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Low Quality Results; returned it.,
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This review is from: Sony Bloggie Duo Camera (Violet) (Electronics)
I purchased TWO Bloggies so my wife and I would have a "matching set." (yeah, I know, his/hers is so 1985, but... it was a fun idea). We used them for about a week (recorded our daughters Xmas Band concert and took random photos and videos).
Here are my PROs and CONs based upon personal experience:
These are very easy to use and VERY portable and convienient. You can actually toss it into your breast pocket! The camera plugs into your computer via USB. A folder opens up on your screen and you simply drag and drop photos and video your camera's folder into the screen for the software (that comes with the camera).
VIDEO recording: The sound of all of the videos were good. I didn't expect good sound resolution from this camera, but it captured the band performance very well (I am also a music teacher, so take my word on this...). The FOOTAGE of the video was also good. So, if you need a VIDEO RECORDER that is portable, you'll be happy with this. UNLESS.. you need to zoom in and out.. then you're screwed.
The screen options were very user-friendly.
Overall, the camera was very easy to use, had very logical menus, and was a joy to USE.
The still shots are SO bad. They are shockingly grainy and low-quality.
I read review about "It's ok with the right light"... uh... no. Just ... no.
We ended up using all of the still shots that were taken from our 15 year old camera (that we were smart enough to take as a backup in case the Bloggies were garbage).
Still Shots are a NO-NO! You simply do NOT want to take a bloggie to an event and expect to use it to take picutres. It will let you down HARD! I can't emphasize how dissapointed you will be if you plan on using this for still-shots.
Video is unspectacular compared to handheld camcorders in same price range (or $30 higher).
If you want a still-shoot camera, don't get a Bloggie.
If you want a Video recorder, spend $20 to $30 more and get a GOOD Camcorder; don't get a Bloggie.
We returned BOTH Bloggies within a week of purchase. Amazon was Johnny-on-the-spot with the no questions asked Refund. (we paid for UPS shipping).
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Initial post: Mar 1, 2012 9:18:17 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Thanks for the incisive review. I love to take still shots of the band when I attend rock concerts and it sounds like I would be sorely disappointed in the results if I did. If I want bad grainy photos I can use my iPhone.
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