ILCE-7R Camera Firmware Update

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the ILCE-7R camera firmware to version 1.02 and provides the following benefits:
  • Provides support for the SEL70200G lens:
    - Improves auto focus speed
    - Adds the "Focus hold button" function
  • Reduces start-up time:
    - The start-up time has been reduced in cases when the camera is switched on immediately after being switched off
  • Improves image quality
  • Provides support for additional PlayMemories Camera Apps™ and additional features for previously supported apps:
    - Supports the "Liveview Grading" and "Smooth Reflection" applications
    - Supports the smooth automatic exposure feature in the "Time-lapse" application ver. 2.00 and later
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)
Model:
ILCE-7R
Operating System:

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Table of Contents 
Determine if Your Camera Needs the Update 

This update only applies for ILCE-7R cameras that currently have a firmware version 1.01 or earlier. If your camera firmware version is already version 1.02, this update is not necessary.


Check the version of your camera firmware:


  1. Power on the camera.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. At the "Menu" screen, use the Control Wheel to select "Setup", and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  4. At the "Setup" screen, use the Control Wheel to scroll to "Version", and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  5. The firmware version is displayed on the LCD screen.
    Firmware Version Screen
    If the current firmware version is 1.02 or higher, the camera does not need this update.
  6. Press the center button of the Control Wheel to close the version number display.
Important Notes 
  • WARNING!!: This utility is only for use with the Sony® ILCE-7R camera. Do not install this utility with any other model.
  • WARNING!!: This Digital Camera firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It is not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process and downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
  • IMPORTANT: Do not allow the computer to enter Sleep (Standby) mode during the update process. To change your settings, please refer to your computer manual or consult the manufacturer.
  • This update process requires the following items for proper updating:
    • A computer with:
      • CPU: Intel® processor
      • Available Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
      • Installed Memory (RAM): 512 MB or more
      • A USB port.
      • Mac OS® X version 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9.
    • Camera power supply:
      • When performing the firmware update, use a fully charged NP-FW50 rechargeable battery pack, or the AC-PW20 AC adapter/charger (sold separately).
        WARNING!!: The camera may not operate properly if the power is interrupted during the update.
    • USB cable:
      • Use only the USB cable supplied with the camera.
        IMPORTANT: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.
Prepare the Camera for the Firmware Update 
  1. Power on the camera.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. At the "Menu" screen, use the Control Wheel to select "Setup", and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  4. At the "Setup" screen, use the Control Wheel to scroll to "USB Connection" and verify that "Mass Storage" is selected.
    Mass Storage USB Setting
Download and Update the Firmware 

    IMPORTANT: Do not allow the computer to enter Sleep (Standby) mode during the update process. To change your settings, please refer to your computer manual or consult the manufacturer.

  1. Download the Update_ILCE7RV102.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Update_ILCE7RV102.dmg file.
    Note: Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
  3. On the desktop, double-click the Update_ILCE7V102 icon.
  4. Double-click the "Firmware Updater" icon.
  5. At the Password prompt screen, enter the Name and Password for the administrative account, and then click "OK".
  6. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
    Note: The LCD screen on the camera will turn off when it is connected to the computer. If the LCD screen of camera does not turn off, disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to the camera. If the computer has additional USB ports, try connecting the USB cable to different USB port.
  7. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".
    Connect the Camera Screen
    WARNING!!: Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  8. When the updater recognizes the camera connection, the following screen is displayed, and the camera screen displays the message, "Follow computer instructions."
    Camera Connected Screen
  9. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".
  10. When the following screen is displayed, check the version number at the lower left.
    Current Version Screen
    If the current version is "Ver.1.01 or earlier", click "Next".
    Note: If the current version is "Ver.1.02", your camera does not need this update. Stop the USB connection, click "Finish", then remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor briefly, and then power on the camera again.
  11. When the following screen is displayed, reset the camera.
    Note: Do not disconnect the USB cable from the camera or the computer.
  12. On the camera, press the center button of the Control Wheel to reset the camera.
    Reset Camera Screen
  13. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".
    Reset Camera Screen
  14. When the following screen is displayed, click "Run".
    Note: The update process takes about fifteen minutes to complete.
    Run the Update Screen
    WARNING!!: Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  15. When the following screen is displayed, click "Finish".
    Update Complete Screen
    Important: After clicking Finish, make sure to wait for the camera screen to turn back on before you continue, this may take a few minutes.
  16. Disconnect the USB cable, power off the camera, then remove the battery pack or AC adapter.
  17. Reconnect the battery pack or AC adapter and power on the camera.
Check the Firmware Version After Updating (optional) 
  1. Power on the camera.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. At the "Menu" screen, use the Control Wheel to select "Setup", and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  4. At the "Setup" screen, use the Control Wheel to scroll to "Version", and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  5. The firmware version is displayed on the LCD screen.
    Firmware Version Screen
    If the current firmware version is 1.02, the firmware update was successful.
    Note: If the firmware version number is not 1.02, please download and install the firmware update again.
  6. Press the center button of the Control Wheel to close the version number display.
Download
Update_ILCE7RV102.dmg  (196.56 MB)

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Update_ILCE7RV102.dmg
Date: 3/19/2014
Version: 1.02
Size: 196.56 MB
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