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Sony has updated its PlayMemories Mobile smartphone app to Version 5.0. Available tomorrow, as a free download (iOS and Android), this handy app works with Sony’s QX10, QX30, QX100 and QX1 lens-style cameras, and provides faster one-touch wireless connection by NFC and offers a new touch shutter function that allows fumble-free shooting just by touching your phone screen. Other novelties include a redesigned graphical user interface, on-screen focus confirmation, on-demand grid lines and a new Mirror mode that lets you frame shots in confidence with the camera held at arm’s length. PlayMemories Mobile Version 5.0 for iOS and Android is available for free.
Sony Press Release
Perfect partner for QX Lens-Style Camera users
Sony’s updated PlayMemories Mobile app version 5.0 is great news for smartphone owners who care about shooting and sharing better pictures.
Available from the 4th September 2014, as a free download (iOS and Android), this handy app works beautifully with Sony’s QX10, QX30, QX100 and QX1 lens-style cameras that bring serious shooting power to your smartphone or tablet.
One-touch wireless connection by NFC between phone and lens-style camera is quicker than ever – even more so if you’re an Xperiaphone user. Compose, review and share shots or tweak camera functions on your phone screen with fingertip ease.
The app’s slick, speedy interface gets a makeover for even surer one-handed operation. There’s also a new touch shutter function that allows fumble-free shooting just by touching your phone screen when using a QX lens-style camera.
Advanced new features reinforce the feeling that you’re shooting with a serious camera, not just snapping haphazardly with your smartphone.
On-screen focus frames pop up to confirm that the QX’s powerful autofocus system is locked firmly onto your target – even multiple faces in group shots.
Another important feature of pro-quality cameras is grid lines - which help ensure that everything’s straight and true in your composition.
Group selfies are even easier with a new Mirror mode that lets you frame shots in confidence with the camera held at arm’s length.
There’s also support for GPS[ii], automatically tagging photos with location data captured using the new QX1 lens-style camera.
PlayMemories Mobile Version 5.0 for iOS and Android is available now for free download.