Sony has released a firmware update for the A700 DSLR.

Version 3 fixes a couple of bugs that version 2 did not resolve and can be downloaded even if camera owners did not download version 2.

This latest firmware updates an issue in the camera whereby the Access Lamp remains lit and the camera stops responding when several pictures are taken in rapid succession.

It also resolves an issue where powering the camera off while in "MR" mode may cause some registered settings to carry over to other shooting modes.

Sony says that additional benefits include sharper images for pictures taken under low contrast conditions; reduced noise for pictures taken at ISO 3200; and improved flash control for objects closer than 1m with non ADI controlled lenses.

The update only applies to the A700 DSLR and can be downloaded to any computer running Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP MCE, Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Windows Vista Business, and Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate.