DSC RX100 Refurb 12 Months Warranty £239 @  Sony Outlet
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DSC RX100 Refurb 12 Months Warranty £239 @ Sony Outlet

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Found 15th Nov 2014
Not a bad price for an excellent metal bodied compact with 1" sensor, fast lens and great reviews. These are about £309 including the current cash back offer of £40 everywhere else so a decent saving albeit refurbished.

outlet.sony.co.uk/sho…H.A . .

Four times larger than standard sensor - the 1.0-type Exmore CMOS packs the details in. 20.2 effective megapixels give more vibrant shots along with exceptionally low noise level - even in low light situations.

The bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens has a wide aperture that lets in more light. It's also the key to limitless creative effects, with your subject in sharp focus against a smoothly-blurred background.

A 3.6x optical zoom gives you more intimate portraits and detailed shots. Clear Image Zoom pushes this to 7.2 with even more detail and no sacrifice of pixel count
You can capture crisp 1080p movies with the touch of a button in the popular AVCHD format. The HDMI-out slot on the camera even makes it easy to share everything on your HD TV.

SteadyShot Active Mode cuts down on shaky camera movement when shooting video, even while walking or zooming. It even reduces blur when shooting stills.

Enjoy the freedom to fine-tune your image with full control over automatic and manual exposure modes. Surrounding the lens, a smooth control ring allows effortless fingertip adjustment of exposure, zoom, picture effect and other functions.

Take control of your photos and videos and bring them to life through your PlayStation 3 with PlayMemories Studio. You can add sound effects, or edit your videos to make the perfect home movie quickly and easily.
In-camera retouching lets you add a professional sheen to any photo with red eye removal, unsharp mask and more - all without a computer.

A large and bright 3-inch LCD screen makes navigating your photos, reviewing shots and choosing settings a snap.
The lightweight aluminium casing not only cuts down on carry weight; it looks good too!

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Direct link pls, this does not seem to open.

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stingergb

Direct link pls, this does not seem to open.



outlet.sony.co.uk/sho…H.A

toaster

https://outlet.sony.co.uk/shop/Fixed-lens-cameras-Cyber-shot-/RX-Series/DSCRX100.CEH.A



Thank you. Seems there are problems on mobiles.

Superb deal, nothing else comes close to being as good at this price.

Don't forget code GENGAFF1114 for extra 5% off, plus 2% Quidco

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ajmitchell

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the link isn't working but if you go to sony outlet and find camera its there, the GENGAFF1114 code brings it down to 227.05

How much better are the second and third generations of this?

rodhull

How much better are the second and third generations of this?



not sure between I & II but I know III has a 24-70 1.8-2.8 wheras the other 2 are 28-100 1.8-4.9 so the III os heaps better in low light at the long end, that 4mm at the wide end can really make a difference for landscapes and 70mm is still okay for portraits.

money out of the way the III is better, not sure the II is worth more money than the I though.

rodhull

How much better are the second and third generations of this?


2nd and 3rd gen are much better but you have to decide on what features you want before picking 2/3rd gen as 3rd loses out on the hot shoe like the 1st gen but has wifi/nfc (i think)

rodhull

How much better are the second and third generations of this?



I would say if you were paying full price for an mk1, the extra ~90 (going by Amazon prices) for the mk2 could be worth it depending on how much the improvements made matter to you. A new RX100 mk2 costs double what this refurb does though, which is too big a jump in my opinion. To quote DP Review:

"Would you be better off saving some money and buying the now-discounted RX100 instead? That depends. If a slightly-less-noisy ISO 3200 JPEG is worth an extra $150 to you, then the RX100 II will be the better investment. If you can live with a little more noise, don't care much for a tilting LCD and don't plan to use Wi-Fi sharing, then you're better off with an RX100."

"Now Sony has introduced the RX100 II, sold as a sister model to the existing camera. A new, back-illuminated 20MP sensor (the largest BSI chip we've yet encountered), gives a claimed 40% improvement in low-light sensitivity, which Sony says will allow the RX100 II to focus faster in low light than its predecessor, as well, of course, as producing cleaner high-ISO images.

Meanwhile, the camera's enthusiast appeal is bolstered by the addition of a Multi-Interface hot shoe, allowing use of external flashguns or, significantly, accessories such as an electronic viewfinder. The rear screen also now tilts up and down, which makes the RX100 II more flexible to use and more at ease in bright light. Impressively, Sony achieved this while adding just 2mm to the camera's depth - so it retains its pocketable prowess."


The move from RX100 I to II wasn't overly drastic, but the third generation has a much faster but shorter lens as mentioned above, an excellent pop-up viewfinder was added (at the expense of no hotshoe, so not really at the expense of much), a new image processor, an even more tilty screen, a built in ND filter, and better video processing. Whether or not those improvements are worth triple the cost, enough to get this refurb mk1 and a DSLR kit to go with it, is again a matter of preference.

Edited by: "ElGofre" 15th Nov 2014

Thanks guys, I've gone for it. I've wanted this camera for ages and kicked myself for not buying the mk2 in duty free in Sydney last year (would have been £416, a big discount at the time).

Now, any recommendations for a case, or any useful accessories?

rodhull

Thanks guys, I've gone for it. I've wanted this camera for ages and … Thanks guys, I've gone for it. I've wanted this camera for ages and kicked myself for not buying the mk2 in duty free in Sydney last year (would have been £416, a big discount at the time).Now, any recommendations for a case, or any useful accessories?



Nice choice, enjoy I would have jumped on this myself if I hadn't snatched up a Ricoh GR in an Amazon flash deal last month.

Sony sell an attachable grip which makes for a more secure, well, grip which is handy for using slower shutter speeds and is generally a bit more comfortable in my opinion, and it costs less than £15 for an official Sony one although I'm sure there are cheaper aftermarket versions too. Extra batteries are also very helpful, as compact cameras can burn through battery pretty quickly with the RX100 line all being rated for roughly 350 shots per charge. A strap could be useful if you don't want to carry it or keep taking it out of your pocket if you're having a day out shooting, I personally use a Peak design Leash as it's slim, plain looking and has an excellent quick release system which I live as I frequently move between using and not using a strap (especially with my GR), but there's plenty of options online.

I bought one earlier this year with the Sony £50 cashback. Amazing pictures.

I bought this about a month ago and returned it because the image quality was pretty poor. Sony customer service was absolutely appalling, passing me for about a week and a half between sales and customer service departments, each saying the other was responsible for rescheduling collection. Refused to give me any complaints department details or physical address for me to post it back myself (something they should do by uk consumer regs). I know Sony Outlet do good deals, but after that experience I really think i'll never get anything from them again

had the mark I and now the II. The original is amazing for images, especially in low light. I only bought the II for WiFi.
Can't believe someone said that the image quality was poor. He obviously doesn't appreciate the camera???
great piece of kit.

To say the image quality is poor on this, wow. It's proven time and time again over the various generations, that it's the best compact camera on the market.

Great camera. I bought on the cashback deal too - cash back never arrived for me though- was v annoyed. Never had problems with Canon cashback. Won't ever buy on the strength of a Sony cashback deal again! Still happy with the camera though.

Edited by: "ACunningPlan" 15th Nov 2014

steal

great camera but not a patch on my Ricoh gr expert

Got it for 227, GENGAFF1114 voucher code used - thanks to Archstevie.

I have been following RX series for quite some time now... RX100M3 is around 600quid mark, last I saw it in Singapore.

Although M3 is much improved, won't be worth almost 3x the cost! RX100 was an excellent photography tool just a couple of years ago... The DSLR crowd went mental over it, I even remember RX100M2 being disliked by a few of them, as it was back-illuminated and wasn't happy with aspects of it and recommended the original.

At 227 with a year's warranty - I think it's a great price, I suspect that's more or less what it's worth but the fact that you are getting it form Sony with a warranty is what you will struggle if you go to eBay for instance.

Looks to be out of stock now

slas

great camera but not a patch on my Ricoh gr expert



Speaking as a fellow GR owner, they're going to appeal to different people. A 28mm prime is not going to be for everyone!

I had one of these from their release date, simply the best camera I have ever owned, it was well up with my Eos DSLR, pixel for pixel it matched the EOS, and you don't have to push the ISO to get the right exposure due to that big sensor. Amazing camera and this is an amazing price, video is also broadcast quality.

word of warning! many refurbished cameras from sony are/have been heavily used and can reflect that (scratched/marked)

Edited by: "crystalclear" 17th Nov 2014

crystalclear

word of warning! many refurbished cameras from are/have been heavily used … word of warning! many refurbished cameras from are/have been heavily used and can reflect that (scratched/marked)



"Refurbished means that the unit was returned either because the customer simply didn't want it or a minor problem was found. Before re-selling the equipment, we fix and certify the unit and sell it at a discount. Refurbished products cannot be sold as new products, which is why they are re-labeled as refurbished units even if they are good-as-new (if, for example, the unit was returned for some reason unrelated to the product itself, such as the customer changing their mind about the color).

Refurbished products are bench tested and certified by the authorized service centers of SONY and then re-packaged with labeled as a Refurbished Product on it."

OOS

sample pics from techradar look terrible.

rodhull

Thanks guys, I've gone for it. I've wanted this camera for ages and … Thanks guys, I've gone for it. I've wanted this camera for ages and kicked myself for not buying the mk2 in duty free in Sydney last year (would have been £416, a big discount at the time).Now, any recommendations for a case, or any useful accessories?



I would recommend this case:

amazon.co.uk/Low…+20

It fits the camera so well it's hard to believe it's not made for it, the fit isn't too tight but it gives the camera decent protection without adding much bulk. I've had the camera since launch and it's been one of my best camera purchases as I've long struggled to find a decent pocket camera that was small enough that I could carry it around all the time yet didn't offer too much of a downgrade from the bigger cameras. The RX100 fits the bill perfectly, it can't match the larger cameras for image quality but its image quality is still very good and far better than other cameras its size that usually have much smaller sensors (bar the new Canon G7X).

I've bought a coupe of refurbished items from Sony, an E-mount 18-200mm lens and a Vaio Z series both of which were in as new condition.

John

Got one of these refurbs about 3 years ago and by far one of the best camera purchases I've ever made. I'd been a photographer for many years and entered competetions with pics using SLR kit and nothing ever came of it.

Submitted a pic I took with the RX100 to national geographic last year and they published it in the October issue of Nat Geo Traveller

When these first came out they were dubbed the SLR killer..

HOT

spythedude

Got one of these refurbs about 3 years ago and by far one of the best … Got one of these refurbs about 3 years ago and by far one of the best camera purchases I've ever made. I'd been a photographer for many years and entered competetions with pics using SLR kit and nothing ever came of it.Submitted a pic I took with the RX100 to national geographic last year and they published it in the October issue of Nat Geo Traveller When these first came out they were dubbed the SLR killer..HOT


never an slr killer as its only the equivalent of a camera with standard kit zoom in terms of range (ok.. a little more)

must admit i think id have prefered to go for one of these though if i could 'start again' as that range is the standard for a reason!
Edited by: "brilly" 17th Nov 2014

logix88

"Refurbished means that the unit was returned either because the customer … "Refurbished means that the unit was returned either because the customer simply didn't want it or a minor problem was found. Before re-selling the equipment, we fix and certify the unit and sell it at a discount. Refurbished products cannot be sold as new products, which is why they are re-labeled as refurbished units even if they are good-as-new (if, for example, the unit was returned for some reason unrelated to the product itself, such as the customer changing their mind about the color).Refurbished products are bench tested and certified by the authorized service centers of SONY and then re-packaged with labeled as a Refurbished Product on it."



my fingers (with regard to refurb sony cameras) are like those of a fire breather...namely BURNT! the cameras concerned are NOT always as new and can have a well worn second hand look to them AND it has been my experience that they don't always work as they should.
so please disregard the stock/**** answer. additionally...fuji refurb cameras are (in my experience) always AS NEW and (by comparison) always work

Now appears to be OOS

clarkeyi

had the mark I and now the II. The original is amazing for images, … had the mark I and now the II. The original is amazing for images, especially in low light. I only bought the II for WiFi.Can't believe someone said that the image quality was poor. He obviously doesn't appreciate the camera??? great piece of kit.



Firstly, someone and he? I was the post directly before, really not that hard to read it surely?

It could've been that the refurb was dodgy but I was really not impressed. Hard to "appreciate the camera" when its producing washed out, soft images. Its was nothing compared to my previous dslrs and didn't even compare well to my cheap little E-PM1. Even if it was just a dodgy one it still doesn't speak well for Sonys refurb process, as it probably means it was originally returned for the same reason!

Back in stock now. Also use code GENEUAFF217 for a further 5% off which brings the price down to £227.05

Also dont forget Quidco and TCB.

My quidco tracked at £3.78
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