Sony has released a new firmware update for its α9 camera, delivering Real-Time Eye AF for animals, Interval Shooting and compatibility with the RMT-P1BT wireless remote control.
Version 6.00 of the firmware for the α9 mirrorless ‘full frame’ camera (model ILCE-9) enables Sony’s AI driven Real-Time Eye AF technology to now detect both animals and human subjects, with an option to select either animal or human Eye AF mode depending on the shooting situation. Time-lapse videos can also be created through use of the Interval Shooting function. The update also improves the overall stability of the camera and makes it more user-friendly, allowing photographers to assign ‘My Menu’ to appear when first selecting the menu button. It is now also possible to select the Focus Frame Colour allowing users to choose between red, grey or the standard green. Lastly, the upgrade allows operation with the wireless remote commander RMT-P1BT providing a solution to remote shooting.
The Version 6.00 firmware upgrade is downloadable for free on the Sony Support site.