By Cliff Smith
Reviewed: 1 Mar 2006
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How odd that this reviewer dislikes this little Sony. I've had three DSC-M2s now and use them to take stills and videos including self-portraits to illustrate my blog. The simple arrangement of three large buttons is the most convenient combination of still, review and movie I've come across in an inexpensive camera. I delight in the one-handed user-friendliness of this little gadget - which incidentally I treat in a cavalier way, carrying it my pocket on walks and when cycling, having it easily to hand. For me, and I don't think I'm physiologically out of the ordinary, its ergonomics are superlative. I just wish I could get a replacement soon as I'm forever wear this little hybrid into the ground, using successive models like a diary and a pen!
I bought one of these a week or so back on Ebay UK and paid just GBP27 (USD43) for an "as new" camera still in it's box! Maybe 5MP doesn't ring anyone's bell these days but it's plenty enough for me. I just needed something cheap and cheerful, but high quality,for those occasions I don't want to lug around a Nikon D90 and an equally heavy lens. This is absolutely pocketable, takes well saturated, tack sharp pics with very acceptable video results. Yes, it looks very different from it's peers but the ergonomics cause me no problems at all and I quite enjoy shooting one handed and with that 360 degree flip screen it's perfect for selfies when required! I'm still exploring it and up until now have found/seen nothing to complain about a very well made and easy to use Sony.
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