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Sony bloggie MHS-CM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-CM5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the design. Many are critical about the connectivity and viewfinder.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

reliability, viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony bloggie MHS-CM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the zoom.

portability, usability, price, size, durability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony bloggie MHS-CM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The price and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the color. The reliability and design get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

design, reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/a (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 review

 

The Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 distinguishes itself from competing pocket camcorders with a pistol-grip design, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a dual memory-card slot that supports both SD/SDHC cards and the MemoryStick format. It shoots reasonably good video...

But the Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5's impressive design and spec sheet don't enable this pocket camcorder to catch up with competing models entirely. It's a good option for anyone seeking a pistol-grip-style unit that supports both SD cards and MemoryStick...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5

 

The Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 ($200 as of April 30, 2010) distinguishes itself from competing pocket camcorders with a pistol-grip design, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a dual memory-card slot that supports both SD/SDHC cards and the MemoryStick format. It...

Good digital image stabilization ; Face detection for video and stills ; Swivel screen is great for odd-angle shots ; 5X optical zoom lens

Disappointing video, especially in low light ; Bulkier than most pocket camcorders

The 1080p-shooting Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has a pistol-grip design and a 5X optical zoom lens, but it doesn't match the performance of similarly priced pocket camcorders.

May, 2010

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5

 

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Apr, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (Violet) review: Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (Violet)

 

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (Violet)

It has 1080p and 720p video; 2.5-inch swiveling LCD; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook; removable lithium ion rechargeable battery; HDMI output; compatible with both OS X and Windows machines; dual memory Stick Duo and SD card...

Relatively large; no HDMI cable included for HD output to HDTVs; no bundled carrying case; Picture Motion Browser Portable software is underwhelming and won't work on some operating systems.

The Bloggie CM5 isn't as compact as competing models from Flip Video and Kodak, but it delivers an above-average feature set and video for the money.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (Violet) review

 

So far, Sony hasn't done too well in the fast-growing cheap pocket camcorder space dominated by Flip Video, characterized by candy bar vertical camcorder designs and prices ranging from about $150-$250. After an initial flop with the poorly named...

It has 1080p and 720p video; 2.5-inch swiveling LCD; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook; removable lithium ion rechargeable battery; HDMI output; compatible with both OS X and Windows machines; dual memory Stick Duo and SD card...

Relatively large; no HDMI cable included for HD output to HDTVs; no bundled carrying case; Picture Motion Browser Portable software is underwhelming and won't work on some operating systems.

The Bloggie CM5 isn't as compact as competing models from Flip Video and Kodak, but it delivers an above-average feature set and video for the money.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 Camcorder Review

 

So far, Sony hasn't done too well in the fast-growing cheap pocket camcorder space dominated by Flip Video, characterized by candy bar vertical camcorder designs and prices ranging from about ...

May, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (Violet) review: Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (Violet)

 

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (Violet)

It has 1080p and 720p video; 2.5-inch swiveling LCD; one-touch video uploading to YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook; removable lithium ion rechargeable battery; HDMI output; compatible with both OS X and Windows machines; dual memory Stick Duo and SD card...

Relatively large; no HDMI cable included for HD output to HDTVs; no bundled carrying case; Picture Motion Browser Portable software is underwhelming and won't work on some operating systems.

The Bloggie CM5 isn't as compact as competing models from Flip Video and Kodak, but it delivers an above-average feature set and video for the money.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 Camcorder Review

 

Sony has made many improvements to its second round of ultracompact camcorders. The lineup has gotten a new look, a new name, and a new design. However, even the much improved Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 (MSRP Sony has made many improvements to its second...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Sony MHS-CM5

 

New look, new name, new design, but doesn't upgrade enough to put Sony above competition

Excellent sharpness for its class; Great low light noise results

Very poor color accuracy; Uncomfortable handling

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 – Sony's next try, improved flip-type HD camcorder

 

Sony has not performed well in growing low budget pocket camcorder until now. Flip Video has a good hold in market with its candy bar design vertical camcorders and its price ranges from Sony has not performed well in growing low budget pocket...

Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has rotating 2.5-inch display; HDMI output; 480p, 720p and 1020p video and one-touch upload button for Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. The Bloggie CM5 is compatible to both Windows and Apple Mac machines. It has two slots for SD...

The flip-type design of Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 is large as compared to other models. There is no HDMI cable and carrying case inside the package. The camcorder also does not have mic input port for adding optional stereo microphone. You have to purchase...

The Bloggie MHS-CM5 is first Sony's mini-camcorder that we can recommend to you at this price. We agree that MHS-CM5 has some drawbacks and not so compact as Creative Vado HD, Kodak Zi8 and Flip Video HD. Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 has some advantages over...

Feb, 2010