Sony Moving away from Proprietary Formats
There is a common negative tone to Sony today.
I too find their products expensive, but when comparing their build quality and style, I have purchased some of their products.
* Vaio S type laptop - 2 years ago - no faults yet
* Sony Photo Frame - Picture was better than the others
* Sony Walkman - Construction was better than others
Price and MS:
300 Pound certainly does seem expensive here, but i guarantee the real price will be a lot cheaper. The price of MS isnt really any problem, so just spend and buy a 2Gb MS card.
Future - SD:
The new model Cyber-shots here in Japan are already SD / MS duo, so this problem will be good and hopefully address most of the complaints in this forum.
From other reviews on this camera most commented on the low noise from this sensor compared to other models in the range to I think this is a bit unwarranted...?