Sony Japan has issued a brief statement about the use of third-party apps, advising camera owners that it cannot guarantee non-authorized software will work as advertised. The statement also seems to suggest that using them will void a camera's warranty. 

The advisement refers to unauthorized firmware, camera apps, and scripts made available by websites other than Sony's. This includes things like the STG Uploader app that enables Sony cameras to upload directly to Google Photos, and a recently publicized hack that removes video recording limits from some Sony cameras. 

Google's translation doesn't make it totally clear whether Sony is saying the whole camera's warranty will be voided, or rather if any repairs necessitated by third-party firmware will not be covered by the warranty. We've reached out to Sony for clarification.

Via: Photo Rumors