Sony a9 Firmware Ver.6.00 Released, Adds Animal Eye AF, Interval Shooting and More

Sony has released the new firmware version 6.00 for Sony a9 mirrorless camera, to add real-time Eye AF for animals, interval shooting functionality and compatibility with RMT-P1BT. You can follow the links below to download the firmware updates.

Download link:

Sony a9 Firmware Version 6.00

Benefits and Improvements from the latest update

IMPORTANT: For customers updating the ILCE-9 from firmware Ver. 4.10 or earlier, please review the benefits and changes before performing the update.

  • Adds real-time Eye AF for animals

    • This function can be used simultaneously with tracking.
    • Eye detection may not be possible, depending on the environment, animal type or the movement of the animal.
    • It is not possible to simultaneously detect human and animal eyes.
      Please see the Support site for details.
  • Addition of the interval shooting function
  • Allows the operation with the wireless remote commander RMT-P1BT (sold separately)
  • Other improvements:
    • [Focus Frame Color] can be selected.
    • “My Menu” can be assigned to appear first when you press the MENU button.
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

The Sony a9 body is now $500 off at AmazonB&HAdorama.

See also: Best Lenses for Sony a9 and Best Memory Cards for Sony a9.