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We have collected 2 reviews of the Sony Bloggie Live HD. Experts rate Sony Bloggie Live HD 7.3/10. Reviewsor.com helps you find reviews, best prices, user reviews of the Sony Bloggie Live HD and Sony Camcorders.
Cisco’s Flip cameras may have died all too soon, but fortunately it wasn’t the only good line of dead-simple, single-purpose camcorders on the market: Sony’s Bloggie cameras, aside from being horrifically named, have long been worthy pocket camcorder competition. Sony’s latest model, the Bloggie Live, takes the concept of dead-simple video recording and gives it a 2012 twist with the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity that allows for live-streaming of video, as well as a lot of simple and easy sharing options for YouTube and Picasa. At $249, it’s considerably more expensive than most other low-end camcorders, but it’s far more powerful in functionality than the Flip cameras ever were. Does the Bloggie Live improve an already-great camera, or do the extra features hurt the turn-it-on-and-press-record simplicity we loved in the Flip line? Does it even do measurably better than your smartphone’s video camera? Read on to find out. Sony has always taken a classier approach to its Bloggie line than Cisco with the Flip camcorders, and the Live may be the best-looking Bloggie yet. It's a rectangle with rounded edges and sharp corners, with a brushed metal front and a black back.
The Sony Bloggie Live HD seems like a last-ditch effort to keep the minicamcorder category relevant as smartphones and point-and-shoots and other small video devices squeeze them out of the market. The Live's big hook: built-in Wi-Fi that let's you live stream video to Qik.com for others to watch while simultaneously recording in full HD to the device. The Wi-Fi can also be used to directly connect to your smartphone so you can view, transfer, and upload clips and photos using your phone's data service. You can also use it to upload to sites like Facebook and YouTube as well as Sony's newest cloud service, PlayMemories Online. The wireless capabilities are definitely cool (though not without issues), so if all that sounds good and you're after better than "good enough" video results from a shoot-and-share video camera, you'll want to keep reading. The video quality from the Bloggie Live can be very good as long as you and your subject aren't moving much. When shooting at 1080p, video is reasonably sharp and detailed without looking crunchy. Color and exposure are good as well. However, that's when viewed at smaller sizes on a computer screen. Blown up on a larger HDTV, the video is less impressive.
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