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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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    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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    Re: NEX FW update

    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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