Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-7M3
  • ILCE-7M3K

About this download

Benefits and Improvements

IMPORTANT: When you update to this version, the camera settings will be reinitialized. Because of this, we recommend that you save the current settings before updating. You can use the Save/Load Settings function to save the current settings to a memory card and write them back after the update.

  • Adds new features of FTP transfer
    • Allows you to transfer still images during shoot and playback operations.
    • Adds the following FTP transfer functions:
      • Allows you to narrow down the transfer target, such as protected images or non-transferred images, and transfer the images together as a batch.
      • Allows you to transfer only the image being played back by pressing the custom key.
      • Allows you to transfer all images automatically while shooting.
      • Allows you to select the setting to transfer both RAW file and JPEG taken in RAW+JPEG format to an FTP server.
    • Update the destination folder configuration.
      • Allows you to register up to nine FTP servers. (Previous was up to 3)
      • Allows you to change the destination folder configuration on the FTP server:
        • Save image data directly under the folder that you choose.
        • Register the media card slot number in the folder configuration.
        • Register the folder configuration same as your camera.
      • Improved operability of FTP transfer function.
        • Allows you to set items under Server Setting by using the smartphone application Transfer & Tagging add-on.
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera.

NOTE: The Transfer & Tagging add-on is only available in certain countries and regions.

For additional information regarding updated function usage, refer to the Help Guide.

Previous Benefits and Improvements

View previous benefits and improvements

File Info

File Name

  • Update_ILCE7M3V400.exe

File Version

  • 4.00

File Size

  • 304 MB (319 794 816 bytes)

Release Date

  • 10-03-2021

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.

NOTE: If the Date/Time setting screen appears when you turn on your camera, be sure to set the date and time to the correct values.

  1. Select Menu → Setup7 → Version.
  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 versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1

Computer Hardware

This system software update requires the following hardware:

  • Hard drive space: 600 MB or more
  • RAM: 600 MB or more
    NOTE: Please close all other application software before updating the system software.

Other Hardware

  • Power source for the camera
    • Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100.
      NOTE: The update can only be performed when the battery power level is (three bars) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery. Detach the vertical grip before updating system software.
  • USB cable supplied with the camera.
    NOTE: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.

Download & Install

Important Notice

  • Close all other application software before attempting to update the system software.
  • Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100.
  • Do not remove the battery 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 will take approximately 10 minutes. Please do not allow your computer to go into Sleep mode during this time.
    NOTE: 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 cause the software to crash.
  • Do not connect the camera to other devices except your computer.
  • Do not connect the camera and computer yet.
  • Ensure that your PC is connected to the Internet.
  • Following the instructions in the System Software Updater window, on the camera, select Menu → Setup4 → USB Connection and check if Mass Storage has been selected. If a mode other than Mass Storage is selected, please select Mass Storage.

How to download the Updater:

  1. Click the Download button above.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  3. The Update_ILCE7M3V400.exe file will start downloading.
    File Size:304MB (319 794 816 byte)
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).
    NOTE: With the standard settings of Microsoft Edge, the update file will be saved in your Downloads folder. Click the Desktop tile from the Start screen and find the downloaded file in the Downloads folder by using Explorer.

Step 1: Start the Updater

  1. Close all programs currently running on your computer.
  2. Double-click the Update_ILCE7M3V400.exe file that you downloaded. Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
  3. The System Software Updater starts.
  4. Turn on the camera and connect it to the computer with the supplied USB cable. When you do, USB Mode appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
  5. Click Next. The current version number and updated version number appear on the lower left side of the screen.
    NOTE: If the computer cannot find the device, the message Could not find the camera for this update is displayed on the computer screen. Please try the following:
    • Disconnect the USB cable and connect it again.
    • If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try with the other terminals.
    IMPORTANT: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  6. After confirming that the current software version is 3.10 or earlier, click Next. If the current system software version is 4.00, 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, reinsert the battery and turn the camera back on.
    Update is required
    Update is required
    Update is not required
    Update is not required
  7. The camera will be automatically reset.
  8. Start the update.
    NOTE: After automatically resetting, the update will begin and a progress bar will appear. The update will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
    IMPORTANT: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  9. When the update is completed, the camera will automatically restart.
  10. When the LCD screen appears again, click Finish 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.

  1. On the camera, select Menu → Setup7 → Version.
  2. The system software version is displayed as illustrated below.
    Current System Software Version

Questions & Answers

The update does not complete

If the monitor remains black for more than 15 minutes, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.
  2. Remove the battery and AC adapter from the camera, leave it for a few minutes, then insert the battery again or connect the AC adapter.
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. Turn on the camera and perform the installation process again.