Apple Releases Studio Display Firmware 17 With Improvements to Built-In Camera

Alongside macOS Sonoma, Apple today released a Studio Display 17 firmware update after several months of beta testing. The update includes improvements to the camera, and it is available after updating to ‌macOS Sonoma‌.

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The Studio Display firmware can be updated by connecting the display to a Mac. Studio Display owners can go to System Preferences > Software Update to install the firmware.

According to Apple's release notes, the update adds support for zoom, recenter, and manual framing for the built-in camera in the Studio Display, plus it includes minor stability improvements.

Apple has been improving the Studio Display camera since the device first launched and it was criticized for poor camera quality. Back in April of 2022, Apple released firmware to improve the functionality of the built-in camera, improving the contrast, colors, and overall look.

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Top Rated Comments

lanomds1 Avatar
10 weeks ago

Studio Display camera is le epic fail, doesn't matter how many firmware updates they release.
Can you stop commenting 'le epic fail' on every MacRumors post? Thanks :)
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
10 weeks ago

Studio Display camera is le epic fail, doesn't matter how many firmware updates they release.
I am thinking that you do not own a ASD…
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
10 weeks ago
Born too late to explore the Earth, born too early to explore the stars, born just in time to get software updates for a monitor... what a time to be alive. :cool:
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
10 weeks ago

Born too late to explore the Earth, born too early to explore the stars, born just in time to get software updates for a monitor... what a time to be alive. :cool:
I get software updates for my light bulbs, which is arguably even more insane!
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MasterHowl Avatar
10 weeks ago
Love my Studio Display. I'm a freelance writer and speaker, and working in Ulysses/Keynote/etc. is a total joy. Looks lovely on my desk, too, which ultimately makes my workspace nicer to be in.

(PS: For those saying how bad the camera is – I don't want a super-resolution camera for my FaceTime/Zoom/etc., thanks. I don't want people seeing every detail of my face!)
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NervousFish2 Avatar
10 weeks ago

Studio Display camera is le epic fail, doesn't matter how many firmware updates they release.
I've noticed you like to post comments saying things are epic fails. You do it quite a lot. But I think you could do it more. Better. Faster. You wouldn't want anyone thinking you're an epic fail at saying things are epic fails!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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