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Sony α9 Firmware Update Version 2.00 (January 11, 2018): New Functions & Improvements

The following video presents Sony | α | α9 Eye AF:
α9 Eye AF overturning conventional portrait photography wisdom. Anywhere, anytime… Faces in motion, faces far away, faces partially hidden, faces bending forward… Nothing fazes the Eye AF. Stable and speedy eye detection, as well as tracking performance, are enhanced thanks to the advanced high-speed image processing capacity and recognition algorithm of the BIONZ X. You can be sure that the further developed Eye AF will keep the eyes firmly in focus even in a dark location or when the subject is in the background or at the edge of the frame. And the high sensitivity image sensor lets you capture subjects with flawless AF precision even in low light conditions. To put it simply, the Eye AF has evolved into an eye-catching way to expand the potentiaI of your portrait shooting.

The Sony α9 camera just got a firmware update version 2.00.


January 11, 2018

Sony Announces α9 Firmware Update 2.00

Sony has announced a major firmware update for the α9 camera.

To download the update, go here:
Mac OSX | Windows

Firmware version 2.00 provides the following benefits:

Continuous AF Enhancements:

  • Enhanced performance of continuous auto focus on moving subjects
  • Enhanced stability of the AF-C when zooming

Added Functions:

  • Adds the function to assign Protecting images to custom Key
  • Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once
    Note: Only for images protected using version 2.00 or higher.
  • Displays wired LAN MAC address
  • Inputs IPTC metadata to files
    Note: IPTC information must be created beforehand using the IPTC Metadata Preset software.
  • Inputs camera serial number to metadata

Other Improvements:

  • Improves operational stability
  • Improves accuracy of the overheating warning function

The following video presents Sony | α9 | New image sensor – 35mm full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral memory:
The full-frame image sensor in the α9 employs a stacked structure designed specifically for high speed. The combination of advanced sensor and evolved BIONZ X processing enable continuous shooting at up to 20 fps, blackout-free shooting, up to 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, silent vibration-free electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec., Anti-Distortion Shutter operation that minimizes distortion of moving subjects, and other capabilities that add up to unprecedented speed from a full-frame camera without interference from mechanical devices.

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