New fw for a7 family and a6000
Old 06-16-2015   #1
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New fw for a7 family and a6000

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-...a7s-and-a6000/

Looks like the mk1 cameras get a version 2.0 update..

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Old 06-16-2015   #2
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Yup. New video format for the a6000, and very significant improvement to the start up time of both cameras (obviously they switched from cold booting to a cached start).
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Updating now.. I wish Sony did not use a computer based fw updater.. They always make me a bit nervous since my iMac does not have a ups ..

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Very easy update. Now all I have to do is get a 64gb card so I can use the XAVCs.
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nice to see Sony keeps its products up to date.
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After updating my a6000, the aftermarket batteries (Vivitar NP-FW50 Li) no longer work. As much as I like this camera (a lot) it will be my last Sony.
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Old 09-19-2015   #7
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After updating my a6000, the aftermarket batteries (Vivitar NP-FW50 Li) no longer work. As much as I like this camera (a lot) it will be my last Sony.
Just because of an US$16,99 item not functioning?

Original batteries still are flawless (I've got three of those) and they are just US$49,95, it is a slight inconvenience. And Nikon, Apple, Canon etc. aren't any better.....
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I have 4 different type of aftermarket batteries and they are all working fine after fw udpate on both two A6000 bodies.

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After updating my a6000, the aftermarket batteries (Vivitar NP-FW50 Li) no longer work. As much as I like this camera (a lot) it will be my last Sony.
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After updating my a6000, the aftermarket batteries (Vivitar NP-FW50 Li) no longer work. As much as I like this camera (a lot) it will be my last Sony.
My after-market battery from 2011 works on the A7rii and A7 with FW 2.0 - have you tried other third-party batteries on the A6000?
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All my after-market batteries still work, among them some that I got with the original Nex-5.
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I highly recommend Wasabi Power batteries (and chargers) -- fast charging and long lasting. I use them for my A7R and my D800e's.
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