We do like Sony’s placement of the zoom rocker, which makes it easy for right-handed people to hold the camcorder while pushing the zoom controls up and down with their thumb. Face detection, USB charging. Swivel it out and the minicamcorder turns on; the lens rotates up to degrees, allowing you to record yourself while looking at the 2. Rated 3 out of 5 by Omikron from little disappointment Easy to use Low quality in video and only 5 mgpx photo Is a gift for childrens Bad zoom and bad focus with zoom x3,x4. The construction is excellent.

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Happily, shooting at p didn’t seem to drain the battery any faster than it did on earlier full HD pocket camcorders. Other cameras, such as the Playsport, sometimes blow out the background, overexposing it. White Balance White Balance. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s It makes sense, then, that Sony has ported some of the technologies available in its other digital imaging products into its pocket camcorders.

On the other hand, the display was relatively sharp, particularly compared to the Flip SlideHD.

Sony’s done an excellent job here too. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. You get the aforementioned USB connector for use with a computer and some HDTVs and a proprietary multiconnector output for composite and component video out to mhs-lm5 monitor or TV. However, Sony missed a couple small details, including the ability to play back clips at full screen and to preview them, which you can do in the software that comes with Kodak’s Playsport camcorder.


The Picture Motion Browser software itself has an attractive interface, including a calendar housing clips organized by the date they were recorded, and a film strip at the bottom of each clip that allows you to jump around the clip in five-second intervals.

Sony MHS-PM5 bloggie Camera (Violet) MHSPM5/V B&H Photo Video

The positioning of the USB connector might be a bit tricky to use for some computers, but Sony includes a short extension cable. Firefox Download the latest version.

A composite cable is included, so you’ll have to pay for a component mhs-pm55 if you want to connect to an HDTV. When it’s time to upload video or stills to the Internet, or simply time to charge, the PM5 features a built-in USB arm that lets you connect to your compatible PC or Mac.

The recording is just as terrific as the other model. Next to them blloggie the right side of the body are a power button and a zoom rocker. This Bloggie’s input and output offerings are anemic.

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review

The Bloggie MHS-PM5 minicamcorder, however, at least shows improvement and a better understanding of what consumers are after with these devices. The full screen is used when viewing your recordings, though. Pressing in on the joystick will bring up the menu system, too, but it’s otherwise used for making selections. Just because it’s capable of recording at p doesn’t mean it can replace larger full HD camcorders or that the video is “Blu-ray quality.


We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of one of the following browsers:. To the right of the display is a switch that lets users toggle between film and still picture modes; this setup is more cumbersome than the last-generation Webbie MHS-PM1, whose twin still photo and video recording buttons were located right below the LCD display. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

Rated 2 out mhs–pm5 5 by Franke from bad idea to get this the quality is not so bad, actually. Exposure Parameters Exposure Modes.

Seeing what’s on the screen is tough in direct sunlight, too, even with the brightness turned up. Lens System Lens Aperture. The lens is fun, but the outcome is definitely more arty than useful, and Mac users can’t take full advantage of the clips.

Additional Features Additional Features. Since then, the company has gloggie its line of camcorders Bloggie, a goofy nod to its intended users. With the PM5, however, we were able to make out details in the distance as well. A newer version of your browser may be available.

It’s pretty much an automatic point-and-shoot video camera, so you don’t get a lot of options to tweak and experiment with.