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drewprops
2010-12-09, 02:10
I was thinking about getting a Flip camera for my Dad, but then I saw that Sony had a device called the Bloggie (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644696004&Name=Bloggie+MP4+Cameras&XID=O:bloggie%20touch:dg_bloggie_gglsrch:Blo_BloTo u_nopromo#/model8gbContent) and I'm wondering if anyone else has looked at this gizmo. I suppose that the iPod Touch might be a competitor, but I've read (here) that the camera in that device isn't comparable to the camera in the iPhone 4.

Any thoughts?


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Robo
2010-12-09, 02:43
One of my good friends has and adores the Sony Webbie, which is basically last year's version of the Bloggie. It's fun and easy to use, and the rotating lens is definitely an improvement over the Flip form factor, but I haven't run a thorough image quality comparo or anything. The Flip is probably still the absolute easiest to use, though.

FWIW, I'd also check out Kodak's Zi8, which seemed to be the critics' favorite in this segment, or its successor, the PlaySport, which is IIRC basically the same camera only moar rugged. Amazon has an exclusive PlaySport + accessories bundle that you may find to be a good value. :)

drewprops
2010-12-09, 03:12
Eeeep. I've been reading reviews of the Bloggie Touch on Amazon. Totally forgot what a Mac-hostile product Sony tends to make. Oh well, striking it from the list.


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Robo
2010-12-09, 04:53
Eeeep. I've been reading reviews of the Bloggie Touch on Amazon. Totally forgot what a Mac-hostile product Sony tends to make. Oh well, striking it from the list.


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Oh, yeah. If he has a Mac don't get him Sony anything :lol:

To be honest, I don't like any of the touchscreen Flip-style cameras I've seen so far...the Flip Slide, the Kodak PlayTouch, the Sony Bloggie Touch...they're all more expensive with little benefit, and they're usually more difficult to use to boot. The entire point of the category is to be stupid simple, affordable, and "good enough," right? But for the price of the Slide HD, one can get a "real" camcorder...or an iPod touch. ;)

torifile
2010-12-09, 07:36
The still camera in the touch isn't as good as the iPhone 4's but the video camera specs are the same, I believe. Edit: a quick search later. And yes the iPod touch and iPhone both record at 720p. Good option, no?