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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • NEX-7

About this download

  • Name:Firmware update Ver.1.03 for NEX-7 (Windows)
  • Release date:27/08/2013
  • Benefits and improvements
    • 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.

The following benefits and improvements by the previous upgrade program are included in version 1.03:

  • Applies automatic compensation to "SELP1650"
  • Makes "SELP1650" retract immediately after turning off the camera
  • Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
  • Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV)
  • Improvement of response for showing auto review image.
  • Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens
  • Improvement of indication when setting "Flexible Spot".

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 the following Macintosh versions:
  • Mac OS X v.10.5 ~ 10.10

Computer hardware

The latest version of the firmware update iscompatible with the following hardware:
  • CPU: Intel processor*
    * Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported.
  • 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

Important notes:

  • When performing the firmware upgrade, 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 card from 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.
  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_NEX7NV103.dmg] file 60.0 MB (63.000.269 bytes) will start.
  4. Save the file on your computer.

Install

Upgrade the firmware of your camera

  1. Double-click the downloaded file [Update_NEX7V103.dmg]. Do not connect the camera yet at this point.
  2. Double-click the [Update_NEX7V103] icon which appears on the Desktop.
  3. Double-click the [Firmware Updater] icon.
  4. To load a kernel extension, the message prompts you to allow the application to make changes. Type the password for the administrative account (Figure 2-1)
  5. The Firmware Updater window appears.
  6. According to the instruction on the Firmware Updater window, selectMenu-->Setup-->USB Connectionon the camera, and check ifMass Storageis selected. (Figure 3)
    If another mode thanMass Storageis selected, please selectMass Storage.



  7. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
    Note: When the camera is connected to the computer, the LCD screen of the camera turns off. Please proceed to the next step.
  8. Confirm the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is displayed on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen.
    Note: If is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
  9. After confirming the above, clickNexton the Firmware Updater window. Figure 4 appears on the Firmware Updater window, and Figure 5 appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
    Note: From now on, never turn off the camera until the firmware upgrade is completed.

    Figure: 4


    Figure: 5


  10. After confirming the screens on Figures 4 and 5, clickNext
    The current version and the version after the update appear on the lower left part of the screen. (Figure 6)
    After confirming the screen on Figure 6, clickNext[Current version] is [Ver.1.xx].
    Note: If the screen on Figure 7 appears, the upgrade is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and clickFinishTurn 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 again.

    Figure 6: Upgrade is required


    Figure 7: Upgrade is not required


  11. Click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen to stop the USB connection.
    Note: Please keep the USB cable connected even after stopping the USB connection on the computer with the above operation.
    Note: If is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
    Figure: 8


  12. Press the center of the control wheel to execute the reset of the camera.
    Note: The screen turns off when the center of the control wheel is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.

    Figure: 9


    Figure: 10A


  13. ClickNexton the Firmware Updater window.
  14. Figure: 8
  15. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and the screen on Figure 11 appears.
  16. ClickRunto start the upgrade. The progress bar appears while upgrading (approximately 5 minutes).
    Figure: 11

    Note: Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while upgrading.

  17. When the update is completed, the screen on Figure 12 appears. ClickFinishand disconnect the USB cable.

    Figure: 12

    Click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon
    on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen to stop the USB connection.

    Note: If is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.

  18. Disconnect the USB cable.
  19. Note: after having finished the update, turn off the camera, remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, and then turn on the camera again.

Confirm the firmware version of your camera is Ver.1.03

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

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