Pocket Digital Video Camcorder Comparison: Flip vs Bloggie

When choosing a pocket digital video camera, you will be able to choose from the Flip or the Bloggie. Both of these are very small compact cameras which can be taken anywhere you go very easily. These cameras are slightly different, which is why you will need to decide which one you want to buy.

Flip

The Flip is the best known compact video camera. There are a number of different models including the MinoHD and UltraHD. These videos are capable of shooting at 720p with 30 frames per second. These create MPEG4 video files which can be edited and viewed on a computer. This has an onboard mic which can record in high quality stereo sound. These cameras have a composite video output rather than HDMI. The flip is a very small camera which will fit in most peoples pockets.

Sony Bloggie

The bloggie is a new pocket HD camcorder from Sony. This has some nice features, including shooting in high definition video and being able to take photos with a 5 megapixel sensor. The top of the range CM5 also features a HDMI port which makes it very simple to connect your camera to a high definition TV.

Verdict

The Sony Bloggie is the winner since it features a useful HDMI out port. However, future versions of the Flip are thought to include wireless networking, which would be a very valuable addition.