In Could, PetaPixel reported an in-body picture stabilization (IBIS) bug within the Sony Alpha 1 camera. It, mixed with points with the digital viewfinder (EVF) had left numerous customers upset. Immediately, Sony released new firmware that fixes each points to the delight of the group.
The IBIS issue was seen and logged by photographer Jamieson Dean. He reported that via what seems to be commonplace, regular use, his Alpha 1 would typically not provoke its IBIS mechanism for a number of seconds, which regularly resulted in him lacking a shot. In PetaPixel’s original coverage, he demonstrated the difficulty because it occurred a number of occasions.
Dean initially labored straight with Sony to get his Alpha 1 unit changed, however when he seen the identical problem on the brand new digicam, he knew it wasn’t an remoted problem. In posts to a Sony Alpha 1 Facebook Group, Dean discovered that although he wasn’t the one one with the difficulty, it wasn’t seeming to occur to everybody.
“It happens with all non-stabilized lenses and occurs roughly 50% of the time for me throughout regular use,” Dean mentioned. “In case your Alpha 1 doesn’t have this drawback, that’s nice, however please don’t be dismissive or decrease the difficulty for these of us who do. Please perceive that the difficulty could be very actual for some Alpha 1 customers, and there may be at the moment no answer.”
On the identical time, some customers have been reporting what was described as an “EVF blackout” bug. As a number of Alpha 1 customers attested in that very same Fb Group, there seemed to be a problem on a number of the cameras the place the attention detection sensor beneath the EVF malfunctions and doesn’t activate the digital viewfinder.
Gratefully, Sony at the moment has printed a firmware replace, version 1.10, that has fastened these points.
Firmware model 1.10 says that it improves: total AF efficiency and stability, operability when utilizing the Distant Digicam Instrument app, eye sensor detection efficiency with sturdy gentle sources — resembling daylight, operational stability when utilizing the Imaging Edge Cell apps, operational stability when utilizing the SEL100400GM, SEL200600G, or SEL600F40GM lens, and the general stability of the digicam.
Whereas the replace doesn’t particularly point out the IBIS problem, it does explicitly state that the efficiency of the attention sensor with sturdy gentle sources has been addressed, which was what many believed to be the reason for the EVF blackout problem.
Regardless that the IBIS problem shouldn’t be particularly famous within the replace notes, within the video beneath Dean reveals that by updating to model 1.10, the IBIS problem has been resolved:
In a dialog with PetaPixel, Dean says that the response from the Alpha 1 group has been wholly constructive and intensely grateful. The customers are very happy that Sony was capable of repair the issue so rapidly.
“An enormous thanks has to go to Rikky from the Sony Alpha workforce,” Dean tells PetaPixel. “He was actually the man on the within that made certain every thing was communicated to engineering in Japan, and he all the time gave us updates when doable. It’s loopy, however we might even get into conversations off-topic, and he’s the precise particular person you’ll need representing Sony.”
Alpha 1 customers can obtain the newest firmware on Sony’s website here.