Sony α9 Firmware Update 2.00

A major firmware update for the Sony A9 just dropped. The update includes

Continuous AF Enhancements:

  • Enhanced performance of continuous auto focus on moving subjects
  • Enhanced stability of the AF-C when zooming

Added Functions:

  • Adds the function to assign Protecting images to custom Key
  • Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once
    Note: Only for images protected using version 2.00 or higher.
  • Displays wired LAN MAC address
  • Inputs IPTC metadata to files
    Note: IPTC information must be created beforehand using the IPTC Metadata Preset software.
  • Inputs camera serial number to metadata

Other Improvements

  • Improves operational stability
  • Improves accuracy of the overheating warning function.

Having shot with the a9, I didn’t notice anything particularly troubling, so these enhancements are a bonus.