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This review is from: Sony MHS-PM5KV Bloggie High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 360 degree filming and 4GB Memory Stick - Violet (Electronics)OK, lets start with the obvious.
It is Sony so the build quality is awesome.
However when you start to use it the regrets can come flooding in.
The swivel lens is a great idea, but hardly revolutionary.
The 360 degree attachement is undoubtedly the feature that will sell this camera.
The software is a little strange to use, but with time will come as second nature, and you can always as other reviewers have pointed out just pop it in the computer on the memory stick.
The image quality is however what lets the blogie down.
Everything else is fine, size OK similar to an old mobile phone, OK my new iphone has a camera, but not with 360 degree functionality.
The battery life is good, and I suspect it is meant to live on the road, in the pocket or handbag ready to film anything, anytime, anywhere...
So I am torn.
It is compact and easy to use, with the 360 lens setting it apart.
However all of that is of no consequence it the image quality is poor.
It is not good.
In a simple test, my phone beat the stills images on the blogie.
As has been reported in low light, like at a party or meal out or sunset on holiday the image quality is very poor.
Which is a shame as that is when you would want to use it.
The supplied software is not good but does "unwrap" the 360 image so it is worth using for that alone.
I would have expected more.
A lot more from a sony product.
Value for money - 2 stars
Fun - 5 stars
Quality of images 2 stars
Quality of build/design 5 stars
Overall - 3 stars.