Sony has released a new firmware (Version 3) for the Alpha 700 DSLR. The update resolves an issue where the Access Lamp remains lit and the camera stops responding when several pictures are taken in rapid succession. It also fixes an issue where powering the camera off while in “MR” mode may cause some registered settings to carry over to other shooting modes.
There are also other benefits enabled by the new firmware: sharper images for pictures taken under low contrast conditions; reduced noise for pictures taken at ISO 3200; and improved flash control for objects closer than 1 meter with non ADI controlled lenses.
The 4.5MB Firmware Version 3 may be downloaded from the Sony Support site.
[Site: Sony Support]