One of the most appreciated mirrorless cameras out there, the Sony Alpha A7 II is all set to have its features enhanced by a firmware update. This release will bless the snapper with support for clicking RAW images, while it will also improve its focusing abilities furthermore.
The full-frame Sony Alpha A7 II will receive its free firmware update on November 18. It will finally provide the device with uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture support to help photographers work their magic in post, rather than relying upon the camera’s color capturing ability. It’s of course a selectable feature in the menu system.
Upon its release, the Alpha A7 II was found to have some inconsistencies in its autofocus performance. Those will definitely be solved by the new firmware, as it will grant the shooter phase detection AF support, meaning faster and more precise autofocus.
This addition will make the Sony offering the second camera from the company – first was the Alpha 7R II – to provide phase detection AF to A-mount as well as E-mount lenses. The update will actually activate the 117-point focal plane phase detection AF sensor on all lenses beyond just the native FE lenses.
Another minor feature included in this update is the facility to assign the Movie button to a custom button. To give you a recap, this camera grabs a 24.3MP sensor, and is capable of shooting 1080p full HD clips.
Like we said, November 18 is when the firmware update for the Sony Alpha A7 II camera will be made available. You’ll be able to download it via the company’s support site.