Seeing that the new cameras also have SD recording you have to wonder if the firmware could be flashed in an EX-3 to enable SD recording. Surely this isn't the first time this has been considered. Insensitive Sony unlikely to do this (if possible) now that new models have this capability.
[George Griswold]"Sorry if this got your hopes up-- I had "Feature Request" inside the brackets and it removed the text....
Yes, that is because brackets are OPERATORS in the world of LINUX and that is what our servers run on here at the COW. So, when you use brackets, Linux thinks you are trying to feed it a command and it's looking for the rest of your "command sentence" and since nothing's there, it tosses it.
Because you used two sets of brackets -- one inside another -- the second set was seen as text and appears.
The Ex-1/3 have SD out, so I guess it wouldn't be a problem to record that.
I think that the EX-1/3 are able even to record 422 at a good data rate (100 Mbps up).
We just need the people of SONY to be nice and sensible.
Given that some of the improvements on the EX1R were around ergonomics, ViewFinder and one button S&Q they may not pertain to the EX3. I'm not sure about the demand for HDMI on the EX3. I'm thinking that some of the other features, Standard Def, Cache Record, Sony Memory Stick support might happen as a firmware upgrade (and I'm hoping for the older EX1 as well). If those aren't firmware upgrades, the EX3 will certainly be the "odd" camera out for a bit.