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The Sony Bloggie 3D (also known as the MHS-FS3) is the first pocket camcorder to feature two lenses, allowing it to shoot in three dimensions. When you've finished filming, you can enjoy your video on the screen of the device itself—and without any 3D glasses. Sony always pays careful attention to the look and feel of its products, and the Bloggie 3D is no exception, with a sleek exterior in glossy plastic that's a treat to handle. The 2.3'' LCD screen has a resolution of 234 000 pixels, which really isn't bad for a pocket camcorder. Its real strength, though, is the fact that it can display 3D video without glasses. It might not be anything like the full-size Sony HDR-TD10, but objects and people both seem to have real depth. Because only a few centimetres separate the two lenses, even small objects filmed up close benefit from the 3D effect. Despite its name, the Bloggie 3D can also shoot plain old 2D video, and capture 5 Megapixel still photos. A USB connector pops out of the side to share your videos online using the bundled Bloggie software which is compatible with both Mac OS and Windows.
The Sony Bloggie range arrived relatively late to the 'simple video recorder' party, well after the advent of the Flip camcorder.But with Flip's demise, the Bloggie finds itself ideally placed to become the new king of quick video capture.In fact, with this new version, Sony is getting even more aggressive when it comes to the technology inside its little camcorder device. The Sony Bloggie 3D MHS-FS3 is, unsurprisingly, a 3D-capable camera, as well as a competent 2D video camera in various formats.The recording options are 1080p 3D at 30 frames per second (fps), 1080p 2D at 30fps, 720p 2D at 60fps, 720p 2D at 30fps and 640 x 480 at 30fps. That's a lot of options for a little camera. In fact, it's comparable to the (larger) Panasonic HX-WA10 camcorder, though that one doesn't do 3D. Like with the HX-WA10, we pleased to see a 60fps recording more, meaning you can do some slow-motion stuff once you get the footage on your computer.This is all recorded using the fancy new Exmor CMOS sensor, which impressed us when used in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Aside from recording video, it takes still photos in 2D and 3D. For the latter, you're limited to a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080, but 2D images can be taken at up to five megapixels.Of course, the 60fps mode is just a footnote here.
Sony now lets you take 3D videos and stills on the cheap with a compact, easy-to-use MPEG-4 camera. Is it worth spending extra to enter the next dimension?The Flip may be heading for extinction, but we have to hand it to the short-lived company — it designed pocket-sized, practically button- and control-free camcorders that were drop-dead simple to use. Turn them on, frame your shot, press record and you’re done. We’ve had issues with the The Flip and its 10,000 copycats simply because they don’t have optical zooms or take photos or videos befitting a 50-inch flat-panel HDTV. But, hey, that’s just us.Sony still dominates the market of what we call full-featured camcorders like the HDR-CX130 that take videos made for HDTVs. Yet even this mainstay of traditional camcorders saw the writing on the wall and introduced Flip knockoffs several years ago with their Bloggie line-up. Bloggies follow The Flip gestalt with minimal buttons and ease of use — as you can see by the accompanying photos.What separates the Bloggie 3D (MHS-FS3) from hundreds of Flip wannabes is its two lenses for 3D videos and stills. For the record, Sony isn’t the first MPEG-4 3D camcorder out there, but it’s clearly the most well-known brand (Aiptek and Viewsonic are among the others).
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