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ILCE-9 Camera Firmware Update (for U.S. and Canada)

What Does This Do?

This update (version 2.00) provides the following benefits:

Enhancements for Continuous AF performance:

  • Enhanced performance of continuous auto focus on moving subjects
  • Enhanced stability of the AF-C when zooming

Added functions for professionals engaged in sports/news media:

  • Adds the function to assign Protecting images to custom Key
  • Adds the function to transfer (FTP) protected files at once
    Note: Only for images protected using version 2.00 or higher.
  • Displays wired LAN MAC address
  • Inputs IPTC metadata to files
    Note: IPTC information must be created beforehand using the IPTC Metadata Preset software.
  • Inputs camera serial number to metadata

Other Improvements:

  • Improves operational stability
  • Improves accuracy of the overheating warning function

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

Operating System:

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

Determine if you need this update

This update only applies to ILCE-9 cameras that currently have firmware version 1.10 or lower.

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 select Version.
    Menu Version Screen
  4. The firmware version is displayed on the camera screen.
    Firmware Version Screen
  5. Note:If the current firmware version is 2.00 or higher, the camera does not need this update.

Before You Start

  • WARNING! This firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It's not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process, downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
  • IMPORTANT: Don't allow the computer to enter Sleep (Standby) mode during the update process. To change these settings, refer to your computer manual or consult the manufacturer.
  • This update process requires the following items for proper updating:
    • A computer with:
      • Available Hard Disk Space: 600 MB or more
      • Installed Memory (RAM): 512 MB or more
      • Apple® Mac OSX® versions 10.10 - 10.13
        IMPORTANT: For computers running Mac OS X version 10.13, the DriverLoader_1013 software must be installed before installing the camera software update for each camera that's being updated.
    • Camera power supply:
      • This update can only be performed when the remaining battery level has three bars Battery Indicater or more. Make sure your battery pack is fully charged, or use the AC adapter/charger (sold separately).
      • Detach the vertical grip (sold separately) before updating system software.
      • 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.

  • Remove the memory card from the camera
  • Make sure all other devices are disconnected from the camera
  • Save all work and close all other programs.

Download and Update the Firmware

  1. Download the Update_ILCE9V200.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Update_ILCE9V200.dmg file. The file is expanded.
    Note: Don't connect the camera to the computer yet.
  3. On the desktop, double-click the SystemSoftwareUpdater icon.
    System Software Updater icon
  4. At the prompt, enter the Username and Password for the administrative account, and then click OK.
    System Software Updater Password
  5. The System Software Updater starts.
    Connect the Camera and Computer Screen
  6. Power on the camera.
  7. Verify that Mass Storage is selected in the USB Connection setting of the camera:
    1. On the camera, press the Menu button.
    2. At the Menu screen, use the control wheel to select Setup, then select USB Connection, and then make sure that Mass Storage is selected.
      Mass Storage USB Setting
  8. Make sure the memory card is removed from the camera.
  9. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable. USB Mode will appear on the camera screen.
    • If the message Could not find the camera for this update appears on the computer display, disconnect and reconnect the USB cable or try another USB port on the computer.
    • Sometimes when the camera is connected to the computer with the USB cable, a message appears to restart the computer. If this occurs, briefly remove the battery and disconnect the AC adaptor (if connected), restart the computer, and then start the firmware update procedure again..
  10. At the System Software Updater screen, click Next.
    Connect the Camera and Computer Screen
  11. Check the current version displayed.
    Current Version Screen
    Note: If the current version is 2.00, your camera does not need this update. Stop the USB connection and click Finish. Then disconnect the USB cable and power off the camera. Briefly remove the battery and disconnect the AC adaptor (if connected), and then power on the camera again.
  12. If the Current version is 1.10 or lower, click Next.
  13. The camera will now automatically reset.
    Reset Camera Screen
  14. After the camera is reset, the update starts. The progress bar appears while updating (approximately 10 minutes).
    Updating Screen
  15. WARNING! Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.

    Note: Depending on the OS version you're using, a loading icon may appear.

  16. When the update process completes, the camera automatically restarts (which may take a few minutes).
    Note: Wait for the camera to power on and return to the previous screen.
  17. When the camera finishes restarting, and the screen reappears, click Finish.
    Update Finish Screen
    Note: The message Recovering data Please wait... may rarely display on the camera, this is normal. Wait for this message to go away before disconnecting the USB cable.
    Recovering data Please wait... message
  18. When the update is finished, disconnect the USB cable.

Confirm Successful Update (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 select Version.
    Menu Version Screen
  4. The firmware version is displayed on the camera screen.
    Firmware Version Screen
  5. If the current firmware version is 2.00, the firmware update was successful.
    Note: If the firmware version number is not 2.00, download and install the firmware update again.
Troubleshooting for the Update

File Download

Date: 1/11/2018
Version: 2.00
Size: 275.03 MB

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Required Files

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the ILCE-9 Camera Firmware Update (for U.S. and Canada) in order for it to work properly.

If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.

This file may be an add-on. Click the title and read the description to determine whether or not you want to install it.

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