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    Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    Is there a firmware fix that addresses the annoying video button on the Nex 7? It would be quite useful if it was a press video first, then okay to confirm, or press the video button for 3 seconds to activate it. I'm constantly inadvertently shooting video.

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    Not as yet, but it is a much-requested feature for a firmware update

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    I like that you can assign the movie button to other features in the OMD. Video is done via the shutter button in video only. Yes the NEX-7 video button is bad as is.
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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    just takes practice.

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    I did a hardware fix and showed how it is done here: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/sony/3...-nuisance.html

    It is the only way I could make sure that it does not get tripped all the time.

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    I've NOOOOO problems with video button and do NOT need an update.
    Learn to handle your camera and suppress your unorthodox wishes :-)

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    Would be awesome if I could program the video button on the 5n to do something else. Every button counts on the 5n lol

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    How about plastic surgery to your hand? after about 10000 pictures with my Nex7 I haven't made one single unwanted movie.

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    Geez! How useful are snarky posts like this?

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    Seriously. Bunch of jerks in here. To the OP - this is constantly being requested. You may want to try to contact Sony. I'm pretty sure that Nex engineers are not reading this forum. If you don't shoot much video, you can tape a stiff piece of something over the button to make it harder to depress.

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    Thanks for the input. I carry the camera without a strap and that sometimes trips the video. What firmware version is current?

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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    To everyone that never accidentally touched off a video clip with their NEX - congratulations, I'm proud of you. Why not support getting a useful fix for the rest of us clumsy clods? I believe we're in the majority.
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    Re: Firmware fix for the misplaced video button?

    yup ditto, have accidentally set off the video record mode multiple times on the 5n without knowing.

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