Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > General Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 31, 2004, 5:50 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 977

I am just wondering: do camera makers ever make unannounced fixes or mini-upgrades to their products (besides firmware updates). I ask for this reason. With computer CPU's, sometimes you could buy an later version of the same CPU speed rating (say an Athlon 1700 MHz) and it would overclock higher than than a CPU bought say 6 months earlier. The production yields were better, I guess.

I know that camera makers make slight adjustments in their camera before coming out with production models. Do they ever slightly improve their cameras within the same model (not counting firmware upgrades)? So maybe there would be slightly less noise or faster focus or better buffering or whatever?

Just curious.

robbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 31, 2004, 7:28 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 935

Yah...I think they may. Because some folks are talking about a problem with the olympus c-5060 .. could be a batch problem. And some are saying there's a new batch out that works fine. I'm not sure what the details of this are, but if we assume there really is a new batch that works, then it would be obviously a fix or upgrade.
Kenny_Leong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31, 2004, 7:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 436

Sure, why not? Automobile manufacturers know that if they discover a defect and fix it on the assembly line, it will save them a lot of money over issuing a recall. It is the same for camera manufacturers
Meryl Arbing is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 PM.