An firmware for the Sony Alpha ILCE-6000 has been released by Sony a few days ago. I took the plunge and installed it immediately after it was available and I didn't regret it. You can download the firmware from here or click the link below
Among the main update is the support for XAVC S when capturing videos. Here are sample videos which I took on my way home from work. You can watch in full screen to appreciate. You can watch this videos in Youtube to appreciate the quality :)**South Bridge Road, Singapore** **South Bridge Road, Singapore** **Boat Quay, Singapore**
Before you can capture videos with the new format XAVC S, you need to use storage which supports it(as mentioned in Sony's guide):
- SDXC memory card with a capacity of at least 64 GB (Class 10 or faster)
- UHS-I compatible SDXC memory card with a capacity of at least 64 GB
- Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
What do you think of this new format? Feel free to leave your comments below :)
For me, I am just happy that the hardware of the A6000 supports this firwamre update. Not even a single cent for a great update from Sony!