New Sony DSC-M1 Digital Camera With MP4 Video Features

Posted: Sep 9 2004, 11:17am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:55pm CDT, in Portable Devices


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New Sony DSC-M1 Digital Camera with MP4 Video Features

Sony announces the Cyber-shot DSC-M1, a 5.1 megapixel digital camera with unique design and special video features.

The new sony digital camera features a 2.5 inch LCD which swivels upward and rotates a full 270 degrees.
A new hybrid record mode makes the most of the scene being captured by automatically recording five seconds of QVGA video before and three seconds after the still image is snapped, creating a more complete record of the sights and sounds of the moment.
The camera uses a Carl Zeiss® Vario-Tessar® 3X optical zoom lens, and the zoom operates also while capturing video.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1 will be available in December for about $600.

Update 02/18/05:
Buy the Sony DSC-M1 for $569.94 at

Compare Prices for the M1 in other stores.

See also the new digital camcorder Mustek DV-5500.

New Sony DSC-M1 MP4 Camcorder sony dsc-m1 5mp digital camcorderFuture Tech Gadget Gift geek cool gadget Product Technology Future Cool smallest, Buy Gift Sale Electronics device camera player new gadget future gadget Future Technology News technology Review The Sony DSC-M1 features the MPEGMovie 4TV feature, the MPEG-4 compression format that significantly increases picture quality and resolution while dramatically reducing file size. Employing a reduced bit rate (from 11Mpbs to 2.5 Mpbs), MPEGMovie 4TV mode enables the recording of up to 27 minutes of VGA-resolution, 30-frames-per-second video with stereo sound on an optional 512 MB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media card, or up to 54 minutes with the optional 1GB card, available soon.
More details in Sony Press-Release.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-M1 Features:

Imaging Device: 1/2.4" 5.1 Megapixel Effective Super HAD™ CCD

Recording Media: Memory Stick Duo™ Media, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media

Lens Construction: 11 Elements in 8 Groups (Including 3 Aspheric Elements,

1 Prism)

Zoom: 3X Optical, 2X Digital, 6X Total Zoom

Filter Diameter: N/A

Focal Length: 6.7 – 20.1mm

35mm Equivalent: 38 – 114mm

Aperture: f3.5 – 4.4

Focus: 5 Area Multi-Point AF, 5 Step Manual Preset

Minimum Focus Distance: 19 5⁄8" (50cm)

Macro Focus Distance: Selectable 3 1⁄16" (8cm), Magnifying Glass Mode 3⁄8" (1cm)

Shutter Speed: Auto (1/8 – 1/1000 sec), Program Auto (1 – 1/1000 sec),

High Speed (1/250 – 1/1000 sec)

Aperture Range: f3.5 – f5.6 (W), f4.4 – f10.0 (T)

Exposure Compensation: ±2.0EV, 1/3EV steps

Color LCD: 2.5" 123K TFT Pixels Hybrid LCD Screen

Flash Modes: Auto/Forced On/Forced Off/Slow Synchro

Red-Eye Reduction: On/Off

Flash Effective Range: 11 7⁄8" – 4' 11 1⁄8" (0.3 – 1.5m)

White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash

Speed Burst Mode: 4 Shot (5MP JPEG Fine) 3fps

Picture Effects: Black & White, Sepia

ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400

Scene Modes: Beach, Candle, Fireworks, High Speed Shutter, Landscape,

Magnifying Glass Mode, Snow, Twilight, Twilight Portrait

Self-Timer: Yes, 10 Seconds

Audio/Video Output: Yes, by Supplied Multi-connector Cable

Still Image Modes: JPEG (Fine/Standard), Burst, Auto Bracketing

Hybrid Record Mode: Continuously accumulates 320x240 15fps video with sound,

and records 5 seconds before still image capture and

3 seconds after. Still image recorded at selected resolution.

MPEG Movie Mode1: MPEGMOVIE 4TV (MPEG4) with Stereo Audio (640 x 480,

30 fps/2.88 Mbps Bit Rate)

MPEGMOVIE 4TV (MPEG4) with Stereo Audio (320 x 240,

30 fps/975 kbps Bit Rate)

MPEGMOVIE 4TV (MPEG4) with Stereo Audio (320 x 240,

15 fps/277 kbps Bit Rate)

Microphone/Speaker: Yes/Yes

USB Terminal: Yes, by Supplied Multi-connector Cable, Supports USB 2.0 Hi-speed

Memory Stick PRO Duo™ Media Compatibility*: Tested to support up to

512MB media capacity; does not support Access Control security function

Battery Type/Capacity: InfoLithium® NP-FT1, 2.4W (680mAh)

Supplied Software: Picture Package™ for Sony v1.2 (Windows), USB Driver

OS Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000 Professional, Me, XP

Home and Professional

USB OS Driver Support: Microsoft® Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000 Professional, Me,

XP Home and Professional

Macintosh® OS 9.1, 9.2/X (v10.0 - 10.3) ©2004 Sony Electronics Inc.

Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. Sony,

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