In this day and age, technology has become more and more developed and in some cases, a lot more confusing to use. The Sony Bloggie Sport keeps it as simple as possible.
At first glance, the HD camcorder/camera looks a lot like an “old-school” cellphone. Although it may not be the most sleek or visually appealing device, rest assured, it’s a sturdy camera.
The Bloggie Sport was created for the adventurer or traveller who wants to be able to post videos on the go.
Comparable to the Flip Camera (which has since been discontinued), this camera is waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. It shoots full HD video, but only takes 5.1 MP photos. Currently it’s sold for $199.99.
On land, the camera takes videos which liken to any HD camera on the market today. It works just as well underwater, however when putting it in a lake water, the purchaser should not expect to see anything further than a foot or two away, depending on the murkiness of the water. In clear water however, the video quality is great, but if the water is too cold, the user should be wary of switching between land and water as the lens tends to fog up and can take a while to clear.
The pictures the Bloggie Sport takes are nothing to gawk at. In most cases the pictures are similar to what an old camera phone used to take. Even with the flash the camera provides, the images aren’t impressive.
The main selling point of the camera though, is how user friendly it is. The Share Later function automatically reduces the size of a video making it easier to upload onto social media sites after they’ve been uploaded. There is no software needed to transfer files from the camera to the computer. It works just like a USB key. And the fact that the charger is nothing more than a small USB cord makes it easy for transporting. No having to remove the battery, no bulky charger.
For those looking for something that takes high quality photos with a lot of features, this may not be the right choice. However, the Sony Bloggie Sport is great for those looking for something user friendly, easily transportable and affordable.