Sony is offering a free firmware update for the A700. According to the release, the new firmware update
“improves image sharpness and reduces noise under certain circumstances and improves flash control at very short distances with non-ADI control lenses.”
Sony says the update offers:
Sharper images for pictures taken under low contrast conditions
- Reduced noise for pictures taken at ISO 3200
- Improved flash control for objects closer than 1 meter with non ADI controlled lenses
In addition to the updated firmware, Sony is also updating the Image Data Converter SR and Image Data Lightbox SR applications included with the camera.
You can download the Windows and Macintosh versions of the firmware and software updates at the Sony Support site.