expired Sony Cybershot RX100V (Mark V) Compact Camera $1189 (+ Redeem Bonus $100 EFTPOS Card from Sony) Pickup @ JB Hi-Fi

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Limited stock. None available in my area for click and collect. The sony eftpos deal is an online redemption till 31st July 2018. This is the updated sony RX100 V, model # DSCRX100M5A, the A at the end of the model # denotes the new model.

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  • +1 vote

    Here's a handy list of comparisons between the V and VI.
    https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/preview/sony-rx100-v-vs-vi/

    I like the 200mm telephotoo of the VI but it costs so much more :(

  • +1 vote

    $1.1k for a compact camera seems a bit over the top. What are the use cases other than sports?

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      If you have to ask….then this camera is not for you :)

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        Yes. That's the point. It's clearly not for many people, which is why the question exists.

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          It has a 1 inch sensor and fits in your pocket :)

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          @blackjacknz:
          Is that an RX100 V in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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          @StoneSin: The quality of digital images is basically a direct relationship to the size of the image sensor. It's not about Megapixels, but the dimensions because a larger sensor can gather more light (more light = better potential quality).
          I still use an old Sony DSC-HX9V compact super-zoom camera which was "top of the line" back in 2011, and it takes amazing photos and superb FullHD video. Even today this would still be considered by normal people to be an excellent camera - several orders of magnitude better than $100-$200 compacts that most people would use, and infinitely better than any poxy mobile phone camera.
          My Sony DSC-HX9V has a large (for 2011) sensor 1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm), which has a diagonal of 7.70 mm (0.3") and a surface area of 28.46 mm².
          I understand this new Sony DSC-RX100 V has a 1" sensor with dimensions of 13.2 x 8.8 mm and sensor area of 116.16 mm² - that's 4 times larger area than mine.

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          @llama: Yes. I know how cameras work.

    • +1 vote

      It's a high performance camera. You can use it in pretty much every situation, even very low light as long as your expectations are reasonable (e.g. you can find some fantastic shots of nightscape and concerts etc)

      The technology in the RX100 is pretty cutting edge; it uses the same type of auto focusing as the Sony Flagships. The viewfinder you get on RX100s are one of the best. It takes a lot of engineering to cram all that plus a fast 24-70mm lens and a 1 inch sensor (the sensor itself is a third iteration in a body the size of a deck of cards and only around 300 grams.

      It can easily compete with interchangeable lens cameras when it comes to image quality and shooting action in good light. The lenses on RX100 series have all been nothing short of brilliant.

      Aside from the lack of an external audio port, the video credentials for the RX100 series are top shelf. Beyond the sensor and lens, the XACVS codec that Sony uses is pretty darn good allowing 100mbps capture for 4k 24p. It has gimmicky "fun" features such as a 960 FPS slow motion.

      But you are not wrong; it is hella expensive. It also doesn't have a touchscreen in 2018. You are paying a princely premium for this camera. It really is not for everyone.

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      Vloggers I guess. Or just people with too much money. Why buy this over an SLR? I have no idea. All that glass isn't there for looks.

      • +1 vote

        For some people, photography is a passion, an interest, a hobby. SLRs are good but big and heavy. Good low light lenses are big. For some, a smaller camera is sometimes more useful. For others, this camera alone is enough for their needs, including video. I use a smaller camera when I'm riding mountain bikes or motorbikes. Some of my favorite photos were taken with the smaller camera, but it has many more limitations than this new sony - poor dynamic range, poor focus speed, and poor low light quality. I imagine that travellers would like it too, or anyone who wants reasonable quality photos and video from a tiny camera. A big bonus with these cameras (rx100 #) is the pop up viewfinder - not many small cameras have this now, almost essential for sunny outdoors.

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        I use my older Sony compact far more than my SLR. It fits in my pocket, and it takes great images and video. 200mm zoom, Full HD video, fabulous performance… and (when lens closed) it's just a bit larger than a deck of cards.

        The biggest advantage is that you don't look like an try-hard absolute Wayne Kerr when using it in "normal" everyday situations. You know… like sight-seeing, kid's sports, at parties, family gatherings, school awards presentations, etc, etc.

        There is no setup time, no lenses to fart-arse about with, plus you can hand it others who can all use it. It's not inferior to an SLR - it's almost infinitely better for almost all normal situations. An SLR simply doesn't get used as much as a pocketable compact…. so you get much better shots with a compact compared to not taking them with an SLR.

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    Good price for the updated MkVA model.

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      JB HiFi actually had an extra 5% off this price yesterday - it is still valid in store if you have the code (it comes with the email if you're on their list). That's another $59.00 if someone is quick enough :)

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    I'm confused

    The sony terms don't say there is cashback on the VA, but jb lists as it having the cashback.

    https://promotions.sonyanz.com/eftposgiftcard#faqs

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      good spotting…..looks like it isnt part of the cashback promo. Even on the Sony website it dosn't have the cashback icon.

      https://store.sony.com.au/digitalcamera

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      Well spotted - I just called sony support 1300 13 SONY (7669) and they confirmed the VA and V are considered the same for the cashback. Just read newer comment and link - maybe the dude I talked to is wrong. Support closes at 5 if anyone else can be bothered

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        I just talked to sony again - they insist that the newer model is elgible too. I pointed out the disparity in the Sony store web page, they said not to worry about that. I should have asked them to put it in an email.

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          Yay, got a reply from Sony support. A bit of back and forth - you'll understand why when you see the spelling - to get a solid answer:

          I can confirm that the DSCRX100M5A and DSCRX100M5 from EFTPOS FAQ is just the same and the said model DSCRX100M5A is legible for the promotion.

          Kind Regards,
          Joe
          Technical Support Representative
          Sony Australia and New Zealand
          ☏ AU 1300 137669
          ☏ NZ 0800 766969

  • +1 vote

    Sony Cybershot RX100 I represent!

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      Yeah boi!

      Unfortunately I've dropped mine a few times so it's got a few nasty dents in it.

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    Does it have an easy way to transfer photos using local wifi? I find this is often difficult with cameras. They'll highlight how it has wifi or whatever, but it's a huge pain to use. Even better if I can browse photos and with a single click upload a photo I like to OneDrive.

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    I have the mark 4. It's amazing I take it everywhere with me.
    I bought a screen protector and grip with the $50 gift card that came with it.
    If you're a beginner it's a great camera to start with

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    Fantastic camera series but the rx100 iii is a better buy at half the price imo. I have a A6000 and a rx100 iii and I find the mirrorless collects dust. The iq and versatility of these little beasties are amazing. Best travel camera ever!

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      If you don’t want/need 4k, rx100 iii at the current price then you are right

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