Just updated the camera with the latest version 2.0 firmware. I now have XAVC-S and apparently the auto-focus is 2.5 times faster (in low light, although a French web site says that the speed is 2 times faster overall).
I’ll be doing some testing to see if there are any other improvements. For the first time, I feel as if Sony cares enough about a product to update the firmware. My old A700 got minor updates but this is a major upgrade. Let’s see if Sony continues to care about its pro and semi-pro clients.
My off to testing! Happy shooting!