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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • SLT-A37
  • SLT-A37M
  • SLT-A37K
  • SLT-A37Y

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is offering a firmware update for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera SLT-A37.

Improvements after firmware upgrade

  • Expanded the number of automatic compensation compliant lenses:
    SAL100M28, SAL50M28, SAL85F28, SAL18200, SAL20F28, SAL28F28

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver1.03)

  • Expanded the number of automatic compensation compliant lenses:
    SAL30M28, SAL50F14, SAL2470Z, SAL2875, SAL70400G, SAL70200G, SAL35F14G, SAL1635Z.

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver1.02)

  • Improved performance of AF in Continuous Advance Priority AE Mode (both Tele-zoom 12fps and 10fps) under some specific conditions.

Applicable firmware version

  • Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera SLT-A37 with firmware Ver.1.03 or earlier.

How to check the firmware version

  1. Select Menu → Setup → Version on the camera.
  2. The firmware version is displayed. If your firmware version is Ver.1.04 or later, the upgrade is not required.

     

System Requirements

Supported OS

  • Mac OS X® v.10.5 – 10.11
    * The 64-bit kernel is not supported.

Other system requirements

  • CPU: Intel® processor
    * Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported.
  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512 MB or more
    * Please close all other application software before upgrading the firmware.

Other Items

  • USB cable supplied with the camera
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.
  • Power source for the camera
    Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 or AC adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)

    Note: The upgrade can be performed only when the remaining battery level is (three marks) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery or the AC adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately).

File Info

File Name

  • Update_SLTA37V104.dmg

File Version

  • 1.04

File Size

  • 71.6MB

Release Date

  • 2013-02-05

System Requirements

  • OS X
  • Mac OS

Install

Details

IMPORTANT:

  • When performing the firmware update, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 or the AC adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately).
  • Do not remove the battery or AC adaptor during the upgrade; otherwise, the camera may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand.
  • Do not cover Eyepiece sensors during the update; otherwise, the LCD monitor may switch to the Viewfinder. If you can not see anything on LCD monitor, please press FINDER/LCD button.



Updating the Firmware

  1. Download the update file
    Click on Update_SLTA37V104.dmg to begin download.
    Please save the downloaded file onto the Desktop of your computer (recommended).

  2. Start up Firmware Updater
    Double-click downloaded file Update_SLTA37V104.dmg to start up Firmware Updater.
    Note: Do not connect the camera yet at this point.
    Update_SLTA37V104 is expanded.

  3. Double-click the FirmwareUpdater icon.

  4. To load a kernel extension, the message prompts you to allow the application to make changes.
    Type the password for the administrative account.



  5. Firmware Updater starts up.

     

  6. Check the USB connection mode
    According to the instruction on Firmware Updater, select Menu → Setup → USB Connection on the camera, and check if Mass Storage is selected. If the mode other than Mass Storage is selected, please select Mass Storage.



  7. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
    USB Mode appears on the LCD monitor of the camera.

  8. Click Next on Firmware Updater.
    Figure 4 appears on Firmware Updater and Figure 5 appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
    Do not cover Eyepiece sensors during the update; otherwise, the LCD monitor may switch to the Viewfinder.
    If you can not see anything on the LCD monitor, please press FINDER/LCD button.


    Figure 4: Firmware Updater


    Figure 5: Camera’s LCD screen


    Note: From this step onwards, never turn off the camera until the firmware upgrade is completed.

    If the computer cannot find the camera, the message Could not find the camera for this update appears on the computer display. Try the following if this happens.
    - 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 cable, the message to encourage rebooting the computer may appear on the computer display. In this case, remove the battery pack or AC adaptor from the camera, reboot the computer, and follow the procedures from Start up Firmware Updater.

  9. After confirming the screens on Figures 4 and 5, click Next. The current version and the version after the upgrade appear on the lower left part of the screen.

  10. After confirming Current version, click Next.

    Figure 6: Upgrade is required


    Note: If Current version is Ver.1.04, the upgrade is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and click Finish. Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, and then turn on the camera again.

  11. The screen below appears.



  12. Press the center of the control wheel to reset the camera.

    Figure 9: Camera’s LCD screen


    Figure 10: Camera control wheel


    Note: The screen turns off when the center of the control wheel is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.

  13. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and the screen on Figure 11 appears.

    Figure 11


  14. Click Run to start the upgrade. The progress bar appears while upgrading (approximately 5 minutes).

    Note: Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while upgrading.

  15. When the upgrade is completed, the screen on Figure 12 appears. Click Finish and disconnect the USB cable.

    Figure 12


  16. Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, and then turn on the camera again.

Check the firmware version

  1. Select Menu → Setup → Version on the camera.

  2. The firmware version is displayed. The firmware upgrade was completed successfully if Ver.1.04 is displayed.