Sony A1 Firmware 1.30 Adds 4:2:2 10bit XAVC HS 8K and More

New Sony firmware update released for the Sony A1 camera. This is a major firmware update for the Sony A1 that adds 4:2:2 10bit XAVC HS 8K.

Firmware version 1.3 for Sony’s a1 full-frame mirrorless camera brings 8K 4:2:2 10-bit video recording and Lossless Compressed Raw capture for stills.

Firmware version 1.3 for Sony a1

Benefits and Improvements

  • Allows you to select M and S sizes in addition to L when using the RAW recording lossless compression method
  • Adds the 4:2:2 10bit selection when shooting XAVC HS 8K
  • Allows proxy recording during a remote computer connection
  • Improves the accuracy of the Eye AF feature
  • Fixes an issue where the remote shooting may not work with Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote)
  • Improves the stability of the custom white balance
  • Improves the operational stability of the camera

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The new Lossless Compressed Raw capture will offer small, medium or large (S, M or L) file sizes available in Sony’s menu. The ‘L’ file corresponds to the camera’s existing Lossless Raw option, which retains full image quality in a smaller file size, which the smaller alternatives reduce the pixel count in the files. The M size equates to 21MP and the S version to 12MP. Until we get a chance to install the firmware, we won’t know how the resolution reduced or how much impact there is on detail retention.

Other updates and bug-fixes include the ability record a proxy version while shooting video remotely, improvements to Eye-AF and fixing remote shooting using the Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote) software, along with general ‘stability’ improvements.

The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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