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Sony a850/a900 version 2 firmware available ...

Discussion in 'Sony Chat' started by Roger_Provins, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    ... here.

    a850 here.

    The upgrade doesn't appear yet (7.45am) on the UK site (they're always slow) but this is the English language version. If you want a different language you'll have to search the various national Sony sites.

    All the instructions are there and I've just done mine and all okay. Don't panic if it seems to be taking a while as is does take a few minutes.

    Have fun :)
  2. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Sounds like a job for Christmas day when I'm allowed to get my hands on the beast!

  3. Steve52

    Steve52 Well-Known Member

    Are there any upgrades for the A350 or A550? [Edit]If so, where?

  4. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Not that I know of - I doubt the a350 will ever get an upgrade and for the a550 it's probably too soon.
  5. TallPaul

    TallPaul Well-Known Member

    Just A850/A900 today.

    I would not hold out much hope for the 350.

    The 550 etc are much newer and already have superior AF, which is a bit embarrassing for the A900 flasgship to lag behind mid range models... hence (finally) the firmware update.
  6. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member


    I've fitted a newly charged battery. I've formated the CF card in the camera. I've saved the file in the root directory. I've checked I'm set to CF not Memory stick. I've switched on holding down the MENU button and all I get is the ordinary display in the LCD.

    Where am I going wrong. :D
  7. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Did you run the downloaded .exe to get the DSCA900.APP and it's that you've put on the memory stick?
  8. Mark

    Mark Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rog. Upgraded mine and all's well. Held my breath the whole time, and it took a while... :eek:
  9. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member

    Thanks Roger - where would we be without you!

    Actually didn't seem to take long at all.
  10. cpfc12

    cpfc12 Well-Known Member

    Can't get the download into my camera. Followed all the instructions about six times, will have to get some help on this.
  11. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Format your memory card in the camera (not by a computer).
    Use a fully charged battery in the camera.

    Assuming you're using a Windows computer.

    Download the DLSLRA900ver20.exe
    Run the file
    It will extract DSCA900.APP copy this file to your memory card - either by cable to the camera or by using a card reader in the computer.
    Fit card to camera.
    Switch on the camera whilst holding down the menu key.
    It will ask you if you want to upgrade.
  12. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    You're clearly laid back - to the rest of us, stressing for a minute waiting to see if we've trashed the camera, is an eternity. :) :)
  13. NikonNik

    NikonNik Well-Known Member


    My trustee old Tamron 180mm f2.5 now works in Aperture Priority AE
  14. RonM

    RonM Alpha Napper

    Cheers Rog, the deed is done, no hassles, now I need the excuse to try out all these enhancements :D
  15. cpfc12

    cpfc12 Well-Known Member

    No a Mac. Is there something else I should do with this system? Also my camera comes from Hong Kong.
  16. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

  17. cpfc12

    cpfc12 Well-Known Member

    Thankyou Roger. Will have another stab at this later today. Believe the problem could be that I don't have the genuine Sony USB cable . I gave it to someone else when I sold my A700. Stupid of me.
  18. cpfc12

    cpfc12 Well-Known Member

    Roger. The job is done. Me and computers just don't get on. I finally found the problem which was the opening of the file from the zip. I am just a Simple Southern Boy.

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