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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the design and performance are generally positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the durability and zoom. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas the focus and durability get negative opinions.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Robert Dubbin (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M1 review

 

At the unveiling of the eye-catching Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M1 in the fall of 2004, it promised hybrid still and video performance to accompany its futuristic, quirky design. We found that the M1 delivers on most counts, delivering decent 5-megapixel...

Eye-catching design; big, bright 2.5-inch LCD screen; solid snapshot feature set; pleasing photos and excellent movie quality for a combo unit; great performance.

Horrible bundled software; control layout takes some acclimation; low-light shutter lag.

If you're looking to buy a digital camera that takes decent movies, this is your best current option.

May, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1 is a solid digital camera, with good capabilities and features that make shooting both stills and video enjoyable.

Sleek, light and small. Unique, striking design; very good photo and video quality; special video presets, including two buffer modes.

Proprietary MPEG-4 videos require an MPEG 4 CODEC or Sony's software to view and convert. 3X optical zoom lens feels too short for video. Slow recycle time; too easy to cover the lens with a finger.

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Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-M1

 

Physical Views Go to Features & Controls Sony DSC-M1 Specifications Image Device: 1/2.4" 5.1 Megapixel Effective Sony Super HAD™ CCD Still Image Sizes: 5M   2592x1944 5M(3.2)  2592x1728 3M   2048x1536 2M   1600x1200 VGA  640x480 Recording Media: Memory...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

The Sony DSC-M1 is the latest in Sony's tradition of making innovative Cyber-shot models that aim to identify traditional "problem" areas in other digicams, and improve on them. Sony digital cameras span the full range of price and performance, and...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1 looks nothing like any of its Cyber-Shot predecessors, with an unusual (and honestly, rather difficult to describe) body that will definitely attract attention wherever you use it. Somewhat akin to a cell-phone (although a...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1

 

This review has been completed using a production-level DSC-M1. All product shots and sample photos are from the production camera. Thank you for your patience, as this one took a while to finish

Interesting" design - you love it or hate it ; Excellent movie mode: long recording times, small file sizes, zoom during filming, stereo sound ; Robust performance ; Large, rotating 2.5" LCD visible even in bright outdoor light ; AF-assist lamp ;...

Expensive for what it does ; Clumsy design: poorly placed controls, flash, AF-assist lamp; buttons are too small; poorly-designed battery compartment ; Picture quality is disappointing: images seem soft and fuzzy ; Redeye a problem ; Weak flash ; LCD...

All-in-all, I can see how gadget lovers would find the DSC-M1 appealing. But for the average person, you could get a nicer camera (in all respects except for total movie recording time) for less money -- so my advice is to pass on the M1.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Sandesh M. (bytesector.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-M1

 

Sony has introduced another gorgeous camera to the market with more than a few tricks up its multi-industry-spanning and largely metaphorical sleeves. The DSC-M1 falls into the brand new Cyber-shot M category, with the M standing for movie. This new...

While the Sony DSC-M1 may not take the best photos, the movie capabilities definitely make up for this fault.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by (machome.com)

DSC-M1

 

Still photos and high-resolution video in one

The coolest-looking fusion camera on the market, high resolution movie mode with stereo sound capture, unique hybrid still/video-in-one capture mode, good point-and-shoot feature set, comes with charge/ transfer station.

Pricey, slight learning curve, tiny flash with short reach, average still-image quality.

Larger Memory Stick Duo card

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (photokina-show.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1

 

Apicture may say a thousand words, but with Sony's futuristic new Cyber-shot DSC-M1 digital camera and its extraordinary video features, it's what happens before and after the picture is taken that says the most."Capturing that one special moment in...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Robert Dubbin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M1 review

 

At the unveiling of the eye-catching Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M1 in the fall of 2004, it promised hybrid still and video performance to accompany its futuristic, quirky design. We found that the M1 delivers on most counts, delivering decent 5-megapixel...

Eye-catching design; big, bright 2.5-inch LCD screen; solid snapshot feature set; pleasing photos and excellent movie quality for a combo unit; great performance.

Horrible bundled software; control layout takes some acclimation; low-light shutter lag.

If you're looking to buy a digital camera that takes decent movies, this is your best current option.

May, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Sony Cybershot DSC-M1

 

The Sony Cybershot DSC M1 is a 5.1 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical zoom lens that takes digital camera design to a new and rather unconventional place. The DSC-M1 is based upon the DSC-T1 but has a design that resembles a vertical camera...

The Sony Cybershot DSC-M1 is a camera designed to increase the quality of video that digital cameras can offer. It offers MPEG4 (MPEGMOVIE4TV) which means higher quality video (up to 50% more vertical resolution). It also offers not one but two...

Sep, 2004

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