Sony Bloggie MHS-FS2
1080p HD video; MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video; 5-megapixel still images; Digital image stabilization; Fixed Sony lens; 2.7-inch rear LCD, 2-inch front LCD (230k pixels); Face detection; Autofocus; Flip-out USB port; Embedded Bloggie software for Mac/PC; Captures to 4GB flash memory (2-hour recording); HDMI output
The Sony Bloggie FS2 takes the standard pocket-camcorder formula and adds an LCD to the front. Self-shooting was easy with last year's Bloggie models, too, but the new front-LCD design appears to be much sturdier than the rotating-lens design from 2010. Otherwise, the FS2 is a regular ol' pocket camcorder, with 1080p resolution, digital image stabilization, a flip-out USB arm, embedded software, and 4GB of flash memory for two hours of recording. It hits the shelves in March for about $170.