As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2 is also often compared to pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2's top rivals come from Sony (such as the SLT A99 and the Cyber-shot DSC-M1) and Canon (such as the EOS M)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-M2 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (september 2005 vs september 2004).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (51×123×32 mm) vs compact (51×114×28 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (240 g vs 215 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-M1 (vs the DSC-M2)

  • Much smaller: Compact (51×114×28 mm) vs Compact (51×123×32 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-M1 (vs the DSC-M2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-M1 and DSC-M2

  • Very small: Compact (51×114×28 mm) vs Compact (51×123×32 mm)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99
7 years newer
$3,198 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A99 (vs the DSC-M2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A99 (vs the DSC-M2)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A99 and DSC-M2

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-M2 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (123k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
6 years newer
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-M2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 123k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-M2)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-M2

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (51×123×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 240 g