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Old May 24, 2011, 8:06 PM   #1
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Default bloggie touch or bloggie duo?

i've been contemplating which one and made a thread in the hybrid sub forum:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/hy...oggie-duo.html

i've been reading up on sensors and video pixel counts and now i'm even more confused than i was beforehand!

here are the specs for both:

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...specifications

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...specifications

the cam will be used outdoors in sunlight, i will not using them for stills. video quality is the primary concern of course. i'm thinking the 1/2.5 lens is better, but what confuses me is the gross video pixel count... the difference in both cameras are huge.
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Old May 26, 2011, 3:49 PM   #2
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I had the Bloggie Touch TS20 (8gb version) for about three days--then I returned it. I know it has a glowing review on PC World (I wonder how much Sony paid for that one). Honestly, the video quality is ok outdoors as long as the camera is not moving at all and has focus locked on the subject. If you pan, you're going to be waiting an eternity for the bloggie to focus--2-4 seconds to get back in focus. When you're moving the camera around--which is what the darn camera is for, it sometimes didn't lock focus at all leaving you with completely unwatchable video. On the plus side, the screen looked really nice, it was easy to use and the device itself looked really nice. Really, how good can the video be if Sony couples a big 12mp sensor with a tiny pinhole lens?

I would skip the bloggie line altogether and, if you must go with a pocket cam, get a Kodak Zi8, Playsport Zx3 (skip the Zx5) or playful (I don't love the playtouch). The Zi8 is an older model, but for a pocket cam, it's still produces the best 1080p video I have seen to date and it has a jack for an external mic. Today though, a lot of inexpensive point and shoots take pretty decent (Flip quality) 720p video and cost less than the Bloggie. Just a thought.
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Old May 27, 2011, 2:25 PM   #3
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Old May 28, 2011, 9:04 AM   #4
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Bloggie touch---but the duo is the same thing without the front screen and touch screen operation. Honestly, for $200.00 you can get a Sony dsc-wx9 that is a great little camera with a nice lens, great autofocus and shoots much better quality 1080i at 60 frames per second--giving you much smoother results. You also have exposure control, optical zoom, optical image stabilization (which works great), a 920,000 pixel screen and is one of the best point and shoots under $200.00.
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