David D. Busch has posted his review on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2, a 5.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch Hybrid LCD screen.
“This camera produced attractive photos and movies. Colors look neutral and pleasing, especially in the flesh tones. However, exposures tend to favor the shadows, which means lots of blown highlights. As with the previous model, details tend to be masked by excessive compression artifacts. Backlit subjects produce chromatic aberration, which appears as moderate purple fringing.
The Sony Cyber Shot DSC-M2’s biggest issue is excessive noise, which is visible even at lower ISO speeds. While not too bad at ISO 64, by ISO 160 it became objectionable, and at ISO 400, the multicolored flecks took on a life of their own. Since this camera’s slowest shutter speed is 1/8 second and the electronic flash is so anemic, the DSC-M2 is probably not the best choice for nighttime or party shooters. “