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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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How to tell firmware version?

I'm looking to buy a used EX1 on eBay. The seller doesn't know how to tell the firmware version and I don't know where to tell him to look. If the camera was bought about a year ago from B&H would that still be the old firmware?

Thanks for the help.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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One easy way to check is to go into the shutter settings.
If you have BOTH 120 and 125 of a second itīs the latest firmware.
This at least applies to EX cameras in PAL land
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Old January 9th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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He probably has old version. If you want them to check you need to go into the Maintenance menu: Press Cancel, Menu, and Select Wheel - all at the same time, > then scroll to IF (INFORMATION), > then check Version:.

I just had mine updated last December '08 and it reads: V1.11_0531.

Some variety of 1.11 is what you need to use Sony's external HD recorder, which means you can also use the less expensive SDHC cards in the MxS card reader.
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