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New firmware for Sony Alpha a6000 adds XAVC S codec

New firmware for Sony Alpha a6000 adds XAVC S codec
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News / 06/24/2015
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Sony continues the trend of adding the XAVC S codec and increasing the bit rate in the video mode, so after issuing new firmware for the Sony RX10 last fall, which brought the said codec and higher bit rate, the Sony Alpha a6000 is the next to get firmware update with these improvements.

 

New firmware for Sony Alpha a6000 adds XAVC S codec

 

This interchangeable-lens camera (also known as the Sony ILCE-6000), which has been dominating the MILC market for 16 months now, receives firmware v.2.0, which brings the said XAVC S format, which in turn delivers 50Mbps shooting at 60/30/24 fps (and PAL equivalents) in Full HD video. This increase in video recording speed raises a matter of the memory card: for shooting proper Full HD 1080p video, a Class 10 SDXC card is required.

 

 

 

The firmware v.2.0 for the Sony a6000 can be downloaded from Sony's official website. Prior to that, one should select the appropriate operating system.