Sony boosts A9 continuous AF, adds features with new firmware

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Sony has launched firmware update 2.00 for the A9, introducing a number of enhancements to the camera’s continuous autofocus capability, along with a slew of new features.

With firmware version 2.00 Sony says the A9 will receive more stable continuous AF when zooming in on a subject. The firmware update also enhances the performance of AF-C on moving subjects.

Among the new functions added to the A9 with the firmware update are the ability to assign Protecting Images to the custom key and the option to transfer (via FTP) protected files all in one go.

Other new functions the Sony A9 firmware 2.00 adds include:

  • 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

Sony says the A9 firmware update also improves the operational stability of the camera, as well as the accuracy of its overheating warning function.