Exactly what I have been looking for, a HDD with built in SD card reader (don't really care about the WiFi). Will go perfect with SP that only has the one USB port and no full sized SD slot. I was surprised not to even be able to find a HDD caddy with built in card reader... well not portable 2.5" anyway.
Stuff using it with a phone, just use it with Sony's live view remote control - That will make an interesting combo.
Jogger: Sony should just make a module using their 1-inch sensor and a fixed wide lens. Add in XAVCS and that would instantly be a GoPro killer, esp. for professional applications.
I was thinking the same thing for QX1 with small wide angle lens, even the 16mm f2.8 with fish eye or WA adapter would be interesting. Video mode is a bit limited for now, but interesting all the same.
KLO82: Didn't Sony just missed the opportunity to have exclusive Zeiss AF lenses for their mount? They could share their AF specifications to Zeiss and could have Af lenses for E mount. As both Nikon and Canon do not have AF Zeiss lenses for their mounts, this could be a huge advantage for Sony.
Sony already do AF 'Zeiss' lenses. Zeiss already make their own AF Zeiss lenses for E-Mount (and Fuji) in the Touits. There is a market for those who want direct MF lenses though.
abortabort: Cool, so will pick up the pair in 12mths for $900 for both ;)
People likely said the same about the Touits. Not saying it will happen of course...
Cool, so will pick up the pair in 12mths for $900 for both ;)
peevee1: No new features, it is not Fuji, Canon or Olympus.
But expect 3rd party lens and battery compatibility to be broken.
Really believe it is only those three that add new features / capabilities in FW?
Corkcampbell: The info is a little misleading, causing some negative comments here. The Mac version was released at the same time as the Windows one. One example is the Chinese Sony website, from where I got mine. That was a day before this report. The files are the same so it doesn't matter from where you get it. Many readers were alerted to this by a sharp poster in the CyberShot thread. The fact that some European websites had not posted it, doesn't mean it was unavailable. For my RX10, I used the download from the China site; for my RX100M3, I used the US site. Neither camera was purchased in those locations.
The Australian site has both as well.
KameraFever: Now the rx10 is more appealing. I'm suprised sony would do this. Their track record with supporting cameras with firmware is horrible. Now hopefully they will update the autofocus on the a7 series..... If they care about their customers that is.
They already have. And their track record is far from horrible.
Nukunukoo: We have two RX10 run-and-gun rigs and I wonder if XAVC S will be enough to leave the Ninja 2s in the bag. Welcome addition.
I nearly bought a Ninja for my RX10 and A7S, but A7S really doesn't need it. So very glad that RX10 has gotten this FW update.
Jote: This (unusual for Sony) "feature addition" clearly indicates that there will be no RX10 line refresh anytime soon.
Why is it unusual for Sony? Who is it usual for?
kwa_photo: Wow....you know what has frozen over! A FW update from Sony!!! Yippee!!! Why just Windows so far??? I'd venture to say that almost 70%+ photographers I know use Mac and not Windows. Strange choice.
Did I say that they did? I am talking about the constant barrage of firmware updates for many other brands and devices. I certainly appreciate the updated features here and was commenting on the 'absence' of firmware fixes because they haven't been necessary. I WOULD have been annoyed if this needed a firmware fix every month because of laziness and releasing before being market ready.
Martin87: Sony posting a firmware update for their cameras? That's quite unusual for them
I meant is it unusual to get a FW update. I'm sure that the FZ1000 is selling well.
You mean a firmware update? Yes this is the first firmware update in the 9 months since the RX10 launched and a significant one at that... how many do you expect?
I may be in the minority here, but I can't help but feel that a dedicated device such as a camera should really do what it claims on the box and not need constant updating. I know we are used to being served up half-baked products and a constant stream of betaware that we continually have to update to fix everything that was broken when it shipped, or got broken in the last FW update.
Hmmm an interesting and funny wrap up :)
It would have been nice if you mentioned that that ridiculous (though 'some' might think 'pretty', like an X30 apparently) perfume bottle selfie camera thing is the first camera ever to have a curved sensor - that makes it one of those 'weird cameras that started it all' and not just for the explosion of dedicated 'female friendly' selfie cameras that are going to hit the market.
BobYIL: Smallest of the MF format; only 30 x 45mm, a little larger than the FF... Only 37.5MP, a little more than the D800 series 36MP... A phased out CCD sensor to turn obsolete in couple of years in the world of MF-CMOS. Hopefully they can sell this "only 100 units" of limited edition. (BTW, would it differ much if the new lens was offered for $4K?)
"Obsolete" will depend on how much you like CCD vs CMOS.
The Mac update is out, I guess just not posted on all the Sony worldwide sites yet.
Hell froze over? I guess all those other updates just never happened right?
pew pew: dam sony.. I wanted the a6000 now you tempt me with the a7s..
@pkosewski - So you haven't actually used an A7S? Yep, I thought so.
So it 'needs' a 70-400mm lens right? And where is the A6000 equivalent that is SO small? Yep I thought so.
"Slowish responsiveness" again having only used the slow, loud and clunky A7R gives you about zero experience with the A7S. They are very very different in operation (apart from the physical size / controls which to me a very decent for the size).
A6000 has 'easy to advertise, popular among amateurs' such as "worlds fastest AF***", "24MP", "179 AF points", "11fps**" and so on. Exactly the things that someone like you think make it 'better'.
It may be nowhere near an SLR in handling, but neither is the A6000. You can't compare to another mirrorless and then drop 'well it isn't any good because it doesn't handle like an SLR'. Personally I prefer the handling to the many DSLRs I have used. Also, unlike the A6000 the A7's can use an optional grip, which gives it far more DSLR like handling.
mpgxsvcd: Not a ton to praise here but also not a lot to hate on. A nice solid little camera. I still think the Olympus E-PM2 is a better value at $170.
A cheap NEX-5T/5R with 16mm pancake (24mm equiv) could foot the bill. These can be had cheap and the time lapse app will work with them, also the lens is dirt cheap (but not super hot either, but still ok in this context).
Another option is a Ricoh GR, top shelf everything, super small and light with excellent built in intervalometer and has excellent battery life doing time lapse.
Either of these can be set to whatever interval you prefer.