Still Image Functions
Overview: The Sony MHS-TS20 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 4 hours of HD video on the built-in 8
GB flash memory.
3" LCD Screen: The Bloggie Touch features a large 3" LCD
touch screen with
288,000 pixels 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
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.
8 GB Internal Memory: This camera has 8 GB of internal
memory for recording up to 4 hours of HD video or nearly 1300 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
delay so you can be in the picture or movie.
Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 4 languages for the
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 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
|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
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:
||Approximate Total Recording
|1920 x 1080 30p
||1 hour 20 minutes
|1280 x 720 60p
||1 hour 25 minutes
||2 hours 40 minutes
|1280 x 720 30p
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:
|12M 4128 x 3096 (4:3)
||For prints up to A3+ size.
|8M 3840 x 2160 (16:9)
||For viewing on an HDTV and for prints
up to A4 size.
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
||For viewing on an HDTV
Playback Zoom: When viewing a single still image on the
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.
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
|Typical Recording Time
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.
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
Recommended Computer Environment (Windows): To use the
Bloggie Software, your computer will need to meet the following
|Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter editions not
Windows Vista SP1 (Starter edition not supported)
||Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz
or faster; Intel Core 2 Duo 1.20 GHz or faster
||1 GB or more
||Disk space required for installation: Approximately
||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:
USB Connection: Mac OS X (v10.3 to v10.6)