For superb, high-resolution 5.1 megapixel imaging, the DSC-M2 features Sony?s advanced Super HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD -- designed to allow more light to pass to each pixel.
Sony?s precision 2X Digital zoom system electronically ?zooms in? on the subject without creating jagged-edge distortion that can ruin your picture.
For capturing the moment more effectively, the DSC-M2 uses Sony?s Real Imaging Processor? LSI (Large Scale Integrated Circuit) to shoot faster, speed shot-to-shot time, and reduce power consumption by up to 70%.
To make viewing and sharing your photos more entertaining, you can combine shots in automatic Slide Show sequence, pick favorites and delete unwanted photos, even select from four prerecorded music tracks in the camera?s internal memory -- or use supplied Picture Package software to add your own favorite music selections.
The DSC-M2 can focus extraordinarily close to the camera lens, as close as 1 centimeter, or less than ½? -- so you can shoot and display close-up images of objects at over 3X actual size to open up new possibilities in macro photography.
A supplied InfoLithium® battery gives the DSC-M2 plenty of power for shooting in the field and shows you about how much shooting time remains. It also recharges quickly and easily with no ?memory effect? that can shorten battery life.
The DSC-M2 uses an innovative zoom lens design with folding optical path that achieves 3X zoom without extending from the body of the camera to maintain compact dimensions even at full zoom range.
The DSC-M2 has new circuitry to improve image brightness when shooting in low-light situations -- along with faster processing speed to help reduce ?block noise? that can cause distortion in solid-color areas of your picture.
A high-capacity internal memory allows the DSC-M2 to store up to 1,100 photo images at VGA resolution. It?s like carrying your own photo album for viewing and sharing anytime -- and you can manage your photo album in-camera, with a simple shuttle key for quick browsing and search.
When you release the shutter to take your still photo, Hybrid Record Mode saves 5 seconds of video and audio captured before the shot along with 3 seconds recorded after the shot -- an automatic combination that can preserve the drama and emotion of fleeting candid moments and fast-moving events.
There?s a built-in slot on the DSC-M2 for the optional Memory Stick Duo? media that provides ultra-compact, high-capacity storage for shooting and sharing.
Designed by Carl Zeiss, world-famous for precision optics, the Vario-Tessar of the DSC-M2 captures high-resolution digital still images and sharp, detailed MPEG4 video clips with equal ease -- so your results always look crisp and professional, even when you make big prints or show moving video on large-screen TVs.
With a big, bright 2.5? LCD screen built-in, your DSC-M2 lets you see more detail in composing scenes and sharing your results after you record. And its trans-missive/reflective Hybrid design provides extra brightness in direct sunlight to make details easier to see and menus easier to read.
The DSC-M2 has a style all its own -- a bold, hi-tech vertical design for one-hand operation. A gentle push flips up the large 2.5? LCD screen and simultaneously turns on the power, giving you fast shooting and quick, convenient Slide Show and pocket album viewing -- even movie playback.
In addition to its superb still image photography, the DSC-M2 also captures full-screen (640 x 480) video clips at high frame rate (up to 30 frames per second), with stereo sound for greater realism. And its high-quality MPEG4 format requires only one-fourth the file size of conventional MPEG1 recordings, allowing you to record longer and store more video clips on your media.
With supplied Nero Vision Express 3 software, you can easily edit DSC-M2 movies and burn your own DVDs.
It?s the easy way to stay connected -- a supplied UC-MB Cyber-shot Station? cradle that stays home and provides quick PC hookup via USB connector, TV connector for viewing images on large screens, and AC power for battery recharging.
Interested in something new?
Explore the latest models now.Shop Now
Sony Rewards is a free loyalty program with many ways to earn, including earning at least 1 point per $1 spent when you shop at Sony Store. To earn points on your purchase, simply log in or join now to link your Sony Rewards account to a Sony Store account. Click here to learn more. You can also log in or enroll to earn points after completing your Sony Store online purchase.