April 20, 2015
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(SR3) UPDATED: Sony working on a new RX1-X.

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UPDATED: A trusted source said he “heard” from Sony that they are “working” on a new RX1-X camera. He has no specs to share yet and also didn’t get an announcement timeframe. It’s yet unclear if Sony will launch the RX1-X or/and the RX100m4 on the Sony World Photo Award event on April 23.

Speculation:
This could be the first Sony FF camera featuring the new curved sensor. Sony Patents already disclosed that camera featuring a fixed 35mm f/1.8 lens. The “X” in the name could stay for the High Resolution sensor (48-50MP?). But maybe I am going to far with my dreams and the curved FF sensor is not ready yet for mass production…

That said the RX series always has been on the front of the innovation. So let’s hope Sony will indeed show us some kind of new tech with that camera!

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April 20, 2015
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Coming at last: New LR6 on Tuesday/Wednesday.

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Now there is no doubt anymore. After many leaks and false release dates speculations Adobe will finally announce Lightroom 6 on Tuesday night (US time). Scott Kelby “indirectly” confirmed that the new Adobe LR6 software will be announced on Tuesday (US time). And according to a leak on Fujirumors it will cost 129 Euro.

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April 19, 2015
Posted in reviews

LOL: Naked guy says RX100m3 is radioactive :)

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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 :)

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

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April 19, 2015
Posted in reviews

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

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WX500
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:

fixed-lens

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.

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