April 19, 2015
Posted in reviews

LOL: Naked guy says RX100m3 is radioactive :)


A paranoic-vegan naked guy (let me have some fun describing him) made that very (un)scientific test to claim the RX100m3 is a dangerous radioactive camera. And he used a $34 ghost hunting Gauss Master (here on Amazon) to measure the radiation (LOL!).
I saw the video posted on some forums and thought it would be good the debunk the myth also with the little help of Marc Morris. He commented the video and said:

Remarkable paranoia. I’m impressed with your commitment but remain thoroughly UNswayed. All communicative products have screens of various properties and have EMR output that is negligible at best. Your HDTV makes the camera look like a piker, your cellphone is ALWAYS on and and is either on or near your person: no lead carrier blocks the radiation you’re so frightened of. It’s unavoidable. Most Gaussmeters of the cost effective variety will give seriously false readings when placed too closely to portable electronics like a cell phone or a camera: you are using a device that is not built to measure portable electronics accurately. What that thing is saying is that this RX100M3 is putting out a reading that meets the average reading of a hair dryer at normal usage distances, or that of standing underneath a transmission line outside a home (http://www.arpansa.gov.au/radiationprotection/factsheets/is_magfields.cfm). Asinine. The camera in its most nuclear phase could not do so. Prolonged exposure would mean hours set aside, of days and days on end of looking through the viewfinder without blinking, when in fact it is for mere seconds at a time and it would take months of work to have looked through the viewfinder for an hour in total. The premise and the good will are noted and lauded. The lack of thorough education is, on the other hand, absolutely not.

So please don’t be scared by the video. Just don’t use your RX100m3 while drying your hair and you will be fine :)

Dear vegan readers, I am not anti Vegan and I only tried to make some fun. So please take it easy.

April 19, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony 30x camera hands-on roundup. And interesting Sony marketing forecast.


Image courtesy: ePhotozine

The new Sony 30x zoom compact cameras got a hands-on by many reviewers:
HX90V Hands-On Photos at ePhotozine, Amateur Photographer and Photographyblog.
WX500 Hands-On Photos at ePhotozine , Amateur Photographer and Photographyblog.

And the preorder ars up at:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V for $428 at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera for $328 at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

The interetsing part is that I received a document disclosing why those 30x zoom cameras are important for Sony:


I am yet not sure but the graph is likely to show the market in Canada. Sony expects that 45% of the compact camera market will be “owned” by High Zoom cameras.

April 19, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Bildschirmfoto 2015-04-12 um 19.11.39
David Mathar on SonyAlphaForum.
Bavarian mornings
sony a99 + 135 1.8 za

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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April 18, 2015
Posted in rumors

When a FAKE becomes so strong that it’s hard to make it go away.



I want to make it 100% clear again that the A-mount strategy image posted by a commenter on SAR is 100% FAKE. And when I say 100% I mean I have proof and know for certain without any single doubt that it’s fake. I tracked back the author of the comment and he has a long history of publishing false information for fun on SAR comment system. So there is no doubt he made it up to create some buzz.

While I quickly removed the image from the comment system other sites like Petapixel, Photorumors, Cameraegg and so on picked up that image from the comment system without to question the validity of the “leak” taken from an anonymous(!) comment. I want to stress again that I did NOT(!) post the image as a valid “rumor” inside my own article. I contacted those sites and asked them to remove or mark the image as fake.

The issue still is that the image spread all over the web. And as I learned from my class in mass communication once an information has been spread out and magnified it becomes truth for many even if you try to dismantle it.

I ask all SAR readers who see the image posted on other sites and forums to make it clear this is a fake. If you want link back to this post if someone is interest to read the story of that fake image.

To all A-mount owners:
Sony will launch new A-mount lenses and cameras in future. I am 100% sure of that :)



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