Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera @ Amazon GBP £745 + GBP100 Cashback = GBP645
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera @ Amazon GBP £745 + GBP100 Cashback = GBP645

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The main advantage of the mk4 and the mk5 is the super high speed sensor allowing it a 1000 fps mode and some other tricks.

With regards to the value of the EVF, it varies - some people find it invaluable, others less. I've had the mk1 without an EVF and a mk4 with the EVF but I don't find the EVF that useful as the body of the camera is small it feels a bit odd bring it up to my face. Unlike the NEX-6 where I find the EVF extremely useful as the bigger lens means I want to take it up to my face.

I upgraded from the mk 1 to the mk4 for the 1000fps mode which provides incredible video although it's difficult to use as the buffer is extremely small at just two seconds (I think the mk V doubles this) and although the camera offers the feature to have the camera constantly recording in 1000fps and then pressing the record button saves the last two seconds but it quickly burns through the battery doing this.

The articulated screen and NFC/Wireless are certainly handy although if it hadn't been for the super high speed mode I'd have been happy with the Mk1 as despite the mk4 having the third new sensor (the mk2 and the mk3 gained a BSI sensor), there's not much improvement in IQ.
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 22nd Oct
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Decent reduction but wouldn't a 2nd hand rx1 be a better bet?
Edited by: "afroylnt" 21st Oct

Nice but close price to an Alpha SLR body.
Edited by: "jr007" 21st Oct

Not sure what the differences are between MK3 and MK5 but I recently upgraded from MK1 to MK3 and that's a huge jump. I think the MK3 for around £475 with Sony cashback is a great deal.

greencode9 m ago

Not sure what the differences are between MK3 and MK5 but I recently …Not sure what the differences are between MK3 and MK5 but I recently upgraded from MK1 to MK3 and that's a huge jump. I think the MK3 for around £475 with Sony cashback is a great deal.


Tempted to pick one up, I'm thinking id use it as my one stop shop, so would need the 4k recording...


Decisions... And money obvs!

Yeah. It's defiantly a great series of cameras. I don't use mine that much as I have the Fuji X-T20 which I use most of the time. In fact that's an option for the same £745 price (available on Amazon for £790 and then £45 Fuji cashback)

32288767-TcCht.jpgMark 2. I took this today, I leave it in my glovebox.

Do people use the viewfinder on these?




I know it’s a different camera but my Fuji X100 has had its day and I’m torn between the X100T or this and for me the X100 viewfinder would be used 100% and on the Sony I’m not so sure.

greencode2 h, 50 m ago

Yeah. It's defiantly a great series of cameras. I don't use mine that much …Yeah. It's defiantly a great series of cameras. I don't use mine that much as I have the Fuji X-T20 which I use most of the time. In fact that's an option for the same £745 price (available on Amazon for £790 and then £45 Fuji cashback)



Do you have any focus sharpness issues

For the Fuji or the Sony? Actually, whichever you're referring to nope. Perfect sharpness on both cameras. In fact both fantastic cameras.

No LCD touchscreen. For the price tag it's a must in high end compact imo.
I would wait for the Christmas deal unless JL doing it for same price and 3 years extra warranty on top.

greencode4 h, 5 m ago

Not sure what the differences are between MK3 and MK5 but I recently …Not sure what the differences are between MK3 and MK5 but I recently upgraded from MK1 to MK3 and that's a huge jump. I think the MK3 for around £475 with Sony cashback is a great deal.


I have the MK1 and was looking at the MK3 or MK4 but find the differences somewhat confusing. Do you mind me asking what was such a big jump from the MK1 to the MK3?

afroylnt6 h, 9 m ago

Decent reduction but wouldn't a 2nd hand rx1 be a better bet?


Rx1 is totally different camera. Full frame fixed focal length VS 1" zoom. Both are great and very different.

bednim11 m ago

Rx1 is totally different camera. Full frame fixed focal length VS 1" zoom. …Rx1 is totally different camera. Full frame fixed focal length VS 1" zoom. Both are great and very different.


Yes but with a very high quality lens plus ff you can just crop for a zoom effect.

Although I don’t doubt the sheer quality of photos and videos this camera takes, that’s still an eye watering price. If I’m spending that kind of money, then I’m not going for anything less than an aps-c sensor and interchangeable lenses. For example, the Sony A6000 is a lot cheaper and takes better stills. It’s a little bigger than the RX100 and it doesn’t do 4K, but it’s much more flexible and capable in every other way
Edited by: "nyasham" 21st Oct

nyasham1 h, 59 m ago

Although I don’t doubt the sheer quality of photos and videos this camera t …Although I don’t doubt the sheer quality of photos and videos this camera takes, that’s still an eye watering price. If I’m spending that kind of money, then I’m not going for anything less than an aps-c sensor and interchangeable lenses. For example, the Sony A6000 is a lot cheaper and takes better stills. It’s a little bigger than the RX100 and it doesn’t do 4K, but it’s much more flexible and capable in every other way


irrelevant, totally different and to say not much bigger is a joke.
add even the tiny kit lens and its twice as thick and then you have to deal with the lens

and lol @ the crop the rx1 guy

brilly7 m ago

irrelevant, totally different and to say not much bigger is a joke.add …irrelevant, totally different and to say not much bigger is a joke.add even the tiny kit lens and its twice as thick and then you have to deal with the lensand lol @ the crop the rx1 guy



Suprised you post comments and not questions on photography threads

afroylnt25 m ago

Suprised you post comments and not questions on photography threads


sounds like its easy to surprise you

superspod4 h, 35 m ago

I have the MK1 and was looking at the MK3 or MK4 but find the differences …I have the MK1 and was looking at the MK3 or MK4 but find the differences somewhat confusing. Do you mind me asking what was such a big jump from the MK1 to the MK3?


Tilting screen and EVF, improved sensor, wider lens, improved f stop, 4K video etc etc.

brilly55 m ago

irrelevant, totally different and to say not much bigger is a joke.add …irrelevant, totally different and to say not much bigger is a joke.add even the tiny kit lens and its twice as thick and then you have to deal with the lensand lol @ the crop the rx1 guy


Why is my comment irrelevant exactly? Also how can you say it’s “totally different “? Both are highly regarded compact cameras that are both too big for most pockets, but small enough for a small bag or jacket pocket (assuming the kit lens).

Anyway, it seems you’ve completely missed the point of my comment just to fixate on a single detail.

The main advantage of the mk4 and the mk5 is the super high speed sensor allowing it a 1000 fps mode and some other tricks.

With regards to the value of the EVF, it varies - some people find it invaluable, others less. I've had the mk1 without an EVF and a mk4 with the EVF but I don't find the EVF that useful as the body of the camera is small it feels a bit odd bring it up to my face. Unlike the NEX-6 where I find the EVF extremely useful as the bigger lens means I want to take it up to my face.

I upgraded from the mk 1 to the mk4 for the 1000fps mode which provides incredible video although it's difficult to use as the buffer is extremely small at just two seconds (I think the mk V doubles this) and although the camera offers the feature to have the camera constantly recording in 1000fps and then pressing the record button saves the last two seconds but it quickly burns through the battery doing this.

The articulated screen and NFC/Wireless are certainly handy although if it hadn't been for the super high speed mode I'd have been happy with the Mk1 as despite the mk4 having the third new sensor (the mk2 and the mk3 gained a BSI sensor), there's not much improvement in IQ.
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 22nd Oct

I'd rather buy iPhone X!! Who uses these kind of cameras nowadays.. Eew! imho


Ps: i returned mine! Not worth it! Complete GARBAGE! Use ur smartphone instead!
Edited by: "blueice_ron88" 22nd Oct

greencode7 h, 33 m ago

Tilting screen and EVF, improved sensor, wider lens, improved f stop, 4K …Tilting screen and EVF, improved sensor, wider lens, improved f stop, 4K video etc etc.


Thanks! Now to ponder whether I can/should scrape up enough to get the MK5 over the MK3. So many choices!

nyasham8 h, 36 m ago

Why is my comment irrelevant exactly? Also how can you say it’s “totally di …Why is my comment irrelevant exactly? Also how can you say it’s “totally different “? Both are highly regarded compact cameras that are both too big for most pockets, but small enough for a small bag or jacket pocket (assuming the kit lens).Anyway, it seems you’ve completely missed the point of my comment just to fixate on a single detail.


i didn't miss your point which was to attempt to peddle your faulty point

a6000 isn't everything at once
it can potentially take a better photo - with at least some of: larger, more expensive, less flexible
it can potentially be more flexible - with more spending
it can potentially be as small as double the size - with a poor lens
but it cant do it all at once which is why its irrelevant... and it cant do it all for the price of this camera ... which is actually a compact unlike the a6000 with its protruding evf and double the thickness if using the low quality kit lens

brilly9 h, 25 m ago

sounds like its easy to surprise you


The gap between what people know and what they think they know should no longer surprise me; but it does.

I see the RX100 MK3 has dropped to £474 (£399 after cashback) so I've gone for that instead. Hard to justify an extra £250 for the additional features. Thanks all.

superspod59 m ago

I see the RX100 MK3 has dropped to £474 (£399 after cashback) so I've gone …I see the RX100 MK3 has dropped to £474 (£399 after cashback) so I've gone for that instead. Hard to justify an extra £250 for the additional features. Thanks all.

Just what I am contemplating. Looking for an upgrade from LX7. I did try the Lx100 but was not impressed with the indoor picture quality, so went back to lx7

superspod1 h, 20 m ago

I see the RX100 MK3 has dropped to £474 (£399 after cashback) so I've gone …I see the RX100 MK3 has dropped to £474 (£399 after cashback) so I've gone for that instead. Hard to justify an extra £250 for the additional features. Thanks all.


there was also the option of the MKIV which is 499 after cashback, maybe even the smarter buy vs this deal as its improvements rather than big feature increases
Edited by: "brilly" 22nd Oct

brilly2 h, 29 m ago

there was also the option of the MKIV which is 499 after cashback, maybe …there was also the option of the MKIV which is 499 after cashback, maybe even the smarter buy vs this deal as its improvements rather than big feature increases


Argh! Please don't give me buyer's remorse. I am so bad at making decisions...

superspod1 h, 7 m ago

Argh! Please don't give me buyer's remorse. I am so bad at making …Argh! Please don't give me buyer's remorse. I am so bad at making decisions...


well you chose the features you wanted and paid for them
the mk iv contains pretty much those you said you could do without so id not be too worried

brilly4 h, 54 m ago

there was also the option of the MKIV which is 499 after cashback, maybe …there was also the option of the MKIV which is 499 after cashback, maybe even the smarter buy vs this deal as its improvements rather than big feature increases


Where is the MKIV available @ £499 after cashback

OllieSt6 m ago

Where is the MKIV available @ £499 after cashback


It was at Amazon a couple of hours ago but it appears to have sold out.

rx500 mk6 must be imminent. hang fire...

deaglecat2 h, 27 m ago

rx500 mk6 must be imminent. hang fire...


Even so, a mk6 is likely to start at around £1000 which puts it in a different ball park altogether cost wise.

zaft21 h, 57 m ago

Even so, a mk6 is likely to start at around £1000 which puts it in a …Even so, a mk6 is likely to start at around £1000 which puts it in a different ball park altogether cost wise.


Fair enough... but I am pointing out that this price may be the new norm. No need to rush...

Cannot understand how this camera is so popular. It's tiny produce average photos. Yes it's extremely compact but it's the same price as a x-t20. Mind you I have the first version so maybe it's much better than that one. But still mega money for a very average camera.

davidfwalsh34 m ago

Cannot understand how this camera is so popular. It's tiny produce average …Cannot understand how this camera is so popular. It's tiny produce average photos. Yes it's extremely compact but it's the same price as a x-t20. Mind you I have the first version so maybe it's much better than that one. But still mega money for a very average camera.


obviously the five year old version is identical...

brilly1 h, 51 m ago

obviously the five year old version is identical...


My point is still valid. It's crazy amount of money for a very average camera. The lens is excellent but sensor is Tiny.
Not sure if it's improved but the image stabilization is brutal on MK 1 .
Edited by: "davidfwalsh" 24th Oct

davidfwalsh24th Oct

My point is still valid. It's crazy amount of money for a very average …My point is still valid. It's crazy amount of money for a very average camera. The lens is excellent but sensor is Tiny. Not sure if it's improved but the image stabilization is brutal on MK 1 .



Hi David,

What year was your MK 1 produced?

It says it’s ready for preorder on amazon. Anyone else seeing this can’t seem to buy now for next day delivery
Edited by: "sohil" 29th Oct
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