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 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’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 Sony’s e-support site www.esupport.sony.com on the product page for model “ILCE-7RM2″. 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 a7S II and a7R II are compatible with Sony’s growing lineup of alpha-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 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 alpha products can be found at alphauniverse.com – Sony’s new community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of the Sony alpha brand.