Sony competes with Flip with the “bloggie”

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Yes, you are reading that name correctly. My friends, Sony has released two new cameras that will comprise the bloggie camera line. These cameras will record in 1920 x 1080 MP4 video and features a 5 megapixel camera; and like the Flip, have a USB port attached to them so you can transfer the videos from the camera to the computer without having to find the cord to connect it to.

The MHS-CM5 camera has a pistol-grip design and has a 2.5-inch display that flips out from the side, along with 5x optical zoom. It also features a HDMI output, so clips can be played on your HDTV. The other one, the MHS-PM5 camera more resembles the Flip and features a 2.4-inch display, 4x digital zoom and SteadyShot image stabilisation – though it can’t be use when recording HD material. There will also be a MHS-PM5K, which will allow the bloggie camera to capture 360-degree footage that can be viewed with the supplied software.

These cameras will be sold in retailers and is currently on sale online; and the PM5 will cost US$170, while the PM5K will cost US$190. The CM5 has a price tag of $200.