Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-7M4
  • ILCE-7M4K

Required Downloads

Read this section before downloading the file.

  • For customers who have been using the Imaging Edge Mobile app:
    • Updated cameras will no longer be able to connect to the Imaging Edge Mobile app. After updating the camera, install the Creators' App.
    • Please make sure the Imaging Edge Mobile app is the latest version (Ver.7.7.2 or later) in order to pair the camera with the Creators' App.
    • If you are using an iPhone/iPad, after updating the camera, turn off the Phone/iPad and turn it on again. Then pair the camera with the Creators' App.
    If the Imaging Edge Mobile app is not the latest version, update it before trying to pair the camera with the Creators' App. For instructions on installing and connecting the Creators' App, please refer to Migrating from Imaging Edge Mobile app to Creators' App.
  • When updating from Ver. 1.01 or earlier, you need to update to Ver. 1.05 before proceeding with the Ver. 2.01 update. Only update to Ver. 2.01 after updating to Ver. 1.05. If you try to update to Ver. 2.01 without updating to Ver. 1.05, an error will occur and you will not be able to update.
    ILCE-7M4 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver. 1.05

About this download

Notes:

  • This update is only available for memory cards. Windows and macOS versions are not provided.
  • The Creators' App allows you to download the software.

Benefits and Improvements

  • Fixes a Creators' App issue where the Auto Time Correction and Auto Area Adjustment features turn off
  • Improves the operational stability of the camera

Note: Refer to the Help Guide for details on all updated functions.

Previous Benefits and Improvements

View previous benefits and improvements

File Info

File Name

  • BODYDATA.DAT

File Version

  • Ver. 2.01

File Size

  • 905 658 776 bytes

Release Date

  • 27-09-2023

Preparation

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver. 2.01, the update is not required.

Notes:

  • When updating from Ver. 1.01 or earlier, you need to update to Ver. 1.05 before proceeding with the Ver. 2.01 update. Only update to Ver. 2.01 after updating to Ver. 1.05. If you try to update to Ver. 2.01 without updating to Ver. 1.05, an error will occur and you will not be able to update.
  • 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. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.

Saving system software data to a memory card

WARNING! Make sure that there is only one BODYDATA.DAT file on the memory card.

Note: Once you format the memory card, all the data recorded on the memory card will be deleted and cannot be restored. Before formatting, copy the data to a computer or other device. Please refer to the instruction manual of the camera for compatible memory cards.

  1. Click the Download button.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  3. Save the file to your computer.
  4. Insert the formatted memory card into a computer.
  5. Save the BODYDATA.DAT file in the root directory of the memory card.
    Note: Do not change the file name.

Other Hardware

Power source for the camera: Use a 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.

Updating the System Software Version

Important Notice

  • Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack (NP-FZ100).
  • Detach the vertical grip before updating the system software.
  • Do not remove the battery during the update as the sudden loss of power may render the camera inoperable.
  • It may not be possible to update if the camera temperature is high. If this is the case, update after the temperature drops.

Step 1: How to download the Updater

  1. Insert the memory card on which the system software data was saved, into slot 1 of the unit.
    Note: Only slot 1 recognizes the system software data.
  2. Select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion and select Software Update.
  3. Select Execute on the system software update confirmation screen and the update starts.

    Notes:
    • A Version Update X.XX → Y.YY message appears (X.XX = the existing version number, Y.YY = the latest version number).
    • Do not remove the battery and the memory card during the update.
    • After reading the notes to the end, you can click Execute. Please scroll the screen as necessary to view the full text.
  4. A black screen is displayed when the system software update starts, and the access lamp flashes. The access lamp flashes 1 time 3 times 5 times depending on the progress of the update. The update will take approximately 6 minutes to complete.
    Location of the Access lamp: It's on the bottom right of Rear side.
    Notes:
    • If the system software data copy is incorrect, The target model for the update file is incorrect. will be displayed on the monitor of the camera.
    • If the access lamp repeats 5 long blinks (0.5s cycle) and 6 short blinks (0.25s cycle), the system software may not have been copied correctly to the memory card. In this case, remove the battery and memory card from the camera, and start over at Saving system software data to a memory card.
  5. When the update is completed, the camera will automatically restart. After restarting, when the Body update complete screen appears, press OK.

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device

  1. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.