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Sony A9 II & A7 III Firmware Updates

Sony has issued firmware updates for the Sony A9 II and Sony A7 III cameras adding new functions and improving camera stability.

|  Sony Alpha 9 II (ILCE-9M2) in Mirrorless Cameras
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Two firmware updates have been made available for the Sony A9 II and the Sony A7 II which can be downloaded now, for free, from the Sony website. 

The new updates are version 3 for the A9 II and version 4 for the A7 III and they add the following features to the mirrorless cameras:


Sony Alpha A9 II

  • Adds the Crop function to allow you to crop a recorded still image 
  • Adds the Forced File No. Reset option in the File/Folder Settings (still image) menu to allow you to reset the still image file number and create a new folder



Sony Alpha A7 MarkIII (6) (Custom)

Sony Alpha A7 Mark III


Adds new features of FTP transfer

  • Allows you to transfer still images during shoot and playback operations
  • Adds the following FTP transfer functions
  • Allows you to narrow down the transfer target, such as protected images or non-transferred images, and transfer the images together as a batch
  • Allows you to transfer only the image being played back by pressing the custom key
  • Allows you to  transfer all images automatically while shooting
  • Allows you to select the setting to transfer both RAW file and JPEG taken in RAW+JPEG format to an FTP server


Update the destination folder configuration

  • Allows you to register up to nine FTP servers (previous was up to 3)
  • Allows you to change the destination folder configuration on the FTP server
  • Save image data directly under the folder that you choice
  • Register the media card slot number in the folder configuration
  • Register the folder configuration same as your camera


Improved operability of FTP transfer function

  • Allows you to set items under Server Setting by using the smartphone application Transfer & Tagging add-on
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera


The Transfer & Tagging add-on is only available in certain countries and regions.

Note - When you update to this version, FTP transfer setting will be initialized. Please reconfigure after the update

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Photographs taken using the Sony Alpha 9 II (ILCE-9M2)

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