After the Sony Alpha a7R II, a firmware update has been announced for the Sony Alpha a7 II as well.
Sony states that the Sony Alpha a7 II, which was presented to the public precisely one year ago, will see a significant improvement in phase-detect autofocus with adapted lenses. Prior to this, the a7 II used only contrast-detect AF with lenses adapted via passive adapters, which meant a number of issues when tracking subjects, as well as virtually unusable continuous AF. With this update, the a7 II will behave much like the Sony Alpha a7R II, whose focus works extremely fast both with A-mount and 3rd party lenses, and it is even able to continuously refocus with great speed on subjects approaching the lens or getting away from it.
Like in the case of the a7R II, the a7 II will also receive 14-bit uncompressed RAW support. Above all, this firmware update will enable a wider range of buttons to perform the movie record function.
The firmware update for Sony Alpha a7 II, version 2.0, will officially arrive on Wednesday, November 18.
The news was taken from SONY.