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jam11 Nov 1, 2006 2:02 AM

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Hi from Germany,

after looking for a good hybrid i found finally a great machine!

It´s called Sony DSC-M2. I really love it. The pictures have good quality and the videos are absolutly fantastic, its like a real camcorder, believe me.

Here is a sample video -->

sgspirit Nov 2, 2006 12:34 AM

The Sony's are a bit pricy for my need for a camera I don't worry about losing or breaking, but it's good to hear they do a proper job. I don't think Sony sells a whole lot of these.

jam11 Nov 2, 2006 1:50 AM

You know i bought it brand new for 250$! I think for this qualitiy the price is perfect.

rgvcam Nov 2, 2006 6:56 PM

Yes that is nice video and $250 is now a reasonable price.

Once you start using mpeg4 memory card cameras, there is no going back! Even though they are not quite the quality of miniDV, they are just so much more convenient and for most purposes, they are plenty good enough.

There is a review of the M2 here for anyone interested:

sgspirit Nov 3, 2006 12:11 PM

One reason I didn't try a Sony was the price, but you paid the same as I did for my Samsung i6. The i6 has more PMP functions than the Sony, but I'd be surprised if the Sony didn't take better video than the Samsung. I guess it's good to have more choices. Sony should be due out with a new version soon?

rgvcam Nov 3, 2006 10:06 PM

As memory card capacities and speeds increase, allowing increased bitrates, these devices will only get better and I for ee a time in the not so distant future when these will even replace Hard Drive Camcorders as the preference of the consumer for casual use. A 2GB memory card already has more capacity than a MiniDVD Disc and with 8GB SDHC cards about to appear, you can already have a device with the recording capacity of nearly 6 miniDVD's! If you use MPEG-4 instead then the of course you can have a lot more recording time.

fishycomics Nov 4, 2006 3:27 PM

Jam watched the vid no words one of the profesional models light adjustment was superb no flicker as the hybrids do. looks like Sony mastered another excellent over priced device. great job and excellent price.

sgspirit Nov 5, 2006 1:16 AM

I remembered the other reason I didn't consider the Sony's was because they don't use either the SD cards or the NP-60 batteries I had for the Digilife cameras. I did have to buy new batteries for the Samsung, but at least it uses SD cards.

jam11 Nov 5, 2006 2:56 AM

thats right, unfortunately you need a special memory-card. You can´t use the simple sd/mmc-cards like you can take it for the aiptkes. I don´t like have to buy a new one...."Memory-Sticks":(

jam11 Nov 5, 2006 5:09 AM

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i´ve got another video-file and one photo.

But remember, its dark outside! But even this is no problem for the DSC-M2.

Later i will load up a video with nice weather or brightly.


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