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Sony bloggie MHS-PM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 357 reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-PM5. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. There are some critical views about the viewfinder and reliability, and there are some mixed views about the zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony bloggie MHS-PM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony bloggie MHS-PM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-PM5 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the zoom.

usability, portability, image quality, size, design

reliability, viewfinder

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MHS-PM5KV Bloggie High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 360 degree filming and 4GB Memory Stick - VioletSony MHS-PM5KV Bloggie High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 360 degree filming and 4GB Memory Stick - Violet

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony bloggie MHS-PM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-PM5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the battery and reliability, while there are some mixed opinions about the durability and image quality.

usability, portability, price, size, design

reliability, battery

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MHS-PM5 bloggie HD Video Camera (Violet) NEWEST MODELSony MHS-PM5 bloggie HD Video Camera (Violet) NEWEST MODEL

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K HD pocket camcorder

 

A HD pocket camcorder with some interesting tricks up its extra-small sleeve

Good video in optimum conditions, attractive and sturdy design

Ghosting more prelevant than usual

The Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K is a reasonable option for video bloggers and their assorted ilk. Serious videographers, on the other hand, will most likely need to look elsewhere.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (pcauthority.com.au)

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

 

Boasts a high resolution and advanced features, but video quality is well below par and the price too high

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jez Ford (avhub.com.au)

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K camcorder

 

Thrilling product of the month even among such a quality pack as featured in this issue is Sony’s confusingly named Bloggie Mobile High Definition Snap camera (MHS-PM5K or PM5 to its friends).

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.58
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BK1
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-BK1

Camcorder Features

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

Camera

Camera playback:movie, single image
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Pink / Purple / White

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2 / SDHC Memory Card / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.9cm
Height:10.8cm
Weight:110g
Width:5.4cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.1
Display resolution (numeric):230.4 / 230400

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick PRO Duo
Storage Capacity:4GB

Focusing

Face detection: / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Smile detection: / No

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:MHS-PM5/MHS-PM5 Camera Kit
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony bloggie

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:0.5 / 5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):42 - 57
Focal length range (f-f):0 - 7 / 7 - 7
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/3.6
Min Focal Length:7mm
Type:Lens

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto

Miscellaneous

Colour:Dark purple/Pink/Turquoise/White

Networking

Bluetooth: / No

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"/1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )/10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
AV output: / Yes
Conversion function: / No
Focus:3.6
Internal Memory:4096
Light exposure control:N
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Night mode: / No
Rotating:
USB 2.0 connectors:
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported:50 - 26 / Toshiba Disque Creator \nToshiba DVD Player / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PMB Portable (built-in, Windows/Mac) Picture Motion Browser PC Software (Windows only)
Cables included:AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/15 - 1/4000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,2048 x 1536

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camera file system:
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 5.4
Height :10.8 / 5.4
Weight:130
Width:1.9

White balance

White Balance: / Auto