The past two days saw the arrival of firmware updates for the Fujifilm X70 / Fujifilm X-E2s and the Sony A7r II / A7s II.
Updating the X70 with firmware version 1.10 adds support for the WCL-X70 wide conversion lens. You can access Wide Conversion Lens in the shooting menu or assign it to a function button.
Firmware 1.01 for the X-E2s resolves the simple issue of the EVF failing to work on rare occasions right after Power On.
The final update is for the Sony A7r II and A7s II. The new version 3.20 (A7r II) and 2.10 (A7s II) allows you to record video in XAVC S format with SDHC memory cards. Previously, the cameras would only accept SDXC cards and that is still the case with other Sony cameras like the a6300. Let’s hope that Sony will release the same update for the other XAVC S compatible cameras. This is definitely a nice upgrade that allows you to use less expensive cards to record Full HD and 4K video.
Note that when you use a SDHC card, the clip will be divided into 4GB files if the record time exceeds a certain length. You can use the PlayMemories Home software to merge the separate files into a single one. Aso remember that you will still need an SD Card with the following requirements:
Speed Class 10
UHS Speed Class U1, or faster
UHS Speed Class U3 when recording at 100mbps
We updated our A7r II and we are able to record 4K at 60mbps on a Sandisk Extreme SDHC 16GB Class 10 U1.