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Old September 2nd, 2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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firmware update for Z7 ?

Is there such a thing as a firmware update for Z7 ? to improve auto focus.

ex1 has firmware updates so i thought how about z7. :)
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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Dont know about a firmware update but I have had my Z7 for 5 months now and the autofocus is fine, I did the backplane set-up and turned off macro but I feel that as the camera has been used it is better now than when new and I dont notice any searching even in low light.

Have a look t some of the clips on my pub web site and you will see some very low light shot stuff in the pub and there is no searching at all:www.theblackhorsebar.co.uk
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 01:20 AM   #3
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Is there such a thing as a firmware update for Z7 ? to improve auto focus.

ex1 has firmware updates so i thought how about z7. :)
Anthony i have had my camera for 1 day and the first thing i did was which the auto button to manual and click the focus ring back so it's in full manual mode you dont need to use it come on you can do it.

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Anthony i have had my camera for 1 day and the first thing i did was which the auto button to manual and click the focus ring back so it's in full manual mode you dont need to use it come on you can do it.

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i'm still thinking: its either z7 or ex1. i'm using fx1 at the moment. :)
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:34 AM   #5
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i'm still thinking: its either z7 or ex1. i'm using fx1 at the moment. :)
It all depends on what you shoot

The Z7 is perfect for me because it uses tapes and CF.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 01:38 AM   #6
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i'm still thinking: its either z7 or ex1. i'm using fx1 at the moment. :)
Easy. Tape & Loooow Cost CF media + 100% back up going on at all times. WOW! Plus the MRU serves other cameras . . heck, I even use it on my DVX100B :o)

Oh and the rolling shutter that plagues the EX1 CMOS . . not there in the Z7 unless you put the strobe or flash right up in the lens pratically and even then not 30 to 70 frames of wobbling destruction . . only 7 total AND hard to identify in regular play from just a pure flash.

Thank you Sony for making this camera. I always liked Sony but had been a loyal fan of Panasonic with DVX100B and HVX200A but now it's the Z7U - AND - ME :o)
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