Category Archives: Sony a9

Sony a9 Firmware Version 5.0 Released

Sony a9 Gains Powerful New Autofocus Capabilities and More Through Software Version 5.0 Update Sony’s industry-leading a9 camera has received a significant software update that brings AI-driven autofocus capabilities to its award-winning autofocus (AF) system, improves image quality, and introduces a range of customer-requested workflow improvements.

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Sony a9 Firmware 5.0 Coming March 25th?

According to a reader, their Sony rep says that firmware 5.0 will be released on 3/25. Below are the details of firmware 5 and 6. Firmware Ver. 5.0 and Ver. 6.0 for α9 The upcoming firmware version 5.0 for α9 adds Sony’s newly developed Real-time Tracking mode for object tracking. This mode utilizes Sony’s latest […]

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Sony a9, Sony a7III, Sony a6400, Fujifilm X-T3, Canon EOS R, and Nikon Z6 Eye AF Test Comparison

Sony still very much has a lead here, but that competition is starting to catch up. I hope the people putting these videos together choose to redo this test after the upcoming Sony and Fujifilm firmware updates come that promise to improve Eye/Face AF. It would also be great to see these tests under a […]

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DPReview: Sony Real Time Tracking is a Big Leap Foward

DPReview posted an interesting demo of their new real-time tracking system and it’s definitely a leap above cameras at its price point. This system makes me want a Sony a9 again, but I think I will wait for the Sony a9 Mark. For now, my Sony a7RIII will have to do. What makes the new […]

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Sony’s New AI Tracking For a6400 and a9 Firmware Update Demonstration, Guide and More

The Sony a6400 looks like it has very good AF, but even without a firmware update, the Sony a9 does better in my opinion. There are some videos showing off Sony’s new AF system on the a9, but I wonder how fast the Sony a9II will be. We now know that the Sony a9 sensor […]

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Would You Freeze Your Sony a7III?

Sony isn’t known for their weather sealing, but Tony and Chelsey put Sony to the test against the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X and the a7III came away from the testing unscathed. Tony’s extreme brutal testing involved repeatedly spraying the cameras with water in freezing conditions and allowing it to sit for around 20 minutes, after […]

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