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12-24-2010, 08:30 AM   #46
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Mmm firmware sometimes DO increase fps, not that much though.

Leica just came with a firmware which makes S2 go to 1.5fps.
If it was 1 fps, it is a 50% increase. Not that bad...

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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Mmm firmware sometimes DO increase fps, not that much though.

Leica just came with a firmware which makes S2 go to 1.5fps.
If it was 1 fps, it is a 50% increase. Not that bad...
well 50 % from 7 fps (although it was 6.3-7.0 fps reading the review).
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I for one would be willing to buy the camera sooner if I felt like I wouldn't get it for a better price by simply waiting a short time. So, by keeping the prices high, they could encourage many customers to buy sooner rather than later. Those who will wait for lower prices will still get their camera, they'll just have to wait a little longer. In the end though this is just a conspiracy theory born in the speculative recesses of my own mind, and based on rumors I find unlikely to be true. It's kind of fun to speculate though, which seams to be a favorite pass time around here.
It seems that in doing so they'd be sidling toward issuing a base camera and then offering pay-for software module improvements. Various software is sold this way (including the stuff I'm currently peddling). I wonder if any consumer electronics are?

Thinking about it, a modularized camera would allow people to take their camera in whichever direction they like. Interesting!
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Remember when wireless Flash mode was added to the K10 by firmware 1.10?

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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
Mmm firmware sometimes DO increase fps, not that much though.

Leica just came with a firmware which makes S2 go to 1.5fps.
If it was 1 fps, it is a 50% increase. Not that bad...
In all Leica S2's specification we can see that burst rate always was 1.5 fps.
Leica S2 Field and Studio Review
Leica S2 First Impressions

I think that new firmware increases buffer. It's the problem of firmware description's translation into English. I think.

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In all Leica S2's specification we can see that burst rate always was 1.5 fps.
Leica S2 Field and Studio Review
Leica S2 First Impressions

I think that new firmware increases buffer. It's the problem of firmware description's translation into English. I think.
Yep might be. Except Leica I do not see other firmware upgrades improving much the speed. Some slight increases etc. but that's it.
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Maybe someone already asked it, but wouldn't such a substantial increase in FPS require significant mechanical reworking? Wouldn't the mirror box and shutter rip themselves to pieces? I'd be curious to know if it's even a physical possibility.

Edit: Nevermind, I should have read the whole thread first. I see someone asked this on the previous page.
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Maybe only in live view mode, with the mirror fixed...

The sony NEX can 10fps.....

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Maybe only in live view mode, with the mirror fixed...

The sony NEX can 10fps.....
the sony nex can only do 7.....but it cant focus between the shots rendering it quite useless for fast action shooting. The Sony A55 can do 10 frames but the focus still is not fast enough. Still impressive for a 650 euro camera.
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