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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 29, 2017
    Nikon seem to bring out a new body every 6 months, I know that's an exaggeration, but its close. We now have 6 up date/variants of the D5000 in a space of less years. as said, Canon are almost as prolific. Yes, I also have the Fuji X-10 bought a year after launch, its a […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 29, 2017
    Aah. Thank you.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:58 am
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 29, 2017
    sury wrote:CHOLLY,I was looking for Sony news elsewhere and could not find any. Your link to CNBC is almost a year old. Do you have latest info?SuryReports for last year are due in a couple of weeks....Statistics: Posted by CHOLLY — Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:00 am
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Sony actually lost market share recently in Japan yes other regions out there but still their home turf:http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/japan-20 ... ket-share/Fuji is going for a niche market in the X series it will probably survive long term, it's unfortunate that they wiped out their compact/zoom range because a few of them were pretty good I use […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    CHOLLY,I was looking for Sony news elsewhere and could not find any. Your link to CNBC is almost a year old. Do you have latest info?SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:53 pm
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Firmware update for NEX-5, 3, and 3C

Sony has released updated firmware for NEX E-mount cameras, FW v5.0 which updates the bodies to accept the new LA-EA2 Alpha Phase Detect AF lens adaptor. The update works for NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10 and the professional video Sony NEX-FS100U.

Prior to this firmware update, the LA-EA2 only worked with the NEX-5N , NEX-7 and NEX-VG20. With the LA-EA2, a micromotor driven Phase Detect AF system is built-in, which allows the camera to focus with all A-mount AF lenses.

Key points of the new firmware update include Micro AF adjustment, when using this adaptor, for M-AF/SAL/SAM lenses, and the ability to assign AF points on the 15-point module, from the screen display.

 Download the new function manual (from Ver.04 to Ver.05)

For UK/Europe etc cameras (this site does not appear to have the VG-10 update and is slightly muddled):

NEX-5 (Windows) Firmware update , 15/12/2011

NEX-5 (Macintosh) Firmware update , 15/12/2011

NEX-3 (Windows) Firmware update , 15/12/2011

NEX-3 (Macintosh) Firmware update , 15/12/2011

NEX-C3 (Windows) Firmware update , 15/12/2011

NEX-C3 (Macintosh) Firmware update , 15/12/2011

For USA/Canada cameras:

NEX-3  (Windows) (Mac)

NEX-5 (Windows) (Mac)

NEX-C3 (Windows) (Mac)

NEX-VG10 (Windows) (Mac)

1 comment to Firmware update for NEX-5, 3, and 3C

  • alphaomega

    Here is a “funny” instruction under 8, which at first confused me.
    “If the current version is “Ver.1”, “Ver.2”, “Ver.3, or “Ver.4”, click “Next”.
    Note: If the current version is “Ver.4”, your camera does not need this update. Stop the USB connection, click “Finish”, then remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor briefly, and then power on the camera again.”
    I submit that Sony have made a mistake and should have stated “… is Ver.5, your camera…”. Maybe I could apply for a job as copy checker.