IMHO Sony is best known for it's engineering. I personally bought a Sony camera because of its size. I was travelling across Europe at the time and I needed something to fit in my pocket, so I bought the T1. It's about as small as a pack of cards, takes great quality pics, and it's easy to use. Even though it does have it's problems (horrible JPEG compression, 5MP images come out to be 2.5MB!), I still love it and wouldn't've bought anything else. Just my $0.02.