New firmware from Sony for the A9, A7III and A7RIII

New firmware from Sony for the A9, A7III and A7RIII

Sony have announced new firmware updates for the A9, A7III and A7RIII, including a big update to their AF system that takes the exisiting Eye AF technology and have re-developed it to now work with animals. This is great for wildlife photographers!

α9 Firmware Updates: Software ver.5.0 and ver.6.0

Version 5.0

Scheduled Release: March 2019

·         New Developed ‘Real-Time Tracking’ & ‘Real-time Eye-AF’. This mode utilises Sony’s latest algorithm including Artificial Intelligence-based object recognition and processes colour, subject distance (depth) and pattern (brightness) as spatial information to ensure that all subjects can be captured with extreme accuracy and precision

·         Other focusing capabilities that will be available with the new software include Touch Pad, Touch Tracking, an extended phase-detection AF aperture range that has been increased from F11 to F16 and Fast Hybrid AF for movie shooting that provides smooth automated focusing or movies.

·         Image quality will also be enhanced with the new α9 software version 5.0. Specifically, in colour reproduction, as the camera will more accurately account for subtle changes in light for smoother, more natural tonal gradations in elements like the sky.

·         Compatibility with new Imaging Edge Mobile (replacing PlayMemories Mobile).

Version 6.0

Scheduled Release: Summer 2019

·         Introducing Eye-AF for animal eyes, an exciting development for wildlife photographers.

·         Interval shooting functionality for creating time-lapse movies.

 

α7Riii & α7iii Firmware Updates: Software version 3.0

Scheduled Release: April 2019

·         Introducing Eye-AF for animal eyes, an exciting development for wildlife photographers.

·         Real-time AF Performance can be activated by half pressing the shutter button.

·         Interval shooting functionality for creating time-lapse movies. Can be set for intervals between 1-60 Seconds & up to 9999 shots.

 

New ‘Imaging Edge’ Software Enhances Mobile Connectivity and Expands the Creative Capabilities of Sony Cameras.

Imaging Edge Mobile

Scheduled Release: March 2019

·         Replaces PlayMemories Mobile Application

·         Instant Transfer of images from camera to mobile device while shooting. Auto background transfer to Smartphone functionality.

·         4K Movie Transfer

·         Share direct to Social Media platforms from application.

Transfer & Tagging add-on

Scheduled Release: March 2019

Posted by Graham Fry
18th January 2019

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