Pa’i ki’i Imagery

September 22, 2008

a700 Firmware update V4

Filed under: Photography,Software — paikiiimagery @ 9:59 pm
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I missed it when it first came out. So I’ve only just updated to the new firmware. I like they added the option to turn off noise reduction for high ISO’s. If the DRO improvements are significant it will make post processing in Lightroom easier.

Sony eSupport – DSLR-A700 – Software Updates & Drivers.

This utility updates the DSLR-A700 Camera Firmware to version 4 and provides the following benefits:

Benefits over firmware version 3:

* Adds a “2 steps/3 shots” option to the “Bracket: Single” and “Bracket: Cont.” Drive mode settings for auto exposure bracketing.
* Adds an “Off” option to the “High ISO NR” (Noise Reduction) setting.
* Provides improvements in picture quality when using a high ISO setting; color noise is minimized in images captured using an ISO setting of 1600 or higher.
* Provides improvements to the Auto White Balance (WB), especially when taking pictures using the flash.
* Improves performance of the D-range Optimizer (DRO). The ability to discriminate between scenes has been improved, and the scope to which the advanced DRO effect can be applied has been broadened.
* Improves the ability to make a successful connection with the VG-C70AM vertical grip.

Additional benefits over earlier firmware versions:

* Resolves an issue where the Access Lamp remains lit and the camera stops responding when several pictures are taken in rapid succession.
* Resolves an issue where powering the camera off while in “MR” mode may cause some registered settings to carry over to other shooting modes.
* Sharper images for pictures taken under low contrast conditions
* Reduced noise for pictures taken at ISO 3200
* Improved flash control for objects closer than 1 meter with non ADI controlled lenses

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