Which RX1 should I buy ?

Started Oct 14, 2013 | Polls thread
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harold1968
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Which RX1 should I buy ?
Oct 14, 2013

I was silly enough to sell my Rx1 a) To buy some Leica gear and b) to buy the RX1R eventually.

However now I am in the position of wanting to buy one but want to minimise my costs

Basically I have found the following:

1. RX1R - £2,599 new (no discounts at the moment)

2. RX1 – £2,099 new - genuine UK version – large seller

3. RX1 - £1,899 new – genuine UK version – small company buying surplus stock, should be ok

4. RX1 - £1,799 – used- mint – well known dealer with 6 months guarantee (6 months old)

5. RX1 - £1,729 – new – import from hong kong (seller guarantee only)

6. RX1 - £1,650 – ebay – excellent – 1 year old – no guarantee

7. There were some ebay actions which went from £1,541 upwards and a few finishing in 3-4 days. I expect there to be steady stream of these but obviously no guarantee.

I am excited about the A7, but ultimately it looks a bigger package and the silent shutter and small size of the Rx1 is part of the attraction for me. Although it looks like a 24mp body and good prime will be around the same cost as the RX1R - but the first 35mm proposed seems a f2.8 model, so again another stop from the RX1.

This is completely thinking aloud, but as a bit of fun, which deal would you guys go for ???

best rgds

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 Sony RX1R Olympus E-M1 Sony Alpha 7 Sony FE 35mm F2.8 +1 more
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1. RX1R - £2,599 new (no discounts at the moment)
22.2% 4  votes
2. RX1 – £2,099 new - genuine UK version – large seller
33.3% 6  votes
3. RX1 - £1,899 new – genuine UK version – small company buying surplus stock, should be ok
16.7% 3  votes
4. RX1 - £1,799 – used- mint – well known dealer with 6 months guarantee (6 months old)
11.1% 2  votes
5. RX1 - £1,729 – new – import from hong kong (seller guarantee only)
5.6% 1  vote
6. RX1 - £1,650 – ebay – excellent – 1 year old – no guarantee
0.0% 0  votes
7. There were some ebay actions which went from £1,541 upwards and a few finishing in 3-4 days. I expect there to be steady stream of these but obviously no guarantee.
11.1% 2  votes
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