Sony has announced that they will be releasing the Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW for the Sony A7RII full-frame mirrorless camera on October 19.
In addition to the new RX1R II premium compact 42-megapixel full-frame digital camera. The announcement also includes the release of α7R II firmware adding uncompressed 14-bit RAW on October 19th and the launch of Imaging PRO support in Austria and Switzerland.
The new Sony A7RII boasts high speed AF response up to 40% faster than the original α7R thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.
Sony A7RII Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW Firmware Update Available on October 19
Sony to Release α7R II Firmware Adding Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW on October 19th
Sony will release a firmware update on October 19th, 2015 that adds uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture to the acclaimed α7R II full frame interchangeable lens camera.
The new firmware, version 2.0, will be available for download through Sony’s e-support site http://www.esupport.sony.com on the product page for model “ILCE-7RM2”.
In addition to uncompressed RAW capture, which will become a selectable feature (uncompressed/compressed RAW) within the menu system for updated cameras, the firmware also adds the ability for the α7R II to output video via HDMI during use of the Remote Camera Control software, that enables remote capture from a connected computer.
The α7R II is compatible with Sony’s growing line-up of α-mount lenses, which now totals 64 different models including 13 native ‘FE’ full frame lenses. In 2016, Sony aims to build the native FE lens line-up to over 20 different models.
Sony Imaging PRO Support launches in Austria & Switzerland
Sony is expanding its Imaging PRO Support programme in Europe which launched in Germany in March 2015. The programme will now cover Austria and Switzerland and offers professional photographers valuable help and specialist care for their Sony products. Both the programme and applications will be live on5th January, 2016. All information regarding the scope of the service is accessible on the Imaging PRO Support website.
There’s no membership fee for the service that’s offered to professional photographers[i]who own at least two Sony α camera bodies and three Sony α lenses from the qualifying list detailed beneath.
Benefits of the programme include a dedicated telephone help desk offering professional photographers support using their α camera equipment. There’s a free collection and return service for units requiring repairs, plus a free back-up loan unit to keep professional photographers up and running.
In addition, enrolled Sony Imaging PRO Support customers can benefit from a free twice-yearly image sensor cleaning service with filter glass replacement if necessary and firmware check-up to keep their cameras in top condition.
The Sony Imaging PRO support programme is now live in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany and the United States. Rollout in other European countries is currently under consideration.
Qualifying Camera’s and Lenses:
Camera Bodies Group ‘A’
Camera Bodies Group ‘B’
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