Channel 5

Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K

Monday 07 May 2012

G-Rating

Rating of 3

The basics

The Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K is a small camcorder that fits in the palm of your hand and shoots full high definition (1080p) and12.8 megapixel stills. Sony’s Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K is also able to shoot 360 degree video which it stores on its 8GB of internal memory. The Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K is available in silver, black and pink for a price of £179.00

The good

If there’s one thing we love the most about the Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K it’s how simple it is to use. There’s a single button on the front for recording video, and two more for snapping still photos and turning the power off. It couldn’t be any easier. Other controls let you choose between different video formats such as 1080p and 720p high definition, while the still photo options let you switch it up from 12-megapixels to 2-megapixels to give extra flexibility when shooting. The addition of 360 degree shooting is much welcomed, if not slightly gimmicky, but nevertheless it’s still very cool. Full 360 degree footage is shot using a ring-shaped attachment that converts video to let you view the footage from every angle.

The bad

The touchscreen interface however isn’t quite as responsive as you might get on some iOS and Android smartphones, with some commands failing to register unless given a second tap. Images might be clear but they lack vibrancy, tending to look rather dull in places. The Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K might shoot in HD, but don’t expect it to replace full-blown camcorders anytime soon. The autofocus could also do with a little work in darker conditions. There’s a tendency for it to struggle in areas less well lit. Thankfully performance in brighter spaces fares better.

The bottom line


The very practical Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K is a well made camera with all the options you need and the ability to shoot in full HD, but potential are advised to first check out the competition before committing. There is better out there.
Currys Top Products

Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K is tagged with Sony, Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K, review, camcorder and World Tour. Select a tag (Sony, for example) to find everything on The Gadget Show about the subject.

User comments

Be the first one to leave a comment.

Join Channel 5

Creating an account is free, will only take a few moments and will allow you to enjoy the full benefits of 5FWD and Channel 5:

  • Create lists of your most wanted and owned products
  • Leave article comments without having to re-enter your login details
  • Get updated with all the latest gadget and car news

Leave a comment

Please note that we will not expose your email, but we might use it to email you back. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.
* mandatory field

  • Vodafone Smart 4

    Vodafone's no stranger to the budget blower arena, with last year's Smart III providing fairly…

  • Tonino Lamborghini Antares

    If you thought your brand new iPhone 5s in gold was the cream of the crop when it comes to luxury…

  • Gigabyte P34Gv2 gaming laptop

    When you think of gaming laptops, your mind usually goes towards hulking behemoths that more…

  • Nokia Lumia 930

    Meet the Nokia Lumia 930, the latest 4G flagship from the now-Microsoft company, and the first…

  • USB iShaver

    It seems like you can get practically anything powered by USB these days, and now the humble…

  • Nokia Lumia 635

    Nokia's currently on a Windows Phone 8.1 roll, unleashing the budget-friendly Lumia 630 back in May,…

  • Heimplanet ‘The Cave’ tent

    How do you solve a problem like tent poles? In a bid to make its £435 ‘The Cave’ the fastest…

  • Singtrix karaoke machine

    Love it or hate it, karaoke is an absolute riot - even if you can't sing to save your life. You…

  • LG G Watch

    Google's vision of the smartwatch is finally with us, but can Android Wear succeed where so many of…

  • Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20

    Creative surprised us last month with the Sound Blaster AXX 200, a Bluetooth speaker that packs in…