Sony announced that the upcoming firmware version 6.0 for Sony Alpha a9 is expected to be released in September. The firmware 6.0 add Real-time Eye AF for Animals and Interval Shooting for Time Lapse for Sony a9.
Like Real-time Eye AF, Animal Eye AF works with AF-C focus mode and is activated with the half press of the shutter button or when assigned to the AF-ON button. Firmware version 6.0 also brings an interval shooting mode first seen in the Sony a6400. Now, it’s easy to capture between 1 and 9999 photographs in 1 to 60 second intervals. The new feature also includes an auto exposure (AE) sensitivity setting that can be adjusted between High, Mid or Low to account for changing exposures throughout the set capture time.
The α9 Just Keeps Getting Better: Firmware 6.0 Coming Soon
Not only are there all these announcements for APS-C, Sony is again updating its flagship a9 with new features. Firmware version 6.0 is due out in September, and will add Real-time Eye AF for Animals and Interval Shooting for Time Lapse. Both features are notable and it is very important to see that Sony is supporting its existing lineup of cameras, effectively making them a new camera with continuous firmware updates. Stay tuned for more information on this when it becomes available.
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