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Sony Announces Firmware Version 8.0


Sony has recently released firmware version 8.0 for both the F5 and F55. This is a major update and is required for XQD G and M series media support, XAVC Class480, and the AXS-R7 recorder. 

This update includes important bug fixes and improvements. For F5 and F55 cameras with serial numbers in the following ranges, the user cannot perform the firmware upgrade to v8.0.

 

                             Model                     Serial Number            
PMW-F55

100001 – 100723

500001 – 500036

PMW-F5

100001 – 100723

500001 – 500036

 

These customers can have this upgrade performed at a Sony Service Facility. This upgrade can also be performed at AbelCine Tech Services in NY and LA for a fee. This upgrade can usually be done in 1-2 business days, based on current workloads. Calling ahead, although not required, is appreciated to schedule this update.

For more information on this firmware upgrade, please contact our service department:

West Coast East Coast
Girvan Calder, Service Manager Jason Zapata, Service Manager
girvan@abelcine.com jzapata@abelcine.com
818-303-8118 212-462-0126
 
 

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