Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-7M3

About this download

Benefits and Improvements from the latest update

  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

Previous Benefits and Improvements

The following benefits and improvements are also included in this update

v3.00 (11-04-2019)
  • Adds real-time Eye AF for animals [1]
  • Enables the possibility to operate the real-time EYE AF by half-pressing the shutter button, or by pressing the AF-ON button
  • Addition of the interval shooting function
  • Allows the operation with the wireless remote commander RMT-P1BT
  • Other improvements:
    • [MENU] can be assigned to a custom key
    • [MENU] tab operation with the Fn button
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

  • [1]
  • It is not possible to detect simultaneously human and animal eyes.
  • Eye detection may not be possible depending on the environment, animal type or the movement of the animal.
v2.10 (18-12-2018)
  • 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.
  • Solves the problem caused by a specific third-party memory card, which would not be recognised by Sony cameras
  • Improvement of the overall stability of the camera
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.
v1.01 (18-04-2018)
  • Resolves a "blinking pixels" phenomenon at the bottom edge of the image during XAVC S 4K (PAL 25p) recording (depending on the combination of camera settings)
  • Resolves an issue where the touch panel could occasionally become unresponsive
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

File Info

File Name

  • ILCE-7M3 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver.3.01 (Windows)

File Version

  • 3.01

File Size

  • 291 MB (306,109,648 bytes)

Release Date

  • 16-05-2019

Preparation

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver.3.01, 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 Software Version

System Requirements

Operating Systems


The latest version of the system software update is compatible with most commonly used versions of Microsoft Windows:
  • Windows® 10
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 7 SP1

Computer hardware


The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following hardware:
  • Hard drive space: 500 MB or more
  • RAM: 512 MB or more
    Note: Please close all other application software before updating the system software.
  • 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 Battery Power Level (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.

Important Notice

  • 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.
  • Prevent your computer from entering Sleep mode.
  • Do not connect the camera to other any other devices except your computer.

How to download the Updater:

  1. Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  3. The file [Update_ILCE7M3V301.exe] file will start downloading.
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

  5. Note for Windows 8.1/10 users:
    With the standard settings of Internet Explorer, 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_ILCE7M3V301.exe] file that you downloaded. Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
  3. The System Software Updater starts.
    System Software Updater

  4. Turn on the camera.
  5. Following the instructions in the System Software Updater window, on the camera, select Menu > Setup subpage [4] > USB Connection and check if Mass Storage is selected.
    If a mode other than Mass Storage is selected, please select Mass Storage.
    Stage3 - Mass Storage

  6. 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.In this case, remove the battery pack from the camera, reboot the computer, and follow the instructions from "2. Start the System Software Updater".
  7. Check the LCD screen of the camera, then click Next. The current version number and updated version number appear on the lower left side of the screen.After confirming that the current software version is "Ver.3.00 or earlier", click Next. If the current system software version is 3.01 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
    System Software Updater - Current Version

    Update is not required
    Update is not required

  8. Click Next. The following screen appears.
    Automatically Reset the Camera

  9. After automatically resetting, the following screen is shown.
    The progress bar appears during the update process (approximately 5 minutes).
    Update Progress Bar
    Note: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.

  10. When the update is complete, the device will automatically restart. Make sure the device is turned on and wait until the LCD screen starts up.Click Finish when the LCD screen appears and disconnect the USB cable.
    Click Finish
    After restarting, a data recovery warning is sometimes displayed. This is normal. Please wait until this warning disappears.
    Recovering data. Please wait...

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device is Ver.3.01.

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

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.