In a recent podcast from B&H they debated the topic that Sony was for professionals and Fuji is for artists. The panel consisted of photographers who shot both Sony and Fuji cameras, so there was no strong bias for either brand. One topic that stood out was that Fuji, in essence, makes the same camera with different add-ons depending the model, while Sony makes several different cameras that are specialized for low light like the Sony a7S II, the everyday man with the a7 II, and the megapixel monster the a7R II. Sony is an electronics company that makes their cameras like their VAIO series of laptops, and Fuji is a camera and film company.
Either way you look at the brands, they do take care of the user base with regular updates to existing cameras. Sony just released its firmware update 3.30 for the a7R II which brings some minor and welcome improvements.
The official list of improvements with the new update include:
- Support for their new Radio Controlled Lighting System
- Improved stability in picture shooting mode (by optimizing temperature control)
- Allows for HDMI output while using Remote Camera Control software
- Improves overall stability and operability of the camera
The new Sony Wireless Radio flash trigger system hasn’t started shipping yet, with a release of early September, but Sony is getting its flagship camera ready with the new firmware update. Even if you won’t use the new Flash system, it is a good idea to keep you cameras up to date with the latest firmware.
To pre-order the Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander click here.