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Sony bloggie MHS-CM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and image quality. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably. The zoom and color get negative opinions.

portability, usability, value for money, image quality, size

features, reliability, color, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5

 

The Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 ($200 as of April 30, 2010) distinguishes itself from competing pocket camcorders with a pistol-grip design, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a dual memory-card slot that supports both SD/SDHC cards and the MemoryStick format. It...

Good digital image stabilization ; Face detection for video and stills ; Swivel screen is great for odd-angle shots ; 5X optical zoom lens

Disappointing video, especially in low light ; Bulkier than most pocket camcorders

The 1080p-shooting Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has a pistol-grip design and a 5X optical zoom lens, but it doesn't match the performance of similarly priced pocket camcorders.

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Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (violet)

 

So far, Sony hasn't done too well in the fast-growing cheap pocket camcorder space dominated by Flip Video, characterized by candy bar vertical camcorder designs and prices ranging from about $150-$250. After an initial flop with the poorly named...

It has 1080p and 720p video; 2.5-inch swiveling LCD; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook; removable lithium ion rechargeable battery; HDMI output; compatible with both OS X and Windows machines; dual memory Stick Duo and SD card...

Relatively large; no HDMI cable included for HD output to HDTVs; no bundled carrying case; Picture Motion Browser Portable software is underwhelming and won't work on some operating systems.

The Bloggie CM5 isn't as compact as competing models from Flip Video and Kodak, but it delivers an above-average feature set and video for the money.

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Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 Camcorder Review

 

So far, Sony hasn't done too well in the fast-growing cheap pocket camcorder space dominated by Flip Video, characterized by candy bar vertical camcorder designs and prices ranging from about ...

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Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 Camcorder Review

 

Sony has made many improvements to its second round of ultracompact camcorders. The lineup has gotten a new look, a new name, and a new design. However, even the much improved Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (MSRP Sony has made many improvements to its second...

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Sony MHS-CM5

 

New look, new name, new design, but doesn't upgrade enough to put Sony above competition

Excellent sharpness for its class; Great low light noise results

Very poor color accuracy; Uncomfortable handling

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Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 – Sony's next try, improved flip-type HD camcorder

 

Sony has not performed well in growing low budget pocket camcorder until now. Flip Video has a good hold in market with its candy bar design vertical camcorders and its price ranges from Sony has not performed well in growing low budget pocket...

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has rotating 2.5-inch display; HDMI output; 480p, 720p and 1020p video and one-touch upload button for Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. The Bloggie CM5 is compatible to both Windows and Apple Mac machines. It has two slots for SD...

The flip-type design of Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 is large as compared to other models. There is no HDMI cable and carrying case inside the package. The camcorder also does not have mic input port for adding optional stereo microphone. You have to purchase...

The Bloggie MHS-CM5 is first Sony's mini-camcorder that we can recommend to you at this price. We agree that MHS-CM5 has some drawbacks and not so compact as Creative Vado HD, Kodak Zi8 and Flip Video HD. Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has some advantages over...

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"Poor Service I was a victim of from Ceva Logistics."

 

I ordered a tv from amazon on sept. 6th 2011 ceva posted s delivering date of sept 14th 2011.

Amazon gave me a 30 dollar gift certificate to settle me down haha

Ceva Logistics delivery service does not intend on delivering my tv until they have other business in my are. They are not organized one department doesn't know what the others are doing.

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Poor Service I was a victim of from Ceva Logistics.

 

I ordered a tv from amazon on sept. 6th 2011 ceva posted s delivering date of sept 14th 2011. It is now sept 21, 2001. I was told I had to wait until they get another order for delivery in my semi rural area. I started calling on the 15th to see...

Amazon gave me a 30 dollar gift certificate to settle me down haha ; email erc at amazon dot com and call 1 866 423 5355 they deal with larger items tv's ect

Ceva Logistics delivery service does not intend on delivering my tv until they have other business in my are. They are not organized one department doesn't know what the others are doing ; They answer the phone and transferred you around and around like a

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"Cheap and poor customer service"

 

This is a horrible product with poor service from Sony

Easy to use, light, unsophisticated

Cheap materials used and needs a stable hand for clear video

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Great Image Quality but needs Better Battery

 

This is a great camera, and the best for its range. Makes the Flips and Kodaks seem outdated. Great Quality and zooms in quite well for size. The camera is very portable. Quick and Simple to use. When I want to film something quickly I don't have to...

Simple, Great Image quality, Optical Zoom, Extremely Portable, Picks up Audio Easily, HDMI, AV, Pro Duo and SD, Sturdy, Flip Screen, 1080p, 720p 60fps, Takes Photos

No Charger, Flimsy USB, No HDMI Cable included, Shaky Quality in 1080p, Looses Charge Quickly

Product Specifications

When fun happens, the pocket-sized bloggie camera lets you capture, upload and share the action in high definition. It plays nicely with sites like YouTube, so it's easy to upload your photos and videos to the web.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BK1

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.6in
Height:4in
Weight:6.9oz
Width:1.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:MHS-CM5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony bloggie

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3
Max Focal Length:31.5mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Eggplant

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.038Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4 / H.264
Digital Zoom:20
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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