PlayMemories Mobile App V.4.0 Launches Plus A Key Firmware Upgrade Is Coming- UPDATED

by Gina 12/20/2013, in Contact the Blog

***Update: You can find the System Software Update for the QX10 here and for the QX100 here ***

This week Sony announced plans for software and firmware updates aimed at improving the overall usability, speed and functionality of the Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 “Lens-Style” Cameras.

PlayMemories Mobile™ app V.4.0 is now available in both the Google Play™ and App Store. This mobile app will work with all Sony Wi-Fi enabled cameras in addition to the Cyber-shot QX series.  The updated app features:

  • 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.
  • “Thumbnail View” is available for all images taken w/ the app
  • Single image view by tapping on thumbnail

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

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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.  Come spring of ’14, there will be a seconds software update to improve connectivity speed with Android devices.

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 (1920×1080@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.

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    “S” Shutter Priority Mode on QX100

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    ISO Control on QX100 in “S” Mode

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