Customers embracing video to share their experiences
“Webbie HD cameras from Sony are perfect for youth culture, who love to share moments on social networks as they happen,” said Kelly Davis, director of camcorder marketing at Sony Electronics. “It’s exciting to see these new customers embracing video to share their experiences and we’ve expanded our camcorder line to meet their needs.”
Sony MHS-CM1 Webbie camera
The Sony MHS-CM1 camera sports a slim horizontal design that fits naturally in your palm with a large 2.5-inch (measured diagonally) LCD screen that swivels up to 270 degrees. It also has 5X optical zoom to snap a detailed close-up of your subject. Five scene selection modes - such as low light, sports and landscape - help you capture the best picture possible in any situation.
Sony MHS-PM1 Webbie camera
The four-ounce Sony MHS-PM1 camera is lightweight and can be taken virtually everywhere - just stash the vertical chassis in a pocket or purse to catch that once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity. A rotating swivel lens with 4X digital zoom flips over so you can see yourself while shooting video and taking digital photos. Both Webbie cameras record directly to Memory Stick PRO Duo media (sold separately).
Sony Webbie software
By connecting the camera to your computer via the supplied USB cable, the embedded PMB Portable software quickly transfers content to video and photo sharing websites. It includes direct upload to Shutterfly and Picasa Web Albums photo sharing sites, YouTube and Dailymotion video sharing sites and Photobucket video and photo sharing site. You can also simply drag and drop video files from the camera to your personal computer folders.
Sony HD cameras - Price & availability
The Sony MHS-CM1 Webbie HD camera is available today for about $200 and the Sony MHS-PM1 Webbie camera will be available in April 2009 for about $170. The Sony Webbie HD cameras will be sold online at Sony Style retail stores, and through authorized dealers nationwide.