Even low-priced video cameras can shoot excellent quality footage, and some, like the just-announced Sony Bloggie Touch, will help you post it.
The Bloggie Touch has a familiar look, patterned after the Flip cams that created the pocket video camera market. The difference here is the full touch screen on the rear. This camera is built with a minimum of buttons so that most controls are found on the intuitive touch interface.
It can shoot 1920 x 1080p MP4 video or 12.8 megapixel still shots. The larger capacity model, the MHS-TS20 ($199 list) has 8GB of embedded memory, while the MHS-TS10 ($179 list) has 4GB of embedded memory.
The camera’s Share-it-Later feature lets the user tag photos and videos that they want to upload later, when they connect the camera to their computer. You could use it to create video updates while you’re at an event, then quickly upload those videos when you’re back at your desk.
The Bloggie Touch offers direct uploads to Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Picasa Web albums, and other video sharing sites.
“We started from the ground up to develop a new system of hardware, software, and seamless integration with social network services for an easy, intuitive shooting and sharing experience that anyone can enjoy,” says Andy Bubala, director of Sony’s camcorder business.