Sony's latest firmware for the A7 IV and ZV-E1 is underwhelming but necessary

Sony A7 IV
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony has just released firmware updates for the A7 IV and ZV-E1 but, to no one's great surprise, they only fix camera malfunctions; they don’t add any new or exciting features. 

The manufacturer has recently been in the firing line for not being as proactive as other leading brands, such as Nikon and Canon, in launching firmware updates that radically improve the camera's capabilities. While Nikon and Canon have been known to add new features to pre-existing models, such as eye detection AF or the ability to shoot 400MP photos, Sony has continued to only fix reported camera issues – leaving users of their most professional camera, the Sony A1, frustrated.

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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.