Old NEX5 Firmware version 05

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by mojorising, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. mojorising

    mojorising New to TalkEmount

    Jul 31, 2013
    New owner of old NEX5 here.

    I want to upgrade the firmware from 02 to new version that allows custom buttons. The only version available from Sony is 05. I saw a guy on youtube saying 05 ruined the colour saturation on the camera.

    Is this true?

    Can other FW versions be obtained from anywhere if so?

  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    I use a NEX-5 with FW 5 for years now and still love it (although I miss a couple more buttons and an EVF, but I guess Sony can't do this with a firmware update, right?). Also, I think FW5 introduced focus peaking, among other features.

    Also, the guy states "The images are dull and flat looking, have reddish skin tones, burned out highlights, and an overall cyan caste." without giving us any before / after samples. Is the last sample thought to be a sample of how 'useless' the camera now is? I can't see anything really wrong with it, to be honest.
  3. Mattithjah

    Mattithjah TalkEmount Veteran

    Jan 17, 2013
    Czech Republic
    I also use old nex5 with FW5 (I bought it second hand with FW5, so I dont know what is the difference..) .. it works ok, no color problem, I shoot raw :)
  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Looking back to when I got my NEX-5 in summer 2010, it seems pretty useless with FW1 now ... Good I didn't know too much about photography back then, otherwise I probably never had bought into a camera system that only had cameras with less buttons than most Point&Shoots ... ^^
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    I too have been using a Nex-5 with the FW5 and don't seem to have any issues...
    I also recently upgraded a friends Nex-5 with FW5 from FW1

    I don't think you can obtain older FW updates...
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