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About this download

Updating is simple and with the newest firmware version, you can get even more from your camera.

  • Date released:05/02/2013
  • Name:Update_NEX5NV102.dmg
  • Applicable models:NEX-5N
  • Benefits and improvements:
    • Applies automatic compensation to "SELP1650"
    • Updates RAW data format version
      *After this update, distortion correction of RAW data will be available with Image Data Converter Ver.4.2 or later. The latest version of Image Data Converter is available on the following site:http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/imsoft/Mac/idc/us.html
    • Adds bracket shooting exposure settings (three frames / 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV)
    • Makes "SELP1650" retract immediately after turning off the camera
    • Improves autofocus operation stability
    • Enhancement of AF response: When subject distance changes enormously.
    • Improved stability in certain camera operations:
      • When setting [Lens Compensation: Distortion] "Auto" and [Picture Effect] "Miniature" at the same time.
      • When setting [Exposure Compensation], [Intelligent AF] operation improves.
  • Applicable Operating System (OS)
    • Mac OS X v.10.5 ~ 10.10
  • Restrictions:only for use with cameras sold in Europe. Not all models are sold in all countries.

System Requirements

Your firmware may already be up to date, especially if you have a new NEX-5N camera model. If the version number is 1.02 or higher, you do not need to update.

If you're not sure, it's easy to check which version of firmware you have:

  1. On the camera selectMenu-->Setup-->Version.
  2. The firmware version is displayed as illustrated below.

If the firmware version of NEX-5N is1.02or later, the update is not required.

Install

What you need

  • Computer hardware
    • CPU: Intel processor *
      * Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported.
    • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
    • RAM: 512MB or more
  • Power source for the camera
    • Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 or AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
      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 or the AC adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately).
  • USB cable supplied with the camera
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.

How to make sure the update goes smoothly

  • When performing the firmware update,please 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;otherwise, the camera may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.
  • Remove the memory cardfrom the camera beforehand.
  • When using an A-mount lens with the LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor(sold separately) and setting to use the [AF Micro Adj.] function, the registered value is reset.

Download and Install the update

Step 1: Download the Firmware Updater

  1. Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click the[Download]button below.
  3. The download of the [Update_NEX5NV102.dmg] file 59.2 MB (62,136,013 bytes) will start.
  4. Save the file on your computer.

Step 2: Update the firmware of your camera

  1. Close all currently running programs on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_NEX5NV102.dmg] file you downloaded.- Do not connect the camera at this point.
  3. Double-click the [Update_NEX5NV102] icon which appears on the Desktop.
  4. Double-click the [FirmwareUpdater] 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. Firmware Updater starts up.


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  7. Turn on the camera.
  8. According to the instruction on the Firmware Updater window, selectMenu-->Setup-->USB Connectionon the camera, and check ifMass Storageis selected.
    If another mode thanMass Storageis selected, please selectMass Storage.



  9. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable, the LCD screen of the camera will turn off. Please proceed to the next step.
    Note:If the LCD screen of the camera dose not turn off, please try the following methods:
    • Disconnect the USB cable from the camera, then reconnect the USB cable.
    • If there is another free USB terminal on the computer, reconnect the USB cable to this terminal.
  10. ClickNexton the Firmware Updater window. In the computer screen the following window will appear:


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    At the same time the message"Follow computer instructions"will appear on the LCD screen of the camera. -From this point don't turn off the camera until the firmware update is completed.
  11. ClickNext. The current version and the version after the update appear on the lower left part of the Firmware Updater .


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    If the current firmware version is 1.02 or later, the update is not required.In this case stop the USB connection and clickFinish, 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.
  12. ClickNext,the following window will appear:


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  13. ClickNextagain.
  14. When the messageReset cameraappears in the camera LCD screen, press the center of the camera control wheel to the reset it. -The LCD screen will turn off.



  15. ClickNexton the Firmware Updater window.
  16. After resetting, the reconnection of the camera is verified, and the following window appears:


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  17. ClickRunto start the update. The progress bar will appear while updating (approximately for 5 minutes). -don't turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  18. When the update is completed, the following window will appear. ClickFinishand disconnect the USB cable.


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  19. 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.

Step 3: Confirm the firmware version of your camera is Ver 1.02.

  1. On the camera selectMenu-->Setup-->Version.
  2. The firmware version is displayed as illustrated below.

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