Sony a9 and a6300 Firmware Updates Reviewed, Star Eater, and Recording Limit

It looks like the Sony a9 firmware update just pushes back when the overheating indicator shows up on Sony a9’s that are overheating. What’s interesting is that1cameraguy’s cameras seem to be overheating faster, but this time he was recording 4k in 91 degree weather. I still haven’t experienced an overheat even when shooting 5k+ photos over an hr or so… I’m still waiting for a brutal day to retest the camera.

On a more positive note, the firmware update for the Sony a6300 seems to double the recording time of the a6300 before it overheats, but that1cameraguy reports that Sony has broken the extended recording hack. So if you want to record beyond 30-minutes straight you need to install the hack before updating your camera.

Also, the star eater issue appears to be fixed across the Sony a7 lineup of cameras, but now the a9 needs a fix.

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Sony a9: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony a6300: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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