Sony announced the Bloggie Sport (MHS-TS22), a waterproof and shockproof pocket video camcorder. It is waterproof in up to 16 feet of water (for an hour) realizing high-quality video and photos while submerged. The 2.7-inch touch-screen LCD even works underwater for easy operation when recording “can’t miss” moments in full high definition (1920×1080) MP4 video and 5-megapixel still photos. The Bloggie Sport camera also has an “Underwater Mode” which adjusts the white balance for underwater conditions to make colors appear natural.
The compact shockproof camera is durable enough to withstand an accidental drop from up to approximately 5 feet. Its dustproof design makes the Bloggie Sport camera suitable for just about any situation and allows users to document their adventures without any stress. The Bloggie Sport camera also has a built-in LED light and comes in three fun colors — blue, black and red.
Sony Bloggie HD cameras are slim and stylish, with simple touch screen operation, and combine hardware, software and seamless integration with internet social network services for easy, intuitive shooting and sharing.
- Sensitive Exmor CMOS sensor to achieve high resolution video and crisply-detailed still photos with less grain, even in challenging lighting conditions
- Free style shooting & playback to automatically adjust user interface for vertical or horizontal shooting and viewing
- Dual Record to enable photo capture while shooting video
- Auto Focus / Auto Macro to allow auto focus capabilities and Auto Macro to focus sharply on objects as close as four inches away
- Compatible with PC and Mac computers, a “Share” function tags the clips and pictures you want to post for easy upload
Bloggie also has SteadyShot image stabilization for smoother footage, Face Detection technology to enhance faces by automatically correcting focus and exposure, a built-in USB arm for easy charging and uploading, internal memory, built-in rechargeable battery, and HDMI output to enjoy content on your HDTV (cable sold separately).
Price and Availability
The Sony Bloggie Sport (MHS-TS22) camera, with 4GB of internal memory, will be available in February 2012 for approximately $180.