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    Snapper_T
    Snapper_T e2 Member 10848 forum postsSnapper_T vcard United Kingdom
    9 Sep 2008 - 7:48 AM

    Just reading about the v.4 update that is just out it seems.

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    Looks like a good move by all accounts.

    Trev

    Last Modified By Snapper_T at 9 Sep 2008 - 7:52 AM
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    AntHolloway
    AntHolloway e2 Member 8168 forum postsAntHolloway vcard United Kingdom
    9 Sep 2008 - 8:44 AM

    Looks like a no-brainer to update, better high ISO noise reduction and 2EV step bracketing for HDR fans Wink

    Though it looks like the Sony Japan site is overloaded so I might have to wait until it is released worldwide.

    Ant.

    Last Modified By AntHolloway at 9 Sep 2008 - 8:45 AM
    Snapper_T
    Snapper_T e2 Member 10848 forum postsSnapper_T vcard United Kingdom
    9 Sep 2008 - 10:16 AM

    I'm going to try after work, but the worldwide release must be round the corner.

    The A900 is due a press release today also I think.

    Trev

    AntHolloway
    AntHolloway e2 Member 8168 forum postsAntHolloway vcard United Kingdom
    9 Sep 2008 - 2:20 PM

    The Sony Press Release is out now.

    Ant.

    User_Removed
    9 Sep 2008 - 2:23 PM

    Or you could even use the ePz front page Grin

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 9 Sep 2008 - 2:23 PM
    Snapper_T
    Snapper_T e2 Member 10848 forum postsSnapper_T vcard United Kingdom
    9 Sep 2008 - 10:56 PM

    I've just updated to V.4 and its a great improvement in noise reduction, ISO3200 was usable before in some instances, but now even more so, and going down to 1600 - 800 is really good.

    The 2 stop bracketing I'll have to try in the field sometime in the week.

    Trev

    RogBrown
    RogBrown  72996 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
    9 Sep 2008 - 11:46 PM


    Quote: The 2 stop bracketing I'll have to try in the field

    About time they brought this out for the a300/350.

    AntHolloway
    AntHolloway e2 Member 8168 forum postsAntHolloway vcard United Kingdom
    16 Sep 2008 - 1:00 PM

    The official release of the A700 v4 firmware is now out on the Sony Support site, complete with installation instructions.

    They also now list the changes made:-

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    Improvements and solved issues

    * The choice to select auto exposure bracketing (single & continuous) with 3 shots in 2 EV steps has been added.
    * The choice to turn [Off] the High ISO NR feature has been added.
    * Improvement of the image quality in high ISO setting.
    * Improvement of the auto white balance and D-Range Optimizer performance.
    * Improvement of reliability for communication between camera body and vertical grip.


    dwilkin
    dwilkin e2 Member 724249 forum postsdwilkin vcard United Kingdom
    29 Sep 2008 - 7:07 PM

    one minor irk with the firmware updates - does it really have to reset my file numbering each time?

    DenisG
    DenisG  11 England
    9 Oct 2008 - 1:50 PM


    Quote: One minor irk with the firmware updates - does it really have to reset my file numbering each time?

    Just make sure you have the last photo you took on the card you reboot with.

    Denis.

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