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In-Depth Review_ Bloggie 3D Camera (SONY) Model # MHS-FS3
Sony MHS-FS3 aka Bloggie 3D Test Shooting.
Sony 3D Bloggie MHS-FS3 Test
Sony Bloggie (MHS-FS3) 3D Review

12 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This video camera received a rating of 80% from camcorder expert review site gadgetreview.com.

User Reviews Are Average

MHS-FS3 owners on average rated this video camera 77 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony MHS-FS3 reviewers who reviewed the Sony MHS-FS3 reckoned that it was good quality. Dennis P he said “The sony mhsfs3 camcorder, well made piece of kit nice pocket size making it a take any where camcorder the sound repro is excellent”. Nadeem mentioned five years ago “It really does give you the ability to share your experience in a whole new way, only slight downfall is the quality of the pictures” in their review although they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Sandford said “Sound quality is really impressive, creating a full sound stage” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Some Sony MHS-FS3 owners who reviewed the Sony MHS-FS3 concluded that it was easy to use. Funtime Davy gave the Sony MHS-FS3 a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Sony MHS-FS3 review on Amazon four years ago “The camera arrived quickly and is easy to use”. Mr. B. R. Good said on Amazon five years ago “Even the packaging is smart and practical”. Four years ago Richard of York mentioned on Amazon “I have found it easy to use and the quality of video is very good for the price, in both 2D”.

One Sony MHS-FS3 reviewer who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use the menus.

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Robust

Some Sony MHS-FS3 owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was well made. D. Wood wrote in their review five years ago “Be warned - the built in/bundled software does not let you do much with the” . Gadgetreview.com wrote “Excellent build quality” in their review of the Sony MHS-FS3 and gave this camcorder a rating of 4 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony video cameras and also specifically for Sony video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

Three customers who purchased the product said that it was good in terms of USB connections. Mr. B. R. Good mentioned “It is also a 5.1MP camera (JPG), holds 8GB and has a flip-out USB arm” and gave it a very good review. Mr. B. R. Good also wrote “The Bloggie has a built in pop-out USB connector”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it had email functionality. Steve Johnson mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “It can take lo-res photos for quick emailing, doubly easy as the device just plugs into my laptop with its usb connector”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Dr. Paul Ell he said “For example the Sony TD20 - Full HD 3D Recording Camcorder - Black (64 GB, 20.4MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3.5 inch LCD has a brilliant 3D glasses-free screen.”. Mr. B. R. Good said on Amazon “The manufacturers description includes something I do not understand "There's also a secondary 2" LCD screen for easy picture composition” in their Sony MHS-FS3 review. Nadeem said in their review of the Sony MHS-FS3 on Amazon “The 3D is amazing and the screen is brilliant, could do with being bigger”.

Good Size

A number of customers who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was compact. Sandford rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Very compact, minimal controls - ideal for someone who wants a very small 'point”. Sandford also said “In summary an extremely compact all-round camera, with good image quality in both HD video”.

One Sony MHS-FS3 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Gadgetreview.com scored it 4 stars and wrote four years ago “Compact, lightweight, simple to use” in their review of this camcorder.

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Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was a good design. Gadgetreview.com said “USB dongle in design, easy to use” in their review of this camcorder. One Sony MHS-FS3 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good case.

Good Support

One Sony MHS-FS3 owner said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Mr. B. R. Good wrote on Amazon “There is a full PDF manual contained in the software” and gave the Sony MHS-FS3 a very good rating.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Peter wrote “On the back, there's the button to press when you want to record video, flanked by zoom, fill-in light (to brighten your subject in dim lighting)” in his review.

9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The MHS-FS3 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the MHS-FS3 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an image stabiliser. The Sony MHS-FS3 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony HDR-TD20VE which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Sony MHS-FS3 does not have an HDMI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the MHS-FS3 also do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The MHS-FS3 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the MHS-FS3 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the MHS-FS3 have a built-in display, however the MHS-FS3 does not have a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a built-in display which you might want to consider including the Veho Muvi HD NPNG ($209.95) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The MHS-FS3 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the MHS-FS3 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The MHS-FS3 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the MHS-FS3 also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.95) is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the MHS-FS3 is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The MHS-FS3 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the MHS-FS3 also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ420.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony MHS-FS3

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the MHS-FS3.

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Expert Reviews

(1)
15 March 2012

Marshal Rosenthal 4.0 5.0 Shooting in 3D isn't a ?gimmick,? but it's still out of the ordinary toda...

The Sony Bloggie is the world's first pocket 1080p HD 3D video camcorder
It features two lenses for shooting in 3D, and there's a 2.4-inch screen that's also capable of playing back your video clips in 3D
There's 8GB of storage on board, with enough space for over an hour of filming at the highest quality setting
Once you're done, you'll be able to hook up the Sony Bloggie to your computer usi
Produces good quality 3D
On the downside, the 3D screen on the Sony Bloggie isn't that good
At 2.4 inches, it's not the largest, and it's also too dark
That said
3D playback is realistic
No option for expanded memory

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 23 November 2014 by M.E.Glaholm B.E.M.
(Verified Purchase)

Excelent product use by me all the time my grandson thinks it is FAB.

Reviewed 22 October 2014 by Kewal Dhiman
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice camera no complaint.

Reviewed 21 March 2013 by Steve Johnson
(Verified Purchase)

Update 2 June: A bit erratic playing back videos. When I request it to do this, sometimes it freezes on black screen and I have to do a hard reboot. My local Sony Centre tells me the product has... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2012 by Funtime Davy
(Verified Purchase)

The camera arrived quickly and is easy to use. The 3D aspect is good but the camera doesn't work well as a stills device. My main problem is in downloading the captured video images. The software... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2012 by Richard Of York
(Verified Purchase)

The camera arrived quickly and is as described. I have found it easy to use and the quality of video is very good for the price, in both 2D and 3D. As other reviewers have said, it is not good... Read more…

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