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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • DSLR-A380L
  • DSLR-A380Y

About this download

This program updates the DSLR-A380 camera firmware to Version 1.10.

Firmware Update Additional Features / Improvements

  1. When the Metering mode is set to the Center weighted or Spot metering modes,
    the exposure will be locked when the focus is confirmed. (When shooting in AF mode)

IMPORTANT: This firmware update is only for a DSLR-A380 camera that has Ver.1.00 of the firmware installed.

Determine whether or not this firmware update is needed:

Only DSLR-A380 cameras that meet the criteria for the current firmware version should proceed with this firmware update. Follow these steps to check your firmware version.

Note: If the firmware version is already Ver.1.10, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

  1. Turn ON the camera power switch.


  2. Press the MENU Button to display the menu.

  3. Select Tab 3 of the Setup Menu using the horizontal buttons of the control button.

  4. Select Version by pressing the down button of the control button.


  5. Press the center of the control button.

  6. The firmware version will be displayed on the LCD monitor.


  7. Press the center of the control button to close the version display
     


IMPORTANT NOTES: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

WARNING:

  1. Do not use this firmware to update any other models of digital cameras.
  2. This 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, downloading and updating this firmware, acknowledgement of awareness and understanding that this update cannot reverse this installation.

Note:

  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
  • Please contact your local Sony office, if you encounter any problem while performing the firmware update

Available Download
DSLR-A380 Firmware Update Version 1.10
Windows Operating System: DSCA380V110.exe (5.54 MB (5,809,597 bytes))
Macintosh Operating System: DSCA380V110.zip (5.50 MB (5,776,798 bytes))
Updated on: 5th November 2009

File Info

File Name

  • DSLR-A380 Firmware Update Version 1.10 for Mac OS X

File Version

  • 1.1

File Size

  • 5.5MB

Release Date

  • 2009-11-05

System Requirements

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000

Download

System requirement of a computer

Supported Operating System

  • Windows® Vista SP1
  • Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional*
  • Windows® 2000 Professional SP4
  • Mac OS X (v10.1.3 - v10.5)

* 64-bit editions and Starter are not supported.

Note:

  • Your computer should have a card slot, or a card reader which is suitable for the recording medium.

Other items

Please be sure to prepare the following items as it will be used while updating.

Power source for the camera

  • When performing the firmware update, use the fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FH50 or the AC adapter AC-PW10AM (sold separately).

    Note: An update can be performed only when the battery level is three remaining battery icons or more. We recommend that you use a sufficient battery or the ACPW10AM AC Adaptor (sold separately).

USB Cable

  • USB cable supplied with camera  
    Note:
    - The cable will be necessary if your computer does not have a card slot which is suitable for the recording medium.
    - Operations are not guaranteed if you use a commercially available USB cable.

Recording Medium

Please prepare one of the following recording medium.

  • Memory Stick PRO Duo or Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  • SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card

    Note: Recording medium is required to be formatted with the camera beforehand. Please backup the data in the recording medium before format.

Install

Details

Download and extraction procedures

  1. Double-click the downloaded file (DSCA380V110.zip) to decompress it.
    * Depending on your Operating System, the file may be automatically extracted when downloading.
  2. The DSCA380.APP file should be created after decompression:
    * The extension (*.APP) may not be displayed depending on the computer.
    * As this file is a firmware for the camera, there is no need to open the file.
Please follow the instructions listed above to complete the firmware update.