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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2

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Expert Review

1 November 2006
  • Excerpt: This is a bold design from Sony. Digital compact cameras normally shoot video as a bonus feature, and no one really expects the quality of the footage to look or sound that good. But from the design of the DSC-M2, with its flip-and-spin viewing panel and equally-sized Photo and Movie mode buttons, Sony is essentially saying that this is a hybrid camera that performs equally well at both tasks.
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Sony DSC-M2

Steve's Digicams
27 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Physical Views Go to Features & Controls Sony DSC-M2 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.5" 5.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 5M   2592x1944 5M(3.2)  2592x1728 3M   2048x1536 1M   1280x960 VGA  640x480 Recording Media: Memory Stick Duo Media (32MB included), Memory Stick Duo PRO Media Zoom: Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar "folded" (internal) 3X Optical, 6.33 - 19mm (38-114mm equivalent) 11 elements in 8 groups, 3 aspheric elements Digital Zoom:...
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Dc Resource
8 February 2006
  • Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 ($500) is the latest "hybrid" digital camera from the Japanese electronics giant. The DSC-M1 is a more refined version of the DSC-M1 (introduced in 2004), which was an interesting but awkward mix of camera and camcorder. The new features on the M2 include a less boxy design (though I still find it clumsy to hold and operate), a built-in photo album, and an enhanced slideshow feature.
  • Pros: Successfully combines camera and camcorder features, Very good photo and movie quality, Snappy performance, Large, high resolution rotating LCD display with great outdoor visibility, AF-assist lamp, Zoom lens can be used during filming, Built-in 1100 shot photo album, Support for USB 2.0 High Speed protocol (via camera dock)
  • Cons: Expensive; better values exist, Awkward design with poor control layout, No internal memory or memory card included, so the real price of the camera is even higher, Weak flash; redeye a problem, Lacks movie editing features (surprising given the fancy movie mode), No manual controls; custom white balance and long shutter speed modes needed, USB and A/V ports require camera dock, Bundled software isn't the greatest
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Sony Cyber-Shot M2

Digital Photography Interface
11 January 2006
  • Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot M2 is quite an interesting one of a kind hybrid camera. It combines 5 megapixels of resolution along with an excellent movie mode. The rotating LCD gives more room for "creative" photos and movies, given that it can rotate to almost any angle. Though the M2 can take 5 megapixel photos, I think its primary use is for movies. Lack of manual controls, a weak flash and so-so image quality - these 3 drawbacks make the M2 useful mostly for movies only.
  • Pros: Stylish design, Excellent movie mode with stereo sound and movie zoom, Large rotating 2.5 inch LCD, 1 cm Magnifying Glass mode, Larger and more strategically placed buttons (Compared to the Cyber-shot M1), Hybrid mode which is hmm... interesting, Cool Album and Slideshow functions
  • Cons: No manual controls, LCD is rather low in resolution, Weak flash, Flimsy battery/Memory Stick slot door, Lots of red-eye, Soft photos and high noise levels
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Overall 4

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Jack of all trades and master of none - that'll be the Sony DSC-M2.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

15 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Se c'è qualche marca capace di innovare in fotografia digitale, quella è la Sony. Può darsi che alcuni dei suoi ingegni non siano tanto "fotografici" che a molti piacerebbe, ma è chiaro che se la Sony si mette in testa di assalire la vetrina, ci riesce. Un esempio di ciò è la Cyber-shot DSC-M2, una fotocamera che sembra più un cellulare, grazioso con 5 megapixel e sostegno di una comunione quasi perfetta tra le funzioni di cattura fotografica e video.
  • Pros: grande qualità di immagine fotografica e di video, superba messa a fuoco macro, eccellenti rifiniture, display di alta qualità...
  • Cons: ergonomia migliorabile, rango focale e diaframmi un po' limitati, il flash non è all'altezza, rendimento migliorabile del bilanciamento automatico...
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Levné elektro
12 March 2007
  • Summary: Stylový Sony Cyber-shot dva v jednom, kompaktní digitální fotoaparát s možností záznamu video ve formátu MPEG4, objektiv Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar, světelnost 3.5-4.4 / 38-114mm (ekv. 35mm), 3xoptický a 6x digitální zoom, makro od 1cm, 2.5" hybridní LCD (123k bodů), Super HAD CCD 5,255 mil. pixelů (5.1 MPX efektivně), max.
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Sony Cyber-shot M2, video fotocamera digitale da 5,1 Megapixel

22 January 2007

Expert Review

5 September 2006
  • Excerpt: La Sony Cyber-shot Dsc M2 è una fotocamera digitale con risoluzione fino a 5.1 megapixels, dotata di zoom ottico 3x, automatica, con espansione Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro duo e monitor da 2.5 pollici.
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Overall 7
Features 7
Picture quality 7
Battery performance 5
Display 7
Speed performance 6
Autofocus 8

Expert Review

18 June 2006
  • Summary: Billedkvaliteten er der ikke det store at bemærke om. Der er lav billedstøj til og med ISO 200, mens ISO 400 må siges kun at være til brug i nødsfald. Og i en tid, hvor der kommer kompaktkameraer med ISO-værdier helt op til 1600 eller 3200, er et kamera, der kun er brugbart til og med ISO 200, ikke så imponerende, som det var en gang.
  • Pros: Hurtig autofokus og opstart, Generelt god billedkvalitet, Flot videofunktion, Smart design og kan være i en lomme, Forbilledlig visning af batterikapacitet
  • Cons: Dårlig billede til billede ydelse med blitz, Lidt uskarpe billedhjørner, Dyrt i forhold til hvad man får for pengene, Klodset i brug pga. designet, Dårlig opladningsløsning, Middelmådig batterikapacitet
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