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Maybe you've decided to join the social media revolution - or perhaps you're already knee deep in Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter and you're scoping out gift ideas - whatever the case may be, you've found yourself here, reading about Sony's MHS-TS20 8GB Bloggie Touch Camera. The 8GB Bloggie is the highest capacity pocket cam offering from the famed electronics company for 2010. And much like its 4GB sibling, the 8GB offers up a number of features.
The 8GB Bloggie Touch records up to 4 hours of high def video to its internal flash memory. But, in addition to recording HD video, the Bloggie as does double duty as a 12.8MP digital still camera. No matter which format you go with though, still or video, the camera utilizes a generous 3" touch screen, which rotates automatically, for composition and review of your files.
Diverging somewhat from an ultra-simple operation concept, the Bloggie Touch employees a couple features normally found on more feature-heavy consumer camcorders: SteadyShot image stabilization and face detection. Other useful features include 4x digital zoom and macro shooting, the ability to tag videos and stills for uploading to social networking sites, and a built-in rechargeable battery that can be powered back up via USB.
When you're done shooting, and ready to share what you've shot, the Bloggie Touch just needs to be connected to your compatible PC via the flip-out USB arm. The pre-loaded software automatically starts up once the camera is connected, allowing you to edit and share your videos and photos with ease. When you feel like sharing what you've shot in the big screen, just connect the Bloggie to your HDTV via the HDMI.
1920 x 1080 HD MP4 Recording
The Bloggie Touch camera lets you record your favorite moments anytime, anywhere. Using the MP4 format, the Bloggie Touch shoots video in 1920 x 1080 high definition, as well as captures 12.8MP still images. MP4 is optimized for the web, so you can effortlessly upload your video and pictures to popular photo or video-sharing Web sites like Facebook or YouTube (Compatible PC with Internet capability required)
12.8MP Still Images
Enjoy capturing clear, crisp still photos at 12.8MP resolution. The high resolution yields incredible detail while giving you the flexibility for large prints and cropping.
Capacitive Touch Screen LCD
The touch screen LCD utilizes an easy to use touch and slide method for searching through your videos and pictures
3" LCD with Vertical and Horizontal Operation
The 3.0" touch screen LCD (measured diagonally) will rotate its orientation automatically; however you hold the camera - horizontally, vertically, left, right, even upside down
Up to 4 Hours of HD Video
Record and store up to 4 hours of high-definition video footage (default setting) to the Bloggie Touch camera's 8GB of built-in flash memory
Slim Design with Easy Operation
The slender body with its low-profile and simplified buttons give the Bloggie Touch camera a sleek look and feel, and at only 4.5 oz it's easy to take with you everywhere
Flip-Out USB Arm for Upload and Charge
A built-in USB arm easily flips-out and lets you connect your camera directly to your compatible PC to upload video and/or charge your battery without having to hunt for cables
Tag Videos to Upload and Share it Later
The Bloggie Touch camera comes with pre-installed software that makes it easy to tag videos and images in the camera while on the go and queue them for upload to your favorite Internet sharing sites, like Facebook or YouTube, the next time the camera is connected to a computer
SteadyShot Image Stabilization
SteadyShot image stabilization helps reduce blur caused by camera shake
Face Detection Technology
Face Detection technology recognizes faces and optimizes camera settings for both video and still images, so faces are captured more clearly and skin tones look more natural
Auto Macro and 4x Digital Zoom
With the Bloggie Touch camera you'll be able to take pictures or video from as little as 4" away, perfect for capturing a business card or a new friend's phone number
Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor
The Bloggie Touch camera's Exmor CMOS sensor delivers high-quality video and pictures with less noise, even in challenging lighting conditions
Built-In Rechargeable Battery
The built-in battery contributes to the Bloggie Touch camera's sleek and stylish design while powering the large 3.0" screen and camera functions
With HDMI output, you'll be able to share your HD Bloggie Touch video with friends and family on your HDTV (HDMI cable required/not included)