Sony Releases Firmware Updates for Alpha Mirrorless Cameras

Only a couple of weeks ago when Sony issued firmware updates for many of their lenses, Sony today has released firmware updates for many of their popular mirrorless cameras. The updates mainly address issues with overheating as well as fixing the “star eater” problem that was introduced in a prior firmware version, as well as various other stability issues. Basically, the star eater issue involved the Sony cameras’ noise reduction algorithms incorrectly identifying stars in the night sky as noise, and as a result, removed them in images. This has not made the photographers in the astrophotography community particularly happy.

Follow the links at the end of this post for quick firmware and change-log downloads.

In addition to yesterday’s firmware update for the a9 that fixes problems with the camera’s overheating indicator Sony has made new firmware versions available for the Alpha 7R II, 7S II, 7II, a6500 and a6300 models.

Sony a7R II and a7S II

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

Sony a7 II

  • Improves operability when AF area is set to flexible spot
  • Adds “Live View Display” into custom button assignation
  • Adds “Set File Name” function
  • Supports visible light LED in external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM)
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Sony a6500

  • Supports new FE 100–400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS lens
  • Optimizes image stabilization performance in movie mode

Sony a6300

  • Adds “Auto Pwr OFF Temp.” function
  • Supports new FE 100–400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS lens
  • Modifies aspect of guide frame display in LCD (2.35:1 mode)
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Downloads:

A9: Firmware Update
A7rII: Firmware Update
A7sII: Firmware Update
A7II: Firmware Update
A6500: Firmware Update
A6300: Firmware Update

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