Sony has released a firmware update for for the A6000, A7R II, A7R, A7S A7 II, A7 and A5100 cameras. The firmware version 3.10 adds new lens support, phase detection AF support (for compatible cameras) and movie AF support for the new 85mm f/1.4 GM lens.
It’s good to see Sony supporting older cameras after the new whiz-bang models come out. You can download the new firmware by searching for your specific camera model here on Sony’s website.
Fuji recently released firmware version 4.20 for the Fuji X-T1 and added several new features and enhancements. According to a new notice from Fuji, however, the firmware also introduced a problem that can “rarely” cause the camera to freeze when shooting in AF-C mode.
As a result, Fuji has pulled the recent version 4.20 firmware from its website and offers a tentative solution for users to upgrade the X-T1’s firmware to version 4.21, which is essentially the same features as rolling back to version 4.10. This means you will lose the new version 4.20 features if you have already upgraded.
Fuji says that it plans on a firmware upgrade in late January 2016 to bring back the features from version 4.20 and fix this bug. you can download the new version 4.21 firmware here on Fuji’s website.
Leica has released firmware version 1.2 for the new Leica SL with the following improvements:
- Optimization of picture quality at ISO values from 50 to 400
- Improvements to the image in the electronic viewfinder
- Greater flexibility when entering WLAN passwords
- Leica Log Gamma curve (L-Log) for video available for in-camera 8-bit recording
To access the firmware update, registered camera users can log into the Leica owner’s area of the Leica website and download the firmware version at: https://owners.leica-camera.
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After Sony’s recent firmware update to the A7R II, which added uncompressed RAW capture, Sony is also bringing the feature to the A7 II. Additionally, Sony will add on-sensor phase detection AF operation to the A7 II for faster and more precise autofocus on Sony A-mount system and other lenses using an adapter.
The uncompressed RAW capture will be a new menu options (just like it is on the A7R II after its most recent update) and compressed RAW will still be an option for those who want to save a little storage space.
This new firmware version 2.0 will be available for download on November 18 from Sony’s support site.
Sony has released firmware version 2.0 for the A7R II. The firmware update adds the following improvements over version 1.10:
- Adds the selectable feature for uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture
- Adds support to output video via HDMI during use of the Remote Camera Control software (still mode only)
This is a free firmware update of a highly-requested feature (uncompressed 14-bit RAW). You can download it here on Sony’s website.
Alongside the announcement of the new Sony RX1R II, which ships with uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture from its 42.4MP full frame sensor, Sony also announced that firmware version 2.0 will be available for the Sony A7R II next Monday, October 19, 2015 and will add uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture as a menu option.
Additionally, firmware version 2.0 will add the ability for the A7R II to output video via HDMI during use of the Remote Camera Control software, that enables remote capture from a connected computer.
The firware update will be available here on Sony’s support site for the A7R II.