At today’s press announcement of Sony RX1R Mark II, Sony confirmed that Uncompressed RAW is coming for Sony a7RII in a Firmware Update October 19th – the same day Sony a7SII begin shipping in the USA.
Official Sony press text:
NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2015 â€“ Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the worldâ€™s largest image sensor manufacturer, will release a firmware update on October 19th that adds uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture to the acclaimed Î±7R II full frame interchangeable lens camera.
The new firmware, version 2.0, will be available for download through Sonyâ€™s e-support site www.esupport.sony.com on the product page for model â€œILCE-7RM2â€. In addition to uncompressed RAW capture, which will become a selectable feature (uncompressed/compressed RAW) within the menu system for updated cameras, the firmware also adds the ability for the Î±7R II to output video via HDMI during use of the Remote Camera Control software, that enables remote capture from a connected computer.
The Î±7S II and Î±7R II are compatible with Sonyâ€™s growing lineup of Î± -mount lenses, which now totals 64 different models including 13 native â€˜FEâ€™ full frame lenses. In 2016, Sony aims to build the native FE lens lineup to over 20 different models.
A variety of exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new a7R II cameras plus other Sony Î± products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com, Sonyâ€™s new community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of the Sony Î± brand.