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Sony RX100 made in Japan ????
Sep 28, 2013

Is the RX100 made in Japan? Thanks

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In reply to Dan Hudson, Sep 28, 2013

Probably not.

Why?

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

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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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In reply to ECT, Sep 28, 2013

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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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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In reply to Dan Hudson, Sep 28, 2013

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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My M2 is a "Mandarin" camera 

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In reply to Dan Hudson, Sep 28, 2013

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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In reply to Dan Hudson, Sep 28, 2013

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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In reply to Len_Gee, Oct 8, 2013

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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