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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit overpriced, August 24, 2011
This review is from: Sony Bloggie 3D Camera (Black) (Electronics)
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With a few changes, the Bloggie 3D could have been a great video camera. But its high price tag and lack of accessories earn it only 3 stars.

On the positive side, the camera does seem to take pretty decent 3D videos. As advertised, its twin camera lenses enable you to take both still shots and full-motion video in 3D. (It's also possible to take traditional 2D photos and videos). The camera can even snap still shots while simultaneously recording a video.

Videos can be played back on a 3D TV, through the YouTube 3D Channel, or right on your Bloggie screen without glasses (though this requires you to look at the little screen from a certain distance and angle, and tires the eyes quickly).

As the name "Bloggie" suggests, this camera is all about social networking. It's a breeze to make your video, plug it into your computer, trim the length, and then with the click of a button you can upload it to sites like Facebook or YouTube.

Nevertheless, this camera has some real shortcomings. It has no optical zoom and takes very poor still shots. Even in good outdoor lighting, I was disappointed. It does not have a flash, though it does come with a mediocre LED light. You will definitely want to buy a separate digital camera if you plan to take a lot of still shots.

The design of the back of the camera also makes it difficult to hold with one hand. When taking a video, my thumb keeps wanting to bump into the directional key, which causes the lens to zoom in or out. Another big drawback is that the Bloggie does not have RCA jacks to plug into a traditional TV, nor does it have an AC Adapter (you have to charge it using the USB cable, which means you'd better have your computer with you if you plan to do very much recording).

If you want to dabble into 3D movie-making, then the Bloggie might be right for you. It's not a bad camera, but at a retail price of $250, I expected more from Sony than this.
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