A9 5.0 Firmware date

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gregee Junior Member • Posts: 36
A9 5.0 Firmware date
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I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

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gm3sf Junior Member • Posts: 38
Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date

gregee wrote:

I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

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Should have told him to put his money where his mouth is and bet a new lens on it if he’s wrong. 😉

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freakmax Regular Member • Posts: 257
Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date

gregee wrote:

I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

I am traveling to Japan on 29th March. I really hope Sony releases the new fw before that.

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superlevure Regular Member • Posts: 451
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I'd be very apprehensive about updating my camera's firmware just days before a big trip.

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PWPhotography Forum Pro • Posts: 10,754
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Nice, you have a Sony representative     But hope this date is accurate.  Cannot wait and try.

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captura Forum Pro • Posts: 27,478
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What else can your Sony representative tell you, in general terms, about what we don't know?

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Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date

gregee wrote:

I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

Same here ! It will!

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thaddak Regular Member • Posts: 490
Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date (no later than 28th March in Australia)

freakmax wrote:

gregee wrote:

I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

I am traveling to Japan on 29th March. I really hope Sony releases the new fw before that.

It will be out by then. Teds camera in Sydney is having a firmware flashing session on the 28th of March.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sydney-sony-a9-firmware-upgrade-registration-58404462319

As for flashing a firmware on the eve of a big trip, it is a "courageous decision" (a famous phrase from the "Yes, Minister" TV series).

Jonneymendoza2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,047
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You be crazy to update your firmware on day 1  It's the biggest fw ever and is bound to have bugs

jan pawlak Contributing Member • Posts: 661
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superlevure wrote:

I'd be very apprehensive about updating my camera's firmware just days before a big trip.

You are a risk taker unless you also have a second camera

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Mr Keyboard Forum Member • Posts: 86
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Hopefully new Imaging Edge Mobile would come with the new firmware as well. Sony said it will be available March 2019. PlayMemories Mobile has too many issues with Android 9.

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Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date

gregee wrote:

I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

Awesome! I’m counting the hours.

My question: are there enough A9 users in the world to cause the Sony firmware servers to slow down and crash?

<yeah I’m just kidding>

But my real question: hopefully we don’t lose all our existing camera settings?

(My guess is that’s likely given how major this upgrade sounds)

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Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date (no later than 28th March in Australia)
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thaddak wrote:

freakmax wrote:

gregee wrote:

I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

I am traveling to Japan on 29th March. I really hope Sony releases the new fw before that.

It will be out by then. Teds camera in Sydney is having a firmware flashing session on the 28th of March.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sydney-sony-a9-firmware-upgrade-registration-58404462319

As for flashing a firmware on the eve of a big trip, it is a "courageous decision" (a famous phrase from the "Yes, Minister" TV series).

(awesome TV show as was the sequel: “Yes Prime Minister”)

Just don’t unplug it in the middle, Sony have already tested it on hundreds of A9’s so it’s pretty safe.

What on earth is a firmware flashing session? Sounds painful But I guess if it gets people to come to the store that’s the real motivation... oh and it’s not “instant”.

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Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date (no later than 28th March in Australia)

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What on earth is a firmware flashing session? Sounds painful But I guess if it gets people to come to the store that’s the real motivation... oh and it’s not “instant”.

That is my guess as well. And I think it is a good idea that more photo stores should pick up. They can sell sensor cleaning and other stuff at the same time as well.

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Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date (no later than 28th March in Australia)

lattesweden wrote:

aSevenArr wrote:

What on earth is a firmware flashing session? Sounds painful But I guess if it gets people to come to the store that’s the real motivation... oh and it’s not “instant”.

That is my guess as well. And I think it is a good idea that more photo stores should pick up. They can sell sensor cleaning and other stuff at the same time as well.

The only time that I’ve had issues upgrading firmware in devices has been when I jumped multiple versions (something that the firmware developers don’t always test very well - they tend to assume that you’re on the previous version).

I guess if a person needs a camera store to upgrade their firmware for them they’re likely to be quite out of date so it might well be worth it.

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Alfonso Bresciani
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But my real question: hopefully we don’t lose all our existing camera settings?

(My guess is that’s likely given how major this upgrade sounds)

I am afraid we will have to re customize the settings.

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robert614 Senior Member • Posts: 1,726
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Alfonso Bresciani wrote:

But my real question: hopefully we don’t lose all our existing camera settings?

(My guess is that’s likely given how major this upgrade sounds)

I am afraid we will have to re customize the settings.

I think we’ll all want to recustomize anyway.

A separate Eye-AF button will no longer be needed. So my AEL button will be freed up for something else.

Plus there are so many other new things to go through. I think my current settings will definitely change after the update.

Joe Tam Senior Member • Posts: 1,294
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OK, clock is ticking!!! It is officially 25th March where I am currently visiting.

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Re: A9 5.0 Firmware date - It's NOW AVAILABLE

gregee wrote:

I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

Sony website

https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-9-series/ilce-9/downloads/00015848

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aSevenArr wrote:

gregee wrote:

I just found out that 5.0 will be released on 3/25 through our Sony representative.

Lets see how accurate his info was.

Greg

Sony website

https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-9-series/ilce-9/downloads/00015848

So I have just installed version 5. No issues except that I had one false starts when it insisted on a fully charge battery.

Yes... it's back to completely "new camera" mode. I even needed to enter the time zone, date and time again (and all my customization changes are lost).

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