Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

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Dan Hudson
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Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

Is the RX100 made in Japan? Thanks

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nick101
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Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

Probably not.

Why?

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Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

Some are made in Japan and some in China. Most people report no difference in quality.

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Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

Digital Nigel wrote:

Some are made in Japan and some in China. Most people report no difference in quality.

How can one tell if Japan or China?

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It says on the bottom Made in China, or Made in Japan

I have made in china RX100 and RX100ii - am delighted with both

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Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

Dan Hudson wrote:

Is the RX100 made in Japan? Thanks

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My Sony RX100 has "made in Japan" written on it.  It is a terrific pocket camera.

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Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

Early RX100s were made in Japan.  Most are made in China.  I have not heard of anyone who has an RX100 II made in Japan.  There's no evidence that the MIJ cameras work any better.  The cameras and the boxes are both labeled with the country of origin.

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Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

My M2 is a "Mandarin" camera 

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Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

You will have to find an early used RX100 to get one made in Japan, or from a dealer that has old stock. They moved production to China. The only potential difference I have seen is that the lens coatings may be different on the China version.

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Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

Your question has been asked many times over in this forum since the camera was introduced a few years ago. Did you do a search inquiry to find your answer?

Anyway, the answer to your question is:

First batch MIJ.

Then most MIC.

Later some MIK.

Why? Does it matter to you? QC?

FWIW. I have a MIJ RX100 Mt. Fuji S.E., Sony black leather everyready case. Sony external battery charger, Magfilter..

No dust in lens as some owners have reported, or any operative issues. Very sharp lens. 6k actuations on shutter.

Good searching.

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Dan Hudson
Dan Hudson OP Regular Member • Posts: 495
Re: Sony RX100 made in Japan ????

Len_Gee wrote:

Your question has been asked many times over in this forum since the camera was introduced a few years ago. Did you do a search inquiry to find your answer?

Anyway, the answer to your question is:

First batch MIJ.

Then most MIC.

Later some MIK.

Why? Does it matter to you? QC?

FWIW. I have a MIJ RX100 Mt. Fuji S.E., Sony black leather everyready case. Sony external battery charger, Magfilter..

No dust in lens as some owners have reported, or any operative issues. Very sharp lens. 6k actuations on shutter.

Good searching.

Why? Does it matter to you? To me it matters mostly because of two considerations...The country you support and quality of the product. China is considered today as japan used to be. So, moral issues and quality are my considerations.....Dan

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