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Sony Bloggie Cameras Go HD and 3D

Posted by Andrew at 6:49 AM on January 6, 2011

Sony have announced three new Bloggie HD cameras at CES, Les Vegas, including the world’s first HD 3D pocket video camera, the Bloggie 3D.  All three cameras will record in full high definition with 1920 x 1080 MP4 video and take 5 megapixel still photos.

The Bloggie 3D (MHS-FS3) is equipped with twin lenses, twin sensors and stereo microphone to properly capture the 3D perspective.  Able to record both 3D or 2D video (as well as still photos), the content can be shown in 3D on the camera’s 2.4″ screen without glasses or else shown on any 3D capable HD TV with 3D glasses. I’d be interested in seeing the 3D playback on the Bloggie’s screen – sounds like a neat trick in pocket video cam.  Expect it on the shelves in April

“As the popularity of pocket cameras grows, Sony can provide simple, compact video and photo solutions that are fun and easy to use,” said Melody Charlesworth, Category Marketing Manager for Bloggie. “With Sony paving the way in 3D entertainment, it’s the perfect addition to the Bloggie family and offers an easy yet high quality 3D solution.”

The Bloggie Duo (MHS-FS2) is the narcissist’s favourite coming with a 2″ front mounted LCD display in addition to the 2.7″ one on the back, making it really easy to get in on the fun while still taking video.  I can see this model also becoming a favourite with video bloggers operating on their own.  Available from March.

Finally, a new entry level Bloggie (MHS-FS1) will offer great performance at a great price, with HD MP4 video, 5.1 MP stills and 2.7″ screen.  Also available from March.

All the models come with SteadyShot image stablilisation, face detection technology, auto-focus and auto-macro, HDMI output, USB arm and Bloggie software with Share-It-Later functionality.  This will automatically upload video and photos to the most popular photo sharing and social networking websites as soon as the Bloggie is connected to a PC. Sony also offers its own Personal Space to keep friends and family updated with the latest photos and videos.

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