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Old February 12th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Is it possible for SONY to upgrade the firmware in their HDR-XR500V AVCHD camcorder to allow HD FX @ 24 Mbps recording?
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Old February 12th, 2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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possible, perhaps.

Likely... No...

Unless somehow one figures out how to hack the firmware (a little over my head), I'd say just upgrade when the new Sony 550 series comes out.

I know on rare ocaisions Sony releases updated/patched firmware for their cameras, but with the fast update cycles of these cameras, unless there's a "problem", I doubt you'll see any updates.

FWIW, there are usually other tweaks and improvements each model year too, making an upgrade worth considering. The CX550V looks like pretty much like what I have been wishing for, presuming it's comparable/superior to the current XR/CX, and the Canon HF-S21 isn't hugely superior.
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