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Sony 4GB HD Bloggie® Duo Camera, Violet - MHSFS2/V

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on 5/20/2013


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Decent camera, unnecessary software...

by Marshall on 7/31/2013

The Bloggie itself is a decent enough little camera for the price. Neither the video or picture quality is out-of-this-world good, but I really don't expect it to be at this price-point. Video is definitely the stronger-suit of the Bloggie. At 720p (1280x720; 30fps) the videos can look very good, though they can also be very dark in low-light conditions (and the built-in light doesn't help a whole lot, unless you like shadows). The Bloggie also has image stabilization, which is an almost necessary feature for this type of camera. Videos definitely look better when they're not shaking everywhere. I like the camera. It feels solid and takes decent video. The software is a take-it-or-leave-it affair, and I guess I should be thankful that Sony at least left me the option to still be able to navigate to the photo and video folders and be able to copy, cut, paste and delete as I see fit.

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Product Overview

Star in your own HD videos and photos with the dual-screen MHS-FS2 Bloggie® Duo camera. Front and back LCD screens makes self recording easy. You'll see exactly what the camera sees as you capture your experiences for sharing with family and friends. Designed to capture and share any moment, you can snap 5-megapixel photos and record and store up to two hours of HD video footage (default setting) to the camera's 4GB of built-in flash memory. Additionally, the Bloggie Duo camera features a flip-out USB arm and has pre-installed software so can easily tag your memories for easy uploading to sites such as YouTube™, Facebook® and Sony Personal Space.


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# MHSFS2/V
SKU 219614830
UPC 027242820289
UPC 14 00027242820289
Product Guide Click Here for the Sony Store
1920x1080p MP4 HD video w/5MP still images
Up to 2 hours HD video with 4GB of internal memory
Tag videos to upload and share automatically later
Sony® Exmor™ CMOS sensor for high-quality video/stills
HDMI™ output
Full-screen vertical/horizontal record/playback on main 2.7” LCD
Slim design with sleek finish and simplified operation
SteadyShot® image stabilization
Face Detection technology for video and stills
Built-in LED Light
Additional 2.0" LCD under lens for self recording
Flip-out USB arm for upload/charge
Auto-Macro shooting and 4x digital zoom
Built-in rechargeable battery
In the Box
USB connection support cable
Wrist Strap
Tech Specs
Drive System:
Self-timer : Off / 2sec. / 10sec.
Shutter Speeds : Auto (1/30-1/4000)
Battery Type : NP-SP70 3.6V
Battery Capacity : typical: 3.6Wh (1000mAh), minimum: 3.4Wh (925mAh)
Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.6W
Convenience Features:
Date / Time Stamp : Yes / Yes
Erase/Protect : Yes (Internal Memory One / Select)
Media/Battery Indicator : Yes / Yes
Media Type : Approx. 4GB Internal memory
Still Image Mode : JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : Approx. 5.03 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 : 3.1M (2356 x 1324) / 0.4M (854x480)
Still Image Size 4:3 : 5M (2,592 x 1,944)
Video Format : MP4 / MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Mode : 1920 x 1080 (29.97fps, Progressive) 1280 x 720 (59.94fps, Progressive) 1280 x 720 (29.97fps, Progressive)
Recording and Playback Times : 1080/30p = 40 min., 720/60p = 80 min., 720/30p = 120 min.
Dual Record : Yes
Audio Format : MPEG4-AAC
Microphone/Speaker : Mono / Mono
USB Port(s) : Hi-Speed USB arm (USB 2.0)
Exposure System:
ISO : Auto
White Balance Mode : Auto
Advanced Features:
Face Detection : 8 Faces (Auto)
Image Stabilization : SteadyShot® Image stabilization
LCD Display:
LCD Type : 2.7" (6.7cm) TFT LCD (230,400 pixels)
Inputs and Outputs:
HD Output : HDMI (mini)
Weights and Measurements:
Dimensions (Approx.) : W x H x D: 2 1/4" x 4 3/8" x 3/4" (55.0mm x 108.0mm x 18.4mm)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : Approx. 4.9 oz. (139g)
Imaging Sensor:
Imaging Sensor : 1/4" (4.5mm) Exmor CMOS Sensor
Processor : DSP
Pixel Gross : 5.15MP
Effective Picture Resolution : 5.03MP
Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
Lens Type : Sony® Lens
Aperture (Max.) : F2.8
Digital Zoom : Yes
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Still 16:9: 47mm / Still 4:3: 41mm / Movie 16:9: 47mm
Lens Construction : 4 elements in 4 groups
Minimum Focus Distance : 4" (10cm) to infinity
Supplied Software : Bloggie Software v1.3 / Share-it-Later
Operating System Compatibility : Windows: Windows(R) XP SP3 (32bit only), Windows Vista(R) SP2, Windows 7; Mac: Mac OS X(v10.3-v10.6)
Product Attributes
Color Violet
Image Stabilization Type Electronic
Product Line bloggie
Resolution 2592 x 1944
Sensor Type CMOS
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