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Old 1st March 2012   #1
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NEX FW update

For NEX-5N: Sony : Support for NEX-5N | NEX-5N technical support

Hope, one will be coming soon for the 7.
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Old 1st March 2012   #2
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Re: NEX FW update

Vivek, I went to the link, but cannot see what this update actually does.

Three links to what looks like the same instruction manual, and Windows only. I have been travelling, so might be a bit slow this evening...
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Re: NEX FW update

Here you go, Kit: Downloads

Are you here, in the EU?
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Re: NEX FW update

Vivek, you're a genius: I looked everywhere on that site!!!

Thank you. I will be in Italy (Milano) 12 March; there, then Piacenza, then Torino; all up 2.5 weeks, then back to Australia
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Re: NEX FW update

Bit worrying that I put in 'NEX 3' to see what came up and got; "we can't find this model"....

........Good old Sony, always first with customer service......unless you just ddropped off the list!
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Re: NEX FW update

The rumors are that soon there will be 3 more NEX cameras (no new lenses though. who needs them, eh?)...
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Re: NEX FW update

This is what it says about the update.. note EU models only?

Date released: 01/03/2012
Name: Update_NEX5nV101.exe
Applicable models: NEX-5N
Benefits and improvements:
Enhancement of AF response: When subject distance changes enormously.
Improved stability in certain camera operations:
When setting [Lens Compensation: Distortion] "Auto" and [Picture Effect] "Miniature" at the same time.
When setting [Exposure Compensation], [Intelligent AF] operation improves.
Applicable Operating System (OS)
Windows XP* SP3 / Windows Vista** SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
* 64-bit and Starter editions are not supported.
** Starter edition is not supported.
Restrictions: only for use with cameras sold in Europe. Not all models are sold in all countries.
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Re: NEX FW update

Thanks for that link, Vivek;

Reporting back that the Mac OS version will only run in 32 bit kernel mode and mine runs natively in 64 bit; not sure how to access that on my MacBook Pro. my NEX 5N was purchased from a European member here, so this is the right update for me.

Interesting that a tech-savvie company like Sony has glitches like these (and no note that the update is even available in the Mac OS; see Mike's post immediately above).
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Re: NEX FW update

Did you guys try it out yet? Any significant changes in AF speed/accuracy?
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Sorry Kit, it is, they just have the Mac on another page,,
◦Mac OS X v.10.5 ~ 10.7 *
■The 64-bit kernel is not supported.
■* In case of v.10.7, start up in 32bit mode.
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Re: NEX FW update

thanks for that tip, Mike; I am a bit impatient, sometimes (my partner designs web sites; automatic FAIL if things can't be found immediately!).

I will look up how to start up in 32 bit mode, too; ah: got it (hold down the numeral 3 and 2 keys while rebooting). Cheers and thanks!
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