Sony RX100 (mk1) Camera £299.99 del. @ Amazon.co.uk
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Sony RX100 (mk1) Camera £299.99 del. @ Amazon.co.uk

£299.99Amazon Deals
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Found 20th Feb 2015
RRP £550.Just dropped £20 on Amazon (so one of the cheapest non-grey import prices ).
So no more messing about with Sony's non paying cashback deals.

This is quite an old camera now (the well reviewed mk3 is out @ silly money) and seems to have a few niggles but still looks good at this price. Was considering the TZ60 vs this, but decided that the still performance would be slightly better (I don't need the zoom).

Exmor CMOS sensor (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Bright f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens
BIONZ processor
Manual controls

Amazon Direct Link (if like me the HUKD redirect is being blocked by a firewall)
amazon.co.uk/Son…DW/

48 Comments

Excellent camera. You can get the refurb from Sony Outlet for £239 sometimes less with codes.

I LOVE this camera. Haven been using it exclusively for a few months and it's so incredibly versatile. tonight for example I'm using it for shots of the milky way and I'm blown away by the results for such a small package

Original Poster

Alcurtis , thanks for the reply.
What the mk1?
How on earth ('scuse pun) are you doing that?

jazid

Alcurtis , thanks for the reply.What the mk1?How on earth ('scuse pun) … Alcurtis , thanks for the reply.What the mk1?How on earth ('scuse pun) are you doing that?



yep mark 1. just stills so no need for trigger release. 25 second at f1.8 iso 800 ish. works great

jazid

Alcurtis , thanks for the reply.What the mk1?How on earth ('scuse pun) … Alcurtis , thanks for the reply.What the mk1?How on earth ('scuse pun) are you doing that?


Tripod and a either a long exposure shot or numerous shorter exposures composited together. The RX100 has the manual controls and more than good enough image quality to do astro work.

oh and a tripod!

Unlike many other Sony cameras it let's you use it whilst charging so I'm in my back garden with a portable battery pack and taking a whole heap of shots on a 64gb card. amazing camera

Original Poster

Cool. Is there any work around to the eu enforced 30 min max record timer? Got it to record a concert.
Useful tips thanks chaps. Anything else you can recommend?

This camera gets DSLR quality with a pockatable size.

This is a selection of images taken with the camera to give you an idea of the quality.
flickriver.com/gro…ng/

Pretty good deal, heat added. Now all we've got to do is wait for one of our resident [INSERT BRAND NAME] DSLR fanbois to try to tell me why it's not...

LandOfConfusion

Pretty good deal, heat added. Now all we've got to do is wait for one of … Pretty good deal, heat added. Now all we've got to do is wait for one of our resident [INSERT BRAND NAME] DSLR fanbois to try to tell me why it's not...


why not just post PLEASE GIVE ME ATTENTION!

brilly

why not just post PLEASE GIVE ME ATTENTION!



Looks like I caught a live one!

Go on then what's wrong with this compact?

LandOfConfusion

Looks like I caught a live one!Go on then what's wrong with this compact?


glad to see you admit to baiting
btw check your last thread where you call people fanboys - YOU were the one telling people to buy a more expensive nikon then telling them to buy a lower quality compact
perhaps look closer to home eh

Edited by: "brilly" 22nd Feb 2015

brilly

glad to see you admit to baiting



I didn't bait although admittedly as this thread is about a camera I did expect a response. (_;)

brilly

btw check your last thread where you call people fanboys - YOU were the … btw check your last thread where you call people fanboys - YOU were the one telling people to buy a more expensive nikon then telling them to buy a lower quality compact



Actually I was saying that if their usage was going to be so simple and limited then they'd be better off buying a (significantly cheaper) modern point-and-shoot rather than an obsolete DSLR which just happens to have two non-IS lenses as a bribe. And as for the more expensive Nikon reference, I was talking about people who wanted an entry into advanced photography and for which Nikon's D3x00 series is highly recommended.

brilly

glad to see you admit to baiting

brilly

btw check your last thread where you call people fanboys - YOU were the … btw check your last thread where you call people fanboys - YOU were the one telling people to buy a more expensive nikon then telling them to buy a lower quality compact


the op wasn't asking for your advice
1. they had already bought the camera
2. the nikon is alot more expensive than the deal that was posted
3. you dont know what quality the guy was after
all advice thus irrelevant

brilly

the op wasn't asking for your advice



No, they posted what they and apparently you thought was a good deal. They also posted why they thought it was a good deal. From this information I concluded:

a) That the OP had negligible experience of cameras.
b) That the OP had made a mistake.

brilly

2. the nikon is alot more expensive than the deal that was posted



I realise you don't think very highly of "secondhand" or "refurbished" as the Samsung was but £229 for a refurbished D3200 + 18-55mm lens + 1yr warranty isn't bad. And it's only about £40 or so off what you were suggesting.

brilly

3. you dont know what quality the guy was after



The hint was that he wanted to mainly take stills for websites. I have a ~11 year old P&S which can do that perfectly well. OTOH if either camera or picture "quality" was important then, body aside, he might as well buy an A5100 when on Amazon's lightning deals.

Ultimately I'm afraid the deal he posted just wasn't good, even with the desperate-looking price cut & free lenses.

brilly

the op wasn't asking for your advice

brilly

2. the nikon is alot more expensive than the deal that was posted

brilly

3. you dont know what quality the guy was after


what a crock, the deal was excellent
the camera may not have been the best but at that price point it definitely was

your 2nd hand nikon needs a 50mm prime added - another 100+ = irrelevant and 2nd hand

the sony needs a 50mm prime so another 150 for a native one = irrelevant

you are again making assumptions about quality needed for websites also and forgot 'mainly'

anyway also irrelevant is you bringing up that rubbish again in this thread, poor trolling
Edited by: "brilly" 22nd Feb 2015

Original Poster

I think land of confusion was being wry and then it all started to go a little off topic.
Time to kiss and make up...

jazid

I think land of confusion was being wry and then it all started to go a … I think land of confusion was being wry and then it all started to go a little off topic. Time to kiss and make up...



Done, but I'm not kissing. (_;)

jazid

I think land of confusion was being wry and then it all started to go a … I think land of confusion was being wry and then it all started to go a little off topic. Time to kiss and make up...


wasn't being wry - calling out those he deemed fanboys from last thread was clear continuation but yeah its irrelevant to this thread, apologies to you

Original Poster

No need to apologize. I didn't realize this started elsewhere though.
However its nice that you are both so knowledgeable and passionate on this topic.
Do keep on sharing your views however...

Same price at Jessops, Currys, Johnlewis...

brilly

wasn't being wry - calling out those he deemed fanboys from last thread … wasn't being wry - calling out those he deemed fanboys from last thread was clear continuation but yeah its irrelevant to this thread, apologies to you



It doesn't matter.

Buy this, don't buy those **** £200 ones.

fishmaster

It doesn't matter.


it does to you if you are bringing it up again

brilly

it does to you if you are bringing it up again



Why not make a comment about the camera if you know anything about it rather than clog up the thread with your pointless arguments.

fishmaster

Why not make a comment about the camera if you know anything about it … Why not make a comment about the camera if you know anything about it rather than clog up the thread with your pointless arguments.


why not make a comment about the camera if you know anything about it rather than clog up the thread bringing up 2 week old arguments and adding nothing

brilly

why not make a comment about the camera if you know anything about it … why not make a comment about the camera if you know anything about it rather than clog up the thread bringing up 2 week old arguments and adding nothing



This camera has fantastic image quality even in MK1 version, the zoom lens is very decent and it has excellent build quality. This is one of the best compact cameras ever created. Did you say my dog was fat? Ok that's it prepare for 50 exchanges of hatred.

fishmaster

This camera has fantastic image quality even in MK1 version, the zoom … This camera has fantastic image quality even in MK1 version, the zoom lens is very decent and it has excellent build quality. This is one of the best compact cameras ever created. Did you say my dog was fat? Ok that's it prepare for 50 exchanges of hatred.


great, took 3 comments to add a generic 'like' of the camera whilst bringing up old arguments, creating new ones and trying to be smart. good job
+1 on your generic comment, you can attribute the last 3 of my comments to your own useless tally so we'll call it a draw if you want to keep count
if you dont want a response then dont reply to my 2 week old posts, but anyway i was done here as i posted earlier before you brought it back up
Edited by: "brilly" 7th Mar 2015

brilly

great, took 3 comments to add a generic 'like' of the camera whilst … great, took 3 comments to add a generic 'like' of the camera whilst bringing up old arguments, creating new ones and trying to be smart. good job+1 on your generic comment, you can attribute the last 3 of my comments to your own useless tally so we'll call it a draw if you want to keep countif you dont want a response then dont reply, but anyway i was done here as i posted earlier before you brought it back up



None of this matters, both you and I will definitely die one day, back to the endless nothingness of oblivion without consciousness for ever. Life is a very short holiday from death, my point is you're debating a pointless debate and you embroil yourself in this debate today. It doesn't matter if I want a response or not. This doesn't matter it's a transient folly. I quite enjoy it though, so if you want to carry on why not, I'll go buy a lolly and some popcorn and take some awesome photos at the same time

I have one of these. It's good, but no touchscreen - sometimes auto focus wrong subject. And 20mp is almost too big, end up cropping everything. And the f1.8 lens is only with no zoom.

I am looking at upgrading to a canon eos, or omd, or samsung nx500 ... Or whatever the new model is.

Nice camera, £264.50 at Uk Digital Cameras though.

JamesHunt

Nice camera, £264.50 at Uk Digital Cameras though.



Have you bought from these guys before? For those looking, link: ukdigitalcameras.co.uk/dig…tml

Fantastic camera,DSLR quality in portable form.
Really impressive photoes.
Edited by: "Tequila" 8th Mar 2015

Bought this for around the same price on the black Friday deals in November 2013, very lucky to get once back then! Took it on a holiday to the US and it produced some stunning shots at Yosemite National Park in the snow and ice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone even though the model is a few years old now.

I am not an expert like the posters on here. I have used Panasonic compacts and currently using a FUJI Finepix600 with a 15X Zoom. I have been pleased with the results, and do not want a DSLR, as the size would be a problem. A good zoom is very important, at least 15X, and I would appreciate a few suggestions as to what is the best long zoom compact. I am not interested in a touchscreen,but a preview screen would be useful. I like to take wildlife photos, hence the need for a long zoom. Thank you.

regcar

I am not an expert like the posters on here. I have used Panasonic … I am not an expert like the posters on here. I have used Panasonic compacts and currently using a FUJI Finepix600 with a 15X Zoom. I have been pleased with the results, and do not want a DSLR, as the size would be a problem. A good zoom is very important, at least 15X, and I would appreciate a few suggestions as to what is the best long zoom compact. I am not interested in a touchscreen,but a preview screen would be useful. I like to take wildlife photos, hence the need for a long zoom. Thank you.



Realistically you want a superzoom although finding a small one might be tricky. There's a lot on the market and I don't know how much you're willing to spend or what other features you might find useful.

Personally if I were you I'd look up some cameras in your price range which have the zoom you want on somewhere like Amazon and then check out their reviews on photographyblog. Personally I quite like the Canon SX50 although the smaller & cheaper SX510 looks good and can be had off eBay for >£150.

But if money isn't a problem then the successor model to the SX50, the SX60 would be my choice. It's easy to use, light, has better image quality, a longer zoom (65x) and supports remote shooting via your mobile, which might be useful.

Otherwise Samsung, Sony and Panasonic all do some nice supers'.
Edited by: "LandOfConfusion" 8th Mar 2015

this is a fantastic camera and incomparable to the cheap point and shoot devices. whilst you have all the simple point and shoot features you can use the manual settings and have all the features of a mid range SLR. the one inch sensor gives stunning results and makes even a simple point and shoot photo look amazing. a top camera.

regcar

I am not an expert like the posters on here. I have used Panasonic … I am not an expert like the posters on here. I have used Panasonic compacts and currently using a FUJI Finepix600 with a 15X Zoom. I have been pleased with the results, and do not want a DSLR, as the size would be a problem. A good zoom is very important, at least 15X, and I would appreciate a few suggestions as to what is the best long zoom compact. I am not interested in a touchscreen,but a preview screen would be useful. I like to take wildlife photos, hence the need for a long zoom. Thank you.



I'm going to throw a couple of suggestions your way. Although I'm mostly going to ignore the part about "at least 15x" zoom, the Finepix F600 is 35mm Equiv of 360mm and the suggestions I'll give will all be long around 300mm but once you rule out DSLR and size you start to compromise on other important features like sensor size.

So here are a couple of suggestions and why.
Olympus Stylus 1 ~£350
28-300mm (f2.8 at wide open) lens in a relatively small and lightweight body with EVF and tilting LCD, 1/1.7" Sensor, RAW, 7fps shooting, WiFi and some neat software features.

Next I'm going to ignore the long zoom compact part.
Nikon 1 S1
Now this is an Interchangeable lens camera but the benefit here is a CX Format Sensor (same size as the Sony RX100 here) that has Hybrid AF (both Contrast and Phase Detection) and it shoots 15fps with Continuous focus or 60fps with fixed point autofocus.
Now for wildlife shots you'll need a different lens but the lens and camera are quite small so quite pocketable (jackets etc maybe not jeans).
Nikon 1 S1 with 11-27.5mm is £100 from here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NIKON-1-S1-Compact-System-Camera-with-11-27-5-mm-Wide-Angle-Zoom-Lens-WHITE-/400775891371?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item5d501ac9ab
and the 30-110mm Lens is £130 here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nikon-1-Nikkor-30-110mm-f-3-8-5-6-VR-Lens-WHITE-Brand-New-UK-Seller-/121543751335?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1c4c9276a7

If you want to stick to a Compact body then what you have is about as good as it's going to get for a while.
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