Sony DSCRX100M3 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera - £479 @ Amazon
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Sony DSCRX100M3 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera - £479 @ Amazon

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Found 23rd Feb
Just spotted this on Amazon.
Normally £550ish
Only 5 in stock!
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A few photos taken with my RX100M3.
I've had the RX100 MKIII since 2015. It's pretty good. If I was buying again, I'd seriously be looking at the Panasonic TZ100 though.

Using some of the manual settings is a bit fiddly, but the results are good and sometimes it puts my DSLR to shame!
In auto mode is very simple to use, great in low light and as a general travel camera.
The pop up view finder is useful in bright conditions. I don't use that feature a lot but when I do its priceless.

My grumbles with this camera would be:-
- build quality. It looks good when new but it hasn't stood up well to three years of use. My Panasonic TZ40 that this replaced still looks like new, whereas the Sony looks battered (and the charging socket cover has fallen off) despite spending most of its life in a case.
- lack of touchscreen. At this price point, its quite poor not to have this. So useful for focussing where you want
- 3x zoom is not quite enough to make it totally versatile. I find I use the digital zoom more than I would like when at events like gigs.
- the strap is rubbish. I've never had to replace a strap on a compact camera before. Not an expensive thing to upgrade, but annoying that Sony skimped on this.
- and no GPS

I paid about £500 for mine from DigitalREV in 2015. So £479 for a UK version is OK, but after 3 years and with it being superceded by the MK4 and MK5, it doesn't feel like a bargain.
Edited by: "skdotcom" 24th Feb
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The RX100 series are arguably the best compact cameras on the market that are truly pocketable, and the M3 model is the best value model in the series for stills shooters. Class leading image quality, a tack sharp and wide aperture lens, an ingenious little pop-up viewfinder and a range of other handy features like built in ND filter and two control dials. You don't get the zoom range you'll find in smaller sensor compacts or larger bridge cameras, but it's easily among the most compelling package of any camera that you can comfortably carry in a jeans pocket.
Sony often have £75-150 cashback offers on. If none on now I'd wait a while for one to pop up unless you're in a rush.

Decent basic price though and great camera. Had mine for around 8 months. The purchase of the stick-on moulded grip (or similar) is a must though IMO.
A shame they didn't have it moulded already from the factory.
Same price at Currys
DavidVonDavidson3 m ago

Sony often have £75-150 cashback offers on. If none on now I'd wait a …Sony often have £75-150 cashback offers on. If none on now I'd wait a while for one to pop up unless you're in a rush. Decent basic price though and great camera. Had mine for around 8 months. The purchase of the stick-on moulded grip (or similar) is a must though IMO.A shame they didn't have it moulded already from the factory.


The last cashback promo finished about two weeks ago unfortunately,it will be mid-late summer before they do another one.
I've had the RX100 MKIII since 2015. It's pretty good. If I was buying again, I'd seriously be looking at the Panasonic TZ100 though.

Using some of the manual settings is a bit fiddly, but the results are good and sometimes it puts my DSLR to shame!
In auto mode is very simple to use, great in low light and as a general travel camera.
The pop up view finder is useful in bright conditions. I don't use that feature a lot but when I do its priceless.

My grumbles with this camera would be:-
- build quality. It looks good when new but it hasn't stood up well to three years of use. My Panasonic TZ40 that this replaced still looks like new, whereas the Sony looks battered (and the charging socket cover has fallen off) despite spending most of its life in a case.
- lack of touchscreen. At this price point, its quite poor not to have this. So useful for focussing where you want
- 3x zoom is not quite enough to make it totally versatile. I find I use the digital zoom more than I would like when at events like gigs.
- the strap is rubbish. I've never had to replace a strap on a compact camera before. Not an expensive thing to upgrade, but annoying that Sony skimped on this.
- and no GPS

I paid about £500 for mine from DigitalREV in 2015. So £479 for a UK version is OK, but after 3 years and with it being superceded by the MK4 and MK5, it doesn't feel like a bargain.
Edited by: "skdotcom" 24th Feb

A few photos taken with my RX100M3.
same price at currys currys.co.uk/gbu…tml


with the discount code on the webpage
There doesn't seem a huge improvement between this and the original Mk1 which is still available for £330

dxomark.com/Cam…812
TK428 m ago

There doesn't seem a huge improvement between this and the original Mk1 …There doesn't seem a huge improvement between this and the original Mk1 which is still available for £330https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-III-versus-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100___957_812


quite a big difference
faster lens
evf
nd filter

dont think price is amazing though (but better than 330 for mk1!)
TK4211 m ago

There doesn't seem a huge improvement between this and the original Mk1 …There doesn't seem a huge improvement between this and the original Mk1 which is still available for £330https://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-III-versus-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100___957_812


The M3 is better for video and low light, and has the pop up electronic viewfinder.
skdotcom13 h, 35 m ago

[Image] [Image] [Image] [Image] A few photos taken with my RX100M3.

I was having a look at your photo's @ Flickr and the vampiric Red Panda is a little scary @skdotcom
I have this camera and highly recommend it. The pictures are easily on a par with DSLR with a kit lens on yet this is genuinely pocketable. Perfect camera for someone who wants something that takes fantastic pictures in all conditions and happy just to leave it on auto most of the time. Only negative for me is that the 3X zoom is a bit too short in some situations like sporting events.
Harefoot39 m ago

I was having a look at your photo's @ Flickr and the vampiric Red Panda is …I was having a look at your photo's @ Flickr and the vampiric Red Panda is a little scary @skdotcom


Oh yeah, see what you mean with the bamboo leaf in his mouth. Taken on my old DSLR that one.
hobsgrg30 m ago

I have this camera and highly recommend it. The pictures are easily on a …I have this camera and highly recommend it. The pictures are easily on a par with DSLR with a kit lens on yet this is genuinely pocketable. Perfect camera for someone who wants something that takes fantastic pictures in all conditions and happy just to leave it on auto most of the time. Only negative for me is that the 3X zoom is a bit too short in some situations like sporting events.



skdotcom1 h, 13 m ago

The M3 is better for video and low light, and has the pop up electronic …The M3 is better for video and low light, and has the pop up electronic viewfinder.



hobsgrg30 m ago

I have this camera and highly recommend it. The pictures are easily on a …I have this camera and highly recommend it. The pictures are easily on a par with DSLR with a kit lens on yet this is genuinely pocketable. Perfect camera for someone who wants something that takes fantastic pictures in all conditions and happy just to leave it on auto most of the time. Only negative for me is that the 3X zoom is a bit too short in some situations like sporting events.


Yea but, the MK1 has a longer zoom, 28-100mm as opposed to 24-70mm, it's also a bit smaller and lighter
36mm thick vs 41 mm & 240g vs 290g. Helpful if you like to have the camera on a belt.
Don't have a Mk1 anymore but used to have one, if the Mk3 is a big improvement in PQ then I might go for it.
Edited by: "TK42" 24th Feb
skdotcom12 m ago

Oh yeah, see what you mean with the bamboo leaf in his mouth. Taken on my …Oh yeah, see what you mean with the bamboo leaf in his mouth. Taken on my old DSLR that one.[Image]


Saw Red Pandas at Dudley Zoo, that's a great shot.
TK4215 m ago

Yea but, the MK1 has a longer zoom, 28-100mm as opposed to 24-70mm, it's …Yea but, the MK1 has a longer zoom, 28-100mm as opposed to 24-70mm, it's also a bit smaller and lighter36mm thick vs 41 mm & 240g vs 290g. Helpful if you like to have the camera on a belt.Don't have a Mk1 anymore but used to have one, if the Mk3 is a big improvement in PQ then I might go for it.



The Mk3 has a much better lens albeit with a shorter range. It's much faster so the Mk3 performs much better in low light, in bright outdoor conditions you might prefer the longer range but the wider angle of the Mk3 is probably more useful more often than the longer range of the Mk1.
djrah23rd Feb

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Where did you get this data?
Orangedabit29 m ago

Where did you get this data?



camerapricebuster
Don't need one, but it's on prime now too...

TK429 h, 1 m ago

Yea but, the MK1 has a longer zoom, 28-100mm as opposed to 24-70mm, it's …Yea but, the MK1 has a longer zoom, 28-100mm as opposed to 24-70mm, it's also a bit smaller and lighter36mm thick vs 41 mm & 240g vs 290g. Helpful if you like to have the camera on a belt.Don't have a Mk1 anymore but used to have one, if the Mk3 is a big improvement in PQ then I might go for it.


many would argue that a 35mm equivalent of 24-70 was much more useful than 28-100 (myself included)
there is a bit of an improvement in quality with equivalent settings but the main benefit is the potential to use the faster lens to have lower iso or shallower dof etc
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