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New Firmware Update Addresses Overheating in Sony A6300

 

The Sony A6300 is one of the most powerful APS-C mirrorless cameras on the market, packing heat with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor and 4K movie capability.

But many owners of the camera also note that it packs a literal kind of heat – yes, the A6300 is prone to overheating, especially during video mode. Ever since the camera was released many A6300 users have complained that on a hot day or just after extended use, the camera becomes almost hot enough to fry an egg on.

Sony have finally released a firmware update to help solve these issues, although it remains to be seen how exactly or how much this change will affect the problem.

The description for the new firmware says that in addition to helping the “overall stability and operability” of the camera, the firmware will also help improve stability in picture shooting by “optimising temperature control.”

Since the only proper way to solve overheating issues would be related to hardware modifications, this firmware fix will most likely only tweak some heat management algorithms on the camera. Therefore users might not notice a huge improvement on heat control.

Another thing that stands out is that Sony mentioned only picture shooting, and not video. So it seems that the main complaint of the camera will remain unresolved, and that’s not even to mention the A6300’s other video concern – the oft-mentioned rolling shitter.