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UPDATE May 2013, 18 months later (wow): Sony finally issued a firmware fix that allows the video recording button to be disabled (not reprogrammed), and with a annoying irritation attached: if you do press it (not uncommon), a message pops up on the screen every time. To put it bluntly: stupid to less stupid but tolerable.
I repeatedly began recording movies without intending to. Positioned at upper right, the video start button (red dot) is in prone to being pressed accidentally and apparently cannot be disable or programmed.
It’s triply irritating: I miss a shot because the camera is busy recording video, I have to waste time deleting the video, and it sucks up power and card space (how about several minutes of video recording?).
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