Sony MHS-PM5K camcorder and camera review

Tired of the Flip and Kodak’s success, Sony is issuing a pocket-camcorder challenge by launching three new models: the MHS-PM5K, PM5 and CM5. The daddy of this trio is the PM5K, which offers Full HD MP4 video, 5MP stills plus the nifty ability to record 360-degree clips.

The PM5K, which Sony calls the ‘bloggie’, is an update to the PM1 launched last autumn. However, there’s been a lot of tinkering – the maximum res has gone from 1440×1080 to 1920×1080, the LCD up to 2.4in from 1.8in and, dramatically, the bloggie accepts SD/SDHC cards not just Sony’s own Memory Stick. Hell has officially frozen over.

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Lightweight and pocket friendly, the PM5K has a limited amount of controls, making it a cinch to use. But Sony needs to look again at the design of the video-record button, which is too small and unresponsive when quick reactions are required. You also can’t use the 4x digital zoom in the Full HD mode.

Read the full review at Stuff.tv

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