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    Posted: 16 May 2019 at 10:50
Yes, Sony has put out a firmware update for the A99ii, Ver 1.01, 16 May 2019.

Windows: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/a-mount-body-ilca-90-series/ilca-99m2/downloads/00016088

Mac: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/a-mount-body-ilca-90-series/ilca-99m2/downloads/00016089

That's the good news.

The bad news: Improves the overall stability of the camera. That's all!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 11:44
All the Sony 5-axis models have x.01 firmware updates today with the same stated purpose. The description is even more vague than the recent A6000 firmware.

Edited by QuietOC - 16 May 2019 at 13:58
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Oz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 12:18
My first opportunity to update firmware on a Sony! (... or first two opportunities if I do my A6500 too)

I've upgraded firmware on other systems, but this is the first time that a Sony camera that I've owned has been updated. Hopefully the process is straightforward.

A little disappointing that it doesn't unlock exciting new functionality (as I've had in other systems) but I'll download it if only so that Sony doesn't think that we've lost interest in A-mount.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 14:31
I wasn't aware of any stability issues, it is appreciated but I hate vague firmware updates like this.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote genf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 15:56
"Improves overall stability" - isn't that a euphemism for "Some bugs fixed"?

Agree with stiuskr, more stability is always good, but I'd prefer a more specific description.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 16:23
Yeah, and with all the Sony 5-axis stabilized models involved it's even more unclear. Does this update affect system reliability or did they improve the IBIS?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlassEye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 18:52
It is interesting, but vague, as mentioned. I'll hold off until some braver souls have applied this update. Looking forward to their comments.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ltgk20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 02:46
I successfully updated my camera. I'll find out if there any noticeable difference on Saturday but the update did work and didn't delete my settings.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mirthseeker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 08:04
Speculation on forums ranges from bug fix to improved IBIS. Brian Smith (Sony Ambassador) suspects that it relates to the wireless flash system.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 08:33
Well, I've updated and will report if there's any perceivable difference when I next take photos, but I suspect not.
From what I've read it's always worth updating to the latest software/firmware as a preventative against any bugs and malware, although that's more applicable to smart phones, tablets and computers.
The other thing I'm thinking (as an eternal optimist) is that now Sony have finally released that update for the a99ii a year after its launch, it might be a toe in the water ahead of forthcoming a99ii adaptations of some of the exciting looking recent firmware releases for the e-mount family??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 09:04
Well, the A6000 got a firmware update when other cameras got theirs, but it unlike the other cameras, it also was just "stability" I would not hold my breath for more interesting firmware for the A99m2.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 12:53
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:


From what I've read it's always worth updating to the latest software/firmware as a preventative against any bugs and malware, although that's more applicable to smart phones, tablets and computers.

As an old computer user (in both senses - I used to drive a PDP-11 ) I learned long ago to avoid any bug fixes that weren't absolutely necessary, because they often failed to fix the bugs they were supposed to (and which usually only demonstrated themselves in a rare minority of cases), and often caused other more serious issues. But I guess times have changed and now people expect what are now branded as 'software updates' to make everything better ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 6tyNine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 12:53
While some what appreciated to have an update (although it seems like Sony just throwing a bone while focussing on the FE crowd), i have no such stability issues with my a9911 so won't be risking anything unless there's a clear reason to update.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 13:21
Wonder if anything could be gleaned by comparing file sizes of the a99II's update vs. the ICLE's? I'm like Joe in that my wishful thinking was maybe they're prepping the a99II for future planned upgrades.
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