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robbo Dec 31, 2004 6:50 AM

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.


Kenny_Leong Dec 31, 2004 8:28 AM

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.

Meryl Arbing Dec 31, 2004 8:31 AM

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

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