Any functionality or UI improvements in 1.05?

Started Mar 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Any functionality or UI improvements in 1.05?
Mar 29, 2012

For my needs, responsiveness is already fine as it is in v1.04. The A77 has many other things that can be fixed or improved with a new firmware update. Here are some things that they should change or add:

  • Easy or automatic switch to JPEG when the user selects Panorama, HDR, Smart tele-converter or Picture Effects. Even better support these modes in RAW or RAW+JPEG wherever possible (by keeping the RAW file unmodified and tagged with the required effect, and only applying the effect to the JPEG version)

  • AF in PASM video modes

  • Option to stay in magnified view if the user presses the AF/MF button to switch to MF (and tweak focus manually)

  • Intermediate 5 or 6 fps continues drive mode with LV. This would be much more useful than 8 fps without LV.

  • Option to have both panorama and electronic level displayed together

  • Auto ISO in M mode

  • NR=Off in JPEG mode

  • Option to remember last magnification level the user selected (in playback) as the default for the next time. Sony, look up spatial user interface to understand why this makes sense.

  • Option to do away with non-cross AF points in local AF point selection

  • AF points that can actually be seen over a dark background

  • Options to work like a DSLR (display live-view constantly in the viewfinder, and only display post-view images in the LCD)

  • EVF brightness control beyond the limited range currently available (something more similar to how the EVF looks when selecting positive exposure compensation).

  • CDAF, or better yet - CDAF with regular AF lenses (if Nikon and Pentax can do it with screwdrive AF, why can't Sony?)

  • Programmable buttons, especially the "?" button

  • Fix the "Unable to magnify" bug

  • Pa/Ps shift

...to name but a few.

Any of these implemented in 1.05?

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