System Software Update

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the system firmware and provides the following benefits:
  • Adds support for recording 60p/30p/24p/120p movies in the XAVC S format that supports high bit rates
    Note: When shooting a movie in the XAVC S format, you must use an SDXC card of Class 10 or faster.

IMPORTANT: This update is not compatible with Mac OS® X 10.10. Please use Mac OS X 10.9 or lower to install this update.

Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)

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 is only for DSC-RX10 cameras that currently have firmware version 1.00. If your camera firmware version is already version 2.00, this update is not necessary.


Check the version of your camera firmware:


  1. Power on the camera.
  2. On the camera, select "MENU", "General Settings", and then "Version".
  3. If the version number is Ver. 2.00, the camera does not need this update.
    Main Settings Version Number
Important Notes 
  • This utility is only for use with the DSC-RX10 cameras. Do not install this utility with any other model.
  • WARNING!!: This 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
        Note: Core™ Solo and Core Duo processors are not supported.
      • Available Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
      • Installed Memory (RAM): 512 MB or more
      • A USB port.
      • Macintosh® OS X versions 10.6 to 10.9.
      • IMPORTANT: This update is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.10. Please use Mac OS X 10.9 or lower to install this update.
    • Camera power supply:
      • This update can only be performed when the remaining battery level has three bars Battery Indicater or more. When performing the firmware update, it's recommended to use a fully charged NP-FW50 rechargeable battery pack.
        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.
  • IMPORTANT: You must initialize the camera after the update is complete. This will return all settings to their original default values. Please make note of any settings you have changed before performing the update.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • 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. Remove the memory card from the camera
  2. Ensure the camera battery is fully charged.
  3. You must initialize the camera after the update is complete. This will return all settings to their original default values. Please make note of any settings you have changed before performing the update.
Download and Update the Firmware 
  1. Download the Update_DSCRX10V200.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_DSCRX10V200.dmg .
    Note: Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
  3. Double-click the "Firmware Updater" Firmware Updater Icon icon.
  4. At the Password prompt screen, enter the Name and Password for the administrative account, and then click "OK".
    Password Prompt Screen
  5. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, please follow the instructions.
  6. Power on the camera.
  7. Make sure the USB Connection Setting is set to "Mass Storage".
    On the camera, select "MENU", "Setup","USB Connection", and then ensure "Mass Storage" is selected.
    USB Connect Screen
  8. Ensure the memory card is removed from the camera.
  9. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
    Note: When the camera is connected to the computer, the LCD screen of the camera turns off. If the LCD screen of the camera dose not turn off, try disconnecting and reconnection the USB cable or try another USB port on the computer. Then proceed to the next step.
  10. 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.
  11. When the updater recognizes the camera connection, the next "Firmware Updater" screen is displayed on the computer, and the camera screen displays "Follow the instructions on the computer".
    camera Screen
  12. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".
    camera Connected Screen
  13. When the following screen is displayed, check the version number at the lower left.
    Current Version Screen
    If the current version is "1.00", click "Next".
    Note: If the current version is "2.00", your camera does not need this update. Stop the USB connection and click "Finish". Then power off the camera, briefly remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, and then power on the camera again.
  14. To perform the firmware update, follow the steps to reset the camera.
  15. Reset the camera:
    On the camera, press the center of the control wheel to execute reset.
    Initialize Camera
    Note: The camera screen turns off when the button is pushed.
  16. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".
    Click Next Screen
  17. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and the next Firmware Updater screen appears.
  18. 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.
  19. When the following screen is displayed, click "Finish".
    Update Complete Screen
  20. You may now disconnect the USB cable.
Check the Firmware Version After Updating (optional) 

Please follow the steps below to confirm that the firmware was successfully updated:

  1. On the top of the camera, press the "MENU" button.
  2. At the menu, select "Setup", and then "Version".
  3. If the version number is Ver. 2.00, the camera firmware was successfully updated.
    Main Settings Version Number
Initialize the Camera 

Please initialize the camera after performing the update:

  1. On the top of the camera, press the "MENU" button.
  2. At the menu, select "Setup", and then "Setting Reset".
    Settings Reset menu
  3. At the "Setting Reset" screen, select "Initialize".
    Initialize menu
  4. At the "Restores settings..." message, select "OK".
    Restore Settings message
  5. At the "Performs initialization" message, select "OK".
    Performs Initialization message
  6. The camera will automatically restart after the initialization is complete.
Download
Update_DSCRX10V200.dmg  (117.24 MB)

Download Files

Update_DSCRX10V200.dmg
Date: 8/28/2014
Version: 2.00
Size: 117.24 MB
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