Sony announces 14-bit uncompressed RAW image capture for new A7 series, 8 new FE lenses coming


posted Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:59 AM EDT

Sony announced it's bringing 14-bit RAW image capture to the newer A7 series of cameras, beginning with the A7S II, which begins shipping in October. They've also announced a firmware upgrade that will bring this option to the A7R II and alluded to the possibility of updating addional A7 series cameras as well.

The new feature will allow users to select 14-bit compressed or uncompressed RAW capture. Neal Manowitz, Deputy Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony Electronics, made this statement today on Sony's Alpha Universe site:

“The voice of our α community remains the most important guiding force of our product development plans. The addition of Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW processing is a direct result of customer feedback. Widely requested by photo and video enthusiasts, we believe the choice of RAW processing types will further elevate the performance of these extraordinary cameras.” 

Sony announces 14-bit RAW capture for the upcoming A7S II

In addition, Sony has confirmed that 8 new FE lenses will be forthcoming by "early 2016" which wil bring the total number of FE lenses to 20 models, and a total of 70 lenses for the complete Alpha line-up.

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