Sony unveiled two new Flip camcorder competitors with the Sony MHS-CM5 (photo) and MHS-PM5 bloggie Camcorder.
You can already pre-order the new Sony bloggie cams on Amazon.
The bloggie camera offers simple, high quality MP4 video and still photo shooting, as well as easy web sharing capabilities.
With the Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 and MHS-PM5 bloggie cameras that capture everyday moments in full high definition 1920x1080 MP4 video and 5-megapixel still photos, Sony offers innovative and stylish pocket devices. Once captured, the content can be easily uploaded online via the device’s embedded software and built-in USB arm.
The MHS-CM5 camera sports a pistol-grip vertical design for more comfortable shooting, with a large flip-out 2.5” (measured diagonally) LCD screen. It also has 5x optical zoom to get you closer to the action. The bloggie camera even features an HDMI output, letting you enjoy photos and high definition clips on your HDTV.
The ultra-compact, lightweight MHS-PM5 camera slips easily into a pocket or purse so it can be taken anywhere to catch special moments on-the-go. This design is offered in four fashionable colors -- dark purple, blue, pink, and white -- and features a rotating lens that swivels 270 degrees to capture life from any angle: get down low, aim high or record yourself. The bloggie camera has 4x digital zoom and SteadyShot image stabilization (cannot be used in 1920x1080/30p and 1280x720/60p recording modes) to reduce shake for smoother footage that can be viewed on a crisp 2.4" (measured diagonally) LCD with full-screen, horizontal playback in landscape format.
Both cameras also feature Face Detection technology to recognize and enhance faces by automatically correcting exposure. Eliminating the need to hunt for cables, they can be quickly charged with the USB arm and record video and still images directly to Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital (SD), or SDHC media (sold separately).
Sony is also offering the MHS-PM5K, which is a bundled kit option that includes a lens to let you experience incredible 360 Video. After attaching the lens, the bloggie camera captures 360-degree footage that can be viewed on a computer with the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software. It’s a completely new way of seeing the world.
The Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5, MHS-PM5K and MHS-PM5 are available today for about $200, $190, and $170, respectively.
Pre-order the Sony bloggie camcorder on Amazon. The first bloggie camcorders ship February 1st.
Watch a video about the new Sony bloggie camcorders from CES below.
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