Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NEX Firmware Version 4 - Peaking Level

Took some pictures today using the new feature in version 4 of the NEX firmware -- Peaking Level.  Overall, I am very happy with it.  It works well for the most part, but there are couple of limitations.  Peaking Level does not work for flat surfaces, or objects that do not have much contrast.  Also, for very thin depth of field, peaking level is not precise enough.  I found that it works about 50% of the time.  Perhaps with practice, the keeper rate will be higher.  For pictures taken with smaller aperture, this peaking level feature is near perfect.

Thanks Sony.  This is a really nice thing to do.  Few camera makers would add major features to older camera models.  They rather you buy a new camera.  Appreciated.

NEX-5 & Leica-R 90mm f2 Summicron @ f2. 


  1. So jealous...wish my PL1 could have the same feature.

  2. Thanks for the heads up - Red peaking on high works great!

  3. Beautiful shot, lovely front and rear bokeh