Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-7RM3

About this download

Benefits and Improvements from the latest update

  • Improves the following:
    • In rare cases, the camera may stop functioning while writing RAW data onto an SD card that has already been used multiple times
      Notes:
      • This may also cause abnormalities in the files managing the images, preventing the images from displaying on the camera.
      • No image data in the memory card will be corrupted or deleted aside from the data that was being written at the time the interruption occurred.
    • Taking a picture while using the Auto Review function may occasionally cause the camera to stop responding
  • Solves the problem caused by a specific third-party memory card, which would not be recognised by Sony cameras

Previous Benefits and Improvements

The following benefits and improvements are also included in this update

    v2.00 (10-10-2018)
    Support of "SEL400F28GM"and "SEL24F14GM":
    • Optimization of the optical image stabilization performance, and addition of a new image stabilization mode of the lens (Mode 3)(Only "SEL400F28GM")
    • Addition of a Function Ring(Lens) to the menu
      Note: For the SEL400F28GM lens, the APS-C S35/Full Frame Sel. setting is assignable to the Function Ring in addition to Power Focus.
    • Addition of [Aperture Drive in AF] setting in the menu
      *Using the lens "SEL400F28GM" or "SEL24F14GM", when [Silent priority] is selected, the sound emitted by the aperture drive will be reduced. This is useful in shooting conditions where camera.
      noise should be kept to a minimum. Note that Auto Focus may become slower when [Silent priority] is selected.
    New features:
    • [AF Track Sens] can be assigned to a custom key
    • When used with the LA-EA3 mount adaptor, all focus areas are supported
      Note : Focus Area options added : Zone, Expand Flexible Spot, and Lock-on AF.
      Bracket shooting is available during silent shooting when [File Format] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] and [RAW File Type] is set to [Uncompressed].
    Other improvements:
    • Improvement of the performance and the overall stability of the camera
    • Better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures
      Note: Imaging Edge software needs to be updated to benefit from the improvement in the RAW processing.
    • When shooting with a flash in an environment with flickering light sources, the stability of the exposure is improved
    • Improvement of managing continuously shot images as a group
      Please refer to the HelpGuide for updated function usage.
    v1.10 (08-05-2018)
  • A new Interval option is now selectable for Pixel Shift Multi Shooting: [On: Shooting Interval 0.5sec] option added to the menu
    *When the camera is connected to a PC, please use the latest version (1.2 or later) of the Imaging Edge software.
    *When using an A-mount lens via a Mount Adaptor (LA-EA1/ LA-EA2/ LA-EA3/ LA-EA4), the interval might be slightly longer.
  • Bracketing is now available during Silent Shooting with uncompressed RAW
  • Improves the peaking display level for S-Log shooting
  • Improves the Eye AF, which under a specific set of circumstances, did not work properly
  • Solves an issue where [Viewfinder Brightness] was not being reflected correctly in [Manual] setting
    v1.01 (11-12-2017)
  • Solves cases where the 'Set File Name' function does not work properly
  • Improves overall camera stability

File Info

File Name

  • ILCE-7RM3 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver.2.10 (Mac)

File Version

  • 2.10

File Size

  • 295.2 MB (295,196,635 bytes)

Release Date

  • 18-12-2018

Preparation

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver.2.10, the update is not required.

  1. Select Menu > Setup subpage [7] > Version on the camera.
  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 Macintosh versions:

  • macOS 10.12 – 10.14

Computer Hardware

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following hardware:

  • Hard drive space: 600 MB or more
  • RAM: 512 MB or more

Other Hardware

  • Power source for the device.
    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 device
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.

Important notice

  • Please close all other application software before updating 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.
    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 Updater software to crash.
  • Do not connect the camera to other any other devices except your computer.

How to download the Updater:

  1. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  2. The [Update_ILCE7RM3V210.dmg] file will start downloading.
  3. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

Step 1: Start the Updater

  1. Close all currently programs currently running on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_ILCE7RM3V210.dmg] file you downloaded. Do not connect the camera at this point.
  3. [Update_ILCE7RM3V210] is expanded.
  4. Double-click the [UpdateSetting Tool] 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.


    • For macOS 10.13 or 10.14 users
        Once the message from the system displays, the security and privacy screen will be displayed.
      • If the following message is displayed before "Security and Privacy" is displayed, press the [OK] button.
      • Open the "General" tab on the "Security and Privacy" screen and allow reading of the "Sony Corporation" system software.

        Note: If you have approved this in the past, the security and privacy screen will not be displayed.
      • If you are asked to restart macOS after clicking the [Allow] button, please restart and return to the beginning of the update procedure.
      • If the "Security and Privacy" screens does not disappear, please close the window.
      • If both the message displayed and the "Security and Privacy" screen do not disappear, close both using the [OK] button.

    • For macOS 10.12 or lower user
        Connect the camera to the computer
      • A dialogue box for the USB connection will be displayed.
      • Connect the camera to the PC using the USB cable (supplied). "USB Mode" appears on the LCD monitor of the camera.
      • Click [OK].If the message is displayed, close using the [OK] button.

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

  6. The System Software Updater will start.

    Note: If the System Software Updater does not start up, double-click [System Software Updater] in the [Update_ILCE7RM3V210] - [Resources] folder to start up.

  7. Turn on the camera.

  8. Following the instructions in the System Software Updater window, on the camera, select Menu > Setup subpage [4] > USB Connection and check if Mass Storage has been selected.If a mode other than Mass Storage is selected, please select Mass Storage.

  9. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable. "USB Mode" appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
    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.

    Sometimes, when the camera is connected to the computer with the USB cable, a message prompting you to restart the computer may be displayed.
    If this happens, remove the battery pack from the camera, reboot the computer and follow the instructions from "2. Start the System Software Updater".

  10. Click [Next]. The current version number and updated version number appear on the lower left-hand side of the screen.After confirming that the current software version is "Ver. 2.00 or earlier", click Next. If the current system software version is 2.10 or later, 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 not required

  11. The camera will automatically be reset.
    The screen below will be displayed.

    Note: The Loading icon may not be displayed depending on the OS version that you are using.

  12. Start the update
    After automatically resetting, the following screen is shown and the update starts. The progress bar appears during the update process (approximately 10 minutes).
    Note: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.

  13. Complete the update
    Once the update has been completed, the camera will automatically restart. Make sure that the camera is turned on and wait until the LCD screen appears again.Click Finish when the LCD screen appears 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 that the system software version of your device is Ver. 2.10.

  1. On the camera, select Menu > Setup subpage [7] > Version
  2. The system software version is displayed as illustrated below.

Questions & Answers

The update does not complete

When 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.