A new firmware update further boosts operability of the α77 and α65 Translucent Mirror
cameras from Sony.
for free download from 29 March 2012, firmware Version 1.05 adds
several enhancements to both cameras. Alongside heightened
responsiveness, it improves operability of both cameras with a wider
choice of A-mount optics by Carl Zeiss and Sony.
Shading and aberration compensation
cameras can now intelligently correct vignetting, lateral chromatic
aberration and distortion for a total of 11 A-mount lenses, including a
further six models that are now supported:
- SAL-24F20Z (Carl Zeiss)
- SAL-85F14Z (Carl Zeiss)
- SAL-135F18Z (Carl Zeiss)
- SAL-70300G (G Lens)
Operability of both cameras is further improved with a number of refinements that facilitate smoother, faster handling.
- Auto review responses are now quicker, without a 'processing' message being displayed
- Time between power switch operation and power off has been shortened
- Front/rear dial responses are improved
Autofocus responses and precision
accuracy is now improved when focusing on scenes with wide contrast
difference between objects (applies to SLT-A77 only). In addition, AF
speed is improved when using both cameras with the recently-announced
SAL500F40G 500mm F4 G SSM super-telephoto lens by Sony.
Firmware version 1.05 for the α77/α65 Translucent Mirror
cameras by Sony is available as a free download to registered owners
from 29th March 2012 on the links below:
A77 for PC and A77 for MAC
A65 for PC and A65 for MAC