Sony Electronics has announced plans for software and firmware updates designed to improve the overall usability, speed and functionality of the Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 “Lens-style” Cameras.

Version 4.0 for the PlayMemories Mobile application is currently available on both Google Play and App Store for all Sony Wi-Fi enabled cameras in addition to the Cyber-shot QX series. The updated application includes:
 – An 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.
 – 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 PlayMemories Mobile.

Sony will be releasing another software update in Q2 2014 to improve connectivity speed with Android devices.

New firmware for QX cameras will be available in January. It will add the following capabilities:
 – 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 at 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 will be expanded from max ISO 1600 to max ISO 3200. The QX100 will be expanded from max ISO 3200 to max ISO 12800.

Full details of the PlayMemories Mobile updates can be found at :