Sony CyberShot DSC-M1 Brief Review
Sony CyberShot DSC-M1
5.1 megapixels (effective); 3x optical zoom/2x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG and MPEG file format; ISO range 100 - 400; Sony InfoLithium battery; movie mode with sound
Sony's first attempt at a camera/camcorder hybrid, the Sony CyberShot DSC-M1 takes 5-megapixel still pictures as well as high-resolution MPEG video. What really makes the Sony CyberShot DSC-M1 unique, however, is the fact that it is designed to record video five seconds before a still image is taken and three seconds after, giving a video record of the circumstances around every picture. If you'd rather take more conventional video, the Sony M1 can fit 27 minutes of 30 frame-per-second video on a 512MB Memory Stick Pro Duo card.