is< being done isn't the same thing as sanctioned to be done. The external Intervalometer really makes a camera crippled. It is? Sony should be aware that I'm really enjoying recording 4K videos lasting over 30 minutes on my A7R II. Camera MX is a fully-featured Android camera app for 2020 that … Instead of blocking apps, Sony should do everything it can to encourage developers to write apps for its cameras. I remember DRM as well. DPReview TV: Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6 2020 rematch! And no 'hacked' program developer is going to give any sort of warranty to it's users because they know the risks, as is understandable. BTW: I can give you a list for cameras that more expensive than any SONY have NO intervalometer build in, or you can fine them by yourself? It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing … Sony may be just protecting themselves from software repair headaches. So for example, if you install monster tires on your Ford, Ford may refuse all warranty work. If they can prove the malfunction is dues to third party software, then and only then can they void the warranty. Yes, everyone can. Magic Lantern has probably single handedly bricked more cameras than anything else :). Every conceivable failure under warranty has an error message. My Nikon/Canon cams are great. What you described were firmware bugs which can easily be fixed by running a different firmware. A good free intervalometer is already builtin with most Android smartphone with IR aka infrared remote you just have to download the right app. Of course, I and 100,000,000 other people like our iPhones. Really depends on the type of app and what its reputation is, in my view. at least i remembered that they open up one of their api but forgot what it is. I have not heard of any virus issues (that is not to say that none exist, but I have used it, myself). All you have to do is turn off the auto APS-C capture and you can use it un-cropped. That's what they get for selling crippled cameras and then trying to charge customers to un-cripple them. I want them to do the same for cameras, and Sony would be a good acquisition for Apple to start the process. The new 33mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4 APS-C lenses are roughly equivalent to 50mm and 85mm lenses, respectively, on full-frame cameras. If I need 3rd party junk, that's what my PC is for. The sample-collecting probe filmed the Moon from close up and then captured its own landing, but the best bit is the color stitched panorama that's 15,000 pixels wide. I was considering to buy a Sony a 7iii but after reading all your comments i'm going with the cannon 5d. It is dwelled out of the Google Pixel’s camera app which is the most advanced camera software. If you put a turbo kit on your car that's not from the manufacturer, the day you buy your car, and the engine blows, the manufacturer can deny your warranty and repairs if it can prove that aftermarket kit caused the failure. Oh, I already did. The Panasonic gh2 was hacked to holy hell and you know what? And SOE purchasing and squashing a vibrant online community. xda-developers Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia Z5 Compact Themes and Apps Third Party Camera Apps for Z5C by Dusky_Nembrotha XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. 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. Or they could use Android and recommend apps. I hope Apple doesn't ever come out with a real cam. Well, that is one possible reaction from Sony. using these manual camera apps on your Android device. Sony doesn't have to warranty anything that they didn't produce. A message to Sony, I purchased a Sony action cam but the app (Playmemories) is a crap my phone app settings is much much better. Sony has not provided that tech specification so whomever has provided these apps has done so by reverse engineering. Go and buy a smart phone. What was initially thought to be a bug is now being confirmed by Google as a permanent shift in the way Android handles the camera functionality. Forcing you to buy their brand of parts and service in order to maintain your product. I don't see Canon or Nikon doing that either. Do a search for the number of I-phones lost to jail breaking. So if the dial falls off they cannot void the warranty because you used different software. Do you really want to run unauthorized apps, given such circumstances? BTW, now that this limit has been lifted, I'm thinking of getting another A7R II in addition to the one I've already got. They would have to do at least the following. Such devices have existed since the beginning of computing. It can interfere with the aperture, metering, or anything else accessible by menu, which on the A7 series, is everything. There is no way in hell I would ever risk my camera to an unauthorized app. If you give any electronic device that has hacked firmware to the manufacturer, they may refuse to even evaluate it. Does Sony warrant that *authorized* apps won't do anything malicious? On a side note: Stop screwing over Sony Mobile by forcing them to apply DRM to the worst noise reduction algorithms on the planet. I also want to be able to select different crop factors on the camera and not just one predefined. --Buy books, not gear.Tacoma, Washington, USA. Google says it’s in the name of location privacy. I see Sony cameras most often in younger hands but personally know of a few long term, professional photographers who have switched over. You make cameras and you do that well, let the app developers do what they do well and be grateful they're doing it at all. There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. Sorry, I obviously forgot a word. Which means it doesn't 'void your warranty', it means 'issues caused by this will not be covered under warranty'. "Nonetheless, the above announcement is nothing more or less than what any other company would do.". They may not be tomorrow. On the other hand: It's their very own press release that was the greatest advertisement for this hack and making more people want/buy an A7s which is certainly among the most affordable pro-level video cameras available today. I think Panasonic GH2 had a video hack that many used with no issue Once the gh3 came out. That's a huge effort and requires a support system. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3998369, Most good usable hardware intervalometer don't cost more than $20. As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. Tamron has announced its 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony APS-C bodies. Apple would ruin Sony, charge double for everything, lock it all down, throw out the parts that don't fit their progressive/fashionable theme and then say it was to protect our privacy. In the end, it is your camera, do what you want. That said, I suggest Apple do this because they have the track record of establishing new archetypes. Yongnuo, makers of lenses, cameras and other photo accessories, has filed a patent for a modular mirrorless camera system. This is achieved by combining multiple shots in-camera to create that ‘long exposure’ effect.You can, of course, do this yourself in post-processing if you prefer, but the a… The Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II is a redesign of the original Primoplan 75mm F1.9 designed in 1936. "Brick and Mortar shops stock Sony cameras on an effectively equal par with Canikon". Well, then I'm all out of ideas. At least in the US, it seems like Sony would need to be able to prove the third party app caused the failure. If Apple takes on Sony they will probably launch a new A8 with Apple iCards which cost $300 for 64 GB, a lightning charging cable sold separately and a new flash system with a different mounting shoe and finally they will have different batteries for each model to ensure you keep buying batteries from Apple only. Is it possible for badly written apps to damage your images? Actually, it's kind of like with cars. This is something that inserts itself and runs on the cameras OS. It was present in the last sentence I wrote, and implied in the first. Apple has decent customer service, shops on many countries and does indeed repair jailbroken devices, so the comparison to Sony is a bit of in my opinion. They continue to make changes to try and stop third party lenses from working. That is why firmware updates are released from time to time. However, Sony should open up the API so third party developers have a way to develop legal apps, and give authors a way to release them. Click ALL All Applications in SELECT to display the model of the cameras. Correct? Negligence or greed, you choose. It is disappointing to see Sony reverting to their very restrictive and proprietary attitude.Many of my fellow Sony friends are buying Canon glass for their Sonys and hoping someday soon Canon makes a FF mirrorless camera so they can switch. The 35mm F2 DG DN is the standard prime in the group of new Sigma I-series lenses. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body. Earlier this week we published our samples from the new Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN when mounted on a Sony body. I remember Beta. They took cues from it. If one goes to the My-Symbian website one will see the bitter complaints there from folk dismayed by what both Nokia and Sony Ericsson did, or more to the point did not do, to their class leading devices. Because if you could buy the best apps, you wouldn't be buying anything from Sony, silly boy. But that is not what this is about. Only the final version of Soundstage allowed an ATRAC to WAV conversion option. With years of managing Play Station development, they know how to do this kind of thing. Same old Sony, trying to keep back the tide like King Cnut. The A7x cameras do in fact look a little geeky. Have a look. the issue has to do with extra taxes that kick in if your video is recorded as longer than a certain time limit (that limit varies by county/region). The Nikon D750 Wi-Fi debacle is a fine example of the current platers simply not getting it, fortunately for them there really isnt any serious competition out there. The applications which can be downloaded to the camera will be displayed. Sony and Nikon did "wake up" for Canon. A manufacturer can't force you to buy those parts from their dealer. Update the Smart Remote Control app on your Sony camera, however, and you’ll be rewarded with a much broader spread of controls, including shutter speed and aperture options. So unless your issue is something obviously physical, like a failed battery door, then good luck in court. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. 'What's the best mirrorless camera?' Hopefully some other countries protect their consumers similarly. "Apps need to have access to your images on the SD card. Not likely to give it a try unless it has some serious functional advantage. The statement also seems to suggest that using them will void a camera's warranty. What they're apps/hacks for A7 cameras? However, Imaging seems to be a bit archaic. Marques Brownlee published his third annual 'Blind Smartphone Camera Test' video and the results are surprising. Repair information and service assistance. Cameras and phones are merging in may ways for many people. "Google's translation doesn't make it totally clear whether..."---You'd think DPR has a real Japanese translator on hand? Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. Bottom line is that SONY camera is not smart phone and/or tablet yet. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for travel and recommended the best. If Sony monitors this forum, perhaps they could explain why the are preventing Nex users from benefiting from the best apps out there? That doesn't fall under your protection against tie-in sales. Customers do this stuff at their own risk. This btw is a huge blown opportunity to leave the competition behind. Easily fixed Sony.Clean up your own act first,and no will look at 3rd party.Was nothing learnt after the root kit debacle ? It seems either is possible. The youtube video you posted is for a app which works over wifi and wifi usage over already crippled Sony battery is suicidal. That is rough. A future legitimate Sony software upgrade, when installed, can wreck havoc on a previously upload unauthorized hack. However, what Sony need to do is to also encourage a community of developers to develop good apps. Sorry Sony, I love my unlocked video recording limit, and I love the removal of your "NTSC/PAL warning screen". Sony has a long history of peddling proprietary junk, and bastardizing and undermining industry standards. I agree, but they should help developers to make safer apps too, it is a really great idea that could work more seamlessly to the camera's firmware. Autostitch uses the same fundamental algorithms as AutoPano Pro. It's a lot more complex than just creating apps. In addition to general support for Apple's … Depending on which system you're in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you've been looking for. Chris, You are right on the money! I had to rush to the bathroom after reading the Apple buying Sony suggestion. I look forward to hearing from  Sony on this matter. Unfortunately many of the features other camera manufacturers offer as standard are only accessible by Sony apps, so there is little choice. There's nothing you can do with it that the PlayMemories Mobile app can't do, which has crippled attempts to use it. With Sony lenses we must pay almost $400 for an adapter and AF system that was mediocre back in 2010, or stick with an A mount body like I am. I want my cameras to be lean and mean capture devices free of 3rd-party junk. There are many android devices out there which, by design, will let you unlock the bootloader and load any OS image you like. It's available in Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony E mounts and the first units are expected to ship in January 2021. Not that I wouldn't welcome other or better apps (from any developer), I would. Sony may be using 3rd party code that would be in an developer API. Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. Lousy Ergonomics? @PVC: Apparently millions and millions of us have been brainwashed. As far as I know, they are both reasonably profitable companies. Yes, Canon has its head up its āss for not including an intervalometer. Thermal protection is what stops the camera from overheating, not the time limit. It gives 22mp on the A7M2. By the way, I notice that the "Interval still recording" feature is not available for programming on the Alpha 7 series. --Jock Gillwww.flickr.com/photos/jockgill/. It's not publically documented but gphoto2 has a robust reverse-engineered implementation.). That's why it's a law. I have nothing against Android and I like its open environment. It's a ground-up approach from earlier days of tech, where product types were still being created and formats that won the popularity battle brought much spoils to the victors, like VHS vs. I can understand Sony wanting to clarify their policy on this, but you have to wonder if the real motivation for this is a genuine concern for their customers, or a scare tatic to protect their app sales. I don't see Canon or Nikon doing that. Ironically, if you're running a (non-stock) Android image which gives you root access you are *better* protected against this. $130 is Canon OEM intervalometer2. If there were any evidence you were giving them NR algorithms similar to your cameras, it might just BARELY make sense, but so far, all you're protecting is junk. Wonder if it might also include a phone? If you remove the diagnostic ports from your car and say you have an issue. The year is 1982 and to document the expedition, the team decides to bring along five plastic Smena Symbol viewfinder cameras. Third party firmware would have too low level access compared to a SDK. What cameras were those? Until then it seems like the current batch of companies are reluctantly moving into the modern era, dragging their feet. A camera is an electronic/mechanical device that is much harder to write programs for. No other high end camera on the market needs to download apps to offer normal functionality.... #Continues shooting with Olympus while smiling#. Sigma's new primes promise very good performance and light weight, when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. And no, encouragement does not mean, as they did with the Sony Ericsson P Series smartphones, charging insane amounts of money for the SDK such that small software development companies and private individuals get priced out and can't develop for the platform (the growth of Apple iOS and Android is almost entirely driven by small independent software developers). The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was created to prevent this very scam, although I think it was originally targeting the auto industry. The GH 2 had something like that. Hacked firmware versions are indeed something I would expect Sony to want to prevent, and rightfully so. And then there's the rip-off and unreliable SxS junk that their video cameras use... Sony offends its customers daily. Third-party iOS Sony remote camera app Camrote adds new zoom, time-lapse capabilities. 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Camera MX is a fully-featured Android camera app for 2020 that … Instead of blocking apps, Sony should do everything it can to encourage developers to write apps for its cameras. I remember DRM as well. DPReview TV: Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6 2020 rematch! And no 'hacked' program developer is going to give any sort of warranty to it's users because they know the risks, as is understandable. BTW: I can give you a list for cameras that more expensive than any SONY have NO intervalometer build in, or you can fine them by yourself? It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing … Sony may be just protecting themselves from software repair headaches. So for example, if you install monster tires on your Ford, Ford may refuse all warranty work. If they can prove the malfunction is dues to third party software, then and only then can they void the warranty. Yes, everyone can. Magic Lantern has probably single handedly bricked more cameras than anything else :). Every conceivable failure under warranty has an error message. My Nikon/Canon cams are great. What you described were firmware bugs which can easily be fixed by running a different firmware. A good free intervalometer is already builtin with most Android smartphone with IR aka infrared remote you just have to download the right app. Of course, I and 100,000,000 other people like our iPhones. Really depends on the type of app and what its reputation is, in my view. at least i remembered that they open up one of their api but forgot what it is. I have not heard of any virus issues (that is not to say that none exist, but I have used it, myself). All you have to do is turn off the auto APS-C capture and you can use it un-cropped. That's what they get for selling crippled cameras and then trying to charge customers to un-cripple them. I want them to do the same for cameras, and Sony would be a good acquisition for Apple to start the process. The new 33mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4 APS-C lenses are roughly equivalent to 50mm and 85mm lenses, respectively, on full-frame cameras. If I need 3rd party junk, that's what my PC is for. The sample-collecting probe filmed the Moon from close up and then captured its own landing, but the best bit is the color stitched panorama that's 15,000 pixels wide. I was considering to buy a Sony a 7iii but after reading all your comments i'm going with the cannon 5d. It is dwelled out of the Google Pixel’s camera app which is the most advanced camera software. If you put a turbo kit on your car that's not from the manufacturer, the day you buy your car, and the engine blows, the manufacturer can deny your warranty and repairs if it can prove that aftermarket kit caused the failure. Oh, I already did. The Panasonic gh2 was hacked to holy hell and you know what? And SOE purchasing and squashing a vibrant online community. xda-developers Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia Z5 Compact Themes and Apps Third Party Camera Apps for Z5C by Dusky_Nembrotha XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. 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. Or they could use Android and recommend apps. I hope Apple doesn't ever come out with a real cam. Well, that is one possible reaction from Sony. using these manual camera apps on your Android device. Sony doesn't have to warranty anything that they didn't produce. A message to Sony, I purchased a Sony action cam but the app (Playmemories) is a crap my phone app settings is much much better. Sony has not provided that tech specification so whomever has provided these apps has done so by reverse engineering. Go and buy a smart phone. What was initially thought to be a bug is now being confirmed by Google as a permanent shift in the way Android handles the camera functionality. Forcing you to buy their brand of parts and service in order to maintain your product. I don't see Canon or Nikon doing that either. Do a search for the number of I-phones lost to jail breaking. So if the dial falls off they cannot void the warranty because you used different software. Do you really want to run unauthorized apps, given such circumstances? BTW, now that this limit has been lifted, I'm thinking of getting another A7R II in addition to the one I've already got. They would have to do at least the following. Such devices have existed since the beginning of computing. It can interfere with the aperture, metering, or anything else accessible by menu, which on the A7 series, is everything. There is no way in hell I would ever risk my camera to an unauthorized app. If you give any electronic device that has hacked firmware to the manufacturer, they may refuse to even evaluate it. Does Sony warrant that *authorized* apps won't do anything malicious? On a side note: Stop screwing over Sony Mobile by forcing them to apply DRM to the worst noise reduction algorithms on the planet. I also want to be able to select different crop factors on the camera and not just one predefined. --Buy books, not gear.Tacoma, Washington, USA. Google says it’s in the name of location privacy. I see Sony cameras most often in younger hands but personally know of a few long term, professional photographers who have switched over. You make cameras and you do that well, let the app developers do what they do well and be grateful they're doing it at all. There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. Sorry, I obviously forgot a word. Which means it doesn't 'void your warranty', it means 'issues caused by this will not be covered under warranty'. "Nonetheless, the above announcement is nothing more or less than what any other company would do.". They may not be tomorrow. On the other hand: It's their very own press release that was the greatest advertisement for this hack and making more people want/buy an A7s which is certainly among the most affordable pro-level video cameras available today. I think Panasonic GH2 had a video hack that many used with no issue Once the gh3 came out. That's a huge effort and requires a support system. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3998369, Most good usable hardware intervalometer don't cost more than $20. As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. Tamron has announced its 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony APS-C bodies. Apple would ruin Sony, charge double for everything, lock it all down, throw out the parts that don't fit their progressive/fashionable theme and then say it was to protect our privacy. In the end, it is your camera, do what you want. That said, I suggest Apple do this because they have the track record of establishing new archetypes. Yongnuo, makers of lenses, cameras and other photo accessories, has filed a patent for a modular mirrorless camera system. This is achieved by combining multiple shots in-camera to create that ‘long exposure’ effect.You can, of course, do this yourself in post-processing if you prefer, but the a… The Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II is a redesign of the original Primoplan 75mm F1.9 designed in 1936. "Brick and Mortar shops stock Sony cameras on an effectively equal par with Canikon". Well, then I'm all out of ideas. At least in the US, it seems like Sony would need to be able to prove the third party app caused the failure. If Apple takes on Sony they will probably launch a new A8 with Apple iCards which cost $300 for 64 GB, a lightning charging cable sold separately and a new flash system with a different mounting shoe and finally they will have different batteries for each model to ensure you keep buying batteries from Apple only. Is it possible for badly written apps to damage your images? Actually, it's kind of like with cars. This is something that inserts itself and runs on the cameras OS. It was present in the last sentence I wrote, and implied in the first. Apple has decent customer service, shops on many countries and does indeed repair jailbroken devices, so the comparison to Sony is a bit of in my opinion. They continue to make changes to try and stop third party lenses from working. That is why firmware updates are released from time to time. However, Sony should open up the API so third party developers have a way to develop legal apps, and give authors a way to release them. Click ALL All Applications in SELECT to display the model of the cameras. Correct? Negligence or greed, you choose. It is disappointing to see Sony reverting to their very restrictive and proprietary attitude.Many of my fellow Sony friends are buying Canon glass for their Sonys and hoping someday soon Canon makes a FF mirrorless camera so they can switch. The 35mm F2 DG DN is the standard prime in the group of new Sigma I-series lenses. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body. Earlier this week we published our samples from the new Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN when mounted on a Sony body. I remember Beta. They took cues from it. If one goes to the My-Symbian website one will see the bitter complaints there from folk dismayed by what both Nokia and Sony Ericsson did, or more to the point did not do, to their class leading devices. Because if you could buy the best apps, you wouldn't be buying anything from Sony, silly boy. But that is not what this is about. Only the final version of Soundstage allowed an ATRAC to WAV conversion option. With years of managing Play Station development, they know how to do this kind of thing. Same old Sony, trying to keep back the tide like King Cnut. The A7x cameras do in fact look a little geeky. Have a look. the issue has to do with extra taxes that kick in if your video is recorded as longer than a certain time limit (that limit varies by county/region). The Nikon D750 Wi-Fi debacle is a fine example of the current platers simply not getting it, fortunately for them there really isnt any serious competition out there. The applications which can be downloaded to the camera will be displayed. Sony and Nikon did "wake up" for Canon. A manufacturer can't force you to buy those parts from their dealer. Update the Smart Remote Control app on your Sony camera, however, and you’ll be rewarded with a much broader spread of controls, including shutter speed and aperture options. So unless your issue is something obviously physical, like a failed battery door, then good luck in court. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. 'What's the best mirrorless camera?' Hopefully some other countries protect their consumers similarly. "Apps need to have access to your images on the SD card. Not likely to give it a try unless it has some serious functional advantage. The statement also seems to suggest that using them will void a camera's warranty. What they're apps/hacks for A7 cameras? However, Imaging seems to be a bit archaic. Marques Brownlee published his third annual 'Blind Smartphone Camera Test' video and the results are surprising. Repair information and service assistance. Cameras and phones are merging in may ways for many people. "Google's translation doesn't make it totally clear whether..."---You'd think DPR has a real Japanese translator on hand? Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. Bottom line is that SONY camera is not smart phone and/or tablet yet. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for travel and recommended the best. If Sony monitors this forum, perhaps they could explain why the are preventing Nex users from benefiting from the best apps out there? That doesn't fall under your protection against tie-in sales. Customers do this stuff at their own risk. This btw is a huge blown opportunity to leave the competition behind. Easily fixed Sony.Clean up your own act first,and no will look at 3rd party.Was nothing learnt after the root kit debacle ? It seems either is possible. The youtube video you posted is for a app which works over wifi and wifi usage over already crippled Sony battery is suicidal. That is rough. A future legitimate Sony software upgrade, when installed, can wreck havoc on a previously upload unauthorized hack. However, what Sony need to do is to also encourage a community of developers to develop good apps. Sorry Sony, I love my unlocked video recording limit, and I love the removal of your "NTSC/PAL warning screen". Sony has a long history of peddling proprietary junk, and bastardizing and undermining industry standards. I agree, but they should help developers to make safer apps too, it is a really great idea that could work more seamlessly to the camera's firmware. Autostitch uses the same fundamental algorithms as AutoPano Pro. It's a lot more complex than just creating apps. In addition to general support for Apple's … Depending on which system you're in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you've been looking for. Chris, You are right on the money! I had to rush to the bathroom after reading the Apple buying Sony suggestion. I look forward to hearing from  Sony on this matter. Unfortunately many of the features other camera manufacturers offer as standard are only accessible by Sony apps, so there is little choice. There's nothing you can do with it that the PlayMemories Mobile app can't do, which has crippled attempts to use it. With Sony lenses we must pay almost $400 for an adapter and AF system that was mediocre back in 2010, or stick with an A mount body like I am. I want my cameras to be lean and mean capture devices free of 3rd-party junk. There are many android devices out there which, by design, will let you unlock the bootloader and load any OS image you like. It's available in Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony E mounts and the first units are expected to ship in January 2021. Not that I wouldn't welcome other or better apps (from any developer), I would. Sony may be using 3rd party code that would be in an developer API. Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. Lousy Ergonomics? @PVC: Apparently millions and millions of us have been brainwashed. As far as I know, they are both reasonably profitable companies. Yes, Canon has its head up its āss for not including an intervalometer. Thermal protection is what stops the camera from overheating, not the time limit. It gives 22mp on the A7M2. By the way, I notice that the "Interval still recording" feature is not available for programming on the Alpha 7 series. --Jock Gillwww.flickr.com/photos/jockgill/. It's not publically documented but gphoto2 has a robust reverse-engineered implementation.). That's why it's a law. I have nothing against Android and I like its open environment. It's a ground-up approach from earlier days of tech, where product types were still being created and formats that won the popularity battle brought much spoils to the victors, like VHS vs. I can understand Sony wanting to clarify their policy on this, but you have to wonder if the real motivation for this is a genuine concern for their customers, or a scare tatic to protect their app sales. I don't see Canon or Nikon doing that. Ironically, if you're running a (non-stock) Android image which gives you root access you are *better* protected against this. $130 is Canon OEM intervalometer2. If there were any evidence you were giving them NR algorithms similar to your cameras, it might just BARELY make sense, but so far, all you're protecting is junk. Wonder if it might also include a phone? If you remove the diagnostic ports from your car and say you have an issue. The year is 1982 and to document the expedition, the team decides to bring along five plastic Smena Symbol viewfinder cameras. Third party firmware would have too low level access compared to a SDK. What cameras were those? Until then it seems like the current batch of companies are reluctantly moving into the modern era, dragging their feet. A camera is an electronic/mechanical device that is much harder to write programs for. No other high end camera on the market needs to download apps to offer normal functionality.... #Continues shooting with Olympus while smiling#. Sigma's new primes promise very good performance and light weight, when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. And no, encouragement does not mean, as they did with the Sony Ericsson P Series smartphones, charging insane amounts of money for the SDK such that small software development companies and private individuals get priced out and can't develop for the platform (the growth of Apple iOS and Android is almost entirely driven by small independent software developers). The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was created to prevent this very scam, although I think it was originally targeting the auto industry. The GH 2 had something like that. Hacked firmware versions are indeed something I would expect Sony to want to prevent, and rightfully so. And then there's the rip-off and unreliable SxS junk that their video cameras use... Sony offends its customers daily. Third-party iOS Sony remote camera app Camrote adds new zoom, time-lapse capabilities. A great app that would compliment the Nex experience is Autostitch from . *BUT* you are required to install parts that are direct replacements, ie. 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The danger of outside software hack is it that it may work fine for now, but the app function doesn't know the future tweaks that Sony will be making. Simply put, Don't use it. I don't like the idea of closed systems, trapped batteries or bundled software. Sukros, a third-party developer, has launched a Time Lapse app designed specifically for Sony’s Smart Social camera. aren't their api open? But hey, Sony is just trying to protect the consumer. It would be great if Sony allowed 3rd party apps on the NEX platform. Use GoCamera to take stunning photos with custom exposure settings. For your own good, you really needed is Photo 101 before talking about features which are sth you do not understand. Hate to load the battery with USB ;). Here in America that means nothing.The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act requires them show that the modification lead to the failure.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson–Moss_Warranty_Act. The daguerreotype was the first commercially viable photographic process when it was introduced to the world in 1839. The lens, with a 35mm-equivalent of 25.5-105mm, will be available in mid-January for $799. If a third-party app needs access to a camera, Android presents a list of camera apps that can be used. Sony is just be too protective of its revenue source. The best camera for family trips is the compact Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII, while our choice for travel photography is the Sony a7C. Many third-party apps let you control the camera settings manually. BTW, for smart phones, SONY has open APIs for any one who wants to write own APPs: SONY is protecting the uses in certain sense, lets say SONY opens API for in camera APPs. Everything else you've described above has simple remedy: revert from the buggy firmware. 2JoeA7R2Sorry, but in my eyes the iPhone may be useable but nothing I would ever buy. Then we would see an interface change and an ergonomic change we would all love. As much as I don't like Sony, (too much bad experience, long before they entered the camera business), I can't see any fault or deviation from corporate practices here. It's similar to Apple or Google blocking third party apps for their phones and tablets, except of course that Sony does not provide an SDK. But malicious software only exists if there is some benefit to the author that software. Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps, http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3998369, Sony investor calls for complete spin-off of sensor division, Sony adds Animal Eye AF to the a6400 with new 2.00 firmware update, 'Future lenses for today': Sony's Yasuyuki Nagata talks high-end optics, DPReview TV: Hands-on with Sony's new super-telephoto lenses, Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN Sample Gallery (DPReview TV), Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Sample Gallery (DPReview TV), Review: Monogram Creative Console - a refinement of our favorite modular editing hardware. The first good camera that runs Android and thus allow custom apps will be pretty awesome since one then one probably will be able to customize just about any setting. Since a camera is no different from a mobile phone, anyone that has trouble with their camera after installing unauthorized apps can simply do the home repair as you have described and need not bother Sony at all. There are 3nd party APPs to open up most, if not all, SONY cameras' setting. I can see why they don't right now, it would cost them a fair amount to get a developer program in place. For SONY's wireless app, you can write your own APPs for your smart phones to control the camera by using *official* SONY open APIs: https://developer.sony.com/develop/cameras/. I predict future firmware with a security system to remove this capability. The timer doesn't cause your camera to shut down. I don't get why they have launched their own app-store though instead of making the NEX:s run Android. "One bad line of code can brick your camera with no recourse.". Take a look. Sony is already warning users and voiding the warranty if non-Sony-approved software is used. The sensor would continue to be designed and built in Japan. Aiming to save photographers carrying a cable and a charger for every battery they use, this device handles up to four batteries at the same time and can charge at home, in the car and via a USB power bank. Provide a documented API that developers could write against. And if Canon releases a FF mirrorless camera in the fall with similar specs to the Sony but better support of the Canon lenses, a lot of people like you are going to switch. And its $80 external controller is an embarrassing piece of feces, with a 99-exposure limit in its total-number-of-pictures mode. List of best Third-Party Night Mode Camera Apps Gcam MOD. especially if there are no mechanical issues. Bump up the memory and storage in the camera to allow a larger number of apps to be installed. Enhance their app security model. There are claims that the Android subsystem in Sony cameras have been reverse engineered. -- Sounds like something terrorists can use. However, the camera's video performance is hindered by overheating issues. As it is, the authorized PlayMemories apps are slow and clunky at best, at least on my A7 II. Since its release in late 2019, users have been unable to recalibrate or fine-tune their Apple Pro Display XDR. BTW: Which features that SONY are lacking? I think DP review need to hire some translators. The fact that it can be done and >is< being done isn't the same thing as sanctioned to be done. The external Intervalometer really makes a camera crippled. It is? Sony should be aware that I'm really enjoying recording 4K videos lasting over 30 minutes on my A7R II. Camera MX is a fully-featured Android camera app for 2020 that … Instead of blocking apps, Sony should do everything it can to encourage developers to write apps for its cameras. I remember DRM as well. DPReview TV: Sony a7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6 2020 rematch! And no 'hacked' program developer is going to give any sort of warranty to it's users because they know the risks, as is understandable. BTW: I can give you a list for cameras that more expensive than any SONY have NO intervalometer build in, or you can fine them by yourself? It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing … Sony may be just protecting themselves from software repair headaches. So for example, if you install monster tires on your Ford, Ford may refuse all warranty work. If they can prove the malfunction is dues to third party software, then and only then can they void the warranty. Yes, everyone can. Magic Lantern has probably single handedly bricked more cameras than anything else :). Every conceivable failure under warranty has an error message. My Nikon/Canon cams are great. What you described were firmware bugs which can easily be fixed by running a different firmware. A good free intervalometer is already builtin with most Android smartphone with IR aka infrared remote you just have to download the right app. Of course, I and 100,000,000 other people like our iPhones. Really depends on the type of app and what its reputation is, in my view. at least i remembered that they open up one of their api but forgot what it is. I have not heard of any virus issues (that is not to say that none exist, but I have used it, myself). All you have to do is turn off the auto APS-C capture and you can use it un-cropped. That's what they get for selling crippled cameras and then trying to charge customers to un-cripple them. I want them to do the same for cameras, and Sony would be a good acquisition for Apple to start the process. The new 33mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4 APS-C lenses are roughly equivalent to 50mm and 85mm lenses, respectively, on full-frame cameras. If I need 3rd party junk, that's what my PC is for. The sample-collecting probe filmed the Moon from close up and then captured its own landing, but the best bit is the color stitched panorama that's 15,000 pixels wide. I was considering to buy a Sony a 7iii but after reading all your comments i'm going with the cannon 5d. It is dwelled out of the Google Pixel’s camera app which is the most advanced camera software. If you put a turbo kit on your car that's not from the manufacturer, the day you buy your car, and the engine blows, the manufacturer can deny your warranty and repairs if it can prove that aftermarket kit caused the failure. Oh, I already did. The Panasonic gh2 was hacked to holy hell and you know what? And SOE purchasing and squashing a vibrant online community. xda-developers Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Xperia Z5 Compact Themes and Apps Third Party Camera Apps for Z5C by Dusky_Nembrotha XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. 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. Or they could use Android and recommend apps. I hope Apple doesn't ever come out with a real cam. Well, that is one possible reaction from Sony. using these manual camera apps on your Android device. Sony doesn't have to warranty anything that they didn't produce. A message to Sony, I purchased a Sony action cam but the app (Playmemories) is a crap my phone app settings is much much better. Sony has not provided that tech specification so whomever has provided these apps has done so by reverse engineering. Go and buy a smart phone. What was initially thought to be a bug is now being confirmed by Google as a permanent shift in the way Android handles the camera functionality. Forcing you to buy their brand of parts and service in order to maintain your product. I don't see Canon or Nikon doing that either. Do a search for the number of I-phones lost to jail breaking. So if the dial falls off they cannot void the warranty because you used different software. Do you really want to run unauthorized apps, given such circumstances? BTW, now that this limit has been lifted, I'm thinking of getting another A7R II in addition to the one I've already got. They would have to do at least the following. Such devices have existed since the beginning of computing. It can interfere with the aperture, metering, or anything else accessible by menu, which on the A7 series, is everything. There is no way in hell I would ever risk my camera to an unauthorized app. If you give any electronic device that has hacked firmware to the manufacturer, they may refuse to even evaluate it. Does Sony warrant that *authorized* apps won't do anything malicious? On a side note: Stop screwing over Sony Mobile by forcing them to apply DRM to the worst noise reduction algorithms on the planet. I also want to be able to select different crop factors on the camera and not just one predefined. --Buy books, not gear.Tacoma, Washington, USA. Google says it’s in the name of location privacy. I see Sony cameras most often in younger hands but personally know of a few long term, professional photographers who have switched over. You make cameras and you do that well, let the app developers do what they do well and be grateful they're doing it at all. There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. Sorry, I obviously forgot a word. Which means it doesn't 'void your warranty', it means 'issues caused by this will not be covered under warranty'. "Nonetheless, the above announcement is nothing more or less than what any other company would do.". They may not be tomorrow. On the other hand: It's their very own press release that was the greatest advertisement for this hack and making more people want/buy an A7s which is certainly among the most affordable pro-level video cameras available today. I think Panasonic GH2 had a video hack that many used with no issue Once the gh3 came out. That's a huge effort and requires a support system. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3998369, Most good usable hardware intervalometer don't cost more than $20. As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. Tamron has announced its 17-70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD lens for Sony APS-C bodies. Apple would ruin Sony, charge double for everything, lock it all down, throw out the parts that don't fit their progressive/fashionable theme and then say it was to protect our privacy. In the end, it is your camera, do what you want. That said, I suggest Apple do this because they have the track record of establishing new archetypes. Yongnuo, makers of lenses, cameras and other photo accessories, has filed a patent for a modular mirrorless camera system. This is achieved by combining multiple shots in-camera to create that ‘long exposure’ effect.You can, of course, do this yourself in post-processing if you prefer, but the a… The Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II is a redesign of the original Primoplan 75mm F1.9 designed in 1936. "Brick and Mortar shops stock Sony cameras on an effectively equal par with Canikon". Well, then I'm all out of ideas. At least in the US, it seems like Sony would need to be able to prove the third party app caused the failure. If Apple takes on Sony they will probably launch a new A8 with Apple iCards which cost $300 for 64 GB, a lightning charging cable sold separately and a new flash system with a different mounting shoe and finally they will have different batteries for each model to ensure you keep buying batteries from Apple only. Is it possible for badly written apps to damage your images? Actually, it's kind of like with cars. This is something that inserts itself and runs on the cameras OS. It was present in the last sentence I wrote, and implied in the first. Apple has decent customer service, shops on many countries and does indeed repair jailbroken devices, so the comparison to Sony is a bit of in my opinion. They continue to make changes to try and stop third party lenses from working. That is why firmware updates are released from time to time. However, Sony should open up the API so third party developers have a way to develop legal apps, and give authors a way to release them. Click ALL All Applications in SELECT to display the model of the cameras. Correct? Negligence or greed, you choose. It is disappointing to see Sony reverting to their very restrictive and proprietary attitude.Many of my fellow Sony friends are buying Canon glass for their Sonys and hoping someday soon Canon makes a FF mirrorless camera so they can switch. The 35mm F2 DG DN is the standard prime in the group of new Sigma I-series lenses. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body. Earlier this week we published our samples from the new Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN when mounted on a Sony body. I remember Beta. They took cues from it. If one goes to the My-Symbian website one will see the bitter complaints there from folk dismayed by what both Nokia and Sony Ericsson did, or more to the point did not do, to their class leading devices. Because if you could buy the best apps, you wouldn't be buying anything from Sony, silly boy. But that is not what this is about. Only the final version of Soundstage allowed an ATRAC to WAV conversion option. With years of managing Play Station development, they know how to do this kind of thing. Same old Sony, trying to keep back the tide like King Cnut. The A7x cameras do in fact look a little geeky. Have a look. the issue has to do with extra taxes that kick in if your video is recorded as longer than a certain time limit (that limit varies by county/region). The Nikon D750 Wi-Fi debacle is a fine example of the current platers simply not getting it, fortunately for them there really isnt any serious competition out there. The applications which can be downloaded to the camera will be displayed. Sony and Nikon did "wake up" for Canon. A manufacturer can't force you to buy those parts from their dealer. Update the Smart Remote Control app on your Sony camera, however, and you’ll be rewarded with a much broader spread of controls, including shutter speed and aperture options. So unless your issue is something obviously physical, like a failed battery door, then good luck in court. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. 'What's the best mirrorless camera?' Hopefully some other countries protect their consumers similarly. "Apps need to have access to your images on the SD card. Not likely to give it a try unless it has some serious functional advantage. The statement also seems to suggest that using them will void a camera's warranty. What they're apps/hacks for A7 cameras? However, Imaging seems to be a bit archaic. Marques Brownlee published his third annual 'Blind Smartphone Camera Test' video and the results are surprising. Repair information and service assistance. Cameras and phones are merging in may ways for many people. "Google's translation doesn't make it totally clear whether..."---You'd think DPR has a real Japanese translator on hand? Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. Bottom line is that SONY camera is not smart phone and/or tablet yet. In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for travel and recommended the best. If Sony monitors this forum, perhaps they could explain why the are preventing Nex users from benefiting from the best apps out there? That doesn't fall under your protection against tie-in sales. Customers do this stuff at their own risk. This btw is a huge blown opportunity to leave the competition behind. Easily fixed Sony.Clean up your own act first,and no will look at 3rd party.Was nothing learnt after the root kit debacle ? It seems either is possible. The youtube video you posted is for a app which works over wifi and wifi usage over already crippled Sony battery is suicidal. That is rough. A future legitimate Sony software upgrade, when installed, can wreck havoc on a previously upload unauthorized hack. However, what Sony need to do is to also encourage a community of developers to develop good apps. Sorry Sony, I love my unlocked video recording limit, and I love the removal of your "NTSC/PAL warning screen". Sony has a long history of peddling proprietary junk, and bastardizing and undermining industry standards. I agree, but they should help developers to make safer apps too, it is a really great idea that could work more seamlessly to the camera's firmware. Autostitch uses the same fundamental algorithms as AutoPano Pro. It's a lot more complex than just creating apps. In addition to general support for Apple's … Depending on which system you're in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you've been looking for. Chris, You are right on the money! I had to rush to the bathroom after reading the Apple buying Sony suggestion. I look forward to hearing from  Sony on this matter. Unfortunately many of the features other camera manufacturers offer as standard are only accessible by Sony apps, so there is little choice. There's nothing you can do with it that the PlayMemories Mobile app can't do, which has crippled attempts to use it. With Sony lenses we must pay almost $400 for an adapter and AF system that was mediocre back in 2010, or stick with an A mount body like I am. I want my cameras to be lean and mean capture devices free of 3rd-party junk. There are many android devices out there which, by design, will let you unlock the bootloader and load any OS image you like. It's available in Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony E mounts and the first units are expected to ship in January 2021. Not that I wouldn't welcome other or better apps (from any developer), I would. Sony may be using 3rd party code that would be in an developer API. Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. Lousy Ergonomics? @PVC: Apparently millions and millions of us have been brainwashed. As far as I know, they are both reasonably profitable companies. Yes, Canon has its head up its āss for not including an intervalometer. Thermal protection is what stops the camera from overheating, not the time limit. It gives 22mp on the A7M2. By the way, I notice that the "Interval still recording" feature is not available for programming on the Alpha 7 series. --Jock Gillwww.flickr.com/photos/jockgill/. It's not publically documented but gphoto2 has a robust reverse-engineered implementation.). That's why it's a law. I have nothing against Android and I like its open environment. It's a ground-up approach from earlier days of tech, where product types were still being created and formats that won the popularity battle brought much spoils to the victors, like VHS vs. I can understand Sony wanting to clarify their policy on this, but you have to wonder if the real motivation for this is a genuine concern for their customers, or a scare tatic to protect their app sales. I don't see Canon or Nikon doing that. Ironically, if you're running a (non-stock) Android image which gives you root access you are *better* protected against this. $130 is Canon OEM intervalometer2. If there were any evidence you were giving them NR algorithms similar to your cameras, it might just BARELY make sense, but so far, all you're protecting is junk. Wonder if it might also include a phone? If you remove the diagnostic ports from your car and say you have an issue. The year is 1982 and to document the expedition, the team decides to bring along five plastic Smena Symbol viewfinder cameras. Third party firmware would have too low level access compared to a SDK. What cameras were those? Until then it seems like the current batch of companies are reluctantly moving into the modern era, dragging their feet. A camera is an electronic/mechanical device that is much harder to write programs for. No other high end camera on the market needs to download apps to offer normal functionality.... #Continues shooting with Olympus while smiling#. Sigma's new primes promise very good performance and light weight, when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. And no, encouragement does not mean, as they did with the Sony Ericsson P Series smartphones, charging insane amounts of money for the SDK such that small software development companies and private individuals get priced out and can't develop for the platform (the growth of Apple iOS and Android is almost entirely driven by small independent software developers). The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act was created to prevent this very scam, although I think it was originally targeting the auto industry. The GH 2 had something like that. Hacked firmware versions are indeed something I would expect Sony to want to prevent, and rightfully so. And then there's the rip-off and unreliable SxS junk that their video cameras use... Sony offends its customers daily. Third-party iOS Sony remote camera app Camrote adds new zoom, time-lapse capabilities. A great app that would compliment the Nex experience is Autostitch from . *BUT* you are required to install parts that are direct replacements, ie. 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