Sony Adds Firmware and Software Updates

Sony_PMMA_4.PNGSony has just released some interesting new updates. The first is the latest version of their PlayMemories Mobile App, version 4.0, which they note adds faster connection speeds between your iOS or Android powered device and their Wi-Fi enabled cameras, along with a new "Quick Viewer" photo browsing feature.

They've also released new firmware updates to their Cyber-shot QX-series "Len-Style" cameras; the QX100 and QX10. More details on both updates can be seen below in the official Sony press release.

Get the new PlayMemories Mobile App for your smart device by using the following links:



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SONY ANNOUNCES SOFTWARE AND FIRMWARE UPDATES IMPROVING SPEED, FUNCTIONALITY OF  CYBER-SHOT QX "LENS-STYLE" CAMERAS

New PlayMemories Mobile™ App Version 4.0 Adds Photo Browsing, Faster Connection Speeds; New Firmware Adds Full HD video shooting, Expanded ISO Range and more

 

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2013 - Sony Electronics has announced plans for a software and firmware update designed to improve the overall usability, speed and functionality of the Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 "Lens-style" Cameras. 

SOFTWARE UPDATE

The software update for the PlayMemories Mobile™ application - Version 4.0 - will work with all Sony Wi-Fi enabled cameras in addition to the Cyber-shot QX series, and will be available immediately in both Google Play™ and App Store™.  The updated application will feature:  

·         Embedded Photo Browser - A "Quick Viewer" photo browser has been added to the PlayMemories Mobile application, which will allow for seamless navigation between shooting images and viewing images in playback mode.   Sample screen shots below:


 

"Thumbnail View" is available for all images taken w/ the app:

Single image view by tapping on thumbnail:


                          

 

·         Improved Speed and Functionality - The newest version of the application will have improved connectivity speed when linking to devices running the Apple iOS™ platform.  More specifically, connection start up time will be approximately twice as fast compared to previous versions of the PlayMemories Mobile application.  

Sony will be releasing another software update in Spring 2014 to improve connectivity speed with Android devices.   

 

CAMERA FIRMWARE UPDATE

Additionally, there will be a firmware update for QX cameras in January which will add a variety of exciting capabilities including:

·         Full HD Movie Recording (QX100 and QX10): Both of the Cyber-shot QX Series cameras will have the ability to shoot Full HD 1080p video (1920x1080@30p in MP4) after the firmware update.

·         Shutter Priority ("S") Mode (QX100 only):  The Shutter Priority ("S") mode will be added to the QX100 camera to allow direct access control to shutter speed. 

·         Expanded ISO Shooting Range (QX100 and QX10):  Each of the cameras will be able to shoot at higher ISO settings for greater versatility in low-light conditions.  The QX10 camera will be expanded from max ISO 1600 to max ISO 3200.  The QX100 camera will be expanded from max ISO 3200 to max ISO 12800. 

Details below:



QX100

QX10

Mode


Now

After Update

Now

After Update

Program Auto

ISO

ISO160/200/400/800/1600/3200

ISO160/200/400/800

/1600/3200/6400/12800

ISO100/200/400/800

/1600

ISO160/200/400/800

/1600/3200

Aperture Priority

ISO

ISO160/200/400/800/1600/3200

ISO160/200/400/800

/1600/3200/6400/12800

N/A

N/A

Shutter

Priority

ISO

N/A

ISO160/200/400/800

/1600/3200/6400/12800

N/A

N/A

Shutter

Speed

N/A

30" - 1/2000

(1/3 EV step)

N/A

N/A

Movie

Image

Size

MP4

1440x1080@30p

MP4

1920x1080@30p

MP4

1440x1080@30p

MP4

1920x1080@30p








 

Screen Shots:


"S" Shutter Priority Mode on QX100

 

ISO Control on QX100 in "S" Mode