Firmware Friday: Sony NEX-3, NEX-5, Canon SX130, Rebel XS

Camera Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Canon Rebel XS / 1000D version 1.0.7 – “Fixes a rare phenomenon in which “Cannot create folder” is displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor, after which shooting is no longer possible with the SD card in your camera.” [Canon Website]

Canon SX130 IS version – “Fixes a phenomenon in which the audio and video get recorded out of sync when shooting movies with the image quality set to high definition (1280×720 pixels).” [Canon Website]

Sony NEX-3 / Sony NEX-5 version 03 – “Autofocus is now supported when using the NEX-5/NEX-3 with 14 lenses from the full range of A-mount optics by Sony and Carl Zeiss that includes telephotos, primes and zooms. Aperture settings can be maintained during HD movie recording, and system menu operation has been streamlined alongside other usability improvements. Registered NEX-5/NEX-3 owners will be advised of the free update via email.” [Sony Website]


New Canon Gear on August 17

A tipster tells me that Canon will be launching “1 dslr, some lenses and lots of point and shoot” cameras on August 17, which word supposedly comes from a source within Canon.

I don’t think any of this is really groundbreaking as rumors and leaks of the 60D have been flying like crazy lately, and Canon Rumors has pegged the G12, S95, SX30, SX130 and other point and shoots for launch soon.

The date, however, is different than what has previously been mentioned (Aug. 24 or 26).  I guess we’ll know Tuesday.

If you have more info on the announcement details, feel free to pass it along via the contact form (you can put in fake email address if you don’t want to reveal your email).