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I have had the Sony a7 II for exactly a month and this was my 2nd firmware update!
I am NOT used to updating camera firmware that often. But, to be fair, for reasons that nobody seems to be able to explain, my a7 II, with zero shutter actuations, came with downlevel firmware, i.e., version 3.10 which had been released in November 2016, 6 months prior to me ordering the camera.
Updating to 4.0 was a breeze. Updater worked, flawlessly, first time around. Took about 14 minutes from my reckoning, but I wasn’t keeping careful track. It was pretty quick and the progress bar was moving along nicely.
Took about 80 pictures following the update. Didn’t notice anything awry.
This is what 4.0, released just a few days ago, viz. June 8, 2017, is supposed to do:
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thread on “DPReview” Forums.
This thorny but waxing issue continues to linger and persists.
Yes, it is a problem for all sides. People, including I, return cameras. Retailers and manufacturers do NOT want to lose too much money on returned cameras.
But, there has to be a better, more equitable solution.
But, as can be seen from the Forum posts folks still have concerns.
Sony, for a fact, do not provide ANY seals on their cameras or lenses.
This, of course, is to HELP the resellers.
At a minimum all cameras, above say $450, should come sealed, in a sealed bag inside a sealed box.
There should also be a (hard to reset) shutter actuation count that can be displayed.
Otherwise we will continue to have this problem.
I am dreading getting the Sony a6500. What will I see in terms of shutter actuations.
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Having read a post earlier this morning I was curious to check my actual shutter actuations on my Sony a6000.
The file name sequence number, e.g., DSC00001, does not necessarily correspond to the actual shutter actuations because that name/number can be reset.
The way to get the shutter actuations is to read the so called ‘EXIF’ data that the camera stores with each image taken.
However, inexplicably MOST of the popular ‘Shutter Count’ checkers, such as “Camera Shutter Count“, does not support the Sony a6000! I don’t know why. It even appears that Sony’s own EXIF reader does not show the shutter actuations for the a6000.
But, this ONLINE tool claims it does and did give me a reading.
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