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Sony α7R II Camera Firmware Update Version 4.00 (6/08/2017): New Function & Improvements

Sony α7R II

The following video presents α7R II – Product Feature | α | Sony:
See reality as your mind’s eye envisions it with the incredible new Sony α7R II. The world’s first*1 back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor gives this camera capability to deliver 42.4-megapixel*2 resolution, high sensitivity and fast response that are apparent in every amazing picture. The Fast Hybrid AF system’s extra-wide dense focal plane phase-detection AF coverage keeps subjects in sharp focus, while 5-axis image stabilization reduces blur which otherwise tends to affect handheld shots. High-resolution imaging is further enhanced by 4K movie recording now featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning. With so much innovation packed into such a compact form, it’s clear that there is more to life than meets the naked eye. *1 Among digital still cameras equipped with a 35mm full-frame image sensor. As of June 2015 based on Sony research. *2 Approximate effective megapixels.

This year, Sony released the Firmware Update Version 4.00 (6/08/2017) for the α7R II Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera body, Model # ILCE-7RM2.

  • This model is also known as: ILCE7RM2, ILCE7RM2/B.
  • Serial Number Location: On the bottom of the camera.

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 4.00 and provides the following benefits:

  • Adds the Auto Pwr OFF Temp function
  • Improves operation of the camera:
    • Improves camera operation when the AF area is set to flexible spot.
    • Adds Live View Display into custom button assignment.
    • Adds the Set File Name function.
  • Supports visible light LED with external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM External Flash).
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used.
  • Optimizes exposure algorithm during focusing when Live View Display is set for Setting Effect OFF.
  • Improves image quality when Long Exposure NR setting is OFF.
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

For other important info and to download the update, please visit

The following video presents α7R II -The Ultimate High-resolution 4K movie in Super 35mm vol.01 | α | Sony:
Beautiful traditional landscapes of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama which is one of a world heritage site in Japan. α7R II’s high resolution 4K movie recording function can record its beautiful scenery throughly. In Super 35 format, the α7R II collet 1.8x as many pixels as required for 4K movies. The data is then condensed to produce 4K movies, realizing images that exhibit higher resolution than typical 4K movies. The ultimate high-resolution 4K movie experience. #SonyAlpha

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