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Sony Webbie MHS-PM1

Sony Webbie MHS-PM1
alaScore 84

355 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 reviews of Sony Webbie MHS-PM1. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Webbie MHS-PM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MHS-PM1 High Definition SnapShot Camcorder with 5MP Camera & 4x Digital Zoom with 1.8 inch Screen - OrangeSony MHS-PM1 High Definition SnapShot Camcorder with 5MP Camera & 4x Digital Zoom with 1.8 inch Screen - OrangeSony Webbie MHS-PM1 HD Camcorder (Violet)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Webbie MHS-PM1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 HD Camcorder (Violet)Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 HD Camcorder (Silver)Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 HD Camcorder (Violet)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

Sony MHS-PM1 Webbie HD Camera

 

Not just a me-too device, Sony's first affordable pocket camcorder boasts an innovative swivel lens and shoots 1080i video.

Swivel lens allows for a wide array of shooting angles ; Fun, lightweight design with three color options ; Sharp 1440 x 1080 video

Jerky zoom ; Blurry still photos ; Lacks flip-out USB connector or HDMI output ; No editing tools software

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Sony’s first sub-’00 pocket camcorder, and the We’ve been eagerly awaiting Sony’s first sub-$200 pocket camcorder, and the $169 MHS-PM1 Webbie HD sets itself apart from the competition with a higher resolution (1440 x 1080...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Webbie HD MHS-PM1 review: Sony Webbie HD MHS-PM1

 

Sony's first entry in the minicamcorder arena was 2007's NSC-GC1 Net-sharing Cam. That model didn't fare too well in our review , but Sony seems to have learned from that experience as evidenced by its new line of YouTube-friendly budget camcorders,...

Attractive design; captures video at 720p and 1080p "HD" resolution; memory-card expansion slot; swiveling lens; component video cables; rechargeable lithium ion battery.

Price doesn't include an optional memory card (onboard memory is limited to 12MB for capturing video); rechargeable battery doesn't recharge via USB connector; no integrated USB connector; no protective carrying case included.

The MHS-PM1 Webbie HD represents a step forward for Sony in the minicamcorder arena--but some quirks and only OK video quality prevent it from being compelling enough to best the competition.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Sony Webbie MHS-PM1

 

As you may have noticed, high-definition pocket camcorders are growing up fast. Pure Digital's popular Flip line of camcorders (which includes the standard-definition Flip Mino and the high-def Flip MinoHD) has scored well in the market, so it isn't...

Five shooting modes and three resolution settings ; Swiveling lens and fashionable looks

No integrated USB connector ; Must remove battery to charge it

The flashy, well-priced Sony Webbie HD MHS-PM1 doesn't deliver outstanding video quality, but it does offer great features and versatility for a high-def pocket camcorder.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Webbie HD MHS-PM1 Camcorder Review

 

The MHS-PM1 ($169.99 MSRP) and MHS-CM1 are the two members of Sony's Webbie HD line of camcorders. While the MHS-CM1 has the traditional horizontal layout of a consumer camcorder, the MHS-PM1 offers an upright design that strongly resembles the popular...

As far as ultra-compact budget camcorders go, the MHS-PM1 ($169.99 MSRP) has a few big features that help set it apart from the rest of the crowd. Its rotatable lens design is an excellent innovation, as it allows for easy access to self-shooting and...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony MHS-PM1 Webbie HD First Impressions Camcorder Review - Flash Memory

 

Sony MHS-PM1 Webbie HD First Impressions Camcorder Review

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Edward B. Driscoll, Jr (videomaker.com)

Sony MHS-PM1 Webbie HD Pocket High Definition Camcorder Reviewed

 

View the sample video here

Fairly easy for beginners ; Surprisingly good quality picture ; Tiny size

Quirky interface ; Cannot zoom smoothly ; Ancillary cables and adaptors could have been built-in

A solid addition to the growing line-up of pocket Web-oriented HD camcorders that could have been so much more

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Videomaker (videomaker.com)

Videomaker's 2009 Best Pocket Camcorder: Sony MHS-PM1 Webbie HD Pocket High Definition Camcorder Review

 

A solid addition to the growing line-up of pocket Web-oriented HD camcorders.

Fairly easy for beginners, Surprisingly good quality picture, Tiny size

Quirky interface, Cannot zoom smoothly, Ancillary cables and adaptors could have been built-in

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Christopher Breen and Roman Loyola (macworld.com)

Review: Webbie MHS-PM1 HD pocket camcorder

 

Sony's pocket camcorder entry, the Webbie MHS-PM1 offers a few features that make it unique, but it unfortunately falters where it counts the most: video image quality.

Usually, it’s difficult to see the LCD on a candy bar-shaped camcorder when you want to shoot at an angle. The Webbie addresses this problem in an interesting way; it has a lens mounted on a rotating barrel at the top of the camera. The lens can rotate...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

Sony MHS-PM1

 

This year, Sony entered - or re-entered, some might say - into the ultra-compact budget camcorder market with the release of its Webbie HD camcorders-the MHS-CM1 and MHS-PM1 ($169 MSRP). This is the relatively new product category dominated by a single...

The MHS-PM1 records HD video at 30 frames per second (30p) and offers three video resolution options: 1440 x 1080, 1280 x 720, and 640 x 480. The inclusion of a 1440 x 1080 resolution option is another feature unique to the Sony Webbie HD camcorders,...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony MHS-PM1

 

Some interesting features, but doesn't quite match the Flip's gold standard ease of use

Rotating lens system; Great color accuracy

Some handling missteps; Poor low light sensitivity

As far as ultra-compact budget camcorders go, the MHS-PM1 ($169.99 MSRP) has a few big features that help set it apart from the rest of the crowd. Its rotatable lens design is an excellent innovation, as it allows for easy access to self-shooting and...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Record HD MP4 video and 5MP images then easily upload them directly to the web with the MHC-PM1 Webbie HD camera. The ultra-compact Webbie camera also features a unique lens system that can swivel up to 270 degrees, allowing for easy self-shooting if you like to post videos of yourself on your blog.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono/Stereo
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
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

Depth:0.9in
Height:4.1in
Weight:4.2oz
Width:2.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:2GB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:MHS-PM1/MHS-PM1/D/MHS-PM1/V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Webbie HD

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.6
Min Focal Length:7mm
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Orange/Violet

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:4
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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