If you own a Sony NEX-5 or NEX-3 camera you will definitely want to upgrade your firmware with Sony’s latest update.
The new firmware update, for the NEX-3 and NEX-5, adds autofocus to the A-mount lenses for both Sony’s own and third-party models from Carl Zeiss, that are designed for the bigger Alpha SLRs and previously only worked in manual mode on the smaller mirrorless NEXs.
Single-shot autofocus is now supported with 14 optional A-mount SAM and SSM lens models3 when used with the optional LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor. Single-shot AF is also possible while in movie recording mode by pressing the shutter button halfway down. Support for AF operation with A-mount lenses also requires a separate firmware upgrade for the LA-EA1.
Other new features include the new feature to allow customisation of two of the three soft keys on the camera’s rear panel. Functions that can be assigned include Shooting Mode, Shooting Tips, Precision Digital Zoom, ISO, White Balance, Metering Mode, Flash Compensation, DRO, Auto HDR, Creative Style, MF Assist and AF Area.
The new firmware update is now available now for download with versions available for Windows and Mac OS2 and is free.
For full details on the firmware update view Sony’s press release.
Via Gadget Lab