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Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver)

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Product Highlights
  • Capture 1080p HD Video
  • Shoot 12.8 Megapixel Still Images
  • Live WiFi Streaming & 4x Digital Zoom
  • Wirelessly Upload Videos to Internet
  • Capacitive 3.0" Touch Screen LCD Display
  • Shoot Up to 3 Hrs with 8GB Flash Memory
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • LED Light for Low-Light Situations
  • Flip-Out USB Arm & Mini HDMI Output
  • Camcorder Is Mac & PC Compatible

The WiFi-enabled Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver) shoots up to 1920 x 1080p video and takes up to 12.8 megapixel still images. With it, you stream live video via WiFi and wirelessly upload video to the Internet. The camera features a capacitive 3.0" touch screen LCD display, as well as SteadyShot image stabilization. It has an LED light for low-light situations and flip-out USB arm for uploading footage and charging.

The Bloggie Live supports up to three hours of video with an 8GB internal flash memory. It has a 4x digital zoom and Auto-Macro for versatile shooting. Plus, you can auto sync with PlayMemories Online wirelessly. The camera also has Face Detection, a built-in rechargeable battery, an Exmor CMOS sensor and a mini HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV. The Bloggie Live is designed to be compatible with both a Mac and a PC, but the software is Windows only.

WiFi Enabled Video & Still Image Camera
The Bloggie Live camera lets you record your favorite moments anytime, anywhere. The camera captures 1920 x 1080 Full HD video in MP4 format, as well as 12.8 megapixel photos. MP4 is optimized for the Web, so you can effortlessly upload your video and pictures to popular photo or videosharing Web sites like Facebook or YouTube
WiFi Live Streaming
Share life's events with family and friends in real-time with the WiFi enabled Bloggie Live camera. When connected to the Internet via WiFi, videos can be streamed live to Qik.com, a video streaming platform, where your select contacts can watch them over wireless networks. Viewers can also post comments back to your camera in real time
WiFi Direct Uploading
The Bloggie Live camera lets you post your video and photo content directly to popular sites such as Facebook, all without the use of a computer. Just connect your camera to a Wi-Fi® network and upload your content with a few simple touches of the screen.
Share Function
The Bloggie Live lets you tag captured movies and photos and upload them later when connected to the Internet to services such as Facebook and YouTube, or to Sony's PlayMemories Online service. Videos and photos are converted to an optimum format for faster uploading and viewing on Smartphones, tablets, computers, and HDTVs, allowing you to share more content with friends and family
Capacitive 3.0" Touch Screen LCD
The 3.0" touch screen LCD utilizes an easy to use touch & slide method for searching through your videos and pictures
PC & Mac Compatible
The Bloggie Live camera comes with pre-installed software that makes it easy to tag videos and images in the camera while on the go and mark them for upload to your favorite internet sharing sites, like Facebook or YouTube the next time the camera is connected to a computer
SteadyShot Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake
Flip-Out USB Arm for Upload & Charge
A built-in USB arm easily flips-out and lets you connect your camera directly to your compatible PC to upload video and/or charge your battery without having to hunt for cables
LED Light for Low-Light Shooting Situations
The Bloggie Live camera has a built-in LED light to provide you ample lighting in any situation - indoors and/or where lighting is not optimal
Slim Design with Easy Operation
The slender body with its low-profile and simplified buttons give the Bloggie camera a sleek look and feel. Plus, it's light enough to take with you everywhere
4x Digital Zoom & Auto Macro
With the Bloggie Live camera you'll be able to take pictures or video from as little as 4.0" away, perfect for capturing a business card or a new friend's phone number
12.8 Megapixel Still Images
Enjoy capturing clear, crisp still photos at 12.8 megapixel resolution. The high resolution yields incredible detail while giving you the flexibility for large prints and cropping
Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor
The Bloggie Live camera's Exmor CMOS sensor delivers high-quality video and pictures with less noise, even in challenging lighting conditions
Face Detection Technology
Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural
Built-In Rechargeable Battery
The built-in battery contributes to the Bloggie Live camera's sleek and stylish design while powering the large 3.0" touch screen and camera functions
HDMI Output
With the HDMI output, you'll be able to share your HD Bloggie Live video with friends and family on your HDTV (HDMI cable required/not included)
Share via Connected Phone/Tablet
WiFi-enabled mobile phones and tablets running the free PlayMemories Mobile application can pull optimized movies and photos from the Bloggie Live camera without requiring a special cable. Once copied, you can use available 3G and 4G cell networks to upload your memories and share them via email or social media networks
Camera
Sensor 12.8 Megapixel 1/2.5"  CMOS 1
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Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor

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Optics
Lens Fixed Focus
f/2.8
Zoom Digital: 4x
Recording
System NTSC/PAL
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 8GB Video/Image
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
8GB12M: 75 minutes
4GB12M: 135 minutes
8GB4M: 190 minutes
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
1280 x 720p / 60 fps
1280 x 720i / 50 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 8.3 Megapixel, 3840 x 2160
JPEG: 2.0 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
JPEG: 12.8 Megapixel, 4128 x 3096
Channels 1.0-Channel Mono
Display
Display Type LCD 2
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(TFT 230K with Full Screen Playback)

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Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0" 3
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(7.9cm)

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Features
Image Stabilization Digital 4
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(SteadyShot Image Stabilization)

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Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes 5
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(Mono)

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Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - No
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x USB 2.0 (Flip-Out USB)
1x HDMI C (Mini)
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
Languages English
Spanish
French
Portuguese
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP1)
    7

Mac
  • OS X 10.5, 10.6
6
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(Software Windows Only)

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Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 4.2VDC 7
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(Internal Battery)

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Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.4 x 4.6 x 0.8" / 6.0 x 11.7 x 2.1 cm
Weight 5.22 oz / 148 g
Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver)
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery
  • Bloggie Software 1.0 for Windows (Embedded in Camera)
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & 90-Day Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyMHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver)
     
    3.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Image stabilization (5)
    • Large clear LCD (3)
    • Zoom range/performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      2.0

      Bloggie faults

      By gerry

      from New York

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization

      Cons

      • No Record Lite Indicator

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver):

        design faults:
        no front indicator light when recording
        button to start and stop recording not very sensitive
        electronic breakdown after 2 months use
        the screw mount is difficult to engage to tripod

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        1.0

        I HATE THIS CAMERA

        By CatLady

        from NYC

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Stabilization

        Cons

        • Complicated To Operate

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver):

          I previously had a flip which I found to be quite user friendly. The instructions for this camera are difficult to access and I cannot find out how to simply load files to my PC and then access them for editing. This camera does have several web capabilities such as loading directly onto FB or live streaming; however, this is not a concern for me. Overall, I wasted my money.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          The price is right

          By Mar

          from Erie, PA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver):

            We purchased four Bloggies for training use. They are easy to use and take nice pictures and video. While going over the instructions to use the camera with our trainers, three of them were so impressed with the ease of use and the price that they opted to purchase one for their personal use.

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            • No

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            4.0

            very good

            By Maggie

            from Queens, NY

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver):

            We order the bloggie because of it's features and price. We needed a camcorder to record our 9 month old baby and it does a very good job except that sometimes when you start recording the first few minutes are blurry. The device takes a few minutes to adjust to the moving image sometimes. Still not bad for the price.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Great camera but not a Flip HD

            By Kati the photographer

            from Fort Worth, TX

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Sound
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Poor Image Quality
            • Poor In Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver):

            After my Flip HD broke, I was too nervous to buy another one based on the fact that they aren't made anymore. So I reviewed video camera after video camera and finally this one seemed to be the perfect fit for myself and my family. Excited to get it, it was the best day ever when it showed up on my doorstep (mailbox actually). After trying it out with the kids, I was actually very disappointed in how non-HD it looked. The colors were not as bright and the quality was nothing near the Flip HD, so while surprised, I just took it for what it was -- a less expensive choice in video camera, and not what I had been used to, but still a decent camera that gets the job done. And the fact that I can upload straight from the camera itself without having to plug it into anything, and the fact that I can sync it to my cell phone right away makes everything else pretty okay. I'll keep it and then later try to get another Flip HD whenever I get some extra cash. This one will be a great camera for my 9 year old son who loves taking videos but for now, it will be mine and will be just fine for capturing my 7 month old, 3year old and 9 year old as they grow.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Bloggie

            By librarylady

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Poor Still Image

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Movies/Short Films

            Comments about Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver):

            I love that this camera is plug-n-play. I didn't need additional software to get the video clips onto my computers and into whatever program I was using to edit. So Easy!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Awesome but no perfect

            By longboard all day every day

            from Woodstock, ON

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Cannot Film In Dark Areas

            Best Uses

            • HD Shooting

            Comments about Sony MHS-TS55 Bloggie Live Camcorder (Silver):

            It does basically everything i need it to do, the only problem i have with it is that at night, even when i can see perfectly fine, it cannot pick up anything except when your 2 inches away from something and have the light on. This is a bummer for me as i do some riding during the night now and i can't film it.

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            • No

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