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Sony Alpha A900 & A850 Firmware Update

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Firmware upgrade for Sony A900/850 - Creative shooting enhancements for full-frame α cameras.

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Sony Alpha A850

Press Release:

A firmware upgrade that refines shooting responses and creative options for the α900 and α850 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras from Sony.

All new and existing customers are advised to install the upgrade, available to download from the ‘Support’ area of the Sony web site.

Autofocus is quicker and more responsive than ever, thanks to improved AF motor control and smarter distance detection of out-of-focus objects.

Creative options are extended by a broadened range of exposure value (EV) compensation settings, now increased from ±3EV to ±5EV. Selected compensation value is displayed in the navigation display on the main LCD screen of both cameras. This boosted EV compensation range gives extra headroom when composing extremely high- or low-key images.

Exposure bracketing range has also been increased from a maximum of 4.0EV (three shots at -2EV, 0EV, +2EV) to a maximum of 6.0EV (-3EV, 0EV, +3EV). This wider range gives added flexibility when capturing multiple frames at different exposure values – for example when acquiring images for the creation of powerful post-shooting HDR effects.

As a further refinement, a new menu option allows shutter release to be enabled, even when the camera body doesn’t detect an attached lens. It’s useful for specialist applications such as astrophotography when the camera is attached to a telescope.

The latest firmware upgrade by Sony for registered α900 and α850 DSLR customers is available free of charge from the Sony website.




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Comments

JJGEE
JJGEE  96098 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2010 - 7:40 PM

Sad
Have Sony messed up big time with this ?
Apparently it only works for Mac computers with support for the Classic Environment, implying no Intel chip computers and only Power PC chips with OS up to version 10.4

Smile Fortunately I have not got rid of my old computer so will get it set up again to see if it works !!

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mikepearce
13 Dec 2010 - 9:28 AM

just download and install on my a900 no problem using windows vista

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