Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-7M2

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Benefits and Improvements from the latest update

  • Improves the overall stability of the photographic camera

Previous Benefits and Improvements

The following benefits and improvements are also included in this update.

  • Improved operability of the photographic camera:
    1. Improved operability when AF area is ready to flexible spot
      See here for details.
    2. Added Alive View Display into custom push assignation
    3. Added Set File Name function
  • Supports visible light LED in external wink for AF (HVL-F45RM)
  • Improved release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Improved overall stability of the camera
  • Improves the symptoms of bereft low-cal amount at the edge of flash photographed images depending on the shooting conditions with the arrangement software version “Ver.3.20”.

File Info

File Name

  • ILCE-7M2 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver.four.01 (Windows)

File Version

  • 4.01

File Size

  • 220 MB (231,251,152 bytes)

Release Date

  • xvi-05-2019


Check the arrangement software version

Follow the instructions beneath to check the system software version. If the arrangement software version is Ver.4.01, the update is not required.

  1. Select Menu > Setup subpage [6] > Version on the camera.
  2. The arrangement software version is displayed equally illustrated below.

    What Is the Latest Update Firmware for

System Requirements

Operating Systems

The latest version of the arrangement 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

    Notation: Delight close all other awarding software before updating the system software.
  • Power source for the camera
    • Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 or the AC adaptor Ac-PW20 (sold separately).

      Note: The update can only be performed when the bombardment ability level is
      Battery Power Level
      (three bars) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged bombardment. Detach the vertical grip before updating system software.

  • USB cablevision supplied with the camera

    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with whatever other USB cable.

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Download & Install

Important Notice

  • Apply a fully charged rechargeable bombardment pack NP-FW50 or the Air conditioning adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately).
  • Do not remove the battery during the update; every bit the sudden loss of power may return the camera inoperable.
  • Remove the memory bill of fare from the photographic camera before starting the update process.
  • Prevent your computer from inbound Slumber mode.
  • Do not connect the camera to other any other devices except your estimator.

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_ILCE7M2V401.exe] file will first downloading.
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).
  5. Note for Windows 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 detect the downloaded file in the Downloads binder by using Explorer.

Stride 1: First the Updater

  1. Close all programs currently running on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_ILCE7M2V401.exe] file that you downloaded. Practice not connect the camera to the estimator yet.
  3. The System Software Updater starts.
    System Software Updater
  4. Turn on the camera.
  5. Following the instructions in the Organization Software Updater window, on the camera, select Carte du jour > Setup subpage [4] > USB Connectedness 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 calculator 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 cablevision, a bulletin prompting you to restart the computer may exist displayed.In this case, remove the battery pack from the camera, reboot the calculator, and follow the instructions from “2. Start the System Software Updater”.

  7. Check the LCD screen of the photographic 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.4.00 or earlier”, click Next. If the current system software version is 4.01 or afterward, the update is not required.In this instance, disconnect the camera from the computer and click Finish. Plough off the camera, remove the bombardment pack, reinsert the battery and turn the camera back on.
    Update is required
    System Software Updater - Current Version

    Update is non required
    Update is not required

  8. Click Adjacent. The post-obit screen appears.
    Automatically Reset the Camera
  9. After automatically resetting, the following screen is shown.
    The progress bar appears during the update procedure (approximately v minutes).
    Update Progress Bar

    Note: Never plough off the photographic camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  10. When the update is complete, the device will automatically restart. Brand sure the device is turned on and wait until the LCD screen starts up.Click Terminate when the LCD screen appears and disconnect the USB cablevision.
    Click Finish

    After restarting, a data recovery warning is sometimes displayed. This is normal. Please await until this warning disappears.
    Recovering data. Please wait...

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device is Ver.four.01.

  1. On the camera, select Card > Setup subpage [6] > Version
  2. The system software version is displayed equally illustrated below.
    Current System Software Version

Questions & Answers

The update does non consummate

When the monitor remains black for more than than 15 minutes, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Disconnect the USB cable from the figurer.
  2. Remove the battery and AC adapter from the camera, leave information technology for a few minutes, so insert the bombardment again or connect the Air-conditioning adapter.
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. Turn on the photographic camera and perform the installation procedure again.