Sony updates PlayMemories Mobile, prepares firmware update for the QX-series lenses


Several months ago, Sony introduced the innovative Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 attachable lenses, which can be used with your iOS/Android smartphone. Both camera accessories can be controlled via Wi-Fi with the aid of an application, called PlayMemories Mobile. The app allows users to utilize their smartphone's screen as a viewfinder, take photos and manage the settings of the QX10 and QX100 lenses. Sony has been releasing updates for the app almost every month and this December is no different. Behold version 4 of the PlayMemories Mobile!

Both the iOS and Android versions of the PlayMemories Mobile app got slightly refreshed. The app now has an embedded Quick Viewer photo browser, which will allegedly allow users to seamlessly navigate between shooting and viewing images. Another improvement is in the speed department. According to Sony, the connection between your iOS device and the QX-series lenses will be established more quickly. So far, so good.

But what's more interesting are the improvements to the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lenses, which will be implemented with an upcoming firmware update. It is to arrive sometime in January 2014 and will allow both lenses to shoot Full-HD 1080p videos at 30 fps. Moreover, Sony will add a Shutter Priority mode to the DSC-QX100, which will enable users to directly control the shutter speed of the snapper. In addition, the sensitivity of both attachable lenses will be greatly improved. After the firmware update, the ISO range of the QX10 will be expanded to 3200, while the QX100 will be able to shoot at ISO 12800.

You can read our hands-on experience with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lenses here.

You can get the updated version of PlayMemories Mobile from the links below. The app is completely free to download and use, but it's rather pointless to do so if you don't have a WiFi-enabled Sony lens.

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source: AndroidCentral

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