Sony MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch

Ultra-compact HD camcorder (Silver)

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Share your world with Sony's Bloggie Touch. This ultra-compact video camera weighs a mere 4.5 ounces, and easily fits in a purse or pocket. It features a single record button and a large 3" touchscreen for touching and sliding through your recorded HD videos and photos. The screen view even automatically rotates for vertical or horizontal viewing based on how you hold it. The Bloggie Touch has 4GB of built-in memory to record up to two hours of your high-def shenanigans.

Near-effortless video recording
The Dual Record mode means you won't have to switch back and forth between video and photo capture — you can take photos while you're recording. The Bloggie Touch can even sense when you're close to a subject and automatically switches to macro mode for sharp close-ups from just four inches away. It also has a 4X digital zoom that lets you get detailed shots of subjects that are farther away.

Easy video posting to YouTube™ and Facebook®
This cam records your scenes using the web-friendly MPEG-4 video format. Plus, it lets you tag videos on the cam for easier posting later to your favorite social networking sites, like YouTube™ or Facebook®. And there are no messy cables. Just swing out the built-in USB arm and connect directly to your compatible computer.

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    Storage and Formats:
    • records high-def MPEG-4 video and JPEG photos to built-in 4GB flash memory
    • built-in memory holds up to 2 hours of HD video
    • maximum video resolution 1920 x 1080
    Features:
    • 2.07-megapixel (effective) CMOS image sensor for videos; 12.78-megapixels for photos
    • 3" touchscreen LCD with vertical and horizontal operation
    • 4X digital zoom
    • automatic macro mode lets you capture images from as little as 4" away
    • SteadyShot® (digital) image stabilization keeps your video steady
    • face detection mode automatically adjusts settings for better portraits
    • tag videos for easy upload to video-sharing sites like Facebook® and YouTube™ — compatible with select Windows® operating systems only
    Technical Specs:

    Shoot videos for posterity — or posting online

    From birthday parties to YouTube™ antics, camcorders let you capture moments you can share with friends and family, or the world at large. Most newer camcorders save your videos to built-in digital memory or a removable memory card. Some models come with a built-in hard disk drive that gives you much more storage. For maximum portability, check out our smaller cams that fit into a pocket or purse. For high-def videos that look awesome on your HDTV, go for a slightly larger model with a better lens and image sensor.

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    What's in the box?

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    • Mobile HD Snap camera (silver)
    • 6.5" USB extension cable (with Type A USB male connector on one end and a Type A USB female connector on the other end)
    • Wrist strap
    • Instruction Manual (English)
    • Instruction Manual (Span/Fren)
    • Important Notice (En/Sp/Fr)
    • Product Registration sheet
    • Accessories sheet
    • Warranty sheet (US)
    • Warranty sheet (Canada)

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    General Features
    Video Functions
    Still Image Functions
    Battery Information
    Connections
    Integrated Software

    General Features

    Overview: The Sony MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch camera can record Full 1080 high definition MPEG-4 video and 12.8 megapixel still images. The integrated software allows you to share your videos and pictures on your favorite social media websites like Facebook or YouTube. You can record up to 2 hours of HD video on the built-in 4 GB flash memory.

    3" LCD Screen: The Bloggie Touch features a large 3" LCD touch screen with 288,000 dots for recording and viewing your videos and still pictures. It has a resolution of 720 x 400 dots. The screen will automatically rotate its orientation depending upon how you hold the camera.

    Lens: The camera is equipped with a bright F2.8 lens with a fixed focal length of 5.3mm. When converted to a 35mm still camera, the equivalent focal length is 37mm for 16:9 movies and still images and 32mm for 4:3 still images. The Auto Macro feature lets you focus on your subject as little as 4" away. The 4x digital zoom is controlled by sliding your finger across the LCD touch screen.

    CMOS Sensor: The Sony Bloggie Touch camera features a 7.35mm (1/2.5") Sony Exmor CMOS sensor with 13,011,000 gross pixels. The effective number of pixels is 12,780,000 (4128 x 3096) for 4:3 still images, 8,294,000 (3840 x 2160) for 16:9 still images and 2,073,600 (1920 x 1080, 30p) for movies.

    4 GB Internal Memory: This camera has 4 GB of internal memory for recording up to 2 hours of HD video or over 600 12MP still images. The camera does not have a slot for external memory.

    Recording Formats: The Bloggie Touch camera lets you record your favorite moments in High Definition MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with AAC audio. Still images are captured in JPEG format.

    Dual Record Buttons: The camera features separate "Movie" and "Still" buttons that allow you to seamlessly switch from video recording to still photo capture by pressing the appropriate button, without the need to switch shooting modes.

    Face Detection: The unit uses Face Detection technology to recognize human faces and optimize camera settings for video and still images.

    SteadyShot: The Bloggie Touch is equipped with Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization technology to help reduce blur caused by camera shake.

    Self-Timer: You can set the Self-Timer mode to a 10-second or 2-second delay so you can be in the picture or movie.

    Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 4 languages for the camera's menu, including English, French, and Spanish.

    Index Playback Screen: The Index Screen will display up to 15 thumbnails of video clips or still images.

    Flip-out USB: The Bloggie Touch features a flip-out USB (Type A USB male) arm that lets you connect the camera directly to your PC for uploading pictures and videos. You can also charge the battery via USB. A 6-1/2" USB extension cable is included in case the computer's USB port is recessed.

    Tagging: The pre-installed software allows you to "tag" videos and still images in the camera for sharing later. The "tagged" files are placed in a queue and uploaded automatically the next time the camera is connected to a computer.

    Beep Confirmation: The Bloggie Touch beeps to confirm functions. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if desired.

    Video Functions

    Video Recording: The camera will record movies in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, at 30 or 60 frames per second, depending upon the image size selected. You can record continuously for approximately 29 minutes. MPEG-4 is a popular multimedia format that compresses the size of your audio and video, making your media files small enough to easily transfer to your compatible PC or Mac. MPEG-4 is also highly compatible with the Web, so you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo or video-sharing websites like Photobucket or YouTube (compatible PC with internet capability required).

    Video Resolution: With the Bloggie Touch, you can choose from the following movie image sizes:

    Movie Image Size Usage Guidelines
    1920 x 1080, 30p HD quality movies suitable for display on computers or HDTV
    1280 x 720, 60p For shooting rapidly moving action scenes smoothly with HD quality
    1280 x 720, 30p HD quality movies suitable for display on computers

    Recording Capacity: The camera uses a Variable Bit Rate to automatically adjust image quality to suit the recording scene. This causes fluctuations in the recording time of the internal memory. Movies containing quickly moving and complex images are recorded at a higher bit rate, which reduces total recording time. The approximate minimum and maximum recording times are as follows:

    Movie Size Approximate Total Recording Time
    Minimum Maximum
    1920 x 1080 30p 20 minutes 40 minutes
    1280 x 720 60p 36 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes
    1280 x 720 30p 54 minutes 2 hours

    Still Image Functions

    Still Image Recording: The Bloggie Touch camera can take sharp JPEG still images up to 12 megapixels in size. There are three still image sizes to choose from, with the following approximate number if images that can be stored in the built in 4 GB memory:

    Image Size
    (Aspect Ratio)
     Guidelines Memory Capacity
    12M 4128 x 3096 (4:3) For prints up to A3+ size. 622
    8M 3840 x 2160 (16:9) For viewing on an HDTV and for prints up to A4 size. 799
    2M 1920 x 1080 (16:9) For viewing on an HDTV 3528

    Playback Zoom: When viewing a single still image on the camera's LCD screen you can enlarge the image 2x, 4x, or 8x by "double tapping" on the screen. Once the image is enlarged, you can pan left to right and up or down through the image.

    Deleting/Protecting Images: You can delete a selected image, or you can delete all the unprotected images at once. In order to avoid accidentally deleting an image, it can be protected.

    Battery Information

    Built-in Battery: The camera has a built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (NP-SP70). It charges continuously whenever it is connected (via USB) to a running computer. A fully depleted battery can be brought to a full charge in approximately 200 minutes. Approximate recording/playback times are:

    Continuous Recording Time 120 min.
    Typical Recording Time 70 min.
    Playback Time 150 min.

    Connections

    HDMI Output: You can connect the Bloggie Touch to an HDTV via HDMI for playback of high definition video and still images. The camera has a mini-HDMI jack (Type C connector). A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is needed (such as item # 158VMC15MH or 158VMC30MH).

    USB 2.0 Arm: The camera includes a flip-out Type-A USB interface and a 6.5" extension cable to connect this camera to a compatible PC or Mac for fast transfer of video and still images and charging the battery.

    Tripod Compatible: The Bloggie Touch camera can also be mounted to a tripod for added stability when capturing video or still images. The camera has a standard 1/4" tripod receptacle.

    Integrated Software

    Bloggie Software: The Bloggie Touch camera contains pre-installed Bloggie Software (Version 1.0) for importing images to a computer, and upload images to a network service. When the camera is first connected to your computer through the flip-out USB connection, the software can be uploaded to the computer.

    Note: The Bloggie Software is compatible with Windows operating systems only.

    Recommended Computer Environment (Windows): To use the Bloggie Software, your computer will need to meet the following system requirements:

    Operating System
    (pre-installed)
    Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter editions not supported)
    Windows Vista SP1 (Starter edition not supported)
    Windows 7
    CPU Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster; Intel Core 2 Duo 1.20 GHz or faster
    Memory 1 GB or more
    Hard Disk Disk space required for installation: Approximately 200 MB
    Display 1024 x 768 dots or more

    Recommended Computer Environment (Macintosh): The pre-loaded Bloggie Software is not compatible with Macintosh. The following computer environment is recommended when importing images via a USB connection:

    Operating System
    (pre-installed)

    USB Connection: Mac OS X (v10.3 to v10.6)

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    Written By Anonymous, los angeles Ca. on Monday, March 28, 2011

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    Great camcorder work great out doors to take pictures and record videos. Very simple to understand all fitures. highly recomended.