Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20/B


A small pocket camcorder

We will always admit that we are not big fans of pocket cameras. They are small, don’t have good ergonomics, and most of all, they aren’t by far what we are in need of. Though, one of these gadgets that we almost like is undoubtedly Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20/B. But, let’s see the review !

Minimalist design

Sony-Bloggie-Touch-MHS-TS20-BPriced at $160 on the online retail websites (but listed at $200 on the official Sony website), Bloggie MHS-TS20/B comes with a nice minimalist design that compiles the classic business shape Sony has been using for years and new design ideas, put together according to the actual trends. Weighing only 9.8 ounces and measuring 2.7 x 4.9 x 2.7 inches, Sony MHS- TS20/B is one of the smallest pocket cameras of its kind.

Good resolution

Though, even if it is small, this camera hides some interesting features. For example, it is capable of 1920×1080 HD MP4 recording at a resolution of 12.8 Mp. That is as powerful as most of the cameras from Sony. Moreover, if we consider the older models too, then Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20/B is definitely more powerful than some of the cameras that are used in our days.

Big display

It is quite interesting to see that the camera has a width of only 4.9 inches. Why? Because the display itself is of 3.0 inches, considerably big and more than decent if you ask me. You realize that on such a big display, there wouldn’t have been any more room for additional buttons. This is why on the exterior, MHS-TS20/B comes with only one button; this was quite intelligent, mainly because the new users (who aren’t used with using technology at all) are not anymore confused on what’s the role of each button of the camera.

SteadyShot stabilization technology

As for its memory, Bloggie Touch comes with an internal 8GB that is enough for no less than 4 hours of recording in HD mode. Speaking of recording, we was quite impressed by the SteadyShot stabilization, that allows its users to record steady images, even though they are moving. The feature works extremely well in our tests, just as I’d expected.

More than that, this camera offers macro focus, feature that isn’t too popular among the pocket camcorders. This way, you can get extremely pro pictures, without spending lots of money on pro equipment.

Without flash

However, I would have loved an integrated auto flash. Unfortunately, Bloggie Touch doesn’t have any flash at all, fact that is really disappointing, especially if its users are forced to record some images in low light conditions in our test performed for this review. In these conditions, the pictures are damaged by graininess, but that is just a minor issue.

Review conclusion

To be honest with you, after these tests we have a conclusion: Sonny Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20/B is definitely the pocket camera that made me change my mind about the small camcorders. Even though it has minor issues, it is an advanced camera that definitely is more powerful than some of the present cameras.

Technical specifications

Sensor TypeCMOS
Max13 Million (s) pixels
Optical Zoom0
Digital Zoom0:00
Recording MediaFlash Memory
Sensor1 Sensor
Depth in mm15.2
Type CamcorderCandy Bar
Wireless InterfaceNo
Digital InputsYes
Height in mm107
Lowest Focal Length in mm0
Focal Length in mm0
LCD Screen Size3
Firewire IEEE-1394No
USB portYes
Resolution in Pixel288000
Maximum Aperture Tele2.8
Maximum Aperture Wide2.8
Shutter Speed Fastest in Second1 / 4000
Shutter Speed slowest in Second1 / 30
Sensor Size1/2.5 “
Type of Memory Stick0
Type of SD Card0
HD Video Format0
Photo Resolution Width in Pixels0
Photo Resolution Height in Pixel in0
Image StabilizerElectronic Stabilizer
Capacity in GB8
FormatCompact camcorder