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NEWS: Sony a9 Firmware 5.0 Update for Better Autofocus and Video Proxies

29 March 2019

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NEWS: Sony a9 Firmware 5.0 Update for Better Autofocus and Video Proxies

The a9 is the flagship mirrorless camera from Sony, announced almost 2 years ago. It is capable of filming in 4K despite being focused heavily on photography. In the latest firmware there are a number of updates that can benefit those using the camera for video purposes. So let’s get down to it.

Some of the key features of this firmware update improve the Sony a9’s autofocus capabilities through new, real time object recognition algorithms. The focus tracking is now completely real time, and is now faster and more accurate when filming moving subjects. The Tracking On function can now be set to a custom key, enabling subject tracking at a desired time. Additionally, Touch Tracking has now been included which enables the user to track a subject by touching the monitor. A similar feature that is also included in the Sony A7III and A6500.

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