Sony just announced the FREE Firmware Update Ver.2.00 which has the release date 16-06-2015.
FREE Firmware Update Ver.2.00 Features
- Enables high bit-rate movie shooting at 50p/25p(PAL mode), 60p/30p/24p(NTSC mode) in XAVC S[iv]: for α6000 only.
- Reduces the time between switching on the camera to viewing a picture on the LCD screen or OLED viewfinder by 30%[ii]: for the following E-mount Interchangeable Lens cameras:
The firmware is applicable for all qualifying models that have software version 1.21 or earlier and all new models will now ship with the updated firmware.
Sony releases firmware update for selected E-mount interchangeable lens cameras increasing start-up speed and enabling high bit-rate movie recording
Press Release • Jun 17, 2015 07:00 GMT
- Firmware update for α7, α7R, α7S and α6000
- Update delivers 30% increase in start-up speed
- Enables high bit-rate movie shooting at 50p/25p(PAL mode), 60p/30p/24p(NTSC mode) in XAVC S[i]
Sony today released a firmware update for the α7, α7R, α7S and α6000 interchangeable lens cameras.
Available now as free download from the Sony website, the firmware update reduces the time between switching on the camera to viewing a picture on the LCD screen or OLED viewfinder by 30%[ii].
The update also enables high bit-rate movie recording at 50p/25p in PAL and 60p/30p/24p in NTSC[iii] in the highly efficient XAVC S format[iv]
It is applicable for all qualifying models that have software version 1.21 or earlier and all new models will now ship with the updated firmware.[i] α6000 only [ii] Measurements taken with a SEL2870 attached to α7, α7R and α7S, and SELP1650 attached to α6000 [iii] PAL / NTSC is switchable in the menu system [iv] An SDXC memory card with a Class 10 or higher speed rating is required for XAVC S recording
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