Sony MHSTS20/S 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera, Full HD 1080p Video, 12.8MP Stills, 3.0" Touch Screen, Flip-out USB Arm, MP4 Video Format, Silver

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About Sony

The Bloggie Touch camera captures web-friendly HD MP4 video and 12.8MP images while featuring a capacitive touch-screen for simple touch & slide operation. Integrated software makes it easy to share videos and images on Facebook or YouTube. Record up to 4 hours of HD video on its 8GB of internal memory.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (8),Great resolution (7),Compact (6),Good battery life (6),Large clear LCD (6),Zoom range/performance (5),Fast shutter speed (3)
Cons:
Poor in low light (5)
Best Uses:
Family photos (5),Video (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (6)

Sony Features

  • 1920x1080 HD MP4 recording: The Bloggie Touch camera lets you record your favorite moments anytime, anywhere. Using the MP4 format, the Bloggie Touch shoots video in 1920x1080 high definition, as well as captures 12.8MP still images
  • 12.8MP still images: Enjoy capturing clear, crisp still photos at 12.8MP resolution. The high resolution yields incredible detail while giving you the flexibility for large prints and cropping
  • Capacitive touch-screen LCD: The touch screen LCD utilizes an easy to use touch & slide method for searching through your videos and pictures
  • 3.0" LCD with vertical/horizontal operation: The 3.0" touch screen LCD (measured diagonally) will rotate its orientation automatically; however you hold the camera - horizontally, vertically, left, right, even upside down
  • Up to 4 hours HD video: Record and store up to four hours of high-definition video footage (default setting) to the Bloggie Touch camera's 8GB of built-in flash memory
  • Slim design with easy operation: The slender body with its low-profile and simplified buttons give the Bloggie Touch camera a sleek look and feel and at only 4.5 oz it's easy to take with you everywhere
  • Flip-out USB arm for upload/charge: A built-in USB arm easily flips-out and lets you connect your camera directly to your compatible PC to upload video1 and/or charge your battery without having to hunt for cables
  • Tag videos to upload and Share it Later: The Bloggie Touch camera comes with pre-installed software that makes it easy to tag videos and images in the camera while on the go and que them for upload to your favorite internet sharing sites, like Facebook or YouTube
  • SteadyShot image stabilization: SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake
  • Auto Macro & 4x Digital Zoom: With the Bloggie Touch camera you'll be able to take pictures or video from as little as 4" away, perfect for capturing a business card or a new friend's phone number
  • Sony Exmor CMOS sensor: The Bloggie Touch camera's Exmor CMOS sensor delivers high-quality video and pictures with less noise, even in challenging lighting conditions
  • Face Detection technology: Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural
  • Built-in rechargeable battery: The built-in battery contributes to the Bloggie Touch camera's sleek and stylish design while powering the large 3.0" screen and camera functions
  • HDMI output: With HDMI output, you'll be able to share your HD Bloggie Touch video with friends and family on your HDTV

Sony Specifications

AF Modes
Auto Macro (10cm, 4")
Focus Area
Center Weighted AF
Metering Modes
Center Weighted
ISO
Auto, 80-1600
White Balance Mode
Auto
Camera Type
Pocket MP4 Camera
Aperture (Max.)
F2.8
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Photo: 37mm(16:9),32mm(4:3);Video: 37mm(16:9)
Lens Groups-Elements
4 groups,4 elements
Minimum Focus Distance
4" (10cm)
Battery Type
Internal (NP-SP70 3.6V)
Number of Still Images
290 (CIPA standards)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Approx. 1.6W
Advanced User Interface
Easy-to-understand Graphic Display
Face Detection
Yes
Image Stabilization
Steadyshot image stabilization
Imaging Sensor
Exmor CMOS Sensor (1/2.5 type,7.22mm)
Processor
DSP
Pixel Gross
Approx. 13 MP
Effective Picture Resolution
Approx. 12.8 megapixels
Color Filter System
RGB primary color mosaic filters
Media Type
8GB Internal Flash Memory
Still Image Mode
JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
12.8 megapixel
Still Image Size 16:9
8.3M (3840 x 2160); 2M (1920 x 1080)
Still Image Size 4:3
12.8M (4,128 x 3,096)
Video Format
MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Recording and Playback Times
MP4 format: 12M 1920x1080 (29.97p): 40 min. 6M 1280x720 (59.94p): 80 min. 4M 1280x720 (29.97p): 120 min.
Dual Record
Yes
Audio Format
MPEG-4 AAC
Microphone/Speaker
Yes (Mono)
Supplied Software
Bloggie Software Ver.1.0 (Embedded on camera)
Operating System Compatibility
Windows: Windows XP SP3 (32bit only), Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7 Mac: Bloggie Software V1.0 is not Mac compatible.
Date / Time Stamp
Yes
Erase/Protect
Yes
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes
Power Save Mode
Auto Shut-off
Still Image Playback Options
Playback Zoom (2x, 4x, 8x via Touchpanel)
LCD Type
3.0" Touch Screen LCD3 (288k pixels) with full-screen playback
Coverage
100
HD Output
HDMI (mini)
USB Ports
Flip-out USB
Self-timer
2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds
Auto: 1/30 - 1/4000
Dimensions
2-1/8" x 4-1/4" x 5/8" (52mm x 107mm x 15.2mm)
Weight
4.4 oz (125g)
Mfr #
MHSTS20/S
SKU
SOMHSTS20S

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Pictures, a Few Challenges

I really like the picture quality that I'm getting with this camera, and I appreciate how close I can get to the subject and stay focused. However, I ran into a couple of problems. The way that the USB pops open, I am not able to insert the Bloggie into my Dell computer's USB ports. I tried a USB extension and the computer would not recognize the camera. So I had to download video to my MacBook Pro and then transfer to my desktop system to try to edit video. Windows Live did not work for edit...

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I really like the picture quality that I'm getting with this camera, and I appreciate how close I can get to the subject and stay focused. However, I ran into a couple of problems. The way that the USB pops open, I am not able to insert the Bloggie into my Dell computer's USB ports. I tried a USB extension and the computer would not recognize the camera. So I had to download video to my MacBook Pro and then transfer to my desktop system to try to edit video. Windows Live did not work for editing--an error message kept popping up. Maybe because I had shot in wide format? Next I tried editing with Adobe Premiere Elements (newest version), but the video became jerky. I finally had to edit with iMovie on my little MacBook Pro laptop (small screen to work on). Kind of a bummer that I can't use my desktop to edit. For those of you who were concerned about Mac compatibility, skip the proprietary software dpwnload and just use iMovie. It works fine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sony Decieves Once Again.

1) Sony lies about 12.8 Megapixel - You can take a 4:3 picture 12.8 MP but if put on the better settings like 16:9, 8MP. DO NOT BUY! 2) Sony lies about 4 hour 1080p recording. -You can record at 720p for 2-4 hours. You can only record 1:22 minutes for 1080 HD. Oh and it is not 1080 60P but 30P DO NOT BUY! 3) I bought this and it is supposed to come with the $20 PSN gift card. (2 days after received and still awaiting it). DO NOT BUY!!!

Reviewed by 25 customers

 
5.0

miracle camera

By

from La Jolla, California  -  Photo Enthusiast

The size and weight of the camera permits it to be carried in one's pocket with little to no damage possible as it has only 2 buttons.

 
4.0

Good product for limited usage

By

from New Jersey  -  Casual Photographer

I use the video camera for my daughter's piano lessons. The sound and the picture quality is good.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Stylish Camera

By

from Undisclosed

Great camera if you want a simple, quick and easy to use camera for shooting and uploading. Auto-focus sometimes gets slow. I would give it a million stars if it had flash and better auto-focus. The case for it looks like a jewelry box! It has a very elegant look and is attractive. It works perfect for me because I don't use it in the dark, so I don't really miss the flash. Personally, I'd give it 5 stars.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little camera for the money

By

from Hayward, CA  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

This is a great little camera for price. I have a more expensive HD camera that I use for my semi-pro shots but often times when I am out and about in casual situations I have wished for a simple point and shoot HD camera to capture those special moments with my family and friends. Well the Bloggie Touch fits that purpose perfectly and at this ridiculously low price you just can't go wrong It does not do well in low light situations. The picture is somewhat grainy but usable and the focus is not very fast but I am willing to live with those cons for the price and convenience.

 
5.0

Very handy and satisfied

By

from Dublin, CA

Very handy and happy with the buy.

 
4.0

nice camera

By

from Naples fl  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

Used it on the beach..zoom is limited..so not so great..small and ligt fits in pocket. Only use for quick shots or filming.not really omended if you want something professional looking

 
5.0

Best cam recorder on market!

By

from San Jose, CA  -  Casual Photographer

Nice camera to have!

 
3.0

MORE TEXT NEEDED

By

from Milwaukee  -  Casual Photographer

Hard to use touchscreen. Not enough detail in instructions.

(17 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Just Ok

By

from elmhurst, NY

I keep using it but is kind of a nightmare if you are going to record yourself...not every tripod fits. No flash and figuring out on how to charge it is a major pain....doesnt has any other way to charge, just plugging it to the PC. I love the size and that is not heavy, i can take pictures...but doesnt have a flash...so you are limited.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

No flash! Really???????

By

from Parkville, MO  -  Casual Photographer

My first use with this camera was at a wedding. At dinner the night prior, I made some shots indoors and realized there was no flash. You could hardly see the pictures. Made pictures and videos at the outdoor event at 5:30 pm with great lighting and the outcome was wonderful. Made some video indoors at the reception and you would have thought I made them in black/white. Very dissapointed as I probably would want to use this indoors more often than out.

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Shopper  does it have a flash?
TERY H  No
amy k  CAN YOU IMPORT VIDEO TO USE WITH EDITING SOFTWARE LIKE WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER?
GEORGE A  Unfortunately Windows Movie Maker does not support HD, nor mpeg-4 video formats both of which are native features in the Bloggie Touch. The workaround would require way too much effort so your best bet would be to move up to a more capable video editor. There are many choices out there like the "Magix Movie Edit Pro" family of editors which all sell below $100. There are also other choices on the Adorama website. Whatever you choose must be capable of importing HD mpeg-4 formats. Hope this helps
Shopper  does it have a flash?
TERY H  No
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