Next Sony A1 firmware update could be major according to latest rumor

Sony A1 being held in person's hands with the lens removed to show the sensor
(Image credit: YouTube: Tony & Chelsea Northrup)

Am I going to have to eat my words? Just last week I was moaning about how Sony seems to be releasing lackluster firmware updates while Canon and Nikon are adding entirely new features. Perhaps Sony has decided to take on board customer comments as it looks like a much more exciting update might be here. Finally. 

Released in January 2021, the Sony A1 is yet to receive any mind-blowing firmware updates. Sony customers have aired their frustration at the company's lack of ongoing su[port especially considering the flagship model costs $6,498/£5,879/AU$9,000. More recent releases that cost considerably less such as the Sony FX30 and ZV-E1 have benefitted from advanced features including focus breathing and animal AF that are still absent in the company's top-of-the-range camera. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.