Sony apparently can't stand it any longer that Pure Digital Technologies sells millions of Flip Mino low-cost Youtube optimized video cameras. Now Sony has unveiled at CES 2009 the Webbie HD line of low-cost pocket camcorders that are aimed at competing with the Flip MinoHD.
The Sony MHS-CM1 and MHS-PM1 Webbie HD cameras capture daily events in high definition video (1440x1080/30p) and 5-megapixel still photos. Embedded software makes it possible to quickly upload content online in a few simple clicks.
The Sony MHS-CM1 camera sports a slim horizontal design that fits naturally in your palm with a large 2.5-inch (measured diagonally) LCD screen that swivels up to 270 degrees. It also has 5X optical zoom to snap a detailed close-up of your subject.
The 4 ounce Sony MHS-PM1 camera is lightweight and can be taken virtually everywhere—just stash the vertical chassis in a pocket or purse to catch that once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. A rotating swivel lens with 4X digital zoom flips over so you can see yourself while shooting video and taking photos.
The Sony MHS-CM1 camera is available today for about $200 and the MHS-PM1 model will be available in April for about $170. The Webbie HD cameras will be sold at Sony Style retail stores.
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