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New Sony Firmware Updates for A1 2.01 Bug Fix & A9 III 2.0 Released

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Here are the new Sony Firmware Updates. Sony has released the fix for the Sony A1 with the firmware update 2.0. We also have a new major firmware for the A9 III camera.

Follow these easy steps for Sony firmware updates. Once you format the memory card, all the data recorded on the memory card will be deleted and cannot be restored. Before formatting, copy the data to a computer or other device. Please refer to the instruction manual of the camera for compatible memory cards. Make sure that there is only one BODYDATA.DAT file on the memory card.

  1. On the camera, select Menu → Setup → Setup Option → Version.
  2. The system software version is displayed.
  3. Select Menu → Setup → Setup Option → Version and select Software Update.
  4. Select Execute on the system software update confirmation screen and the update starts

Here are the details and download links on the Sony A1 2.01 Bug Fix & A9 III 2.0.

Benefits and Improvements

  • Shooting & playback functions:
    • Allows you to turn the camera on/off remotely from a computer using a wired connection to the internet (LAN)
      Note: Remote Camera Tool Ver. 4.1.00 is required to activate this function.
    • Adds a function that automatically creates still images with Shot Marks from movie frames after recordings
      Note: You can add a Shot Mark while shooting or playing a movie and use it as a mark for selecting, transferring, or editing the movie.
    • Allows the use of shutter speeds up to a maximum of 1/80000 seconds in all drive modes and the NR Shooting setting (long-exposure noise reduction) when the aperture value is F1.8 or higher
    • Adds support for the Relay Playback function
    • Adds the Sync Release function that releases the shutters of multiple sub-cameras in conjunction with the main camera’s shutter timing
      Note: Remote Camera Tool Ver. 4.1.00 is required to activate this function.
    • Adds a function that displays the focus frame on the Remote Camera Tool app screen when the monitor and viewfinder are turned off
      Note: Remote Camera Tool Ver. 4.1.00 is required to activate this function.
    • The maximum number of images that can be recorded in one folder has been increased to 9,999
    • Enables display of the Wi-Fi signal strength
    • Adds support for C2PA format (The license availability date is undecided)
      (C2PA = Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity)
    • Adds support for Custom Grid Line
      Note: Custom Grid Line is available as a paid license. Availability depends on the country and region.
  • FTP transfer & network functions:
    • Allows you to upload camera images directly to the Creators’ Cloud app
      Note: Creators’ App Ver. 2.3.1 or later is necessary. Settings must be made in the Creators’ App in advance. For more information, please visit the Creators’ App support website. Service may not be available in some countries or regions. Please refer to this support page.
    • You can now automatically schedule FTP transfer of protected movies and still images
    • Movies/still images transferred via FTP transfer can now be automatically protected
    • Adds a function to prioritize specific images via FTP transfer
    • Adds support for SFTP
      (SFTP = Secure File Transfer Protocol)
  • Others:
    • Fixes an issue where the camera would occasionally become unstable during continuous shooting
    • Fixes an issue where the color of a JPEG image may change when cropped in the camera
    • Fixes an issue where images may not be transferred properly during FTP transfer
    • Fixes an issue where the folder name setting for still images may switch from the set value to the default value (MSDCF) when the battery is removed
    • Fixes an issue where the camera may not be able to connect to the network
    • Fixes an issue where the timecode wasn’t always retained after a power restart
    • Improves the functionality and operational stability of the camera

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