According to a press release, Sony has taken heed of the social networking phenomenon induced by Web sites like Facebook and YouTube. Catering to the youthful audience who frequent these Web sites, Sony is introducing its “Webbie HD” cameras, designed as simple tools to take pictures, shoot movies and post them to the Web with ease and efficiency.
The release continues by saying that Sony offers two styles of Webbie HD cameras—the horizontal-design MHS-CM1 and the 4 oz. MHS-PM1. Both models, though petite, are capable of capturing HD video (1440x1080/30p) and 5-megapixel stills. Both cameras record directly to memory Stick PRO duo media (sold separately).
The MHS-CM1has a 2.5” LCD screen that swivels (so you can see yourself while taking pictures of, well, yourself). It features a 4X digital zoom. The MHS-PM1 is small enough to fit in a pocket or purse and features a swiveling lens.
Perfect for today’s multi-taskers who want to share their experiences with their friends but who may not have time to chat over tea or coffee, the Webbie HDs make it fast and easy to upload videos and photos to YouTube, Picasa, Photobucket and other video and photo sharing sites. The cameras connect to a computer via a USB cable and the embedded PMB Portable software quickly transfers content to the Web. Users can also drag and drop files from the camera to their computer.
The MHS-CM1 is available now for about $200; theMHS-PM1 will be available in April for about $170.
For more information visit www.sonystyle.com/webbiehd