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

by Gina 12/20/2013

***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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  1. Dennis Garbacik wrote: December 24, 2013 8:35am

    I just purchased 4 of your SDHC1 16gb 40mb/sec, class 10 cards. When I format them in my Nikon D7100 the display says I can fit 202 images on it. When I do the same with my Sandisk Ultra 16gb cards, the display shows 296 images possible. Any idea as to why there’s such a big difference? Thanks.

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  2. Piotr wrote: December 25, 2013 9:54am

    not working with samsung Galaxy s4 android 4.3 and hdr- AS30v

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  3. abel zavala wrote: January 9, 2014 10:08am

    Loving my time with the QX100. While it does have it share of issues I am glad Sony is addressing them with the app and lens firmware updates. Any ETA on the firmware update?

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  4. Lorena Padilla wrote: January 30, 2014 9:46am

    It’s January 30th and still no firmware update for the qx10. Can we have a link or something?

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  5. Adelmo Jackson wrote: February 4, 2014 7:54am

    Muito interessante!

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