hi i am looking for firmware for sony dsc-T100 or something who can change this fuckin japanese language
in english or french
maybe somebody can copy the program from european or us verssion it's very boring to cannot change it
wait for good new
Fri, 04 May 2007 04:15:53 -0700
Have you found an english firmware yet? Cause I am stuck with the same prob. If u have could you let me know where to get firmware.
Fri, 18 May 2007 22:40:08 -0700
Has anyone found out how to do this? Anyone tried taking it into Sony?
Tue, 22 May 2007 01:56:19 -0700
Hi to all. I am in the same situation. My wife is in Japan visiting her parents and bought the DSC-T100 there and of course its only in Japanese. I found the below link from Sony's site with a new version of the firmware.
From the instrutions on the site it looks like this will replace the existing firmware. This new version has a fix for the USA bought cameras. Note there is a disclamier to use this only on cameras bought in the US or Canada. It may be a little risky but I don't think there is any difference in the hardware between them, so it should work.
Let me know if you try this and it works. My wife gets back on Sunday and I will try this when I get it.
Thu, 24 May 2007 07:27:31 -0700
I'v tried this and it does not work on Japanese cameras. The menus are too hard to figure out in Japanese (I can read a little) and I leave the camera in auto mode for most part, so whilst it's a minor annoyance I can live with it.
Fri, 25 May 2007 14:06:32 -0700
Yep, did not work for me either, but it did update the firmware. Lucky for me my wife is Japanese and can translate the menus for me. Like you said just keep it on Auto and thats all you really need.
Sun, 27 May 2007 15:40:52 -0700
The firmware update is just a fix and does not include menus etc. I mailed sony and they basically said that it was released for japanese market and nothing could be done about it, but i don't see why, they just need to flash the damn firmware. I'd even pay for it.
Sun, 27 May 2007 23:39:06 -0700
i think the best way is too copy the program of european model and flash the japanese camera but i don't know how to copy this shit ...
Mon, 28 May 2007 08:19:59 -0700
i receive today sony t100 in full language us version or european
i try to find "eprom reader and writer" then i think it's possible to flash all the japanese model .
Thu, 31 May 2007 07:27:50 -0700
The menu in japanese should have a choice in the set up that says do you want to change to English. Can you let your wife read the menu and see if you have the choice to change to another language. I HAVE THE SAME DAM PROBLEM & I DONT HAVE A JAPANESE WIFE !!
Thu, 31 May 2007 12:53:41 -0700
Please,Carlos,do your best.Show us the light!
I got the same problem as everybody here.
Thu, 31 May 2007 21:11:41 -0700
Carlos, we are all with you ....
Sat, 09 Jun 2007 08:47:17 -0700
Just spoke to sony customer support. I'm in the same boat. no english menus and for Sony's most expensive camera, they don't have an option to fix it.
Sun, 10 Jun 2007 11:46:36 -0700
any news regarding this?
Sat, 30 Jun 2007 20:55:22 -0700
This is weird, I bought mine in japan and its multi-lanaguge... got like 8+ languages.
Keep moving right to the last box, after memory stick. thats settings
Press ***DOWN*** 4 Times
Press Right to Highlight Sub-Menu
Press Right, there should be different languages available.
Hope that helps! Cheers~
Sun, 08 Jul 2007 13:37:56 -0700
Has anyone tried this Nintendo-like code? Im in Japan and I want to buy that camera (its cheaper here) but i cant read japanese. Please try and tell us a.s.a.p!
Sun, 15 Jul 2007 03:17:54 -0500
If you buy it at the airport it has 8 languages but if you buy it at your regular store it only comes in japanese...price differance is about 500 yen...that was in April...
Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:43:42 -0500
I have the same problem >.< i hope sony do something about this crap
Thu, 19 Jul 2007 07:39:32 +0000
Hey Guys !
How does it costs calculated to USD?
I like to get one via my friend who is going to go to Japan, but i can't read japanese aswell..
Have you guys found out any solution to get english language to the machine? Maybe Hungarian :D
English will be great..
Pls post here if you have found any solution !
Sat, 21 Jul 2007 15:54:41 +0000
I sorry to tell this, but i figrued out its "impossible to upload a diff language by software", Sony told me this.
So it's better to buy a camera with english if you want other than japanese. It's like 200$ to make Sony replace that chip which contains languages... ;/
Thu, 26 Jul 2007 21:37:04 +0000
i called sony. they told me they would be releasing firmware very soon. i think they were lying. the model that has multiple languages costs more money. the jap only model is less expensive.
Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:54:18 +0000
Shit, Im in the same situation.
My cam also has only one language.
Im looking all over the net. Ill let you know if I find something...
Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:03:48 +0000
Any luck guys? I just fell into the same trap... ordered the cam from Japan only to find the language menu doesn't allow any changes... why bother having it in the menu :(
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 06:49:36 +0000
I bought the Japanese version too, and don't really see it as a problem. Everything on the menu has pictures and if you've ever used a digital camera before, it should be pretty easy to figure out what everything does. In case it isn't, though, the camera comes with the english manual on CD. You can also download the english manual from sony. So... all you have to do is download that, compare it to your camera and you'll be able to figure out what each function does. It would be nice, however, if there was a hack... so I will keep searching... but if not, I won't complain. If you are thinking about buying the Japanese version, I wouldn't let the language thing stop you. Of course, right now the Yen rate sucks, so you won't save very much money. I would wait until it goes up again.
Fri, 23 Nov 2007 08:43:53 +0000
Any guys got any solutions? i 've fell this Japanese trap too. Heeeelp meee!
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 03:15:21 +0000
any news about this topic till now???
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 18:58:07 +0000
Here is an idea! Buy it from the country thats language you speak most fluently. :D
I hate telling customers that i can't do anything about their Japanese camera. Plus generally there is no international warranty.
Sat, 26 Jan 2008 00:30:18 +0000
dear friends i have dsc T100 with language of english espanol etc. but not language italian, my language. help me help me.....
Mon, 18 Feb 2008 19:11:29 +0000
I live in Japan and Sony are the only company that applies that nationalistic policy. The Japanese and international models are exactly the same, except for the menus. And the difference in prices is on some models up to 30% more for the international model. That is really stupid, but there is nothing you can do about it. Those of you who have lived in Japan know that you cannot make them understand no matter how much you try to explain. If you are a Sony fan like me and still want to buy, in most electronics stores they sell both Japanese and International models, but with the higher price on the international models I doubt that it would be that much cheeper than your countries. I can read the Japanese, but I find it annoying to have the menus in that Language, so when I bought my camera last year I opted to pay more for the international version. I would really love if someone finds a way to change the firmware in a software manner. That will allow me to buy the much cheaper Japanese model.....
Wed, 26 Mar 2008 04:19:47 +0000
Any one had any luck on this yet??
Wed, 30 Jul 2008 01:28:24 +0000
Hi. I have the same problem with sony dsc t30, but i need polish language. I have english in menu and can give this shit evryone who need but i must have solution "How change the firmware".
Sorry for my english. I'm student.
Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:28:53 +0000
Hi friends, i have DSC T100 with Japanese language Now i need to change to English help me.....
M K Raju
Tue, 04 Nov 2008 04:24:15 +0000
DAMN SONY AND THE JAPANESE!!!!
Fri, 22 May 2009 12:55:30 +0000
can you please organise a menu for me.
DSC-T100 Sony D/cam
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:45:14 +0000
..hey is there a certain software that i can use on reprogramming it or where can i find its settings for changing its language place provide mi a link thanks
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:32:24 +0300
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