full HD while for the rest there is nothing else to put particular emphasis, if not the USB plug built right into the body for a quick connection to the computer and the target rotating.
  • Pros: Integrated USB plug; Compact size; Head with rotating lens; Face Detection; excellent display and layout
  • Cons: No optical zoom, macro mode No, No low light mode; few functions
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Overall 7

Sony bloggie PM5

15 October 2010
  • Summary: Sony gains ground against the minicamcorder competition with the Bloggie MHS-PM5, but its software and overall video quality keep it from moving ahead.
  • Pros: Rotating lens; 1080p, 720p, VGA video options; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook; removable lithium ion rechargeable battery.
  • Cons: No Mac support for Picture Motion Browser software; no HDMI output; mono mic and no input for an external mic.
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Expert Review

6 October 2010
  • Excerpt: The second bonus is a lens that swivels to point either way, which can be exceedingly handy if you’re a lonely soul out filming yourself. Cleverly the video auto-orientates even if you flip the lens over during a recording. And Sony’s software (see panel) assists rapid uploads to YouTube, so you can try to make friends that way. Best of all, the PM5 has rather a killer app in the inclusion of a 360-degree lens attachment (see panel below).
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Overall 5

Review: Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5

26 August 2010
  • Excerpt: In keeping with the company’s general direction of late, Sony’s entry into the pocket camcorder market is overdesigned and underfunctional. The big draw with Sony’s Bloggie versus, say, similar offerings from Flip, Creative or Kodak is the inclusion of a swiveling lens, which gives the user immense flexibility in how it is used. Aim forward and shoot the kegger you’re at, or swivel it back to capture your vimeo ready-reaction. After all, YouTube is so 2006.
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Overall 5
Ease of use 5

Sony's Bloggie MHS-PM5 mini pocket video camera reviewed

PC Authority
3 August 2010
  • Summary: Boasts a high resolution and advanced features, but video quality is well below par and the price too high
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Overall 8

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review

Digital Photography School
19 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Lift bow and arrow. Load arrow into bow. Take aim. Twang! And Sony hits another bulls-eye! As with the exceptional Sony DSC-HX5V movie/pano/burst rate camera, I was completely blown away with the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5! Even if you already own a DSLR or two, perhaps a compact digicam and maybe an HD camcorder, this one will fire up your acquisitive hormones. I want one!
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Overall 6

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
14 June 2010
  • Summary: Sony has taken several steps forward since it debuted its first pocket camcorders last year, but it's also taken a step back. While $149 is a good price for a pocket cam with these specs, the Bloggie MHS-PM5's design is more difficult to use than its predecessor. Had Sony kept the record buttons in an easy-to-reach place (and thrown in HDMI output), it would have been a more worthy competitor to the easier-to-use, full HD Kodak Playsport ($149).
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Overall 7

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K Review

21 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Panoramas do not have to be frozen in time any more. Sony’s latest pocket camcorder, the swiveling MHS-PM5K, captures a full 360-degree field of view with a simple add-on lens, producing playable panoramas that you can literally look around in as you watch. When you’re done, snap it off and you’re back to shooting true 1080p video.
  • Pros: Shoots full 1080p video, 5-megapixel stills, Swiveling lens provides protection, versatility, Compact and lightweight, Large 2.4-inch screen, Reasonably priced, Accepts SD and Memory Stick Pro Duo cards
  • Cons: Subpar video quality, Dismal quality on panoramic videos, Pronounced rolling shutter effect, motion blur, No HDMI output, Awkwardly placed record button, 29-minute recording cap
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