Article ID : S1Q0228 / Last Modified : 09/16/2008

DSLR-A700 Camera Firmware and Software Updates

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Sony has released updated firmware for the DSLR-A700 ? camera, as well as updates for the Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR, and Remote Camera Control bundled software applications.


How to Get the Updates

Please visit the Sony Support Site to download the following free updates:

  • Firmware Update

    This utility updates the DSLR-A700 Camera Firmware to version 4 and provides the following benefits:

    Benefits over firmware version 3:

    • Adds a "2 steps/3 shots" option to the "Bracket: Single" and "Bracket: Cont." Drive mode settings for auto exposure bracketing.
    • Adds an "Off" option to the "High ISO NR" (Noise Reduction) setting.
    • Provides improvements in picture quality when using a high ISO setting; color noise is minimized in images captured using an ISO setting of 1600 or higher.
    • Provides improvements to the Auto White Balance (WB), especially when taking pictures using the flash.
    • Improves performance of the D-range Optimizer (DRO). The ability to discriminate between scenes has been improved, and the scope to which the advanced DRO effect can be applied has been broadened.
    • Improves the ability to make a successful connection with the VG-C70AM vertical grip.

    Additional benefits over earlier firmware versions:

    • Resolves an issue where the Access Lamp remains lit and the camera stops responding when several pictures are taken in rapid succession.
    • Resolves an issue where powering the camera off while in "MR" mode may cause some registered settings to carry over to other shooting modes.
    • Sharper images for pictures taken under low contrast conditions
    • Reduced noise for pictures taken at ISO 3200
    • Improved flash control for objects closer than 1 meter with non ADI controlled lenses
  • Click the appropriate link below to download the firmware update for your operating system:

  • Image Data Converter SR & Image Data Lightbox SR Updates

    This utility updates the supplied Image Data Converter SR software to version 3.0 and the Image Data Lightbox SR software to version 2.0 and provides the following benefits:

    Benefits over Image Data Converter SR software version 2.0.01.09280

    • Improves general operability
    • Improves display speed
    • Adds a peripheral illumination compensation function
    • Adds an improved D-range optimizer

    Additonal issues corrected over some earlier versions of Image Data Converter SR software

    • Image distortion may occur when the "Highlight Color Distortion Reduction" feature is set to "Advanced".
    • Non-compressed RAW files may be indicated incorrectly as compressed RAW files in the image properties.
    • There may be color differences between the camera and the software when the "Creative Style" setting is other than the default setting.
    • Parts of an image may be displayed with a mosaic "ghost" when viewed.
    • The original image may not be displayed correctly in "Double View" mode.

    Benefits over Image Data Lightbox SR software version 1.0.01.09280

    • Improves display speed
    • Enhances filtering function

    Additional issue corrected over some earlier versions of Image Data Lightbox SR software

    • Non-compressed RAW files may be indicated incorrectly as compressed RAW files in the image properties.
  • Click the appropriate link below to download the software update for your operating system:

  • Remote Camera Control Update

    This utility updates the Remote Camera Control software to version 2.0 and adds an interval timer shooting function.
    NOTE: This upate is available only for Windows Operating systems.

  • Click the link below to download the software update: