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Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 reviews of Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder, and there are mixed views on the memory and reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 user reviews of Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the memory and reliability are mixed, and there are some negative comments about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size


63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Webbie MHS-CM1 HD Camcorder (Purple)Sony Webbie MHS-CM1 HD Camcorder (Purple)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (

Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1 Camcorder Review


With the instability of today's economy, it's perhaps fortuitous that Sony decided to push more heavily into the ultra-budget camcorder market in 2009. This year's Consumer Electronics Show saw the introduction of the Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1, a...

When compared to the competition, there aren't a lot of compelling reasons to choose Sony's new entry into the ultra-budget YouTube market. The Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1 is inexpensive, but it's not nearly as easy to use or as easy on the eyes as the...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: David Kender (

Sony MHS-CM1


The new "Webbie" series is Sony's attempt to steal back some of the thunder that Pure Digital's Flip camcorders have brought to an otherwise dull camcorder scene. The Flip, which now controls a healthy share of the under-$200 market, revitalized...

There are a lot of things to like about the Sony MHS-CM1. The price makes it very accessible, the colors pop (there's a purple model in addition to the pumpkin-colored version seen here), and it's simpler to use than the average Sony camcorder. Those...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Kaitlyn Chantry (

Sony MHS-CM1


Traditional horizontal model with low price, easy high def recording, and simple uploading

Strong color accuracy; Excellent sharpness

Simply terrible low light results; No manual controls whatsoever

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: UtahReview (

Lack of Image Stabilization


I tried several similar gadgets, and found out that Sony Webbii has the best HD quality. At the same time, lack of image stabilization left me speechless. Almost all picture cameras have image stabilization today. And this is done for fraction of the...

Swivel view ; HD quality ; Overall design


Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Not There Yet


Not a recommended product. A visit to W__-Mart showed their sales tech was keen enough to disable the power for their display unit so it didn't work. Anyone seeing one in operation would likely not buy it. My Olympus T6000 camera has better video...

Inexpensive ; Lightweight ; Intuitive menu and simple to use ; 5x zoom

Washed-out color and gamma of videos ; Constantly adjusting focus and exposure ; Poor low light performance (only good for outdoors) ; 720P is best resolution possible and it doesn't look good ; NOT 1080 capable and 1080 looks worse than the 720 ; Same...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: 3TOPDOGS (

"BAAD" Digital Camcorder, To Hot to handle


This stinking cam corder gets too hot to hold then freezes up and stops working. It becomes a small hot potato. The software that it comes with is useless. Had to download another program elsewhere. Its claim that it is compatable with UTUBE format,...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Bodie (



This is a great Camera! I love it so much it has its ups and downs but so do all cameras. The most amazing thing about this camera is the quality. HD all the way! And for the price of the camera it is way worth buying! Its great for teen agers and...

Great quality, Small, Light, Preformance

Does not work on mac, Light is not very bright

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: muteq (

Would not recommend in the least.


Pros: Lightweight, easy to use, nice zoom Cons: grainy and whiteout in low light conditions, bad stablization, must be extremely still to take photos, overall picture quality 1 out of 10. Conclusion: Had I taken it out and used it when I bought it, I...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: photoman70 (

Easy to take great pics and video


This is so simple to operate that my 5 year old granddaughter uses ti with ease and all the results are great.

easy to use,great style,great pictures,perfect shirtpocket size

unless you are a pro and want more manual control I can find no problems

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: romi7 (



My husband is a sony fanatic. He recommended this camera solely on the ad seen on the sony site.

attractive colors

too difficult to use - playback not as good as advertised or seen on internet

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Record HD MP4 video and 5MP images with the MHC-CM1 Webbie HD camera. The ultra-compact and lightweight Webbie camera also features pre-installed PMB portable software that allows you to pre-select video and images in the camera and directly upload them to your compatible PC and many of your favorite internet sharing sites.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Landscape / Low light / Sports mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Webbie HD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3
Max Focal Length:31.4mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5.038Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.07Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Size: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

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:20
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG