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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The screen and design also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability, and some have doubts about the battery and shutter.

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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-M2 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-M2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and design. The size and screen also get good views, but some have doubts about the flash and durability.

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image quality, price, durability, flash

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Marc Perton (engadget.com)

Sony Cyber-shot M2 reviewed

 

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-M2 is the company's second-generation M-series hybrid camera. You know, the one that's supposed to squash all the bugs that were in the M1 and prove that this odd cross between a camcorder and digicam really works. DCResource took...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M2 review

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M2

Still/movie double threat; 2.5-inch LCD with excellent visibility in daylight; versatile slide-show/album mode; speedy burst mode.

Awkward to use; few manual controls; weak flash with poor red-eye mode; no in-camera movie editing.

The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M2 takes quality stills and videos, if you can get past its awkward design.

Mar, 2006

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

Sony DSC-M2

 

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...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 is about as unique a digital camera as could be imagined. It packs a 3x zoom lens and high-resolution five megapixel sensor into a reasonably compact body, and offers generally good image quality as well as movies that are...

Extremely eye-catching body will certainly draw attention!Body shape (thanks to the swivelling LCD) is easy to grip and hold steadilyStereo microphone - a rarity among digital camerasControl layout is generally better than in the M1Redesigned camera...

That eye-catching body isn't exactly conducive to catching a quick shot without grabbing your subject's attentionHinge mechanism might prove a weak spot if you drop the cameraIt is too easy to cover one half of the stereo microphone with your fingerNo...

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 looks quite similar to the previous DSC-M1 model on which it is based (and nothing like most of its other Cyber-Shot predecessors), with an unusual and honestly rather unusual body that will definitely attract attention...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

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...

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...

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...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot M2

 

The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 is the second of the Sony Cyber-shot M-series which feature a unique vertical design and excellent movie mode. Other than that, the Sony Cyber-shot M2 has 5 megapixels, a 2.5 inch LCD and a "hybrid movie function" with...

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 ;...

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

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...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2

 

Jack of all trades and master of none - that'll be the Sony DSC-M2.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 review

 

A decent digital compact

Good quality stills ; Twisting view panel ; Easy to use

Short battery life ; Poor sound recording ; Hard to hold steady

All in, it's not a bad stills camera, but the hybrid design doesn't live up to its promise

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (macformat.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2

 

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 Sony is essentially saying that this hybrid camera...

Good quality stills, Twisting view panel, Easy to use

Short battery life, Poor sound recording, Hard to hold steady

All in, it's not a bad stills camera, but the hybrid design doesn't live up to its promise

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M2 review

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M2

Still/movie double threat; 2.5-inch LCD with excellent visibility in daylight; versatile slide-show/album mode; speedy burst mode.

Awkward to use; few manual controls; weak flash with poor red-eye mode; no in-camera movie editing.

The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M2 takes quality stills and videos, if you can get past its awkward design.

Mar, 2006
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