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Sony NEX-7 Firmware Update Announced

Sony NEX-7 Firmware Update Announced - Sony has announced a new firmware for the Sony NEX-7 that adds additional functionality and improved image quality with wide-angle lenses, among other updates.

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Category : Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product : Sony NEX-7
Price : £1,200
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Sony has announced a new firmware for the Sony NEX-7 that adds additional functionality and improved image quality with wide-angle lenses, among other updates: 

From Sony: Sharper shooting with free firmware update for NEX-7 camera


A brand-new firmware update improves handling and expands creative options with the NEX-7 interchangeable lens digital camera from Sony. Available as a free download for all registered NEX-7 users, the update adds these useful shooting enhancements:


Enable/disable MOVIE button: Operation of the rear-mounted MOVIE record button can be disabled, avoiding the risk of accidental operation during still shooting.

Wider exposure bracketing: The range of exposure bracketing options is increased with the addition of wider 1.0EV, 2.0EV and 3.0EV steps (bracketing increments were previously 1/3EV or 2/3EV). In Auto AE bracketing mode, the NEX-7 shoots a high-speed burst of three frames at different exposure values, allowing photographers to pick the best frame.

The update also adds further refinements that enhance operability and ease of use for NEX-7 customers. These include improved auto image review, improved image quality with wide-angle lenses and improved indication when setting Flexible Spot AF Area.

Registered NEX-7 customers can update their camera from 18th October by visiting www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/NEX-7/updates

Sony NEX-7 Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Image Sensor
CCD pixels24.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6000
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921.600
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Multi
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • AB
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 16000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution2,359,296
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS50p,50i,25p,60p,60i,24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FW50
CIPA Rating335
Box Contents
Box ContentsSEL1855 E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens, NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, USB cable (Mini B), Lens cap, Shoulder strap, CD-ROM, BC-VW1 Battery Charger, Body Cleaning cloth
Dimensions
Weight291g
Width119.9mm
Height66.9mm
Depth42.6mm

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