Sony a6000 firmware 2.0 update (XAVC S support)

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!