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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • ILCE-7M2

About this download

Benefits and improvements from the latest update

  • Improved operability of the camera:
    1. Improved operability when AF area is set to flexible spot
      See here for details.
    2. Added Live View Display into custom button assignation
    3. Added Set File Name function
  • Supports visible light LED in external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM)
  • Improved release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Improved overall stability of the camera

Previous Benefits and Improvements

  • Improves the symptoms of insufficient light amount at the edge of flash photographed images depending on the shooting conditions with the system software version "Ver.3.20".

File Info

File Name

  • ILCE-7M2 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver.4.00 (Mac)

File Version

  • 4.00

File Size

  • 244.7 MB (244,680,641 bytes)

Release Date

  • 08/06/2017

Preparation

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver.4.00, 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

Computer Hardware

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

  • CPU: Intel processor*
    * Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported.
  • Hard drive space: 600 MB or more
  • RAM: 512 MB or more

Other Hardware

  • Power source for the device.
    Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 or AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)

    Note: The update can only be performed when the battery power level is (three bars) or more.
    We recommend that you install the update when the battery is fully charged or the AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately) is connected. Detach the vertical grip before updating system software.

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

Download

Important Notice

  • Please close all other application software before updating the system software.
  • Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 or the AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately).
  • Do not remove the battery or AC adapter 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 takes approximately 15 minutes. Please prevent your computer from going into Sleep mode during this time. 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 crash the Updater software.
  • Do not connect the camera to other 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. Click the tick box to confirm that you have read the disclaimer and agree to the terms and conditions. Then click Download.
  3. The file [Update_ILCE7M2V400.dmg] file will start downloading.
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

Install

Step 1: Start the Updater

  1. Close all programs currently running on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_ILCE7M2V400.dmg] file that you downloaded. Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
  3. [Update_ILCE7M2V400] is expanded.
  4. Double-click the icon.

  5. Before the kernel extension loads, a message will prompt you to allow the application to make changes. Enter the password for the administrative account.



  6. The System Software Updater starts.



  7. Turn on the camera.
  8. Following the instructions in the System Software Updater window, on the camera, select Menu > Setup subpage 4 > USB Connection and check if Mass Storage is selected. If a mode other 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: Do not remove the battery or AC adapter during the update as the sudden loss of power may render the camera inoperable.
  10. Check the LCD screen of the camera, then click Next. The current version number and updated version number appear on the lower left side of the screen. Note: If the current system software version is 4.00 or later, 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 and/or the AC adapter, reinsert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter and turn the camera back on.
    Update is required


    Update is not required


  11. After confirming that the current software version is "Ver.3.30 or earlier", click Next.
  12. The camera is automatically reset.

    The screen below is displayed.

    Note: the Loading icon may not be displayed depending on the OS version that you are using.
  13. Start the update
    After automatically resetting, the following screen is shown and the update starts. The progress bar appears during the update process (approximately 15 minutes).
    Note: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  14. Complete the update
    When the update is complete, the camera will automatically restart. Make sure that the camera is turned on and wait until the LCD screen appears again. Click Finish when the LCD screen appears and disconnect the USB cable.

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

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device is Ver.4.00.

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