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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Showing up on German Sony site first:

http://www.sony.de/support/de/product/NEX-7/downloads/FW_NEX7_V101_WIN

This utility upgrades the NEX-7 firmware to version 1.01, and provides the following benefits:

  1. Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
  2. Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV)
  3. Improvement of response for showing auto review image.
  4. Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens
  5. Improvement of indication when setting “Flexible Spot”.


Some long outstanding gripes resolved. How nice!



Oct 17, 2012 at 05:09 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Here it is on the UK site, Firmware update 17/10/2012:

http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/NEX-7/updates



Oct 17, 2012 at 05:13 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


I'd expect video guard collar sales to drop off now.

Seems like Sony grew up as a camera manufacturer quite a bit this last year. Good!



Oct 17, 2012 at 05:15 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


What exactly means 4.? Some kind of colorshift-correction? Will it work with any lens or only electronically coupled lenses?


Oct 17, 2012 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Wow! Interesting. Phillip, I'm guessing it only means with E-mount lenses. I don't know how they could correct for non-native lenses. I mean it'd be awesome if you could take a calibration shot then say "apply this to the following pictures until I say stop". But, I doubt that's the way it works :-)

At least on cameras with "Apps" you could potentially download/buy something that does that.




Oct 17, 2012 at 05:25 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


OMG! Downloading now!



Oct 17, 2012 at 05:31 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


I noted the German link as it was just posted up on DPR; went hunting for an update link at the UK site next; perhaps other European Sony support sites have it up too. The America's Sony support site still has no mention of this release.

One DPR user reports purple fringing showing up with a Samyang wide angle lens has been removed by the new firmware.



Oct 17, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


michaelwatkins wrote:
Showing up on German Sony site first:

http://www.sony.de/support/de/product/NEX-7/downloads/FW_NEX7_V101_WIN

This utility upgrades the NEX-7 firmware to version 1.01, and provides the following benefits:

  1. Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
  2. Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV)
  3. Improvement of response for showing auto review image.
  4. Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens
  5. Improvement of indication when setting “Flexible Spot”.


Some long outstanding gripes resolved. How nice!



Hmmm. Maybe they listened about the exposure bracketing range. Will the 5N get a similar firmware update?





Oct 17, 2012 at 05:56 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Woud love to hear how this is working out for WA RF lenses...

Maybe this will solve some of the terrible 10-18 performance



Oct 17, 2012 at 06:04 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


can't wait to try it.


Oct 17, 2012 at 06:15 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


WOW, this makes me swoon. Didn't expect this at all...


Oct 17, 2012 at 06:19 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


This update, however tardy, does make me feel much more positive about Sony as a provider of higher end equipment.


Oct 17, 2012 at 06:44 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


michaelwatkins wrote:

  1. Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
  2. Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV)




Hooray! To the rest... eh. Whatever.



Oct 17, 2012 at 07:12 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Can someone walk me through how to get this on to my Nex 7.Thanks
-Jim



Oct 17, 2012 at 07:22 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Just save it to your hard drive, get the hard drive out of the computer, drill a little hole in the corner, open the SD-Card door on the camera, and shake the firmware from the hard drive into the camera. I am pretty sure that is how it goes. YMMV.

But seriously, usually it is a question of copying it to a freshly formatted SD card, putting it in the camera, and finding the right menu option to start the update, unless the camera detects the firmware on there by itself, like the Leica M8 and I presume M9.

However, the NEX-7 seems to require the following process:

http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/NEX-7/downloads/FW_NEX7_V101_MAC



Oct 17, 2012 at 07:25 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Just for your information.
I use the new firmware in my Nex 7 today; the issue colorshift remains with Contax G biogon 21mm.
May be it just me ?



Oct 17, 2012 at 07:34 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Convert, I think the correction is only for the E-Mount lens such as the new 10-18, the 16mm (w/wo) wideangle, and the kits at the wide end. It will not be able to help much with corner smearing... That is my complaint with the G21 (even on the 5N)...




Oct 17, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


Thanks for your input.
It means "Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens " with their product only , WOW , really a clever strategy !



Oct 17, 2012 at 07:58 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


They can't fix the problem with every legacy lens out there. Corner smearing is a hardware problem, while colorshift can be fixed with a firmware, but I don't see Sony would spend time and money to do.


Oct 17, 2012 at 08:12 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · New NEX-7 Firmware Released


hiepphotog wrote:
They can't fix the problem with every legacy lens out there. Corner smearing is a hardware problem, while colorshift can be fixed with a firmware, but I don't see Sony would spend time and money to do.


also, how would they know which lens you have mounted on the camera to correct for?

i'm pretty excited about the bracketing increase, i thought they'd never do it. still no auto iso in manual mode though. :/



Oct 17, 2012 at 08:52 PM
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