Sony releases A7S III V2.00 firmware to add S-Cinetone picture profile

Mar 29, 2021

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Sony releases A7S III V2.00 firmware to add S-Cinetone picture profile

Mar 29, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Sony has released the much-anticipated new V2.00 firmware to add the S-Cinetone picture profile preset to the Sony A7S III mirrorless camera. This now basically brings it in line with the Sony FX3, but with a built-in EVF and a significantly lower price point.

The new firmware also adds the Active setting to Steady Shot when shooting with S&Q Frame Rate enabled. There are a few other little fixes in there, too, including FTP transfers as well as USB tethering to the iPhone (although iOS 14 isn’t supported yet).

Benefits and Improvements

  • Adds the P11:S-Cinetone picture profile preset
    NOTE: S-Cinetone is a new video look which introduces a color matrix that produces highly regarded skin tones.
  • Adds support for setting Steady Shot to Active during recording movie with S&Q Frame Rate
    NOTE: The Active setting cannot be selected if the S&Q Frame Rate is set to 120fps/100fps or higher.
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera
    NOTE: Refer to the Help Guide for details on all the updated function usage.

Previous Benefits and Improvements

  • Fixes an issue where FTP transfer could fail when used with some USB-LAN conversion adapters
    NOTE: Not all USB-LAN conversion adaptors are guaranteed to operate properly
  • Improves connection stability of USB tethering when using an iPhone
    NOTES:

    • Currently, the USB tethering function does not support iOS 14
    • We recommend using a smartphone and USB cable that support USB-PD (USB Power Delivery)
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

Besides the addition of S-Cinetone, there aren’t really any game-changing features, although the fixes and increased stability will definitely be of benefit to some A7S III users.

To download the new V2.00 firmware for the Sony A7S III, along with instructions on how to install it, head on over to the Sony website.

Is there really any reason to buy an FX3 now?

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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