Sony releases firmware updates for their Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R ILCsSony has just announced firmware updates for their professional level ILCs, the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R. They note improvements in areas of start-up speed, image quality, lens compatibility, and more.
See their official post below for more details.
NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR A7, A7R CAMERAS AVAILABLE NOW
Update Adds New Lens Compatibility (SEL70200G), Improved Image Quality, Faster Start-up Time and new PlayMemories™ Camera Apps
SAN DIEGO, March. 19, 2014 - A new firmware update is now available for the acclaimed Sony α7 and α7R full-frame mirrorless cameras released this past fall. Below is a detailed summary of the update and links to download:
For α7 and α7R users/owners, new firmware will:
· Add compatibility with new SEL70200G full-frame FE lens
o Lens will be fully compatible with AF systems on both the A7 and A7R models and "Focus Hold" button enabled
· Enable faster start-up time
o Start-up time has been improved in cases where the camera is switched on immediately after being turned off.
· Image quality improvement
o Color noise has been reduced in speed priority continuous shooting mode
o In movie recording, reduced color artifacts at object edges in very bright scenes
· Play Memories Camera Apps
o Adds "Live-view grading" and "Smooth Reflection" applications
o Enables better AE tracking in "Timelapse" application (version 2.0 and later)
Links to download the firmware for α7 and α7R users:
· α7 users Windows: LINK
· α7 users Mac: LINK
· α7R users Windows: LINK
· α7R users Mac: LINK
The α7 and α7R full-frame mirrorless cameras are compatible with Sony's ever-growing assortment of E-mount interchangeable lenses, which now totals over 20 different models including several premium offerings from Carl Zeiss® and G Series Lenses. The cameras use the same Sony E-mount as the α3000, α5000 and newly launched α6000 model, as well as all the previous α 'NEX' cameras.Please follow #SonyAlpha on twitter for the latest α camera news.