On the sony website, I saw this article about a firmware update coming out this month that will be available to a small number of owners. I thought it was a good way to get people updated on a new camera system and to help keep the current firmware up to date. I was also happy to see that an update was in order for the sony DSC-RX100 camera.
The DSC-RX100 is a video camera that uses a digital single-chip image sensor. The sensor produces a bit-packed image instead of a raw Bayer array format. This makes it more responsive than the standard digital SLRs, and the sensor can capture color information without a color filter, so you don’t have to worry about having to change your color filters. It can record a wide range of video (720p) at a max resolution of 1080p.
With the new firmware, you can now sync the camera to a PC, thus allowing you to get the best out of this amazing piece of gear. The camera will record at 1080p, but it will also sync to a DVI monitor so you can edit the video to any resolution. This is great, because it means that you can easily adjust the camera’s settings for different settings, such as the shutter speed and ISO, and use it for videography.
Another great feature is the ability to use the camera for a lot of different purposes. For example, you can use the DVCAM-EX4 video camera to record a movie, or record video at a low resolution, so you can edit it to your laptop’s screen. You can also use it to make a short documentary, as well as use it as a camera for video chatting.
There are a lot of other features too, but it’s the DVCAM-EX4 that is the big deal. It’s a full HD camera capable of taking videos of more than 720×720 pixels and has a whopping 25 frames per second. The camera also has a 3.5-inch LCD screen, with two HDMI inputs and one USB output. It’s a perfect solution for people who want to take their video chatting to the next level.
For those of you who are new to cameras, the first thing you should know is that cameras need to be calibrated before use, which is a very tedious process. Many cameras, including my own, require a calibration tool to get the right information. I’ve been using my sony camera since I upgraded to windows 8, and it’s been a great upgrade for my family.
The problem is that I haven’t had the chance to use sony’s camera for more than a few days, so I don’t have a lot to say about it yet. However, you can also get a very useful (and, I would add, very cheap) version of the camera software for Windows Phone.
I have owned a lot of cameras over the years, and the only thing that really bothers me about them is the firmware upgrade process. I can’t help but feel that if Sony is going to release a camera with this much potential in it, they would be crazy to not release it with a much more user-friendly camera firmware update.
Another thing about all cameras: I use a lot of them. Many people use them as point-and-shoot cameras. For those people, I will tell you that the firmware upgrade process is not really that bad. It was more of a pain than I anticipated, but it certainly is not a dealbreaker.
The main problem with this camera is that Sony has not released firmware updates for about two years. This camera is basically a $2,500 purchase, so there is a big risk that the new firmware update may not be available for some time.