By site editor Dan Chung:
The Sony RX10 is a popular all-in-one camera which has gained popularity with many news shooters. Both myself and our technical editor Matt Allard own them. The appeal is the reasonably large 1 inch sensor, a high quality Zeiss zoom lens and the ability to add XLR audio via the XLR-K1M jack pack.
The main drawback of the camera was that recording was limited to AVCHD and MP4 formats. Newer Sony cameras like the a7S and a5100 have featured higher quality XAVC S recording options.
In a surprise move Sony have today announced a free firmware upgrade that will allow XAVC S recording on the RX10 – something we suspected was technically possible but I didn’t expect to get without having to buy a new model.
This should make an already very attractive camera even more popular. I’m looking forward to testing it out ASAP. The move also offers hope to owners of the a6000 that a similar upgrade may be possible – fingers crossed.
You can download the upgrade from here.
This from the Sony website:
Add XAVC S recording format
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▪ Name: Firmware update Ver.2.00 for DSC-RX10 (Windows)
▪ Release date: 28/08/2014
▪ Benefits and improvements
▪ Enables shooting 60p/30p/24p/120p movies in the XAVC S format that supports high bit rates (1920×1080) 50p/25,(1280×720) 100p, (1920×1080) 60p/30p/24p,(1280×720) 120p Note: When shooting a movie in the XAVC S format, ensure that an SDXC card of Class 10 or faster is used.
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