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Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the DSC-RX100M4 System Software Update Ver.2.00 (Mac) in order for it to work properly. If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.

Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • DSC-RX100M4

About this download

Benefits and improvements from the previous update

  • Improves operability when using Underwater Housing MPK-URX100A:
    1. 'Underwater Auto' added to White Balance settings.
    2. 'Flash Off' mode added for when the Flash unit is popped-up.
  • Improves overall stability of the camera.

Previous Benefits and Improvements

  • The camera can now record XAVC S format with compatible SDHC and SDXC cards
    • When shooting movies in XAVC S format, it requires SD Speed Class10, or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster. (When recording in 100 Mbps or more, UHS Speed Class U3 is required.)
    • When an SDHC memory card is used to record XAVC S movies over extended periods of time, the recorded movies will be divided into files of 4 GB. The divided files can be integrated into a single file using PlayMemories Home.

File Info

File Name

  • System software Ver.2.00 for DSC-RX100M4 (Mac)

File Version

  • 2.00

File Size

  • 270.4 MB (270,380,026 byte)

Release Date

  • 30/03/2017


Check the system software version

Follow the instruction below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver.2.00, the update is not required.

  1. Select Menu > Setup subpage 6 > Version on the camera.
  2. The system software version is displayed as illustrated below.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

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

  • Mac OS X v.10.10–10.11 / macOS 10.12 - 10.13*

    For macOS 10.13 - 10.15, please ensure the "DriverLoader_1015" has been installed before update your software.

    For macOS 11 – 12, please ensure the "System Software Update Helper" has been installed before update your software.

Computer Hardware

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following hardware:

  • Hard disk space: 600MB or more
  • RAM: 512MB or more

Other Hardware

  • Power source for the device.
    Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1

    Note: The update can be performed only when the remaining battery level is (three marks) or more.
    We recommend that you use a fully charged battery.

  • USB cable supplied with the camera
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.


Important Notice

  • Please close all other application software before updating the system software.
  • When performing the system software update, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1.
  • Do not remove the battery or AC adapter during the update; otherwise, the camera may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand.
  • The system software update takes approximately 15 minutes, therefore prevent your computer from going into sleeping mode. In case the computer would go into sleeping mode and the update would be interrupted, redo the complete update process from the start.
  • Do not connect the camera to any other devices except your computer.

How to download the Updater:

  1. Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
  2. At the bottom of the page, read the disclaimer and agree to the terms and conditions by clicking on the checkbox. Then, click on the Download button.
  3. The download of the [Update_DSCRX100M4V200.dmg] file will start.
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).


Step 1: Start up the Updater

  1. Close all currently running programs on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_DSCRX100M4V200.dmg] file you downloaded. Do not connect the camera at this point.
  3. [Update_DSCRX100M4V200] is expanded.
  4. Double-click the icon.
  5. To load a kernel extension, the message prompts you to allow the application to make changes. Type the password for the administrative account.

  6. System Software Updater starts up.

  7. Turn on the camera.
  8. According to the instruction on the System Software Updater window, select Menu > Setup subpage 3 > USB Connection on the camera, and check if Mass Storage is selected. If another mode than Mass Storage is selected, please select Mass Storage.

  9. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable. "USB Mode" appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
    Note:If the computer cannot find the camera, the message "Could not find the camera for this update." appears on the computer display. Try the following if this happens.
    1. Disconnect the USB cable and connect it again.
    2. If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try with the other terminals.

    Sometimes when the camera is connected to the computer with the USB cable, the message to encourage rebooting the computer may appear on the computer display. In this case, remove the battery pack or AC adaptor from the camera, reboot the computer, and follow the procedures from "2. Start up System Software Updater".

  10. After confirming the LCD monitor of the camera, click Next. The current version and the version after the update appear on the lower left part of the screen.Note: If the current system software version is 2.00 or later, the update is not required. In this case stop the USB connection and click Finish, turn off the camera, remove the battery pack and/or the AC adapter, reinsert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter and turn on the camera.
  11. After confirming Current version is "Ver.1.30" or earlier, click Next.
  12. The camera automatically reset.

    The screen below appears.

    Note: Loading icon may not be displayed depending on the OS version you are using.
  13. Start the update
    After automatically resetting, the following screen appears and the update starts. The progress bar appears while updating (approximately 15 minutes).
    Note: Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  14. Complete the update
    Once the update is complete, the screen below will be shown. The camera will automatically reboot, which may take a few minutes. Please wait until the camera's LCD shows the same screen that appeared before starting the software update. When the screen appears, press the [Finish] button and disconnect the USB cable.

    Note:If recovering data caution is displayed after restarting, please wait until this caution goes out. There are no abnormalities.

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device is Ver.2.00.

  1. On the camera select Menu > Setup subpage 6 > Version
  2. The system software version is displayed as illustrated below.