NEWS: Sony brings host of new features to the a9 and RX10 IV

27 November 2019 | Category: General News

NEWS: Sony brings host of new features to the a9 and RX10 IV

 

Sony has released a new firmware update for its α9 full-frame mirrorless camera, delivering key functions such as Real-Time Eye AF for animals and Interval Shooting. In addition to this, new functions have been introduced to the RX10 IV. 

Sony a9

Sony has released a new firmware update for its a9 full-frame mirrorless camera, delivering key functions such as Real-Time Eye AF for animals[i], Interval Shooting and compatibility with RMT-P1BT.

Sony a9 firmware 2019

The version 6.00 update enables Sony’s AI driven Real-Time Eye AF technology to now detect both animals and human subjects, with an option to select either animal or human Eye AF mode depending on the shooting situation. Time-lapse videos can also be created through use of the Interval Shooting function.

In addition to the new functionality, the update improves the overall stability of the camera and makes it more user-friendly, allowing photographers to assign ‘My Menu’ to appear when first selecting the menu button. It is now also possible to select the Focus Frame Colour allowing users to choose between red, grey or the standard green.

Lastly, the upgrade allows operation with the wireless remote commander RMT-P1BT providing a solution to remote shooting.

[i] It is not possible to simultaneously detect human and animal eyes.Eye detection may not be possible depending on the environment, animal type or the movement of the animal.

[ii] Please update Remote Camera Tool to the latest version if you use Remote Camera Tool after this update.

Sony RX10 IV

Sony has released a firmware update for the RX10 IV allowing the camera to benefit from Sony’s unique Real-Time Eye AF for animals[i] and also enhances in camera stabilisation.

Sony RX10 IV firmware 2019

The V2.0 update enables Sony’s AI driven Real-Time Eye AF technology to now detect both animals and human subjects[ii]. This function can be used by half pressing the shutter trigger, allowing users to get perfectly focussed images.

In addition to the new functionality, the update improves the overall stability of the camera making it more user friendly.

[i]For stills only. Real-Time Eye AF feature comparable a7R III/a7 R III Version 3.0

[ii] It is not possible to detect simultaneously human and animal eyes. Eye detection may not be possible depending on the environment, animal type or the movement of the animal.

Sony | α | Real-time Eye AF for Animals

 

Sony | α | Time-lapse Movie

 

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