New Sony Alpha Firmware Updates

  By Ryley Smith


If you own a Sony Alpha 9 II or a Sony Alpha 7 III, we have exciting news, firmware updates!! Bringing new features to each of these cameras, take a look below to see all the new improvements for your Sony Alpha camera!

Sony Alpha 9 II

Please note, before updating that when you update to this version, the camera settings will be reinitialized. Because of this, Sony recommends that you save the current settings before updating. You can use the Save/Load Settings function to save the current settings to a memory card and write them back after the update.

Benefits and Improvements 

  • 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
  • Other improvements
    • Has improved the case where some functions are not registered correctly in the Function menu
    • Improves the overall stability of the camera

Click here to update your Sony Alpha 9 II!


Sony Alpha 7 III

Please note that when you update to this version, the FTP transfer setting will be initialized. Please reconfigure after the update.

Benefits and Improvements 

  • 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 choose.
    • 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.

Click here to update your Sony Alpha 7 III!


Featured in this blog:

Sony a9 II Mirrorless Body

Sony a7 III Mirrorless Body


Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.