Sony is taking its MP4 camera line to the next level with their latest releases, including the new Bloggie Live MHS-TS55 HD Camera that features some impressive specs like 12.8 megapixel stills, has a stereo microphone, 3-inch wide capacitive touch screen, an LED light, and live streaming thanks to built-in Wi-Fi capability, a first in a full HD pocket camera. Users can now share special moments in real-time with Qik Video, a mobile video sharing service from Skype. Sharing is easy since all footage can automatically be uploaded to various sites like Facebook, YouTube and Sony’s PlayMemories Online  (a free app that can be downloaded from the Android market and iTunes app store) that will be available come Spring, which allows users to view their content from other devices anytime.

The Bloggie Live MHS-TS55 HD Camera’s design is slim and stylish coupled with its innovative hardware, software and abilities to seamlessly integrate with Internet social network sites provides easy, intuitive shooting and sharing. Other cool features include: Sensitive Exmor CMOS sensor to achieve high resolution video and crisply-detailed still photos; Dual Record to enable photo capture while shooting video; SteadyShot image stabilization; Face Detection technology; Auto Focus/Auto Macro; built-in USB arm for easy charging and uploading; and compatibility with both PC and Mac computers.

As a bonus for users, Sony has partnered with Verizon Wireless to offer a $50 debit card by mail to those who buy a Bloggie Live camera, as well as a Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot device with a 2-year contract, by April 9 (but hotspot device must be purchased from Verizon within 30 days after buying the camera). The Bloggie Live MHS-TS55 camera with 8GB of internal memory will see for about $250 and be available next month.

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.