Sony NEX-3/NEX-5 Firmware Update

June 8, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera | 5 Comments | |
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Available from June 20th, a firmware upgrade for the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras adds the new ‘Picture Effect’ function as introduced on the new NEX?C3. It also adds a Peaking function to assist with more precise manual focusing. Available free to registered users, the latest Version 04 firmware update will be available from these websites:

NEX-3 Windows | NEX-3 MAC OS
NEX-5 Windows | NEX-5 MAC OS

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#1 denvy

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9:20 am - Thursday, June 9, 2011

#2 Iullian

What "Peaking function to assist with more precise manual focusing" does mean? I don't understand what it actually does.

10:13 am - Friday, June 10, 2011

#3 Nigel Cummings

The release of firmware V.4 has reaffirmed the position that Sony Nex series cameras held in teh market place. By no means all enveloping, the new firmware vastly improves the operability of the camera range. Better battery performance, faster start up, easier to use menus, special 'in camera' effects if needed - including a pretty nifty high contrast B&W mode which may appeal to 'street photographers. My only quibble with the new version is - "Why no better bracketing option? The current + / - 0.3 EV is just too restricting!

11:20 am - Thursday, June 23, 2011

#4 Nigel Cummings

As for the peaking function, I found it most useful when using lenses over 100mm on the NEX range. I attached a 105mm Nikkor, a 135mm Nikkor and a 200mm Nikkor (all fixed prime lenses) and found the peaking function exteremly useful for discerning absolutely correct focus.

11:22 am - Thursday, June 23, 2011

#5 David Lip

What is Sony thinking? People have been asking for other more useful enhancements such as wider bracketing, better control of self timing, etc. I don't ever recall anybody asking for Picture Effects. Just reaffirming my dislike for Sony and their do-it-our-way-or-else marketing department. No more Sonys for me.

11:15 pm - Monday, July 4, 2011