Update: This is now confirmed and the firmware can be downloaded freely.
According to SonyAlphaRumors.com, Sony will present tomorrow a new version of the firmware for the Sony Alpha 850 and 900 SLR Full Frame photo cameras. It should bring:
- Faster Autofocus
- Maximum exposure compensation range: Increased from ±3EV to ±5EV
- Increased exposure bracketing range for HDR: from a maximum of 4.0EV (three shots at -2EV, 0EV, +2EV) to a maximum of 6.0EV (-3EV, 0EV, +3EV).
- Shutter release, even when the camera body doesn’t detect an attached lens.
Download the new (free) firmware from Sony.
As soon as it is available. Right now!