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Sony Adds Uncompressed RAW and Phase Detect AF Improvements to α7 II Camera

Sony Adds Uncompressed RAW and Phase Detect AF Improvements to α7 II Camera

Sony Adds Uncompressed RAW and Phase Detect AF Improvements to α7 II Camera

Today, Sony has announced plans to release a free firmware update for α7 II cameras on November 18th that will add uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture and activates phase detection AF for faster and more precise autofocus with lenses designed for other interchangeable lens camera systems including Sony’s α mount system.

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 The α7 II becomes the latest Sony full-frame camera, along with α7S II, α7R II and RX1R II to offer uncompressed RAW capture, which becomes a selectable feature (uncompressed/compressed RAW) within the menu system.

Additionally, it becomes the second Sony camera, along with the flagship α7R II, to offer fully-functional phase detection AF to A-mount lenses in addition to E-mount lenses. The firmware update activates the 117-point focal plane phase detection AF sensor on the α7 II for lenses beyond just the native Sony FE lenses. This includes Sony’s extensive collection of A-mount lenses, which can be utilized along with the LA-EA3 mount adapters In addition to these feature upgrades, the MOVIE button can now be assigned to a custom button.

The new firmware, version 2.0, will be available for download at no cost on through Sony’s e-support site www.esupport.sony.com on the product page for model “ILCE-7M2”. 

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