Firmware Friday: Sony speeds up power-on for six Alpha mirrorless cameras


posted Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM EST


Firmware Friday is all about Sony this week, as the company updates no less than six of its Alpha E-mount mirrorless cameras. If you've noticed slower-than-expected startup of your camera, fear not: The solution is here!

For all six cameras, the change made in current firmware is identical. Upon installing the Smart Remote Control application with earlier firmware, startup time could be extended. This is now resolved, with power-on time said to be improved when the app is installed.

In all, the following cameras have been updated:

Grab the updates at the links above. On opening the link, you'll need to select your chosen operating system, and then scroll down and expand the "Firmware" section to obtain the update itself, as well as instructions for installation.

And that about wraps things up for a short-and-sweet Firmware Friday. Check back next week for the latest camera firmware news!

(Camera parts image courtesy of Kelly Hofer / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license. Image has been modified from the original.)