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Sony Delivers Firmware Updates With C2PA Support To Mirrorless Cameras

by Low Boon ShenMarch 29, 2024
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Sony Delivers Firmware Updates With C2PA Support To Mirrorless Cameras

With AI gaining the capability to generate images, and potentially, causing the spread of misinformation – technology companies have worked together to engineer a solution that verifies the authenticity of images free from any kind of digital modifications. The group, C2PA (Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity), has published a standard that is now arriving in Sony’s Alpha line of mirrorless cameras, alongside other feature improvements.

Sony Delivers Firmware Updates With C2PA Support To Mirrorless Cameras

Four cameras – Alpha 1, Alpha 9 III, Alpha 7S III, and Alpha 7 IV – will gain C2PA format support, which will embed a ‘digital birth certificate’ directly into the image as soon as the shutter is pressed. As described in the press release, Sony’s implementation involves proprietary 3D depth metadata captured directly in the image sensor, which can verify if the image captured originated from an actual 3D object or a photograph of the original image or video.

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To further verify the image, Sony also offers an ‘Image Validation Site’, which will verify images, including the ones edited via C2PA-compliant editing software. The service will verify if the photo is taken by a specific camera by checking its 3D metadata, and is currently offered to ‘select news media agencies’, with other agencies set to follow at a later date.

Aside from C2PA format support, Sony is also offering new features to the models listed above, including Relay Playback, Breathing Compensation, enhanced image stabilization and file transfer capabilities, and more.

Pokdepinion: Hopefully this feature becomes the standard in all future imaging hardware, smartphones included. 

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