Sony Alpha Series Firmware Updates

After releasing a firmware update for the a9, Sony has released updates for the A7II, A7RII, A7SII, A6300, and A6500.

That’s a lot of updating and they are downloadable from Sony Support. And, here’s what those updates do.

A9 Ver. 1.01

ILCE-9 Camera Firmware Update

  • This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.01 and improves the overheating warning functionality.

A7II Ver. 4.00

ILCE-7SM2 Camera Firmware Update

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What Does This Update Do?

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 4.00 and provides the following benefits:

  • Improves operability of the camera:
    • Improves operability when the AF area is set to flexible spot
    • Adds Live View Display into custom button assignment
    • Adds the Set File Name function
  • Supports visible light LED with external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM External Flash)
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

A7SII Ver. 3.00

UPDATE ILCE-7SM2 Camera Firmware Update

What Does This Update Do?

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 3.00 and provides the following benefits:

  • Adds the Auto Pwr OFF Temp function
  • Improves operability of the camera:
    • Improves operability when the AF area is set to flexible spot
    • Adds Live View Display into custom button assignment
    • Adds the Set File Name function
  • Supports visible light LED with external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM External Flash)
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Improves image quality when Long Exposure NR setting is ON
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

A7RII Ver. 4.00

ILCE-7RM2 System Software Update

What Does This Update Do?

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 4.00 and provides the following benefits:

  • Adds the Auto Pwr OFF Temp function
  • Improves operability of the camera:
    • Improves operability when the AF area is set to flexible spot
    • Adds Live View Display into custom button assignment
    • Adds the Set File Name function
  • Supports visible light LED with external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM External Flash)
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Optimizes exposure algorithm during focusing when Live View Display is set for Setting Effect OFF
  • Improves image quality when Long Exposure NR setting is OFF
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

A6500 Ver. 1.03 Details

ILCE-6500 Camera Firmware Update

What Does This Update Do?

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.03 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over version 1.02:

  • Adds support for the SEL100400GM lens
  • Optimizes image stabilization performance in movie mode

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 1.03:

  • Improves operability of the left side of the PMCA (PlayMemories Camera Apps) keyboard during touch panel operation
  • Improves overall stability of the camera
  • Improves a condition where the camera will not power-on after making certain setting changes

A6300 Ver. 1.03 Details

ILCE-6300 Camera Firmware Update

What Does This Do?

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 2.00 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over version 1.10:

  • Adds the Auto Pwr OFF Temp function
  • Adds support for the SEL100400GM lens
  • Modifies the aspect of the guide frame display in the LCD (2.35:1 mode)
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 2.00:

  • Improves overall stability and operability of the camera
  • Improves stability in picture shooting mode by optimizing temperature control (effects vary according to temperature)