Posts Tagged ‘mhspm1’

6th October
2009
written by admin

Today while looking at various camcorder blogs, I came across a few Sony Webbie reviews. And after reading these, I thought I’d look at this a little more closely. The Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 is a very popular shoot-and-share mini camcorder on the market, similar to Flip Video Ultra HD, Flip Video Mino HD or Kodak Zi8. I was under the early impression that the Kodak Zi8 was the only camacorder out of this group that shoots in true 1080p, and I was wrong. The Sony Webbie MHS-PM1 can shoot 1080p or 720p, it is also similar to the Kodak Zi8 in the fact that you can have expandable memory depending on your needs (granted it has to be Memory Stick PRO Duo).

One feature that stands this out of the pack is the ability to ‘flip’ the lense so when shooting yourself, you can watch the display. Both the Flips and the Kodak do not do this. Watching a few video reviews on this camera, there have been several mentions of the mic picking up chassis sound. Meaning when you’re adjusting your grip, you clearly hear the shuffle sounds on the audio.

I noticed that this camcorder is currently on sale. You can walk away with this camcorder for a great price of $145.85. Not sure how long this sale will last, that is a great price! If you buy this, remember to buy Memory Sicks!

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Total Customer Reviews: (27)
Seller: Amazon
Record HD MP4 video and 5MP images then easily upload them directly to the Web with the SonyWebbie HD camera. The ultra-compact Webbie HD camera also features a unique lens system that can swivel up to 270 degrees, allowing for easy self-shooting if you like to post videos of yourself on your blog.
29th August
2009
written by admin

A few days ago, I posted the differences between the Flip Video Mino and Ultra HD camcorders and a visitor to the site was very interested in these cameras so he could do some video blogging of musical instruments and gear. He mentioned this to a few of his friends, and couple recommended the Sony Webbie (and I’m presuming it was the MHS-PM1 since it’s somewhat similar to the Flip Video), so I thought I would post about this particular camcorder.

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Total Customer Reviews: (19)
Seller: Amazon
Record HD MP4 video and 5MP images then easily upload them directly to the Web with the SonyWebbie HD camera. The ultra-compact Webbie HD camera also features a unique lens system that can swivel up to 270 degrees, allowing for easy self-shooting if you like to post videos of yourself on your blog.

I found this interesting video where a guy compares the Sony Webbie HD MHS-PM1 against his Panasonic SDR-S7 camera and by doing so exposes some of it’s features and limitations, that I could see being applied against the Flip Video series.

Number one he mentions the rotating lense on the Sony Webbie, which makes it very nice to film yourself while being able to view the screen. You cannot do this with the Flip Video models (unfortunately). He also exposes the ‘noise’ related to grip on the Webbie, which I can see becoming a issue depending on the application.

Here is the video: