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Sony Bloggie 3D pocket camcorder hits CES 2011

Sony outs HD pocket camcorders, 3D model at CES

Sony Bloggie Touch 3D MHS-FS3 pocket camcorder

Sony’s Bloggie 3D pocket camcorder – unveiled at CES 2011

Sony has announced three pocket camcorders at CES 2011, all shooting high-definition video.

The company also stepped into the 3D video market with the Sony Bloggie 3D pocket camcorder – part of the line-up of the three camcorders – which can film video in 3D for playback on 3D TVs and on YouTube.

All three models come with a built-in USB connector, the ability to snap 5Mp photos while shooting video, and software for easy integration with Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa.

To see how an earlier Sony Bloggie model did in our pocket camcorder lab tests, check our our review of the Sony PM5.

Sony Bloggie 3D

The Sony Bloggie 3D, which also goes by the title Sony MHS-FS3, uses two lenses and two image sensors to capture its 3D footage. This footage can be played back on the camcorder’s 2.4-inch screen, or viewed on any 3D TV while wearing 3D glasses.

It has a built-in LED light for better quality footage in dim light conditions, and there’s 8GB of on-board memory space.

See the Bloggie 3D in action at CES 2011 in our first look video below:


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Check our our CES 2011 news highlights for the very latest updates from this year’s show.

Bloggie and Bloggie Duo

You’ll have to make do without 3D footage on the other two pocket camcorders, the Bloggie and Bloggie Duo (also named MHS-FS1 and MHS-FS2). Both still can record HD footage on their 4GB internal memories. 

The Bloggie Duo has two screens, one on the back as usual (2.7-inch) – and one on the front below the lens (2.0-inch), making it easier to film yourself. It also has a built-in light.

The Bloggie (MHS-FS1) has no built-in light, but sports a 2.7-inch rear screen.

For more small, highly portable camcorders, check out our in-depth, lab-based pocket camcorder reviews.

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