Autofocus with A-mount lenses and customisation for soft keys added

Sony has updated the firmware for the NEX range of cameras to include a number of new features. A-mount lenses from the Alpha DSLR series will now be able to autofocus when attached to an NEX model, and Aperture priority will also be active in video mode.

The soft keys, which appear on the rear panel of both the NEX-5 and NEX-3, can be customised to a number of different functions and the menu button can be set to display the last feature selected or the main menu screen. The MF Assist mode has also been improved to allow the user to select the amount of time the enlarged image is on screen, and that same section can reappear when the function is activated again.

The NEX firmaware upgrade can be downloaded from