Sony’s Bloggie Sport HD video camera has begun shipping today, ready to take on your weekend adventure. The rugged pocketable camcorder was first unveiled at CES earlier this year and is designed to handle extreme environments while providing sharp 1080p Full HD video recording and 5-megapixel still images.
The Bloggie Sport HD is shock proof, dirt resistant, and waterproof down to 16 feet. Its shock resistance is rated for drops up to 5 feet off the ground and its dust resistant seal makes it impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grime. An Underwater Mode automatically adjusts white balance and contrast to even out blue color cast for more natural and vibrant looking underwater photos.
It has a candy bar form factor with the camera lens on one side and a 2.7-inch touchscreen display on the other. A flip-out USB arm makes it easy to connect the camera to a computer for uploading video and charging its battery. It also features Sony’s Exmor CMOS sensor, 4x digital zoom with auto macro, SteadyShot image stabilization, LED low-light shooting, Face Detection, Share tags, and HDMI output.
The pocket camcorder begins shipping today, priced at $179.99. It is available in blue, black, and red. For more information, visit the product page.