Sony shot themselves in the foot with the introduction of the M1.

They announced it in September of 2004, and now it is 6 months later before it is available.

The digital camera reviewers lost interest and have never followed up on their reviews.

There is a 6 month old PREVIEW at:

There are just a few Owner's Opinions available:

Click on the link just below the red stars.

One negative is the flash - it is only rated for 5 feet.
If you are 6 feet tall, you cannot take a flash photo of your own feet......bummer!