On September 23, Sony released a firmware update for their flagship camera – A9. After the firmware patches in v.4 and the major update after that, this update, v. 6.0 adds real-time Eye AF for animals, interval shooting function, and allows the operation with the wireless remote commander RMT-P1BT.

The full list of updates:

  • Adds real-time Eye AF for animals
    • This function can be used simultaneously with tracking.
    • Eye detection may not be possible, depending on the environment, animal type or the movement of the animal.
    • It is not possible to simultaneously detect human and animal eyes.
  • Addition of the interval shooting function
  • Allows the operation with the wireless remote commander RMT-P1BT (sold separately)
  • Other improvements:
    • [Focus Frame Color] can be selected.
    • “My Menu” can be assigned to appear first when you press the MENU button.
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

The firmware update for Windows and Mac can be downloaded on the Sony website.