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Sony Cybershot DSC-M2, 5.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/2x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera Demo Item

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The Sony Cybershot DSC-M2 digital camera combines the best of both worlds while it's sleek hi-tech vertical design is both impressive to look at and comfortable to hold, and great quality photography is guaranteed, thanks to the 5.1 effective Megapixel Super HAD CCD and the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar folded-path 3x Optical Zoom lens. You can shoot, share, and save your memories by recording high-resolution 5.1 megapixel still images, high-quality MPEGMovie4TV clips, or simultaneous still images and video clips in Hybrid Recording Mode. The Pocket Album function lets you store up to 1,100 VGA images for sharing anytime.

With a press of a button, the camera can switch between photo and movie modes depending upon which will best capture the mood. Unique to Sony, the Cyber-shot M2 features the Pocket Album and Slide Show plus Movie functions for effortless and fun playback on the generously sized 2.5 inch Hybrid LCD screen. Moreover the large screen allows you to frame the shot in any light conditions, including direct sunlight. The camera uses Sony's Real Imaging Processor, which enables it to capture pictures quickly so you'll never miss the moment.

The ergonomically designed one-handed grip sits neatly in the palm of your hand, and the slightly tilted lens axis allows you to hold and shoot with a natural wrist position.The control layout has been designed with ease of operation in mind. For example, the Photo and Movie buttons are arranged in a horizontal line, within easy reach of your thumb. The shuttle control feature on the back of the device allows you to easily scan forwards and backwards through your movie footage and photography to reach the scene or image you really want to view.

One Camera for Photos and Movies
The DSC-M2 gives you two great ways to capture the moment: shoot digital still photos, or capture MPEGMovie4TV video clips with high resolution and compact file size
Vertical Hi-Tech Design
The aluminum body of the DSC-M2 has a special finish to create a luxurious and classic satin metallic look and feel. Equally impressive on vacation, at an evening party or a family barbecue, the Cyber-shot M2 always exudes style. It's bold and hi-tech, with one-hand operation that's sure to attract admiring attention. A gentle push flips up the large 2.5" LCD screen and simultaneously turns the power on, for fast shooting and convenient Slide Show and Pocket Album viewing - even movie playback.
5.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
More megapixels mean more detail and high-resolution definition. Sony's advanced Super HAD (Hole Accumulated Diode) CCD is designed to allow more light to pass to each pixel, increase sensitivity and reduce noise.
Carl Zeiss 3X Optical Zoom Lens
The Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar 3x Optical zoom helps the DSC-M2 bring distant subjects closer and lets you frame shots for better composition. Furthermore, Sony's precision 2x Digital zoom provides additional magnification to zoom on your subject without jagged-edge distortion.
Brighter Image, Reduced Noise
Improved circuitry means improved image brightness when shooting in low-light situations, while faster processing speed helps reduce "block noise" that can cause distortion in solid-color picture areas.
MPEGMovie4TV Mode
By capturing full-screen (640x480) high frame rate (up to 30fps) video with stereo sound in MPEG4 format, DSC-M2 video clips have 50% more horizontal resolution and take up 1/4 the file size. This allows more clips to be stored and longer continuous recording.
Hybrid Recording Mode
Release the shutter to take your still photo, and automatically save 5 seconds of video and audio before the shot, 3 seconds after - an automatic combination of still photo and moving video that's great for fleeting moments.
Stereo Sound
The Cyber-shot M2 features a stereo microphone, a first for a Sony digital camera, and great for playback on a stereo TV. The built-in mono speaker incorporates an ALC (Auto Level Control) circuit, this combined with the Class D amplifier, allows surprisingly loud sound playback without distortion and also ensures low power consumption.
Memory Stick Duo Media
The DSC-M2 has a built-in slot for optional Memory Stick Duo media that provides ultra-compact, high-capacity shooting and recording.
InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery
A supplied InfoLithium rechargeable battery gives you plenty of shooting power in the field, recharges quickly and easily with no "memory effect," and shows how much shooting time remains.
Tilt/Swivel Free Angle 2.5" LCD Screen
An extra-large 2.5" LCD screen flips out for shooting, rotates so you can put yourself into the picture (or movie), and folds back flat against the camera body for sharing stills and videos with family and friends.
Pocket Album Function
With its high-capacity internal memory, the DSC-M2 lets you store and view up to 1,100 photo images at VGA resolution. It's like carrying a photo album with you, for viewing and sharing anytime - and you can manage your photo album in-camera. Stored photos are saved as thumbnail images sorted by date and year; a simple shuttle key at the side of the camera lens allows smooth browsing and quick search.
Cyber-shot Station Cradle
The supplied UC-MB Cyber-shot Station cradle provides USB connector for PC hookup, TV connector for viewing images on large screens; stereo A/V and USB cables are also supplied.
Slide Show with Music Playback
The DSC-M2 lets you view in-camera images in Slide Show sequence, with one button operation, selectable transition effects and up to four music background tracks that make it more entertaining to share your memories with family and friends. You can even use supplied Picture Package Music Transfer software to add your own favorite music.
Supplied Software for Viewing and Burning
New Picture Package software lets you play back DSC-M2 photos and movies on your PC, create original video clips with music, and back up DSC-M2 photos to CD; new Nero Vision Express 3 software lets you edit DSC-M2 movies and burn your own DVDs.
Direct Print Capable
The Cyber-shot M2 features PictBridge, the standard for printing directly to photo printers, such as the Sony DPP-FP50. The supplied Cyber-shot Station makes charging and connecting to a PC, printer or TV even simpler
Camera Type Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor 1/2.5" 5.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD
Effective Resolution 5.1 million pixels
Color Depth 14-Bit DXP A/D Conversion (24-Bit RGB Output)
Color Modes Color, Black and White, Sepia
Image File Formats JPEG (Fine, Standard)
Recorded Resolution 5M (2592 x 1944)
3:2 (2592 x 1728)
3M (2048 x 1536)
1M (1280 x 960)
VGA (640 x 480)
Video Recording MPEGMOVIE 4TV (MPEG4) with Stereo Audio
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
320 x 240 @ 30 fps
320 x 240 @ 15 fps
Clip Length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording Yes (MPEG4 Audio)
Lens Type Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar Lens (11 Elements in 8 Groups Including 3 Aspheric Elements & 1 Prism)
Optical Zoom 3x
Lens Focal Length 6.3mm - 19.0mm (38mm - 114mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom 2x
Minimum Focus Distance 0.4" (1cm)
Maximum Aperture f/3.5-4.3
Optical Image Stabilization No
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
Focus Control
Focus Type TTL AF with AF Illuminator
Focus Modes 5 Area Multi-Point AF, Center Weighed AF, Spot AF
Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 3.3" (8cm) - 19.7" (50cm)
Magnifying Glass: 0.4" (1cm)
Exposure Control
Sensitivity Auto ISO
Selectable ISO (64, 100, 200, 400)
Shutter Type Not Specified
Shutter Speed 1 - 1/1000 second
Aperture Range f/3.5-4.3 to f/8.0-10.0
Exposure Metering Multi-pattern Metering
Exposure Modes Program Auto, Exposure Compensation (+/-2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps), Auto Bracketing
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
Scene Modes Beach, Candle, Fireworks, High Speed Shutter, Landscape, Magnifying Glass Mode, Snow, Twilight, Twilight Portrait
Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Forced Flash, No Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-Eye Reduction (On/Off))
Effective Flash Range 0.3' (0.1m)- 8.5' (2.6m)
External Flash Connection No
External Flash Control Not Applicable
Start-Up Time Not Specified
Shutter Lag Not Specified
Time Between Shots Not Specified
Burst Capability 3 fps up to 4 frames (5 Megapixels JPEG Fine)
Self Timer 10 Seconds
Interval Recording Multi-Burst Mode: Capture 16 consecutive 320 x 240 frames as part of a single 1280x960 image. Selectable 1/7.5, 1/15, 1/30 second frame intervals provide convenient motion analysis.
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory No (128MB memory available for Pocket Album function ONLY)
Compatible Memory Cards Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo (up to 2GB capacity)
Recording Capacity No Memory Included - file sizes listed

Still Image Capacity

Fine Standard
5M 2.8MB 1.5MB
3:2 2.8MB 1.5MB
3M 1.7MB 1.0MB
1M 0.8MB 0.4MB
VGA 0.2MB 0.08MB

Video Capacity

Video Mode Bit Rate
640 x 480 @ 30 fps 2.88 Mbps
320 x 240 @ 30 fps 975 kbps
320 x 240 @ 15 fps 277 kbps
Battery Type NP-FT1 InfoLithium Battery (680mAh)
Power Adapter AC-LS5 Mulit-connector cable (included)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-speed via Cybershot Station Cradle
Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control No
Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL) via Cybershot Station Cradle
Web-Cam Capable No
System & Software Requirements Microsoft Windows 98/98SE, 2000, Me, XP
Macintosh OS 8.5.1, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, OS X (10.0 - 10.1)
Viewfinder No
LCD Display 2.5" TFT Hybrid color LCD (123,000 Pixels)
Language Options English, Spanish, French
Playback Options Full Image, Thumbnail, Playback Zoom, Histogram Display, Trim and Resize, Video Playback, Color Adjustments (Color Saturation adjust, Contrast adjust, Clear Color/Clear Luminance NR), Image/Video Erase/Protect
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.9" x 2.0" x 1.3" (123 x 52 x 32mm)
Weight 6.6 oz (180g) without battery
Sony Cybershot DSC-M2, 5.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/2x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera
  • NP-FT1 Rechargeable InfoLithium Battery
  • ACL-S5 AC Adapter/In Camera Battery Charger
  • UC-MB Cyber-shot Station
  • USB Cable
  • Stereo A/V Connecting Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD-ROMs (Picture Package for Sony v1.2, Nero Vision Express 3, ImageMixer VCD2 + Music Transfer)
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Sony U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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