Sony a5000 camera with kit lens £143.10 from Sony outlet (Refurb)
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Sony a5000 camera with kit lens £143.10 from Sony outlet (Refurb)

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Found 18th Jul 2015
Sony A5000 mirrorless compact camera with 16-50mm kit lens £143.10 after applying OUTLETJULY15 voucher, refurbished with warranty.

Large sensor, interchangeable lenses, compact size.
Also higher spec A6000 £341.10

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Ordered one thanks.

That's nice find. A6000 also

Mega hot for a working link to the Sony outlet store. Price is pretty good also.

That's a hell of a lot of camera for that money! Better buy than the Samsung nx deal or the canon eos m

£249 from new.

I'd jump on this if it wasn't because I have a RX100 already.

Good price, but remember these have no viewfinder and no onboard image stabilisation; OSS lenses are expensive !

£170 for a 50mm f1.8 oss lens after cash back is not expensive when you also consider it's an all metal lens with superb build quality

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does it take nice pics

sparklehedgehog

£170 for a 50mm f1.8 oss lens after cash back is not expensive when you … £170 for a 50mm f1.8 oss lens after cash back is not expensive when you also consider it's an all metal lens with superb build quality



OK, but the dslr sony 50mm f1.8 lens (plastic) is only £88 ie half the price, as it uses onboard camera image stabilisation. I'm a sony dslr owner with 3 bodies and a lot of lenses, and onboard ISS built into the body, so any lens connected takes advantage of it. You can increase ISO to get faster shutter speeds to make up for lack of ISS, but increased ISO brings noise.
Main isssue for me is no viewfinder on the a5000, so you are holding the camera out to take a shot rather than having it against your eye, effectively making it a more stable platform to shoot from.

Yeah, saw this yesterday and bought one, and returned my Samsung NX3000 back to Argos that I had bought for £189.99 last week.
Odd the code doesn't work for any of the other cameras though

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WillieGallimore

does it take nice pics


depends

No longer available, damn.

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pig69er

depends


On?

OOS

Out of stock.

Just a word of warning, I've had issues with Sony Outlet cameras, bought an a6000 this January, returned it when it arrived absolutely wrecked, in the end had 6 exchanges, each one was either physically damaged, scratched screen, broken top dial, diopter not working, damaged and scratched kit lens, etc, etc, etc or the sensor was scratched and / or covered in gunk.... Most of the cameras I received had no box, and I'm pretty sure they returned the same camera to me on more than one occasion, still with exactly the same fault.

this whole process went on until April when I returned a silver one asking for a refund as I bought a new one instead... I received my Paypal refund last week, in July... So, from making first payment to receiving my refund took seven months.

Sony Outlet cameras usually used to come almost like new, not any more. I wouldn't buy from them again.

... Further to that, the courier they use is a joke, at least half the badly packed refurb cameras I've bought from them over the years arrive looking like someone has had a game of football with them prior to delivery. Absolutely appalling.

If you have the option, always select the Royal Mail delivery option, rather than the next day courier.

Must admit the H300 I refused delivery for when ordering the wrong camera last time (I had meant the HX50) arrived badly packaged, and almost amateurish. reading this, I'm now very concerned about the white a5000 I bought
Edited by: "PhilK" 18th Jul 2015

I have bought 3 times from the outlet - returned one . Other two were as new, but "dodgy" one I returned hadn't been refurbed imo - sensor was clearly damaged.....

I ordered one this morning after reading about the 15% off code in the Z1 phone deal.
These are usually £179-199 at sony outlet so I hope they aren't the dregs of the dregs.

zzzz

I ordered one this morning after reading about the 15% off code in the Z1 … I ordered one this morning after reading about the 15% off code in the Z1 phone deal.These are usually £179-199 at sony outlet so I hope they aren't the dregs of the dregs.


Yes, severe doubts after reading Mikeyfive's experiences.
I had heard refurbs are excellent. Mikey's was far from "excellent" - very concerned actually, now

PhilK

Yes, severe doubts after reading Mikeyfive's experiences.I had heard … Yes, severe doubts after reading Mikeyfive's experiences.I had heard refurbs are excellent. Mikey's was far from "excellent" - very concerned actually, now



I genuinely wouldn't worry, you can return them for a refund if you have any problems.
Maybe I just got unlucky.

I used to buy a lot of refurbished cameras and lenses from them, I've probably been happy with 50% of them... The main problem I have with Sony refurbished is that I don't think the items are actually refurbished, I think they just sell the ones that are returned and tested and seem to be okay to the technicians... A few years ago I bought a NEX 5R which was perfect in every way other than an oil-spattered sensor, I chose to return this to be repaired rather than to get a refund, I returned it twice, it was returned to me with exactly the same fault on both occasions.
Even I can clean a sensor, you'd have thought Sony's repair department could have done similarly.

Don't worry about it though, the worse thing that can happen is that you have to return it for a refund.

mikeyfive

I chose to return this to be repaired rather than to get a refund, I … I chose to return this to be repaired rather than to get a refund, I returned it twice, it was returned to me with exactly the same fault on both occasions. .


I hear Sony's after sales, technicians, repairs etc are top notch all round the world except here (and maybe Russia going by comments I read - old Soviet mentalities).
Usual British avoid work at all costs mentality, and thinking buyer is as dumb as they are in passing off no work done and expecting to get away with it, as very few complain direct

I have a nex f3 which I got from sony outlet 2 yrs ago and was mint without problems - it's just the sudden price cut and sale offers that make me wonder. Usually OOS but have been in stock for a few weeks now.

zzzz

I have a nex f3 which I got from sony outlet 2 yrs ago and was mint … I have a nex f3 which I got from sony outlet 2 yrs ago and was mint without problems - it's just the sudden price cut and sale offers that make me wonder. Usually OOS but have been in stock for a few weeks now.


That was my exact thought when looking at the £40 drop in price from last time

Heard a lot of bad rep about Sony Outlet and it stopped me buying one of their refurb CSC cameras a while back.

The last one I bought had 7000 shutter actuation too...

Arrived this am. seems all good at first glance - tho' battery was too flat to power it on !
Body is unmarked - shutter count 700+. Used a different battery and up and running fine.

1400 shutter count on mine - otherwise looks fine

Mine arrived yesterday while I was at work, wife let me know, and was concerned it would be scruffy, scratched lens and or LCD screen but it's fine. Battery completely flat needed to be charged.
How can I check "shutter count" ?

Arrived yesterday. Faulty. Flash wont work, when I try it comes up with 'Camera error, please turn camera off then on' and then I have to remove battery to power down. Have phoned Sony and spoke to a rather incompetent foreigner.

zzzz

Arrived this am. seems all good at first glance - tho' battery was too … Arrived this am. seems all good at first glance - tho' battery was too flat to power it on !Body is unmarked - shutter count 700+. Used a different battery and up and running fine.


nice, how are you finding the screen?

The screen isn't too bad. Playing around indoors I assumed it was the zoom lens , now using it with sigma 30mm.
I have an old nex 5, which only works with manual lenses, and an f3 - both 920k screens - so it is just noticeable. I think I'll miss the down articulated screen for overhead shots more and still have to work out how to remote shutter, if poss.
I started out with crummy e-pl1 230k screen !! That was noticeable . The 460k screen on my e-pm2 is acceptable.

Shutter count - tools.science.si/ind…php
Edited by: "zzzz" 23rd Jul 2015

Everything seems working. Can't find where to switch the flash ON ! X) (Shows what a bumbling newbie I am at this !)

zzzz

The screen isn't too bad. Playing around indoors I assumed it was the … The screen isn't too bad. Playing around indoors I assumed it was the zoom lens , now using it with sigma 30mm.I have an old nex 5, which only works with manual lenses, and an f3 - both 920k screens - so it is just noticeable. I think I'll miss the down articulated screen for overhead shots more and still have to work out how to remote shutter, if poss.I started out with crummy e-pl1 230k screen !! That was noticeable . The 460k screen on my e-pm2 is acceptable.Shutter count - http://tools.science.si/index.phpe


thats good then, had seen a few users complaining about it but was never mentioned in reviews
remote shutter is easy using a phone and the smart remote app (make sure update it) though range is only a couple of metres (reliably) and i guess will affect battery

Be interesting to know who bought the 55-210 lens from Amazon used for £115. Was considering buying it myself, but put off as the person has no previous, and only selling three items but listed as new. 98% sure it'd be by someone who bought this as a refurbished and went looking for a cheap longer lens.
Just curious whether my hesitation over the sellers lack of feedback, and being new was making me lose out !
.....or dodge a bullet !

zzzz

Shutter count - http://tools.science.si/index.phpe


Link doesn't work

http://tools.science.si/index.php
I've edited earlier post.
I've got a few old manual lenses up to 300mm which I use with cheap adapters so I'm not rushing to get the 55-210mm but cex give a years warranty and you can always just return under distance selling regs.
uk.webuy.com/pro…63A

After moaning about Sony Outlet cameras I decided to chance my arm and buy a silver a6000 which ended up costing me ~£335 after Topcashback. It must've been 7th time lucky for me cos it's immaculate, shock-horror it has a clean sensor and a shutter count of 19. I haven't really tested it yet as it only arrived today, four days after dispatch (Royal Mail 48), but it looks perfect, just taken a couple of shots with my 35mm and it's brilliant.
I'm really happy with it and will update the firmware and thoroughly check it over the weekend.

I hope everyone else was similarly fortunate with their refurbs.

After moaning about Sony Outlet cameras I decided to chance my arm and buy a silver a6000 which ended up costing me ~£335 after Topcashback. It must've been 7th time lucky for me cos it's immaculate, shock-horror it has a clean sensor and a shutter count of 19. I haven't really tested it yet as it only arrived today, four days after dispatch (Royal Mail 48), but it looks perfect, just taken a couple of shots with my 35mm and it's brilliant.
I'm really happy with it and will update the firmware and thoroughly check it over the weekend.

I hope everyone else was similarly fortunate with their refurbs.

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/121840564.jpg

mikeyfive

After moaning about Sony Outlet cameras I decided to chance my arm and … After moaning about Sony Outlet cameras I decided to chance my arm and buy a silver a6000 which ended up costing me ~£335 after Topcashback. It must've been 7th time lucky for me cos it's immaculate, shock-horror it has a clean sensor and a shutter count of 19. I haven't really tested it yet as it only arrived today, four days after dispatch (Royal Mail 48), but it looks perfect, just taken a couple of shots with my 35mm and it's brilliant. I'm really happy with it and will update the firmware and thoroughly check it over the weekend.I hope everyone else was similarly fortunate with their refurbs.


Delighted with my a5000. How do you update the firmware ?
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