Sony Cyber‑Shot RX100 III with Extended Warranty - (£424 including cashback) @ Cameraworld
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Sony Cyber‑Shot RX100 III with Extended Warranty - (£424 including cashback) @ Cameraworld

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Found 29th May 2017
Bright, wide angle ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens
20.1 effective megapixel back-illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Clear, retractable OLED Tru-Finder™ with ZEISS® T* coating
50 Mbps high bit-rate Full HD movies with XAVC S support
LCD flips for easy selfies
4K still image output
Evolved manual controls and new custom button

Includes 2 year Sony Extended Warranty (worth £30).

£75 Sony Cashback - until Sept 3rd.
sony.co.uk/cas…ack

Free delivery

Cheapest found elsewhere with Sony warranty appears to be £579! So a good saving.
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SteadyEddy68

You can buy plenty of cameras under £100 which do the same thing! These … You can buy plenty of cameras under £100 which do the same thing! These over priced ones are just a status symbol like owning a Rolex as to a Cartier, Save your money people as it's the person behind the camera & not the camera! Get of your high horses & buy a £50 - £99 one which will give you the same results!! Good morning ;-)



With all due respect you don't know what you are talking about! The watch comparison doesn't work because this camera actually has quantitively better results than a cheap camera.

It has significantly larger sensor than a cheap compact which means has significantly lower noise at higher ISO. This camera also has a very good quality lens with a fast aperture which lets you shoot at lower ISO than you would need to with a cheap camera. The sensor size and fast lens also lets you achieve shallow depth of field shots.

If you compared this camera and a cheap £50-£99 camera in bright sunlight outdoors taking landscape pics if you don't view at 100% then the results similar. If you "pixel peep" and look at 100% you will see much more detail though. At the other end though in low light this camera lets you take good pics when the cheap camera would only give you an unusable mess.

I have this camera and the results are stunning, it's not an overpriced status symbol it is a marvel of engineering cramming high end equipment into such a small device.

Edited by: "hobsgrg" 30th May 2017
sparklehedgehog

This will give a much higher quality picture but you will forfeit reach. … This will give a much higher quality picture but you will forfeit reach. Can use your feet to zoom


I am not sure the Sony will give much higher image quality over the TZ100 as they both have the same 1" sensor. However, some will prefer the longer zoom of the TZ100, the 4K video and LCD touchscreen. It is not always practical to simply "walk closer" to a subject if it might mean frightening off wildlife or could involve walking on water!
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Is the TZ100 at £469 worth the extra for its 10x zoom or can you crop the photo from RX100 to get the same reach?
tempt

Is the TZ100 at £469 worth the extra for its 10x zoom or can you crop the … Is the TZ100 at £469 worth the extra for its 10x zoom or can you crop the photo from RX100 to get the same reach?



This will give a much higher quality picture but you will forfeit reach. Can use your feet to zoom
tempt

Is the TZ100 at £469 worth the extra for its 10x zoom or can you crop the … Is the TZ100 at £469 worth the extra for its 10x zoom or can you crop the photo from RX100 to get the same reach?


you can crop it to get the same reach but it will be lower quality
its a tradeoff like everything else
within its range rx100 > tz100
the further out of the range you go the better tz100 is vs rx100
tempt

Is the TZ100 at £469 worth the extra for its 10x zoom or can you crop the … Is the TZ100 at £469 worth the extra for its 10x zoom or can you crop the photo from RX100 to get the same reach?


If you are not so concerned about a viewfinder then the original RX100 is still a good buy. It has a longer reach than the M3 and with clear zoom on will give you a 28 to 142mm zoom (at 10MP). It's smaller and lighter than both the M3 and TZ100 but similar image quality.
There's some info here..
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/42393275
This is available for £244 at the moment (with free case).
sparklehedgehog

This will give a much higher quality picture but you will forfeit reach. … This will give a much higher quality picture but you will forfeit reach. Can use your feet to zoom


I am not sure the Sony will give much higher image quality over the TZ100 as they both have the same 1" sensor. However, some will prefer the longer zoom of the TZ100, the 4K video and LCD touchscreen. It is not always practical to simply "walk closer" to a subject if it might mean frightening off wildlife or could involve walking on water!
HotBot

I am not sure the Sony will give much higher image quality over the TZ100 … I am not sure the Sony will give much higher image quality over the TZ100 as they both have the same 1" sensor. However, some will prefer the longer zoom of the TZ100, the 4K video and LCD touchscreen. It is not always practical to simply "walk closer" to a subject if it might mean frightening off wildlife or could involve walking on water!


Have to agree but the Sony has the better lens F1.8-2.8 vs F2.8-5.9, it's also quite a bit smaller.
http://cameradecision.com/sizecomparison/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-ZS100-vs-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-III-size-comparison.jpg
HotBot

I am not sure the Sony will give much higher image quality over the TZ100 … I am not sure the Sony will give much higher image quality over the TZ100 as they both have the same 1" sensor. However, some will prefer the longer zoom of the TZ100, the 4K video and LCD touchscreen. It is not always practical to simply "walk closer" to a subject if it might mean frightening off wildlife or could involve walking on water!


the may have the same size sensor but is it the exact same one?
even if it is its not the same lens so there will be differences
Pretty sure the IQ of the sony is way better than the panny. If you need zoom such as wildlife pics then the panny. I would pick a brighter lens over reach.
I have one of these, the camera is excellent with amazing shots especially from a small form factor. I bought this mainly because of the low light capabilities although I do wish it came with a slightly longer focal length.
Great camera and price
sprite127594

Pretty sure the IQ of the sony is way better than the panny. If you need … Pretty sure the IQ of the sony is way better than the panny. If you need zoom such as wildlife pics then the panny. I would pick a brighter lens over reach.



This. If you really want zoom, I'd go for an SLR and a tele lens. A big zoom in a compact camera always disappoints.
My ideal compact camera would have no zoom at all, but a big bright 35mm equiv 1.8 lens, and a big image sensor.
A zoom always lowers image quality, and really most people don't need it often if they give little thought to composition.
HotBot

I am not sure the Sony will give much higher image quality over the TZ100 … I am not sure the Sony will give much higher image quality over the TZ100 as they both have the same 1" sensor. However, some will prefer the longer zoom of the TZ100, the 4K video and LCD touchscreen. It is not always practical to simply "walk closer" to a subject if it might mean frightening off wildlife or could involve walking on water!



Sensor is not as important as lens.. ever! And if zoom is important why in hell would anyone be looking at a compact? :0
The RX100 is by far and away the best compact camera available currently.
I needed a camera for good quality product photography.

Which would be best, this or the Nikon D3300?
Plumbboy55

This. If you really want zoom, I'd go for an SLR and a tele lens. A big … This. If you really want zoom, I'd go for an SLR and a tele lens. A big zoom in a compact camera always disappoints.



Plumbboy55

My ideal compact camera would have no zoom at all, but a big bright 35mm … My ideal compact camera would have no zoom at all, but a big bright 35mm equiv 1.8 lens, and a big image sensor.



Plumbboy55

A zoom always lowers image quality, and really most people don't need it … A zoom always lowers image quality, and really most people don't need it often if they give little thought to composition.


irrelevant or nonsense or opinon


Mathaeus

Sensor is not as important as lens.. ever! And if zoom is important why … Sensor is not as important as lens.. ever! And if zoom is important why in hell would anyone be looking at a compact? :0


so they have a compact with zoom? oO
TK42

If you are not so concerned about a viewfinder then the original RX100 is … If you are not so concerned about a viewfinder then the original RX100 is still a good buy. It has a longer reach than the M3 and with clear zoom on will give you a 28 to 142mm zoom (at 10MP). It's smaller and lighter than both the M3 and TZ100 but similar image quality. There's some info here..https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/42393275This is available for £244 at the moment (with free case).


I bought one from Amazon Warehouse for about £115 after Sony cashback and regretted selling it as the lens was great.
fazzx

I needed a camera for good quality product photography.Which would be … I needed a camera for good quality product photography.Which would be best, this or the Nikon D3300?


I would go for the DSLR - you will be able to buy a macro lens & partner with good flash systems. I might be tempted though to buy a 2nd hand D7000 as the flash capabilities would be better. What kind of products do you need to photograph?
afroylnt

I would go for the DSLR - you will be able to buy a macro lens & partner … I would go for the DSLR - you will be able to buy a macro lens & partner with good flash systems. I might be tempted though to buy a 2nd hand D7000 as the flash capabilities would be better. What kind of products do you need to photograph?


rx100 has VERY surprising macro abilities tbh
'product photography' doesn't really mean much though
The tz100 is a different best tk the rx100 the panny comparison is the Lx100. The question us what do you want to use it for? For s travel camera to take good photos the the tz100 is excellent. For an enthusiast who wants to take very good photos then the RX or LX 100 would be perfect, but generally they wouldn't need to ask.

Remember though, the most important factor of taking great photos is what is standing behind the camera, not the camera. A good photographer will take good photos with a £5 disposable camera, the opposite is not true eve with a £5000 camera, although the poor photos are likely to have a better chance of being in focus
The RX series are simply amazing. I recommend getting one!
Planning to buy a camera for social media and maybe make short videos on the side. I have never owned a camera before (apart from phone cameras). Is this a good camera to start out with? Any other camera recommendations would be useful.
1096ha

Planning to buy a camera for social media and maybe make short videos on … Planning to buy a camera for social media and maybe make short videos on the side. I have never owned a camera before (apart from phone cameras). Is this a good camera to start out with? Any other camera recommendations would be useful.



That's one of the reasons I went for this camera as its supposed to have good video. Not tried mine out yet. Its only 1080p but that's fine for me. Cannon g7x m2 is a good alternative.
The cashback is a great deal from Sony as I've been looking to buying an Rx100 for a while now.

But I can't login to the Sony website at all!
kaney1967

The cashback is a great deal from Sony as I've been looking to buying an … The cashback is a great deal from Sony as I've been looking to buying an Rx100 for a while now.But I can't login to the Sony website at all!


Just checked and logged in OK.
rodman

JL may price … JL may price matchhttps://www.johnlewis.com/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-rx100-iii-camera-hd-1080p-20-1mp-2-9x-optical-zoom-wi-fi-nfc-oled-evf-3-screen/p1627281?s_afcid=af_24658&tmad=c&awc=1203_1496089183_ba05373d6e380b9a87267bf9ccdfe2aa&tmcampid=48


They might, but not with the 2 Year Sony Warranty. Well worth having imo, as any issues are dealt with by Sony rather than a third party.
italiastar33

The tz100 is a different best tk the rx100 the panny comparison is the … The tz100 is a different best tk the rx100 the panny comparison is the Lx100. The question us what do you want to use it for? For s travel camera to take good photos the the tz100 is excellent. For an enthusiast who wants to take very good photos then the RX or LX 100 would be perfect, but generally they wouldn't need to ask. Remember though, the most important factor of taking great photos is what is standing behind the camera, not the camera. A good photographer will take good photos with a £5 disposable camera, the opposite is not true eve with a £5000 camera, although the poor photos are likely to have a better chance of being in focus


Seconding this. I had to choose between the RX100 and LX100, I ended up going for the LX100. My reasons were generally better video chops (4K), a better integrated lens, and better low light performance. There's no denying the viewfinder on the sony wins for accuracy though.
CampGareth

Seconding this. I had to choose between the RX100 and LX100, I ended up … Seconding this. I had to choose between the RX100 and LX100, I ended up going for the LX100. My reasons were generally better video chops (4K), a better integrated lens, and better low light performance. There's no denying the viewfinder on the sony wins for accuracy though.


LX100 is a nice camera, but I'm not sure you could compare it with the RX100, as it's a lot bigger. The RX100 is genuinely pocket-able, whereas the LX100 comes with a shoulder strap.
TK42

LX100 is a nice camera, but I'm not sure you could compare it with the … LX100 is a nice camera, but I'm not sure you could compare it with the RX100, as it's a lot bigger. The RX100 is genuinely pocket-able, whereas the LX100 comes with a shoulder strap.


That's true, needs jacket pockets not jeans. Then again if I need a camera in my jeans I'll use a smartphone.
I only found this post by accident. OP. You would get more success adding the keyword camera to the title please.
TK42

They might, but not with the 2 Year Sony Warranty. Well worth having imo, … They might, but not with the 2 Year Sony Warranty. Well worth having imo, as any issues are dealt with by Sony rather than a third party.


JL comes with 2 year guarantee as a standard, do not see any problems dealing with JL customer service.
Plumbboy55

A zoom always lowers image quality, and really most people don't need it … A zoom always lowers image quality, and really most people don't need it often if they give little thought to composition.



At best, this is a huge simplification. Assuming you are ignoring digital zoom (i.e. just cropping the picture) which obviously is going to loose information, you might be confusing the impact of the way zoom is often implemented the the resulting picture quality. In short, zooming usually reduces the maximum aperture available which might be compensated by increasing the sensitivity resulting in accompanied increase in noise. Not all lens are created equal though, take a look a the graph on dpreview to see that the reduced reach of the M3 comes with generally better performance. I bought the M2 and compromised on the better reach for reduced sensitivity (and not paying for the viewfinder)... however the M3 was £750 at the time, so this is a good deal.

There is no guarantee that a prime lens will be any better (although you would hope that £100 of prime would be better than £100 of zoom).

I started out with a 50mm and a 200mm fixed lens on an SLR and, while I would recommend trying one for creative purposes, I appreciate not carrying around a bag of lens to cope with the various situations I find myself in on holiday. Photos of sports, wildlife, the moon, concerts, etc would be very different with fixed lenses.
Plumbboy55

My ideal compact camera would have no zoom at all, but a big bright 35mm … My ideal compact camera would have no zoom at all, but a big bright 35mm equiv 1.8 lens, and a big image sensor.



The Fuji X100T is the camera for you. A fantastic camera if you can live with the slightly larger size. A different class of image to the RX100 and a viewfinder thats streets ahead of the Sony. The perfect street photography/travel digital camera. If video is important to you, rethink.



Edited by: "OllieSt" 30th May 2017
You can buy plenty of cameras under £100 which do the same thing! These over priced ones are just a status symbol like owning a Rolex as to a Cartier, Save your money people as it's the person behind the camera & not the camera! Get of your high horses & buy a £50 - £99 one which will give you the same results!! Good morning ;-)
SteadyEddy68

You can buy plenty of cameras under £100 which do the same thing! These … You can buy plenty of cameras under £100 which do the same thing! These over priced ones are just a status symbol like owning a Rolex as to a Cartier, Save your money people as it's the person behind the camera & not the camera! Get of your high horses & buy a £50 - £99 one which will give you the same results!! Good morning ;-)



With all due respect you don't know what you are talking about! The watch comparison doesn't work because this camera actually has quantitively better results than a cheap camera.

It has significantly larger sensor than a cheap compact which means has significantly lower noise at higher ISO. This camera also has a very good quality lens with a fast aperture which lets you shoot at lower ISO than you would need to with a cheap camera. The sensor size and fast lens also lets you achieve shallow depth of field shots.

If you compared this camera and a cheap £50-£99 camera in bright sunlight outdoors taking landscape pics if you don't view at 100% then the results similar. If you "pixel peep" and look at 100% you will see much more detail though. At the other end though in low light this camera lets you take good pics when the cheap camera would only give you an unusable mess.

I have this camera and the results are stunning, it's not an overpriced status symbol it is a marvel of engineering cramming high end equipment into such a small device.

Edited by: "hobsgrg" 30th May 2017
rodman

JL comes with 2 year guarantee as a standard, do not see any problems … JL comes with 2 year guarantee as a standard, do not see any problems dealing with JL customer service.


It's not their service it's who they use for repairs. If you have the Sony Warranty you can guarantee any repairs are made by Sony.
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