Steve’sDigicams 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.
“I was pleased with the image quality of the M2’s 5M Fine mode. Outdoor images were well-exposed and sharp with true to life colors. Our indoor shots were also sharp well-exposed, although the M2’s limited (8 feet) flash range restricts subjects to small rooms and portraits of very small groups. Portraits had realistic skin tones, but red eye reduction flash mode proved ineffective in dim ambient lighting.
Image quality was good at low sensitivity settings, with an almost undetectable amount of noise in shadow areas at ISO 64. Shadow noise grows to a detectable amount at ISO 100, and at ISO 200 it becomes detectable in highlight areas. ISO 400 produces noticeable noise throughout the image along with some loss of detail, although the images are usable.”