Sony coming up with 14-bit uncompressed RAW option for selected A7 cameras and 8 new FE lenses

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The official Alphauniverse website had a dedicated page earlier today announcing that uncompressed 14-bit RAW option is coming to the A7sII and A7rII cameras via a firmware update. Sony also promised 8 new FE lenses by early 2016. That page is now gone, but you can still find the full text on Reddit: Here is the full text of the official press release:

Sony Announces Addition of Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW Still Image Capture for New α Cameras

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced user selectable Compressed and Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture will be featured in the new α7S II once it arrives in stores this October.

Additionally, they have announced plans to add user selectable compressed or uncompressed 14-Bit RAW still image capture via firmware update to additional cameras beginning with the recently introduced α7R II full-frame mirrorless model.

“The voice of our α community remains the most important guiding force of our product development plans,” said Neal Manowitz, Deputy Vice President for Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics. “The addition of Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW processing is a direct result of customer feedback. Widely requested by photo and video enthusiasts, we believe the choice of RAW processing types will further elevate the performance of these extraordinary cameras.”

The α7S II and α7R II are compatible with Sony’s growing lineup of α -mount lenses, which now totals 63 different models including 12 native ‘FE’ full frame lenses. By early 2016, Sony will add an additional 8 new lenses to its FE full frame lineup, bringing the FE total to 20 lenses and the overall α -mount assortment to over 70 different models.

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