Sony F5/55 and FS5 To Receive Firmware Updates

Sony continues to unlock new functionality on its high-end F5/F55 cameras by adding the ability to produce high frame rates in 4K, while the update for the FS5 removes the time limit on 120 fps capture for unlimited slow motion

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One of the reasons we like Sony cameras so much is their dedication enhancing the value of their cameras with regular firmware updates. Like the announcement of the latest Samsung or Apple smartphone, the unveiling of yet another new feature via firmware update has become an annual ritual from Sony. This year is no different – so what is new in 2017 for Sony cameras? Read on to find out.

Let’s begin with firmware version 9 for the Sony F5 and F55. These cameras are now five years old, but due to these regular updates they show no signs of being long in the tooth. The new update unlocks the ability to record in frame rates up to 120 fps in 4K. You will need the AXS-R7 RAW recorder to take advantage of the added functionality.

Perhaps more exciting is the announcement on the more affordable FS5 camera. Before it was announced last year, one of the (few) criticisms we heard about this camera was that it was only able to shoot in high frame rates for short bursts. Sony has been listening  to customer’s concerns and has now removed the time limit for slow motion capture. The only limitation is the capacity of storage on your SD Card. Keep in mind, this is full 1080p slow motion. You can see our own FS5 slow motion demo here.

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