Sony announced more than a month ago that it would release a new firmware update for its QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras, which will further improve their capabilities and image quality.
Today, the Nippon electronics maker has made available firmware version 2.0 for its QX-series smartphone-compatible lenses, which comes with a few notable changes.
The new build increases the default video resolution from 1440×1080 to 1920×1080, which means that you can now capture 1080p Full HD video footage at the same 30fps frame rate.
In addition to that, the ISO range for both lenses has been increased as follows: the QX10 will now have an expanded ISO range from a maximum of ISO 1600 to ISO 3200, while the QX100 receives an even bigger boost that increases its ISO sensitivity from ISO 3200 to a maximum ISO 12800. This means that, after you upgrade your lens firmware to the latest version, you should get better results when shooting in low-light conditions.
Finally, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 model has also received a new ShutterPriority (“S”) Mode that offers yet another manual adjustment option, allowing you to have better control over your shutter speed.
The firmware flashing is a bit tricky and I highly recommend you read our blog from the Drivers section in order to properly install this release.