Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • ILME-FX3

Required Downloads

Read this section before downloading the file.

When updating from Ver. 2.02 or earlier, you need to update to Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05 by following the steps up to Step 1 on this page before updating to the latest version. Step 2 (update to Ver. 3.00) is not necessary, since the update to the latest version can be performed from Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05.
ILME-FX3 System Software (Firmware) Update Latest Version

About this download

Benefits and Improvements

  • Adds Support for the Creators' App
    Note: The new Creators' App mobile application replaces the Imaging Edge Mobile app. The Creators' App allows you to transfer images from the camera to your smartphone, shoot remotely, and use various functions
  • Adds a function that improves remote shooting and image transfer security when using the Creators' App and Imaging Edge Desktop software
    Note: Please update the Imaging Edge Desktop software to the latest version (Ver.3.6 or later)
  • Adds support for Breathing Compensation
  • Adds support for DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and 24.00p recording
  • Adds a function that during movie recording and playback, movies compressed using an anamorphic lens are displayed on the monitor with correction (de-squeeze) to the CinemaScope aspect ratio according to the ratio of the anamorphic lens
  • Adds a function that allows the Slow & quick and Movie modes to be switched with a custom key
  • Adds support for the Long File Name format with Movie files
  • Improves the operational stability of the camera

Note: Refer to the Help Guide for details on all updated functions.

Previous Benefits and Improvements

View previous benefits and improvements

File Info

File Name

  • Update_ILMEFX3V300.zip

File Version

  • 3.00

File Size

  • 2.16 GB (2 327 405 686 bytes)

Release Date

  • 12-04-2023

Preparation

How To: Update your Sony Camera Firmware

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version if the system software version is Ver. 2.02 or earlier, the update is required.

Notes:
  • If the Date/Time setting screen appears when you turn on your camera, be sure to set the date and time to the correct values.
  • If the Language setting screen appears when you turn on the camera, be sure to set the language.
  1. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.
    Image indicating the current system software version

The downloaded package consists of the following:

  • Update_ILMEFX3V300
    • Update_ILMEFX3V300
      • 01_Update_Updare_ILMEFX3V20x.exe
      • 02_Update_Update_ILMEFX3V300.exe

When updating from Ver. 2.02 or earlier, first update to an interim version using the update program 01_Update_Updare_ILMEFX3V20x.exe, then use the update program 02_Update_Update_ILMEFX3V300.exe to update to Ver. 3.00.
The interim version will be either Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05. The update program 01_Update_Updare_ILMEFX3V20x.exe determines the pre-update version of the software, and then automatically selects an appropriate interim software update version.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10

Computer Hardware

This system software update requires the following hardware:

  • Intel-based PCs or AMD-based PCs (ARM-based PCs are not supported)
  • Hard drive space: 900 MB or more
  • RAM: 900 MB or more

Other Hardware

  • Power source for the camera: Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100.
    Note: The update can only be performed when the battery power level is three bars (or more) or above 51%. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery.
  • Use the USB cable supplied with the camera.
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.

Download & Install

Important Notice

  • Close all other application software before updating the system software.
  • Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack (NP-FZ100).
  • Do not remove the battery during the update as the sudden loss of power may render the camera inoperable.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera before starting the update process.
  • The system software update will take approximately 15 minutes. Do not allow your computer to go into Sleep mode during this time.
    Note: If the computer does go into Sleep mode and the update is interrupted, the entire update process will need to be restarted.
  • Do not open About This System Software Updater in the System Software Updater menu as this may cause the software to crash.
  • Do not connect the camera to any other device except your computer.
  • Do not connect the camera and computer until instructed to do so.
  • Ensure that your computer is connected to the Internet.
  • Following the instructions in the System Software Updater window, on the camera, select MenuSetupUSBUSB Connection Mode, and then check if Mass Storage(MSC) has been selected. If a mode other than Mass Storage(MSC) is selected, select Mass Storage(MSC).

How to download the Updater:

  1. Click the Download button above.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  3. The Update_ILMEFX3V300.zip file will start downloading.
    Note: File Size: 2.16 GB (2 327 405 686 bytes)
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).
    Note: With the standard settings of Microsoft Edge, the update file will be saved in your Downloads folder. Click the Desktop tile from the Start screen and find the downloaded file in the Downloads folder by using Explorer.

Step 1: How to update Ver. 2.02 or earlier to the interim version of the software

Note: If you are using either Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05, you do not need to update to an interim version

  1. Close all programs currently running on your computer.
  2. Right-click the downloaded file Update_Update_ILMEFX3V300.zip and select Extract All to extract.
  3. Open the extracted folder and double-click the update program 01_Update_Updare_ILMEFX3V20x.exe to start System Software Updater. Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
  4. Turn on the camera and connect it to the computer with the supplied USB cable. USB Mode will appear on the LCD screen of the camera.
  5. Click Next. The current and updated version numbers appear on the lower left side of the screen.
    IMPORTANT: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
    Note: If the computer cannot find the device, the message Could not find the camera for this update is displayed on the computer screen. Please try the following:
    • Disconnect the USB cable and connect it again
    • If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try another terminal
  6. After confirming that the current software version is Ver. 2.02 or earlier, click Next. If the current and post-update versions are not displayed and you are prompted to apply the next System Software Updater, please exit this update program and apply the update program 02_Update_ILMEFX3V300.exe.
    • The update is required
      The [Current Version] on the lower left of the screen is showing 2.02 or earlier, and the [Version after the update] is showing 2.04 or 2.05.
    • Apply the next System Software Updater
      The only button on the screen is [Finish].
  7. The camera will reset automatically.
  8. Start the update. After automatically resetting, the update will begin and a progress bar will appear. The update will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
    IMPORTANT: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  9. When the update is complete, the camera will automatically restart. When the LCD screen appears again, click Finish.

    Note: After restarting, a data recovery warning may be displayed. This is normal. Please wait until this warning disappears.
  10. This completes the application of the update program 01_Update_Updare_ILMEFX3V20x.exe. Go to Step 2. Keep the USB cable connected.

Note: When updating from Ver. 2.02 or earlier, you need to update to Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05 by following the steps up to Step 1 on this page before updating to the latest version. Step 2 (update to Ver. 3.00) is not necessary, since the update to the latest version can be performed from Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05.
ILME-FX3 System Software (Firmware) Update Latest Version

Step 2: Software update procedure from an interim version to Ver. 3.00

Notes:
  • If the Date/Time setting screen appears when you turn on your camera, be sure to set the date and time to the correct values
  • If the Language setting screen appears when you turn on the camera, be sure to set the language
  1. Check on the camera's screen that the connection is made in the Mass Storage (MSC) mode. If a Select USB Connect Mode message is shown on the camera’s screen, select Image Transfer (MSC).
    Note: If the connection is not made in the Mass Storage (MSC) mode, disconnect the USB cable. Set the USB connection mode to Mass Storage (MSC) in the camera's MenuSetupUSBUSB Connection Mode setting. Connect the USB cable again and check the USB Connect Mode.
  2. Extract the downloaded file Update_ILMEFX3V300.zip, open the folder, and double-click the update program 02_Update_ILMEFX3V300.exe.
  3. The System Software Updater starts.
  4. Click Next. The current and updated version numbers appear on the lower left side of the screen.
    IMPORTANT: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
    Note: If the computer cannot find the device, the message Could not find the camera for this update is displayed on the computer screen. Please try the following:
    • Disconnect the USB cable and connect it again
    • If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try another terminal
  5. After confirming that the software version appears on the screen, click Next. If the current system software version is Ver. 3.00, the update is not required. In this case, disconnect the camera from the computer and click Finish, turn off the camera, remove the battery pack, reinsert the battery, and turn the camera back on.
    • The update is required
      Image indicating the current system software version on the System Software Updater
    • If the following screen appears, disconnect the USB cable and check the version of the software. If the version of the software is Ver. 2.02 or earlier, please follow the steps in Step 1. If the version of the software is Ver. 3.00, the update is not required.
      Image indicating the latest software version on the System Software Updater
  6. The camera will reset automatically.
  7. Start the update. After automatically resetting, the update will begin and a progress bar will appear. The update will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
    IMPORTANT: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  8. When the update is complete, the camera will automatically restart. When the LCD screen appears again, click Finish, and then disconnect the USB cable.

    Note: After restarting, a data recovery warning may be displayed. This is normal. Please wait until this warning disappears.

Confirm the system software version of your device

  1. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.

Questions & Answers

The update does not complete

If the monitor remains black for more than 15 minutes, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.
  2. Remove the battery and AC adaptor from the camera, leave it for a few minutes, then insert the battery again or connect the AC adaptor.
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. Turn on the camera and perform the installation process again.