Uncompressed RAW and Phase Detect AF Improvements for Sony a7II to be Available on Nov. 18th

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Sony has just announced a new firmware update for Sony a7II full frame mirrorless camera. This firmware update will add uncompressed 14 bit RAW and Phase Detect AF improvements to a7II. It will be available on November 18th, 2015. Until now, only Sony a7RII, a7SII and RX1R II have uncompressed 14 bit RAW.

The new firmware version is version 2.0, additionally, it becomes the second Sony camera, along with the flagship α7R II, to offer fully-functional phase detection AF to A-mount lenses in addition to E-mount lenses. The firmware update activates the 117-point focal plane phase detection AF sensor on the α7 II for lenses beyond just the native Sony FE lenses. This includes Sony’s extensive collection of A-mount lenses, which can be utilized along with the LA-EA3 mount adapters In addition to these feature upgrades, the MOVIE button can now be assigned to a custom button.