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Sony MHS-PM5 bloggie Camera (Violet)

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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080p HD
  • Memory Stick Media Slot
  • SD/SDHC Compatible
  • 1/2/5" 5MP CMOS Sensor
  • 5MP Still Image Capture
  • 2.4" LCD Display
  • Rotating Lens System
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Face Detection
  • Built-In PMB Software

Sony's MHS-PM5 bloggie Camera (Violet) is an affordable and versatile HD pocket camcorder. Designed with social media posting in mind, the bloggie offers up a number of features and functions that lend themselves to the needs of those looking to make quick video clips and get them up on the web with ease. And, with Memory Stick and SD/SDHC memory card compatibility, the PM5 makes doing just that a breeze.

The MHS-PM5 records 1920 x 1080p high definition video and capture 5MP stills with its 5MP CMOS sensor and other useful functions like 4x digital zoom and individual "Movie" and "Still" buttons. Other resolution choices, such as 1280 x 720p, and standard definition 640 x 480, are selectable as well. The camera also features a 270° rotating lens which is great for self-recording and getting a unique perspective. And, when rotated, the lens automatically turns the camera on. The bloggie even provides more advanced features not typically seen on pocket camcorders like Face Detection and SteadyShot image stabilization.

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. Sony's built-in PMB software comes in handy to help you do everything from uploading to editing.

1920 x 1080 HD Recording with 5MP Stills
The bloggie camera lets you record your favorite moments in High Definition MP4 (H.264) format and features a 5MP CMOS sensor that lets you take crisp 5MP still images. MP4 is a popular multimedia format that compresses the size of your audio and video, making your media files small enough to easily transfer to your compatible PC or Mac. MP4 is also highly compatible with the Web, so you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo or video-sharing Web sites like Photobucket or YouTube 1
5MP CMOS Image Sensor
The integrated 5MP CMOS sensor enables the bloggie to take sharp 5MP still images in addition to HD MP4 video
Media Card Slot
For convenient storage and sharing of your still images and videos, the camera accepts Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media and SD/SDHC media (optional)
Video Resolution
With the bloggie camera you can enjoy the flexibility of choosing to record and play back in either High Definition (1920 x 1080/30p, 1280 x 720/60p & 30p) or Standard Definition (640 x 480/30p) format
Built-In USB Arm
A built-in USB arm lets you connect your camera directly to your compatible PC/Mac to upload video and/or charge your battery without having to hunt for cables
2.4" LCD with Full-Screen Playback
The bloggie camera's horizontal playback feature lets you record video while holding the camcorder in its natural, upright position. When you want to play back your movies, simply rotate the camera into a landscape (horizontal) position to take full advantage of the 2.4" LCD display
270 Degree Rotating Lens
The bloggie camera features a unique lens that swivels up to 270 degrees and, when rotated, instantly powers on the camera so you can start recording video or taking still shots immediately
4x Digital Zoom
The bloggie camera has a 4x digital zoom that lets you move in close and capture the action
SteadyShot Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake
Individual "Movie" and "Still" Buttons and Dual Capture
Enjoy the convenience of individual "Movie" and "Still" buttons that allow you to seamlessly switch from video recording to still photo capture with the simple press of a button
Built-in PMB Portable Software
With the pre-installed Picture Motion Browser (PMB) Portable software, the bloggie camera makes it easy to pre-select videos and images in the camera and conveniently upload them from the camera to a compatible PC and popular Internet sharing sites without the need for any additional software
Face Detection
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
Lightweight, Pocketable Design
Approximately 4.5 oz in weight, and 0.75" thick and 2.25" wide, the bloggie is ultra-compact and easy to carry in your bag or pocket
Tripod Mount Compatible
The bloggie can be mounted on an optional tripod for added stability when capturing video or still images
NTSC/PAL Switchable
Features a switchable NTSC/PAL output for watching recorded video directly from the camcorder on your NTSC or PAL analog television
Camera
Sensor 5 Megapixel 1/2.5"  CMOS
Optics
Lens 47 mm (16: 9)
57 mm (4: 3)
f/3.6
Zoom Digital: 4x
Filter Size None
Recording
Recording Media SD/SDHC, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo   1
Please Note:

Also supports Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media

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Recording Time Memory Stick PRO Duo GB
8GB: 1080/30p: 80 minutes
720/60p: 160 minutes
720/30p: 240 minutes
VGA/30p: 480 minutes
Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1280 x 720p / 60 fps
Standard Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
640 x 480 / 30 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 5 Megapixel
Channels 1.0-Channel Mono
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Screen Size 2.4"
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs None
Outputs 1x USB 2.0
1x Analog A/V Output 2
Please Note:

Analog A/V output included via Multi A/V Terminal

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Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack No
General
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7

Mac
  • OS X v10.4 - v10.6
3
Please Note:

PMB Ver.5.0 is not compatible with 64-bit editions of Windows XP SP3, XP SP2, and Windows 7
Mac Use: Compatible with PMB Portable ONLY

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Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Power Adapter Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 0.8 x 4.2 x 2.1" / 19.0 x 108.0 x 54.0 mm
Weight 4.5 oz / 127.58 g
Sony MHS-PM5 bloggie Camera (Violet)
  • NP-BK1 Battery Pack
  • A/V Cable
  • Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Application Software/USB Driver/CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Parts and 90-Days Labor Limited Warranty
  • Required item: Be prepared - always carry extra media.

    Sony -  32GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
    • You Pay: $12.00
    Used Dept.
     

    Batteries & Power

    Don't get caught without power, always have a spare battery.

    Pearstone -  NP-BK1 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 825mAh)
    • You Pay: $9.95
     

    Bags & Cases

    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Pearstone -  Onyx 260 Camera Pouch (5.6 x 2.8 x 2", Black)
    • You Pay: $16.95
     
    HPRC -  1300E Crushproof Watertight Case (Black)
    • You Pay: $27.00
     
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