A firmware upgrade (Version 04) adds the new ‘Picture Effect’ function to existing NEX-5 and NEX-3 cameras. It also adds a Peaking function to assist with more precise manual focusing.
A firmware upgrade for existing a33 and a55 cameras adds several creative and operational enhancements. Support for the ‘Picture Effect’ function featured on the new a35 model is now offered. High-Speed Synch is supported during wireless operation with a compatible external flash. Ergonomics are further improved with revised menus and a new mode that lets users switch shooting parameters overlaid on-screen for clear, uncluttered composition. The a33/a55’s Digital Level Gauge can also be displayed when shooting via the optional CLM-V55 external LCD monitor. Frequently used features can now be custom-assigned to the D-RANGE button for rapid, menu-free access.
These upgrades will be available June 20, free to registered users, and can be downloaded from: esupport.sony.com/CA