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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • NEX-6

About this download

  • Name:Firmware update Ver.1.03 for NEX-6 (Windows)
  • Release date:19/03/2014
  • Benefits and improvements
    • Provides support for the following "Fast Hybrid AF" compliant lenses: SELP18105G, SEL35F28Z *, SEL55F18Z *, SEL2470Z *, SEL2870 *, SEL70200G * and compatible E mount lenses in the future *
      * Fast Hybrid AF is effective only in the central area of the frame.
    • Addition of AF drive system for movies: AF drive system for movie has been added in order to enhance scalability of future E-mount system. This feature ensures a higher degree of design flexibility for future E-mount lenses.
    • Provides support for the following "Fast Hybrid AF" function compliant lenses: SEL1018, SEL35F18, SELP18200, SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE, SEL20F28, SEL1670Z
      *Firmware upgrade of lenses may also be in addition to this camera body update.
      Please refer to the E-mount Lenses firmware update page.

Confirm the firmware version of your camera

Follow the instructions below to check the firmware version of your camera.
If the firmware version is Ver.1.03 or later, the update is not required.

  1. SelectMenu-->Setup-->Versionon the camera.
  2. The firmware version is displayed as illustrated below.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

The latest version of the firmware update iscompatible with most commonly used versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows® Vista* SP2
  • Windows® 7 SP1
  • Windows® 8
  • Windows® 8.1
    Notes:
    * Starter edition is not supported.

Computer hardware

The latest version of the firmware update iscompatible with the following hardware:
  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512MB or more
    Note:Please close all other application software before updating the firmware.
  • 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.

Download

  • 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 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_NEX6V103.exe] file (179 MB (188.538.968 bytes)) will start.
  4. Save the file on your computer.

  5. Note for windows 8 / 8.1 users:

    Under the initial settings of Internet Explorer, the update file will be saved in the [Downloads] folder. Click the [Desktop] tile from the Start screen and find the downloaded file in the [Downloads] folder by using Explorer.

Install

  1. Close all currently running programs on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_NEX6V103.exe] file you downloaded to start up the Firmware Updater. The Firmware Updater window will appear.


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  3. 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.



  4. 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.
  5. Confirm that the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is displayed on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen. -If is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 1.03 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.
  8. ClickNext
  9. When the following window appears, stop the USB connection by clicking the"Safely Remove Hardware" icon ( ) on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer. However,keep the USB cable connected between the camera and the computer.


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    Note: If the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
  10. ClickNext
  11. 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.



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


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  14. ClickRunto start the update. The progress bar will appear while updating (approximately for 15 minutes). -don't turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  15. When the update is completed, the following window will appear. ClickFinishand disconnect the USB cable.
    Note: after clicking [Finish], be sure to wait for the camera to turn on again although there may be cases that it takes a few minutes.


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  16. 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.

Confirm the firmware version of your camera is Ver 1.03.

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

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