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Buying Cameras in the Age of Firmware Updates

Buying Cameras in the Age of Firmware Updates

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Okay, not really, but choosing a camera these days when that same camera can change so much from year to year can make buying decisions all the more difficult. Let me start out by saying the willingness of camera companies to essentially completely overhaul their camera multiple times throughout the product life cycle via downloadable firmware updates is a good thing. A very, very good thing. On multiple occasions in the last five years, I have purchased a camera that I thought to be really amazing, only to be essentially gifted a newer, better camera only a few months down the line after version 2.0 of the firmware arrived. This development means that, when buying a camera from many manufacturers, you can almost expect to get three cameras for the price of one. You get the initial […]

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