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SonyMHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black)
 
4.2

(based on 152 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (118)
  • Great picture quality (80)
  • Large clear LCD (78)
  • Image stabilization (63)
  • Zoom range/performance (51)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (41)
  • Limited zoom (36)
  • No external mic input (23)
  • Poor sound (10)
  • Poor image quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (78)
  • Home movies (74)
  • HD shooting (42)
  • Movies/short films (36)
  • Weddings (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (77), Enthusiast (23), Semi-pro (9), Pro videographer (7), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (102), Yes (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great ALL AROUND FLIP CAMERA

LOVE this camera.

Use it to do buyer tours of homes, final walk thru, contractor repairs, community videos, SOOOOOO EASY to post my videos to You Tube. Just plug...Read complete review

LOVE this camera.

Use it to do buyer tours of homes, final walk thru, contractor repairs, community videos, SOOOOOO EASY to post my videos to You Tube. Just plug it into my computer, enter my You Tube Password, and wait for the upload.

Had (2) Kodac flip cameras I could NOT get to work, The ZI-8 and Playtouch. This one smokes the Kodak in ease of use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does NOT record more than 30 min int

Quality is decent BUT there is nothing in the literature OR website (this one or manufacturers) about the MP4 limitations on size of recording. Turns out it is 2G which is only about...Read complete review

Quality is decent BUT there is nothing in the literature OR website (this one or manufacturers) about the MP4 limitations on size of recording. Turns out it is 2G which is only about 30 min at the recommended resolution. On the manufacturers website, one highlighted problem in the Troubleshooting section is:
The camera will not continue recording a movie even though the memory capacity is not full.
Answer: The above MP4 limitations. This is normal operation.
You also can't burn to DVD unless you have a third party MP4 conversion and DVD burn software. It does have the HDMI output so if your TV has the HDMI input you are golden, but pretty much this camera is just for web videos and nothing else.

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4.0

HD, not bad

By Jman the Coach

from Chicago, IL

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

  • Limited Zoom

Best Uses

  • HD Shooting
  • Movies/Short Films

Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

For the most part, takes good quality video. I use it to film my jumpers and track meets. I wish it had a slow motion (frame by frame) function. Otherwise, you can slow it down in windows movie maker or some better editing product. Quality at 1080p is great.

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3.0

Ok Camera

By PhotoStlye2

from Hollywood,CA

About Me Pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

        My Main Dislike is that the camera stops recording at 29.5 minutes. My 2 Flip cameras film for over an hour continuous. My Copy Snapp cameras Film continuously also and put the files into 30min clips. Even My SWANN camera films continuous and puts the files in 30 min clips. Had I know that this camera had this terrible handicap I would not have purchased!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Sony quality in a great little package

        By David D.

        from Houston, Texas

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No External Mic Input
        • Poor In Low Light

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

        I use this as a pocket camera and camcorder that is easy to carry with you. It's great this product is fully self contained from the 8 GB of memory and the USB charging and uploading. Great for outdoor shots and movies but wish it had a flash and a small light for indoor movie making. Overall it is a great little gadget and works well. I also got it with free shipping so it was a really good deal.

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        • No

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        5.0

        great quality

        By brandi

        from brandon, florida

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

              this was a gift for my dad. he's not very electronic friendly but he's already posting videos and photos thanks to this easy to use camera. he loves it and the photo quality is great!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              perfect for my needs

              By joneswest

              from san francisco, cal

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • Home Movies

                Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                easy to set up and use. just what we want to capture grandmother's adventures of a lifetime.

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                • No

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                4.0

                good

                By mlengen

                from bismarck nd

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                I've been taking video's of my child. They looks pretty good all in all. You need good lights otherwise the video can get grainy, but that's normal for camcorders in this price range.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great Movie Camera

                By minstrel4Him

                from Monterey, CA

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                The Bloggie is great for informal videos: family gatherings, events, having fun, etc. It takes good still shots as well. The only down side is that it needs good lighting for either videos or stills - not good to film candle-lit dinners, etc. Sometimes it has a hard time focusing. Sound is sufficient for informal videos.
                When the lighting is right, the HD is beautiful and clear. For the price it's incredible!

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                A great idea thanks Sony

                By lococako

                from Westport, Mass.

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor In Low Light
                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                Wife wanted to do the I-phone picture thing for the grandchild because she saw my daughters. However she bawked at the monthly bill. So I started to look for alternatives and this is it! With picture, movie and picture scrolling on screen without that nasty 100 a month bill. The only thing that could have been better is the speed of focus its a bit slow but I can live with that. It takes great movies and pretty good stills 85% of the time. I think the slow focus on different distances gets you a blurry picture 15% of the time on still shots. So give it a second to focus in and you'll be fine. Wish it had a SD card instead of internal nonremovable memory, also the battery is non replacable so when battery life time is up so is your camera bummer bummer.
                Videos come out pretty nice. All in all great fun little pocket video recorder. Best part is the scroll screen wife loves playing back picture and movies like an I-phone does. Thanks Sony but please make your next model with above reccomondations and you'll have a big hit!

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                • Yes

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                3.0

                Small but mighty!

                By Mrjjdisco

                from Bel Air, MD

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Clear LCD
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                • No External Mic Input
                • Poor Focus
                • Poor In Low Light
                • Poor Lighting
                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Movies/Short Films
                • YouTube Videos

                Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                I use the product for youtube videos. The only downside is the focus messes up videos with poor lighting choices according to the camera. The computer program is well organized and works well. 3 out of 5 stars because of the focus!

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                4.0

                Easy to use

                By Lisa

                from Whitesboro, NY

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization

                Cons

                • Poor Image Quality
                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Movies/Short Films
                • Travel

                Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                I purchased this camera/video recorder because it wasn't badly priced. It's very light weight and easy to use (very similar to an iphone). It is very compact and stores easy. Touch screen make it very easy to use. The quality of the picture needs lots of light for it to have quality but I can't expect much for the mega pixels. In comparison to other similar cameras this had the most features. Can't wait to record those little moments that I want to remember forever.

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                4.0

                Great buy for the price

                By Mike

                from San Antonio Tx

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting

                Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                Needed a good recorder for work and based on the discounted price I couldnt have gone wrong with this. Easy to use and to take video in HD was a plus.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great product, great price

                By Aliza

                from Ny

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound
                • Zoom range/performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel

                  Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                  This handheld video camera was the perfect gift this year. I was looking for an item similar to the flip video and this was it. It is small enough to fit into a small purse and the screen is practically the whole device so you get a great view of what your filming. Also the price was pretty good on Black Friday deals, it was exactly what I wanted to pay.

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                  5.0

                  I LOVE MY BLOGGIE!!!

                  By PurpleVooDooChild

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                  • Finicky Auto-focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                  I am a heavy video blogger in the auto-sales and online affiliate internetwork marketing industry and I love how simple and straight forward this thing is!

                  I do a lot of steady shot commentary & sales style videos and also do a lot of slow to medium fast paced moving shots.

                  This video camera does it all!!! The only thing I would try to fix is the auto-focus. When you move it too often while recording the focus goes outta whack.

                  Otherwise steady or medium fast paced moving shots are fine. I highly recommend the SONY BLOGGIE! I love mine :-)))

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                  5.0

                  bloggie

                  By jen

                  from Findlay, oh

                  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

                    • Home Movies
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel

                    Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                    Works well. Adorable! Love sony products!

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Bloggie Camera

                    By CarviesCrafts

                    from Huntington ,WV

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom
                    • Poor In Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                    I take this camera with me when i go out,everytime!
                    It is so easy to use and takes very clear photos. It has zoom too! It downloads onto the computer juist by plugging it in.I can't think of an easier one to use and it takes videos as well.
                    ps: I bought 4 extra ones!!!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great All Purpose Camers

                    By fred m

                    from amherst nh

                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                      This is good for most of your needs for pictures video and whatever else comes up.
                      Easy to use and load images to your computer.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      This camera Rules!

                      By NickHendy24

                      from Salt Lake City, UT

                      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lots Of Memory

                      Cons

                      • Bad Auto Focus
                      • No External Mic Input
                      • Tripod Mount On Bottom

                      Best Uses

                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies
                      • Travel

                      Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                      I have a youtube channel and I needed a small and cheap camera that I can throw in my pocket and carry around. I have used this for a couple weeks now and I take it everywhere. This camera shoots video that is 20 times better than my iPhone. I bought this when it was on sale, but this camera is still worth the regular price. I would recommend this to anyone who needs an inexpensive, high quality, HD, and compact camera.

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                      5.0

                      Great little camera!!

                      By New grandma photographer

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                        My grandson is the joy of my life and I wanted a camera with video to mark all the events in his early years. I can take this camera anywhere and the battery lasts a fair amount of time. I would recmooend this camera to everyone.

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                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Easy to use and carry on my pocket

                        By L Scotti

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom
                        • No External Mic Input

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Travel

                        Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                        Used during a vacation trip. Esay to use and carry on my pocket. The image stabilization its a little bit slow.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera

                        By Maxx

                        from NYC

                        About Me Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Movies/Short Films
                          • Travel

                          Comments about MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera (Black):

                          easy to use smooth video and picture

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                          • No

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