Sony QX lens cameras get full HD video capture and boosted ISO in new firmware (update: available)

Photographers who prefer Sony's WiFi-equipped cameras are about to get a pair of very welcome updates. In January, both the QX10 and QX100 lens cameras will receive firmware upgrades that bump their maximum light sensitivity settings to ISO 3,200 and 12,800, respectively; theoretically, they'll have an easier time with dark scenes. The two will also support widescreen 1080p video recording, and the QX100 is getting a shutter priority mode (shown above) to help with action shots and long exposures.

Sony's mobile shooting app, PlayMemories Mobile, is in line for an important refresh of its own. Version 4.0 for Android (pictured after the break) and iOS will introduce a quick photo browser that should make it much easier to review recent shots. There's a big speed boost in store for iOS users, too -- Sony claims that the app should connect to WiFi cameras twice as quickly as before. The company hasn't said when 4.0 will be available, but it promises a performance improvement for Android users in a second update due this spring.

Update: Both the Android and iOS PlayMemories Mobile upgrades are already available; hit the source links to start downloading.

Photo browsing in Sony's PlayMemories Mobile