Sony on Thursday rolled out its new Cyber-shot DSC-M1 digital camera. The 5.1-megapixel digital camera hits store shelves in December for about $600 (around £350), and is described as being about the size of a deck of cards. It is held vertically and uses a 2.5-inch articulated LCD that swivels upward and rotates 270 degrees.

A hybrid recording mode lets users record up to five seconds of QVGA video before and three seconds after the full-resolution image is taken. The video and still image are stored as separate files. Data is recorded to Memory Stick Pro Duo media cards. The camera also features a 3x optical zoom lens, Sony InfoLithium rechargeable battery, and a USB cradle for connecting to a PC or Mac. A product page was not available as Digit posted this article.