Sony A9 firmware 5.0 is here and it just blows away everything I’ve seen so far in terms of focusing and tracking.
I have updated the very first thing in the morning when it became available and the did a quick run to a nearby lake for some BIF tests.
In order to be able to show others what I see in the viewfinder and how Sony A9 behaves with the new firmware 5.0, I have to connect the camera to my Atomos Ninja V and record the feed camera send to it.
Unfortunately this mean I don’t get to see anything in the EVF, nor LCD, so I have to do the tracking while following the bird on the external monitor, which is a pain in the a..
But here it is, a quick demo of the new firmware 5.0
And here a small gallery with some of the images I’ve took in those series:
When I came back home, I wanted to try the new intelligent EYE-AF and I just got blown away by its amazing performance in tracking the subject (my 9 y.o daughter) even at F 1.4
Here is a demo of the new EYE-AF on firmware 5.0
And of course some of the shots in the series:
Oh boy, I so love the new firmware 5.0 and I can’t wait to have the Interval shooting back in the camera, with the firm 6.0 which will be available in June this year.
Still have a lot to discover with the new features!