Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 earns rave reviews

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    If this website liked it any more, they'd burst!
    And elsewhere:



    So what do you reckon folks? Anyone getting one? It's priced at around £550 in the UK.
     
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Lack of a touchscreen is a bit of a bummer though...
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm warming to this fella. I need a really small, truly pocketable camera and I've just sold a few pics... mmmmm....

    *tries to fight temptation
     
  4. High Voltage

    High Voltage Laying in the gutter, looking at the kerb.

    So, did you succumb??
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Nope! I found an Olympus E-PM1 body for just £150 so bought that instead.
     
  6. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Bump
    I'm looking to replace my LX3. I've seen this and the lx7- which to go for? Or something else?
    Pocketability and a good IA mode are important. As is a better zoom than on the lx7. Fortunately, for me, price isn't an issue - just value for money
    Thanks
     
  7. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    I handled one of these Sonys in Jessops and it was love at first feel.
    This thing is tiny and when switched off the lens retracts completly.
    The design is beautiful and the lens ring control for settings seemed a nice option
    I own an lx3 and this is much smaller and pocketable.
    If money isn't an issue I would go for it.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It is a fabulous camera. If I manage to flog a few more photos I may indulge myself :)
     
  9. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Ok - so I'm keen to get one.
    Cheapest at the moment seems to be Amazon @ £450. Assuming I prefer to give my money to a UK based organisation (ideally one with a physical presence) any recommendations?
    john Lewis do it for £480, but are there any south London (SW2) based independents that could do with some business but will do a half decent price?
     
  10. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    cyber shot sounds like something you do on skype if ye get my drift
     
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  11. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

  12. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    I got an s110, but I'm thinking of taking it back for one of these Sonys. The 1.8 max aperture and the big sensor has me sold.
     
  13. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

  14. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Am I unlucky or are Jessops just rubbish?
    <Green ink> Decided to buy from a UK bricks and mortar company so booked a click and collect at their Croydon branch. They phoned me back after 1 hour to confirm it was ready. Drove 30 minutes to Croydon to find that they didn't have it in stock. The bloke that I had spoken to on the phone said that he had tried to call me back to say this. When I pointed out I had no missed calls or voicemail he retracted and said that he was going to have called me but hadn't had time. Best the manager could do was offer to order one in for another day, at which point he would refund my parking. Alternatively I could drive to Bromley to collect. They would be unable to deliver anything to me as they don't have insurance for that.

    Needless to say I didn't give them may money. </green ink>

    Luckily John Lewis Croydon had one is stock so I paid more than I had intended - but with a smile on my face because it meant that Jessops won't get a penny and I helped the profits of a seemingly decent company.

    PS camera on charge - so not had a chance to play yet, but it looks and feels nice
     
  15. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    John Lewis do a price match. Doh!
     
  16. snadge

    snadge metal alchemist

    Yep, their motto is 'Never Knowingly undersold'.
     
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  17. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    John Lewis have such an excellent customer service they may still honour that promise :)
     
  18. snadge

    snadge metal alchemist

    I worked at Bainbridges (John Lewis in Newcastle) for 8 months when I left School, I only left because I managed to get an Apprenticeship, I wasn't an employee, I was a 'partner' which included a share of the profits, my share for 8 months work there was £800, a huge amount in 1979
     
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  19. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    They may do price match, but only if it is in stock at a local competitor - Croydon Jessops obviously didn't have it , and Bromley is out of range.
    I did mumble price match to the lady in JL, but to be honest they were so busy, yet so helpful and fast to serve me - I was happy to give them the extra £50.
     
  20. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    It's still there, nextdoor to Fenwicks :)
     
  21. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    price drop might indicate a follow up model in the pipeline,
    there's always something new in the camera world

    those that have taken the plunge, I'd look forward to seeing some results
     
  22. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    I guess the price drop may have indicated desperation by Jessops, judging by today's news. FWIW it was back up to 450 yesterday, and I'm not going to bother getting John Lewis to price match.
    Very pleased with the quality of the photos in the limited shots I've taken so far
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Let's see 'em!
     
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  24. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    I want to buy this but like the editor am curious to see some pictures. And also would like the price to come down a touch.
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  26. dweller

    dweller muthafuckin snakes

    Came across this flickr stream of Tokyo streets at night.
    All of the recent shots here are taken with RX100 iii
    Just goes to show what you can get out of that tiny camera and a bit of lightroom processing.
     
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  27. chriswill

    chriswill Misbehaving!

    Has anyone tried the IV?

    I'm looking for a new compact
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's a great camera but hideously pricey. What kind of thing are you looking to photograph?
     
  29. chriswill

    chriswill Misbehaving!

    I'm just looking for a high quality compact for day to day shooting when the DSLR is to big to pack.

    I'm fortunate enough to have access to Sony staff discount so I can get one for a reasonable price ;)

    I do like the option of 4k too
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The second hand RX1R camera I bought is absolutely amazing. That and the GR are my #1 non SLR shooters :)
     

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