People who like to record videos and capture still images in a more unique way might like the Sony Bloggie Duo camcorder. Even the colors are fun since you get to pick white, pink, green or violet. It is a pocket camcorder that will provide you with great quality videos and images for various occasions. The features are also very decent, considering that the product is only priced at $169. Here are more details.
About the Product
The Sony Bloggie Duo camcorder measures 55 x 108 x 18.4 mm and weighs around 139 grams only. There is a self-timer for 2 and 10 seconds. The automatic shutter speeds is 1/30 to 1/4000 second. The device is also powered by an internal 3.6Wh battery which consumes about 1.6W in operation. There is a date and time stamp, a media indicator and a battery indicator. There is also erase and protect. The Sony Bloggie Duo is powered by the Sony Lens with an aperture of F2.8 maximum. There is a digital zoom, and a focal length of Still 16:9: 47mm, Movie 16:9: 47mm and Still 4:3: 41 mm. There are four elements in four groups. The minimum focus distance is 4 inches to infinity.
As for the interface, there is a USB 2.0 port. The Sony Bloggie Duo also has auto ISO and automatic white balance. Some of the other features that you will get include the 8-face auto face detection and SteadyShot image stabilization. The camera has a 2.7-inch TFT LCD display. You will get the Bloggie Software v1.3 and Share-it-Later. Using the program on your computer will require Windows XP SP3 at least. The imaging sensor is the 1/4 inch Exmor CMOS Sensor. There is a DSP processor, an effective picture resolution of 5.03 MP and a pixel gross of 5.15 MP. As for the color filter system, there are RGB primary color filters.
The Sony Bloggie Duo also allows you about 4GB of internal memory. Still images are recorded in JPEG mode. The maximum effective resolution for still images is around 5.03 MP. Still image size is 16:9 : 3.1M / 0.4M and 4:3 : 5M. Videos are saved in MP4, H.264 and MPEG-4 AVC format. The available video modes include 1920 x 1080, 1080 x 720 at 59.95 fps and 1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps. The recording time will range between 40 and 120 minutes and you also get dual record. As for audio format, there is MPEG-4 AAC. There is also a mono microphone and speaker. You can link the Sony Bloggie Duo via the HDMI (mini) and HD output.
Sony Bloggie Duo camcorder has a second LCD which gives it a very unique appearance. You can expect video quality to stay good despite the small size and the presence of two LCD displays. Users say that the video quality is very good although the still images are only average. Audio is also good on the device. Other things to like include the automatic features and above average battery life. At $169, it is a very good option.
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