Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • ILME-FX3

About this download

Note: The software can be downloaded via the Creators' App.

Benefits and Improvements

  • Allows you to upload camera images directly to the Creators' Cloud app
    Notes:
    • Make sure you have updated the Creators' App to the latest version (Ver.2.3.0 or later)
    • Settings must be made in the Creators' App in advance. For more information, please visit the Creators' App support website
    • Service may not be available in some countries or regions. For more information, please visit the Creators' Cloud support website
  • Enables display of the Wi-Fi signal strength
  • Fixes an issue where certain custom key operations may cause a restart
  • Fixes an issue where the time may not be retained after a power restart
  • Improves the exposure stability when using Extended ISO during movie recordings
  • 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

  • Name: BODYDATA.DAT
  • Version: 5.00
  • Size: 790 895 000 bytes
  • Release Date: 20-02-2024

Preparation

How to update your Sony camera with a memory card (SD or CFexpress)

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver. 5.00, the update is not required.

Notes:

  • When updating from Ver. 2.02 or earlier, you need to update to Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05 before proceeding with the Ver. 5.00 update. Only update to Ver. 5.00 after updating to Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05. If you try to update to Ver. 5.00 without updating to Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05, an error will occur and you will not be able to update. The file to update Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05 are included in either of the downloads below.
  • 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.
  1. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.

Saving system software data to a memory card

WARNING! Make sure that there is only one BODYDATA.DAT file on the memory card.

Note: Once you format the memory card, all the data recorded on the memory card will be deleted and cannot be restored. Before formatting, copy the data to a computer or other device. Please refer to the instruction manual of the camera for compatible memory cards.

  1. Click the Download button.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  3. Save the file to your computer.
  4. Insert the formatted memory card into a computer.
  5. Save the BODYDATA.DAT file in the root directory of the memory card.
    Note: Do not change the file name.

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.

Updating the System Software Version

Important Notice

  • 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.
  • It may not be possible to update if the camera temperature is high. Please go after the temperature drops.

Step 1: How to download the Updater

  1. Insert the memory card on which the system software data was saved, into slot 1 of the unit.
    Note: Only slot 1 recognizes the system software data.
  2. Select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion and select Software Update.
  3. Select Execute on the system software update confirmation screen and the version update starts.

    Notes:
    • A Version Update X.XX → Y.YY message appears (X.XX = the existing version number, Y.YY = the latest version number).
    • Do not remove the battery and the memory card during the update.
    After reading the notes to the end, you can click Execute. Please scroll the screen as necessary to view the full text.
  4. When the system software update starts, a black screen is displayed, and the access lamp flashes. The access lamp flashes 1 time → 3 times → 5 times depending on the progress of the update. The update will take approximately 6 minutes to complete.
    The access lamp is located under the right side of the camera when the Rear side of the camera is facing you.
    Notes:
    • If the system software data copy is incorrect, the message The target model for the update file is incorrect will be displayed on the monitor of the camera.
    • If the access lamp repeats 5 long blinks (0.5s cycle) and 6 short blinks (0.25s cycle), the system software may not have been copied correctly to the memory card. In this case, remove the battery and memory card from the camera, and start over from Saving system software data to a memory card.
  5. When the update is completed, the camera will automatically restart. After restarting, when the Body update complete screen appears, press OK.

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device

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