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Just looked at these updates on the sony site.
it appears that the newest ones are about a week old, have anyone played with them yet..?
07-09-2003, 11:07 PM
Only the Flash one.
Its just the US version of that japanese mp3 support and better looking top tab...
go and get it...
07-10-2003, 09:35 AM
I have installed all of them with no ill effects...
07-10-2003, 10:08 AM
Has anyone got the new upload to the imagestation to work? My world symbol on the camers s app is greyed out
does anybody knows why quite a few of the updates are for NZ90s sold in the States only?
I think that is mostly related to Sony wanting to seperate their markets, but posible also that some of these updates might not work right with Asian units which might not support Latin characters correctly?
07-11-2003, 02:58 PM
I also loaded the newest updates onto my NZ. No problems, everything works great.
The only difference I see w/ the Camera update is a new setting for the "white balance"... you can now choose one of three custom white balance settings.
Although I appreciate the fact that sony is still updating and perfecting our software this particular "white balance" addition doesn't seem to benefit me in any way?? I see no use for the new white balance as it seems to be a choice of 3 different color tints actually, more than a white balance? Curious what other people feel about this update... what do we do with the new white balance?? :)
07-11-2003, 04:20 PM
White balance is extremely critical to get correct colors under different types of light.
If there are three, they would typically be:
There will also typically be an "Auto" white balance setting.
Daylight typically runs a little blue, incandescent a little yellow/orange and fluorescent a little on the green side.
It's excellent that Sony gave users this option. Better images will be the result.
07-11-2003, 05:17 PM
Yes I totally agree, it's great Sony gave us these options... my question is:
if we already had "daylight", "incadescent", "cloud", "flourescent", "auto" , and a white balance "+" and "-" setting to fine tune all of the set choices. Then what purpose is their for the update??? The update adds three more pre-set "white balance" settings to the list of settings I listed. They are nice to have, but just curious what their use would be for??? If we can already use a fine tune "+/-" setting then why have more preset ones???
07-11-2003, 07:42 PM
Without having an NZ90 (I can only dream at this point), and having an extensive background in digital photography (I've shot ONLY digital for the last 5 years), I'd have to imagine that they're for different types of fluorescent tubes, etc:
Cool white, Warm white, etc???
They are updates to the existing choices that are 'dialed' in better...
"They are nice to have, but just curious what their use would be for???"
I just glanced at the new update, but from what I can see, the new white balance setting gives us 3 custom settings. This gives us the opportunity to set the white balance manually to a particular lighting situation, then save it to use again and again. The way you do that is you take a piece of white paper, and in the light setting you wish to take the picture, aim the camera lens so that all it sees is the white paper. Then, lock in that setting, go back to the camera main screen, and take your picture with the new setting.
I have a DSC-F717, so rarely use the NZ90's camera function, but this new update provides a heck of a feature for a PDA camera!
I'll try to explain a little better how to use the custom white balance feature. In the light situation you wish to take the picture, go into the camera's "tools" menu. Click "white balance" then "custom." Center your lens on a piece of white paper, so that only white is showing on the screen. Press the capture button on the right of the window. Your new setting is locked in. Now, you can rename the setting whatever you want to by hitting the "rename" button at the bottom right of the custom screen. Or, you can just hit "ok" at the bottom left of the custom screen and proceed to take your picture with the new white balance setting.
I've just done a quick test of the feature, and it works pretty well - again, not bad for a PDA camera!
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