new Alpha 850 and 900 firmware

Sony have announced a  new firmware for the α900 and α850 DSLR’s

All new and existing customers are advised to install the upgrade that’s available for download from the ‘Support’ area of the Sony web site. As soon as I have upgraded my 900 I’ll let you know.

Autofocus is quicker and more responsive than ever, thanks to improved AF motor control and smarter distance detection of out-of-focus objects.

Creative options are extended by a broadened range of exposure value (EV) compensation settings, now increased from ±3EV to ±5EV. Selected compensation value is displayed in the navigation display on the main LCD screen of both cameras. This boosted EV compensation range gives extra
headroom when composing extremely high- or low-key images.

Exposure bracketing range has also been increased from a maximum of 4.0EV (three shots at -2EV, 0EV, +2EV) to a maximum of 6.0EV (-3EV, 0EV, +3EV). This wider range gives added flexibility when capturing multiple frames at different exposure values – for example when acquiring images for the creation of powerful post-shooting HDR effects.

As a further refinement, a new menu option allows shutter release to be enabled, even when the camera body doesn’t detect an attached lens. It’s useful for specialist applications such as astrophotography when the camera is attached to a telescope.

The latest firmware upgrade by Sony for registered α900 and α850 DSLR customers is available free of charge from http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/DSLR/dslr.aspx.

Unfortunately I have found a version on the Sony EU site yet. the only downloadable version seem to be available from Sony Asia.

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One Response to new Alpha 850 and 900 firmware

  1. Hi,

    Just thought to add that EU/Asian/US versions of this firmware release are all identical files, does not matter which site you get the file from. Of course by now they’re all available, but some Sony sites are harder to navigate than others… =)

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