So I check out the Sony camera rumors at (where else?) sonyalpharumors.com pretty regularly. So what do I see today?
RUMOR: Sony A7IV firmware update 2.0 is coming end of February! https://t.co/Eh1Ad85BlS
— orionscoldfire (@orionscoldfire) February 24, 2023
And at the bottom of the short article it says
One reliable source told me that the Sony A7IV will get a new firmware update 2.0 within the next couple of days! Another source told me that the new firmware update will include Focus Stacking.
Now focus stacking is a wonderful option for a macro-photographer. Instead of hooking up some hokey laptop program or a manual focus advance trigger you just select the focus stacking option and let the camera do the work. Now Olympus gave this option to its customers years ago. But Sony, this giant electronics powerhouse isn’t up to the simple firmware update it would take. So seeing this really got me excited.
But sonyalpharumors is called rumors for a reason. I’d say the chance of focus stacking being in the update is 10%. But hope springs eternal. So fingers crossed.
This was a total myth. Nothing came of it. The only hopeful sign is that Sony is now beginning to provide some upgrades to their cameras on a pay basis. Maybe that presages a larger effort to provide firmware upgrades that people would pay for.