Sony a7II Uncompressed Raw Firmware Update Coming November 18

Published: November 4, 2015


Sony today announced that it will release a free firmware update for a7II cameras on November 18th, 2015 that will add uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture and activates phase detection autofocus for faster and more precise autofocus with lenses designed for interchangeable lens cameras such as Sony’s A-mount lenses.

Sony a7II becomes the latest Sony full-frame camera, along with a7SII, a7RII and RX1R II to offer uncompressed RAW capture, which becomes a selectable feature within the menu system.

Additionally, it becomes the second Sony camera, along with the flagship a7RII, to offer fully-functional phase detection autofocus with A-mount lenses in addition to E-mount lenses. The firmware update activates the 117-point focal plane phase detection autofocus sensor on the a7II for lenses beyond native Sony FE lenses. This includes Sony’s extensive collection of A-mount lenses, which can be utilized along with the LA-EA3 mount adapter.

In addition to these feature upgrades, the MOVIE button can now be assigned to a custom button.

The new firmware, version 2.0, will be available for download at no cost through Sony’s e-support site on the product page for model “ILCE-7M2″.

The a7II is compatible with Sony’s growing lineup of A-mount lenses, which now totals 64 different models including 13 native “˜FE’ full frame lenses. In 2016, Sony aims to build the native FE lens line-up to over 20 different models.

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5 thoughts on “Sony a7II Uncompressed Raw Firmware Update Coming November 18”

  1. So this has been confirmed? Looks like the original info was taken down so some people were thinking it was a hoax. This wold be awesome for sure…then I will dream about the eye focus like with the A7Rii

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