Sony has released a6000 Firmware Update 3.21 which improves autofocus stability. If you’re a Mac user and you haven’t run a firmware update in a while, several things have changed. Be sure to follow the directions at the bottom of this post.
Benefits and Improvements from the Latest Update
Improves stability of the AF operation
Previous Benefits and Improvements
[All Previous Benefits and Improvements are also included in this Update]
v3.20 (7-26-2016): Optimizes the performance of lens SEL70200GM
v3.10 (3-17-2016): The system software update for optimizing the new lenses performance. (Applied to lenses released after 2016 March)
v2.00 (6-16-2015): Startup time is shortened.
This update enables shooting movies in 60p/30p/24p due to the XAVC S format that supports high bit rates.
For NTSC model: 60p/30p/24p
For PAL model: 50p/25p(PAL mode)，60p/30p/24p(NTSC mode)
When shooting a movie in the XAVC S format, ensure that an SDXC card of Class 10 or faster is used after formatting the card using the unit updated with the system software.
If you format the memory card, all the data will be erased. Please ensure that the data on the card is backed up before formatting.
v1.21 (4-6-2015): Improves camera function and provides picture improvement for the new lenses (SEL35F14Z, SEL24240, SEL28F20, SEL90M28G)
v1.10 (10-30-2014): Improves the power-on time after downloading the Smart Remote Control application of the PlayMemories Camera Apps™
ILCE-6000 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver. 3.21
214.9 MB (214,920,547 bytes)
MAC USERS PLEASE NOTE:
All the latest Sony Firmware Updates are only compatible with Mac OS 10.12-10.14
You must first run UpdateSettingTool and follow the prompts to run it.
[UpdateSettingTool replaces Mac OS 10.13 Driver Loader from earlier firmware versions.]
1. Make sure the camera’s USB Connection is set to Mass Storage
2. WITHOUT CONNECTING THE CAMERA, Click on UpdateSettingTool.
3. Once you see this message, connect the camera.
4. When the above message goes away, click on the Resources Folder, click on “SystemSoftwareUpdater” and follow prompts to begin the firmware update.