We constantly strive to improve our products so we’d really appreciate your feedback on what changes you would make to your Sony NEX camera to make it even better. Whether it’s to do with the design, usability or specific features just let us know what camera you use and what changes you’d make
It's been said before in other posts, and prior to the version 4 firmware update, but here's what I'd like to see on the next NEX update :
FULL MANUAL EXPOSURE CONTROL WHILST IN MOVIE RECORDING MODE
(i.e.: being able to manually control Shutter Speed AND Aperture AND ISO in Movie Recording Mode,using the Manual Program setting).
THE ABILITY TO ADJUST THE EXPOSURE AND / OR SHUTTER SPEED AND / OR ISO-RATING WHILST IN MOVIE RECORDING MODE - not just using EV + and - settings to 2 stops.
TETHERING AND / OR A WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROLLER THAT ALLOWS REMOTE STOP / START OF THE MOVIE RECORDING MODE AND ADJUSTMENT OF EXPOSURE / SHUTTER SPEED / ISO WHILST IN MOVIE RECORDING MODE.
If you're serious about giving customers what they want, this has been asked for fora while now.
Here's hoping somebody listens, otherwise I'll be looking elsewhere for my future camera needs.
For the NEX-5N I would like to see the following:
- level gauge as on Canon G12
- automatic switching to JPEG mode if I make a selection that is not allowed in RAW mode
- ability to save custom settings
- some kind of super control panel so that all the main settings can be changed from one screen, as in Olympus PEN cameras
- exposure bracketing of more than +/- 0.7 EV (why not +/- 1 or even 2 EV?)
- option to allow touch focus and shoot with one press
- make more use of the width of the LCD - it's quite big but the effective viewfinder seems small to me
I'm using my NEX-5N for astrophotography. The sensor is great, the size is right. There are many things in the camera that are clearly done with this kind of usage in mind. But to make it a still better competitor in the field with Cannon and Nikon DSLRs the following features would be invaluable:
1) Longer autimatic exposures (before BULB): ..., 60", 120", 240", 480", BULB
2) Longer series in drive mode: 10s / 5 shots, 10s / 10 shots, 10s / 25 shots, 10s / 50 shots
3) Enabled IR Remote control in drive mode
4) Camera control from computer would be also great
To keep the user interface concise the above features could be hidden by default and turned on by some some single switch in the camera settings like: "Astrophotography Mode", "Long exposure photography extentions"...
The first three items seem simple enough for a firmware update )
I have the Nex 7 so personally I am interested what could be included in a firmware update. I would like the ability to disable the video button. Quite an irritation when one keeps catching the video button while shooting stills. The ability to store complete custom settings would also be favourable.
Doesn't it drive you mad! Just as you are about to take that prize-winning shot, you find that you have hit the video record button! Aggh! On one recent occasion a message appeared to say that I had to switch off the camera, as it had overheated, all down to shooting a couple of unwanted video sequences. Boy was it hot.
I am about to take the serious step of "Super-glueing" a small rubber 'O' ring over and around the button to prevent this happening again!
Come on Sony, your engineers could solve this in a jiffy - listen to your valued customers! Please!!
I'm a nex-7 and LA-EA2 adapter user. I own a E-mount 18-55 kit lens and A-mount 18-250mm 3.5-6.3 sigma, 10-20mm F4-5.6 sigma and many manual lenses from other vendors. I would like to see those improvements to the nex firmware.
In further nex cameras I would like to see a low noise version of Nex-7 with a lower pixel count and a superb low noise performance. Also it would be great to see a non limited video recording time, more audio sensitivity options, flip out to the side LCD with 180 deg rotation, better anti dust system - I have to clean it quite often now.
More A-Mount lenses with Image Stabilisation. I like the phase detection AF that the LA-EA2 provides but I simply can't buy Sony Telephoto lenses because they don't feature IS features. The ISO performance on Nex-7 is not great, the Translucent Mirror substracts a little light so without IS it is really hard to get good pictures with telephoto lenses without a lot of noise.
I have felt like glueing the Video button down to stop accidentally recording - such a frustration. Then in my research came across this brilliant mod, Sony should take note! http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1042&message=41106222
I do miss the option of connecting my camera to my MacBook. It would be great for Time-Lapse and instant record transfer when bulk copying and Filing.
What about a Software update Please Mr Sony?