Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1 Camcorder Review
When compared to the competition, there aren't a lot of compelling reasons to choose Sony's new entry into the ultra-budget YouTube market. The Sony Webbie HD MHS-CM1 is inexpensive, but it's not nearly as easy to use or as easy on the eyes as the popular Pure Digital Flip Mino HD. The former is colorful and simple, but not nearly the bare bones fashion accessory that you'll get from the latter.
In terms of video performance, the CM1 is only a little better than the Flip and isn't nearly as good in low lighting conditions. There's the added bonus of still photography, but you're much better off just taking still photos with your point and shoot digital camera instead.
So what remains for Webbie? Traditionalists looking for a horizontal body design and the added 'umph' of a 5x optical zoom might spring for the MHS-CM1. But the upload process is such a chore and the low light performance so unimpressive, we find it difficult to recommend the Webbie when there are other fish—fish named the Flip Mino HD—in the sea.