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Sony Bloggie Duo Camera (Violet)

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  • 1920x1080p MP4 HD video w/5MP still images
  • Full-screen vertical/horizontal record/playback on main 2.7" LCD
  • Additional 2.0" LCD under lens for self recording
  • Up to 2 hours HD video with 4GB of internal memory
  • Slim design with sleek finish and simplified operation
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Technical Details

Color: Violet
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: MHSFS2/V
  • Media Type: SD
  • Optical zoom: 4 x
  • Display Size: 2.7 inches
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Product Details

Color: Violet
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.9 x 2.8 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004H8FNC6
  • Item model number: MHSFS2/V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,915 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 4, 2011

Product Description

Color: Violet

Product Description

Sony MHS-FS2/V HD Video Camera w/2 LCD Screens, VioletStar in your own HD videos and photos with the dual-screen MHS-FS2 Bloggie Duo HD 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.Features:* 1920x1080p MP4 HD video w/5MP still images* Full-screen vertical/horizontal record/playback on main 2.7" LCD* Additional 2.0" LCD under lens for self recording* Up to2 hours HD video with 4GB of internal memory* Slim design with sleek finish and simplified operation* Flip-out USB arm for upload/charge* Integrated software with Facebook, YouTube, PersonalSpace & others* Tag videos to upload and shareautomatically later* SteadyShot image stabilization* Auto-Macro shooting and 4x digital zoom* Sony Exmor CMOS sensor for high-quality video/stills* Face Detection technology for video andstills* Built-in rechargeable battery* HDMIoutput* Built-in LED LightSpecifications:Imaging Sensor: 1/4" (4.5mm) Exmor CMOS SensorProcessor: DSPPixel Gross: 5.15MPEffective Picture Resolution: 5.03MPColor Filter System: RGB primary color filtersMedia Type: Approx. 4GB Internal memoryStill Image Mode: JPEGStill Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 5.03 MegapixelsStill 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.264Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 (29.97fps, Progressive) 1280 x 720 (59.94fps, Progressive) 1280 x 720 (29.97fps, Progressive)Dual RecordAudio Format: MPEG4-AACMicrophone/Speaker: Mono / MonoLens Type: Sony LensAperture (Max.): F2.8Digital ZoomFocal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 16:9: 47mm / Still 4:3: 41mm / Movie 16:9: 47mmLens Construction: 4 elements in 4 groupsMinimum Focus Distance: 4" (10cm) to infinityLCD Type: 2.7" (6.7cm) TFT LCD (230,400 pixels)ISO: AutoWhite Balance Mode: AutoSelf-timer: Off / 2sec. / 10sec.Shutter Speeds: Auto (1/3

From the Manufacturer

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Bloggie Duo Camera

Double trouble
Sporting a 2.7-inch screen on the back and a 2.0-inch screen on the front, the Bloggie Duo makes self-recording a snap.

Self-recording made easy

We all love to extend our arm and take fun pics of ourselves with friends. With the Bloggie Duo, you get a live view of what the lens sees. The full-color, 2-inch screen proves to be very convenient.
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Finding faces

Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and look more natural.

Easy shooting. Easy sharing

Now you can record and share those must-see moments easier than ever. Every Bloggie captures HD video and fits right in your pocket. Best of all, uploading your videos to the internet is a cinch.

Shoot

When fun happens, your Bloggie is there. Shoot life's must-see, must-share moments in beautiful high definition.
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Capture beautiful, 1080P video in the web-friendly MP4 format, perfect for uploading to sites like YouTube. The handy HDMI out even lets you watch videos on your HDTV.

Auto-Macro shooting and 4x digital zoom   
With the Bloggie Duo camera you'll be able to take pictures or video from as little as 4-inch away, perfect for capturing a business card or a new friend's phone number.

Sony Exmor CMOS sensor for high-quality video/stills   
The Bloggie Duo camera's  Exmor CMOS sensor delivers  high-quality video and pictures with less grain, even in challenging lighting conditions.

Built-in rechargeable battery   
The built-in battery contributes to the Bloggie Duo camera's sleek and stylish design while powering the large 2.7-inch screen and camera functions.
Built-in LED Light   
The Bloggie Duo camera features an LED light that can assist in low-light situations giving you more flexibility when capturing your video.

Razor Sharp Stills
Capture up to 12.8-megapixel stills with impeccable detail for cropping shots or large prints. You can even use the Dual Record feature and simultaneously take pictures while shooting video.

Image Stabilization
Got shaky hands? SteadyShot image stabilization technology is built in to help reduce blur, making your videos and photos look even better.

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Connect

Once you've caught the magic on your Bloggie, it's time to connect your compatible Mac, PC or HDTV where you can do so much more.
Built in USB Arm
No cables needed. Just flip out the built-in USB arm and connect directly to your computer. It charges the camera, too

Share it Later
Tag videos and images on your Bloggie while on the go and mark them for upload to your favorite internet sharing sites the next time the camera is connected to a computer.
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HDMI Out
Just connect an HDMI mini cable (sold separately) and you can enjoy video from your Bloggie on your compatible HDTV.

Share

Why keep the fun to yourself? Connect to your world and share your experiences with friends and family.
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Save the good stuff for your inner circle. Personal Space by Sony gives you free private sharing with friends and family when used with the built-in Bloggie software.


Share Publicly
Using the built-in Bloggie software, you can share your videos and photo with a few clicks. The Bloggie makes posting to your favorite social network sites a snap.
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Key Feature
3D Video and still image recording capability
Capacitive touch screen
Second LCD for Self-recording
Slim design
HD Video
1920x1080p MP4
1920x1080p MP4 1920x1080p MP4 1920x1080p MP4
Still Images
5MP
12MP
5MP 5MP
HD Record Time
Up to 4 hours
Up to 4 hours Up to 2 hours Up to 2 hours
Recording & Playback on
2.4-inch LCD Vertical/horizontal
3.0-inch LCD Vertical/horizontal 2.7-inch LCD Vertical/horizontal 2.7-inch LCD Vertical/horizontal



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

All in all it's a great little camera that allows for high quality pictures and video.
Galleysmith
Taking short movie clips is where this camera really shines and it does really well both in low light and bright sunshine.
Mary Bookhounds
It really fits the bill for a conveniently sized, easy to use, reasonably priced camera/video recorder.
B. Colonna

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

105 of 109 people found the following review helpful By B. Colonna TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 27, 2011
Color Name: White Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The Sony Bloggie Duo is a compact camera which takes both still photos and video. It comes in several nice colors and has dual display screens.

What's in the Box?
* The Bloggie with self-contained memory and battery, and a one year warranty.
* Wrist strap
* USB cable
* Typical consumer electronics paperwork (warranty info, Sony ad, etc.)

The box does not include a hardcopy user manual. When you plug in the Bloggi for the first time, you will be prompted to install the Bloggie software. You will see that the user manual (called the Handbook) is stored on the device. It can be accessed as needed, printed, downloaded, etc. It is about 40 double-sided printed pages.

If you are giving this as a gift, once you remove the outer box, you will find that the inner Sony box is handsome and will look nice to the recipient. It is a black cardboard type box with the Sony logo on top. It hinges open to reveal the Bloggie in a velveteen type compartment.
The Bloggie is very compact, yet carries a lot of features in its small footprint. At 4 ¼" long, a little over 2 ¼" wide and about ½" thick it is about as small as you can get for an HD camera/video recorder. It weighs about 4.9 ounces. The Bloggie is `smart' and knows its orientation, so the display and soft menus will switch between landscape and portrait on the fly as you change how you hold the device.

The menu and keys are intuitive. The main control is a `joystick' type which houses the main `Enter' button and up/down/ left/right controls for various options. Above this are three buttons.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Marshall Carter VINE VOICE on June 23, 2011
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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.

As a still photo camera, the Bloggie isn't quite as useful. Still photos have been dark and grainy most of the times that I've used it. Low-light makes it worse, I've never been able to get any particularly good photos out of it. It's decent enough to take some snapshots here and there, but this won't be replacing your dedicated still camera.

The hardware itself feels solid, although a textured surface might have been a better choice than the smooth, shiny finish. The only part I don't feel comfortable about is the pop-out USB connector. You'll probably want to use a USB extension cable with this (a very short one is included with the Bloggie, although if you're plugging it directly into a laptop sitting on a surface, it works, although it takes a good bit of pull to get it out of the USB port). It's convenient, but doesn't feel particularly durable.

As for the much touted software that makes using your Bloggie easier, I have to ask why it's even necessary. Was it really so hard to copy and paste your photos into folders or to upload them to whatever photo services you use?
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Mary Bookhounds VINE VOICE on May 26, 2011
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I love this camera! I just got it yesterday and it only took about an hour to master the set up and charging. I used the online product guide for more detailed instructions since what came in the box didn't really explain things all that well. Every thing about the camera is pretty idiot proof, meaning that I could use it straight out of the box with out too much online help. The online guide is easy to sort through as well and I know this can probably do a lot more than what I plan on using the camera for.

The camera has a nice white finish and is easy to wipe off, it is pretty light and will easily slip into a pocket. I like the carrying strap provided although it doesn't make a big fashion statement in ugly industrial gray. The still pictures are amazingly clear and once I figured out the flash part for lighting, I was equally impressed. I didn't even need the instructions to figure that out. It connects directly to your computer through a dongle or direct USB connection and loads to your preset Windows' picture file. The USB port is really cool since it just pops out after pushing a button. There are setting to allow you to load directly to You Tube or a variety or other sites, but I haven't tried that yet but it looks easy.

Taking short movie clips is where this camera really shines and it does really well both in low light and bright sunshine. I wanted this to capture some dog film and some short interviews and the definition is really amazing. The sound is in mono but extremely clear and records at the perfect level. I ran the camera and hour and half before the battery died. I also didn't use the light function that much since I think that really drains the battery. Overall, if you are looking to take short videos and a few still pictures, this is a great camera to own.
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