Sony a7II firmware update FW 2.0 adds Uncompressed Raw, Phase Detection AF for third-party lenses with Smart adapters and the option to assign Movie recording to a Custom Button.
With firmware update FW 2.0, Sony a7II becomes the latest Sony full-frame camera, along with a7SII, a7RII and RX1R II, to offer 14-bit Uncompressed RAW capture through a menu selection.
Menu > Camera Settings > RAW File Type > Compressed/Uncompressed
It also becomes the second Sony camera, along with the flagship a7RII, to offer fully-functional phase detection AF with DSLR lenses. The firmware update activates the 117-point focal plane phase detection AF sensor on the a7II for lenses beyond just the native Sony FE lenses.
This includes Sony’s extensive collection of SSM and SAM A-mount lenses, which can be utilized along with the Sony LA-EA3 mount adapters, Canon EF and EF-S lenses using Canon Smart Adapters and Contax G lenses using Techart Contax G Smart Adapters. (This post explains what you can expect.)
Menu > Custom Settings > AF System > Phase Detection AF/Contrast AF
In addition to these feature upgrades, the MOVIE button can now be assigned to a custom button.
Menu > Custom Settings > Custom Key Settings > (Select Custom Button) > MOVIE
Mac OS X versions 10.7 – 10.11
Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7 (with Service Pack 1), Vista (with Service Pack 2)
Before Updating Please Read:
Bulletproof Guide to Sony Camera Firmware Updates
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
Supported Image Processing Software
Before using Uncompressed Raw make certain it’s supported by your software.
Here’s a list of Image Processing Software that supports Sony Uncompressed RAW.