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New 3.0 firmware update for the Sony A9

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Sony issued a new firmware update for the Sony A9: https://esupport.sony.com/

Added functions for professionals engaged in sports/news media:

  • Adds the Write Serial Number option (On/Off) to the menu for selecting your preference in writing the serial number to the Exif data

Improvements in auto focus performance and functionality:

  • Improves tracking performance of moving subjects in AF-C mode
  • Improves auto focus speed in low light
  • Adds AF Track Sens as a selectable option for custom key settings
  • Adds support for all focus areas when using LA-EA3 mount adaptor
    (Focus Area options added: Zone, Expand Flexible Spot, and Lock-on AF)

Improvements in flash control performance and functionality:

  • Reduced release time lag when shooting with flash
  • Adds support for Slow Sync and Rear Sync when using flash wirelessly
  • Adds support for white balance automatic correction when using color filter of external flash (HVL-F60RM)

Other Improvements:

  • Stabilized release time lag when shooting in AF-C mode
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Thanks Bard!

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