1. Reminder: Please user our affiliate links to get to your favorite stores for holiday shopping!

Underwhelming firmware update for RX100 Mk I

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by theoldsmithy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    822
    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Sony have posted a firmware update for the RX100 Mk I. The windows version is here but the benefits are virtually non-existent:

    • Improve the vibration and sound noise of the lens during auto-focusing
    Personally I have never experienced an issue with the noise of the lens. There are plenty of other usability gripes that they could have fixed. I don't think I'll bother with this one.
     
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I updated (as any OCD person would :wink: ). Never had a problem either.
     
  3. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

    561
    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    Thanks for posting that I never dreamt that Sony would follow the Fuji example and update older cameras.
    Being a cynic I believe that there must be more to this than they have revealed so I updated.
     
  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    822
    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Let us know what you discover!
     
  5. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

    561
    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    You can disable the movie button!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

    343
    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    NOW we're talking...! :smile:
     
  7. Arup Roy Chowdhury

    Arup Roy Chowdhury SC Regular

    125
    Jul 24, 2013
    Kinda sad was expecting more enhancement to the BIONZ engine but still thankful.
     
  8. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    822
    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I'll update tonight and see if I can find anything else. Disabling the movie button would be useful, I have had loads of 10 second fragments of movies saved by mistake!
     
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks SC Regular

    107
    Dec 21, 2014
    I own a RX100M3, so the firmware doesn't apply to me. But Dennis' mention that the Movie button can be disabled led me to check to see if that feature was already included in the M3. And sure enough, it is! So thanks for mentioning it. I too have shot a series of unwanted 10 sec video clips by accident. But after disabling the button, that's no longer a concern.
     
  10. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

    383
    Mar 7, 2012
    They've been doing it for a while. Remember how the original 3/5 got focus peaking.
     
  11. Orchard

    Orchard New to SC

    5
    Dec 10, 2014
    I have a mk 2 and while it's growing on me I wish they would get rid of the crappy useless filters and give ND 3 & 3 stop bracketing! Please
     
  12. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

    649
    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    They did that for the NEX-7 too. If I remember correctly about a year after the camera came out; long after the first complaints about the awkward position/accidental triggering and stressed out users demonstrating their skills with glue, o-rings and other stuff on the web.