Sony Bloggie PM5
1080p HD video; MP4 (H.264) format; 4x digital zoom; 5 megapixel still photos; 2.4-inch LCD monitor; Swing-out USB arm; 270-degree swivel lens; Mac and PC compatible; Captures to Memory Stick DUO Pro/SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium battery;
The Bloggie PM5 is designed like a standard pocket camcorder, except for the cool-looking 270-degree swivel lens. That's a nice feature they've carried over from last year's "Webbie" PM1. The digital-only zoom is disappointing, as is the lack of image stabilization, but it does record 1080p HD video (though this seems to be a standard feature on pocket cams this year). Sony is clearly aiming at the on-the-go media-savvy types with this one (though they likely scared away a swathe of potential buyers by calling it "Bloggie"), but it remains to be seen if it can make a big dent in Flip's territory.