Broken DSC-RX100 II: Repair or Upgrade?
February 18, 2017 2:36 PM   Subscribe

I like this camera a lot, but the screen broke. Should I repair it somewhere or replace it?

I bought a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II a few years ago (so it is probably out of warranty). It has been a great camera: I like the big sensor for taking high quality photos. (The videos also seem good, though many of my phone videos seem as good for that purpose.) Recently, the camera fell on the floor, breaking its rear screen!

Two questions:
  1. Should I try to get it fixed somewhere? Is it likely other parts of the camera are broken now as well as the screen (e.g., lens)?
  2. If I do not get it fixed, what is the current state of high quality "pro-amateur" (or whatever category) cameras? The RX100 line seems to have 3 or 4 variants now, which makes things confusing, and there seems to be more competition for large sensor, compact point and shoots than there was a few years ago. (I probably need a zoom rather than something fun like a fixed wide angle lens though because I am taking mostly kid photos.)
posted by pbh to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total)
It will probably run you $150-200 to get the screen replaced.

You might check out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 or buy another RX100. If you were happy with the RX100 you might just buy a used one.
posted by gregr at 4:04 PM on February 18, 2017

The part for the screen can be had cheaply on eBay
posted by Sharcho at 2:49 PM on February 19, 2017

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