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A tribute to an underapperciated pocket video camera

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Published on Sep 15, 2018

Let me introduce you to the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5.
A pocket video camera that could shoot full HD 1080p video in 2010.


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Music:

Kiss the Sky
Jonny Easton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iiw1V...

Techno (musicDJ)
Sony Ericsson
Uploaded to YouTube by Fakhrul Junkgoat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXhBM...

Singularity
Jonny Easton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07s-V...

Lifeboat
Jonny Easton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYUmN...

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Pocket video cameras have been made obsolete now
by the smartphone but 8 years ago, there was a wave of these sharing focused gadgets coming out as a result of the explosion of
YouTube and Social Media.

I was resistant to pick one up, because I was just not
satisfied with the so called “HD” quality that many of these pocket
cameras seemed to boast.

But when Sony revised their sharing oriented “webbie” camera into the “bloggie” giving it the ability to shoot full HD video as well as 360 degree video. They had my attention and I talked my dad into getting one as the new family video camera.

However much I liked it, The bloggie was not a big hit with the critics. Many panned it for various reasons encouraging people to check out
the pocket camera offerings of Kodak, Flip and JVC instead.

I've always felt this was such a grave injustice
since I felt the bloggie simply shot much sharper video than the competition.

So tonight I guess I wanted to shine a light on this charming old camcorder and show off what it was truly capable of.

I apologise for the lack of videos lately, my studies and the starting of a new job have kept me busy. I am still determined to continue making these silly videos about charming obsolete gadgets however. They just won’t come every week or even every month, but I will do my best. Lots of love, Tim.

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