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 !
Priced 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Max||13 Million (s) pixels|
|Recording Media||Flash Memory|
|Depth in mm||15.2|
|Type Camcorder||Candy Bar|
|Height in mm||107|
|Lowest Focal Length in mm||0|
|Focal Length in mm||0|
|LCD Screen Size||3|
|Resolution in Pixel||288000|
|Maximum Aperture Tele||2.8|
|Maximum Aperture Wide||2.8|
|Shutter Speed Fastest in Second||1 / 4000|
|Shutter Speed slowest in Second||1 / 30|
|Sensor Size||1/2.5 “|
|Type of Memory Stick||0|
|Type of SD Card||0|
|HD Video Format||0|
|Photo Resolution Width in Pixels||0|
|Photo Resolution Height in Pixel in||0|
|Image Stabilizer||Electronic Stabilizer|
|Capacity in GB||8|