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Sony updates Alpha A700 firmware
by David Rasnake -  9/16/2008

Rumors of a firmware update for the Sony Alpha A700 have been swirling around for a while now, but Sony officially released version 4 of the A700 firmware today.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

In a notice to A700 owners, Sony's Mark Weir outlined improvements and fixes available via the update:

"The firmware update for α700 includes two functions requested by members of this and other forums, and we're happy to make them available. An extension of EV bracketing makes ±2.0EV increments available for 3 shots to support HDR layering. A selection for high sensitivity noise reduction "Off" has been added, removing NR processing from both RAW and JPEG files. The update also incorporates other changes, including improvements to high ISO picture quality, Auto white balance, Dynamic Range Optimizer, and communication between VG-C70AM vertical grip and the camera."

More information on the latest firmware and a download link is available from Sony's support website.