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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • HDR-AZ1VW
  • HDR-AZ1
  • HDR-AZ1VR
  • HDRAZ1VRKIT
  • HDR-AZ1VB

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products. Sony is offering a firmware update for Action Cam HDR-AZ1 version 1.01.

This update is only for HDR-AZ1 cameras that currently have a system software Version 1.00. If your camera system software version is already Version 1.01, this update is not necessary.

Contents of update

  • Fixed the symptom where, depending on the region where the camera is used, GPS logs (in movie recording) and/or location information (in still image recording) may not have been recorded.
  • Fixed the symptom that when using the Live-streaming function, images were distributed in an incorrect size with the video size set at 1280x720.

Check the firmware version

  1. Start PlayMemories Mobile installed on your smartphone or tablet and connect it to the camera.
    Regarding the installation method of PlayMemories Mobile and the connection method to the camera, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the camera or Connecting the Camera to Your Smartphone section in the HDR-AZ1's Help Guide.

  2. The version will be displayed on Settings → Camera information in PlayMemories Mobile.

    On Android:


    On iOS:
     

Preparing for firmware update:

System requirements for a computer
- Supported OS

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

- Other system requirements

  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512MB 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-BY1.
    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.

File Info

File Name

  • Update_HDRAZ1V101.exe

File Version

  • 1.01

File Size

  • 192.97MB

Release Date

  • 2014-12-18

System Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 32bit
  • Windows 8 64bit

Download

  • When performing the system software update, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-BY1.
  • Do not remove the battery or USB cable during the update; otherwise, the camera may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand.

Install

Details

  1. Download the update file
    Click on the file Update_HDRAZ1V101.exe to begin download. Please save the downloaded file onto the Desktop of your computer (recommended).

    Note for Windows 8 users: Under the initial settings of Internet Explorer, the update file will be saved in the Downloads  folder. Click the Desktop  tile from the Start screen and find the downloaded file in the Downloads folder by using Explorer.


  2. Start up Firmware Updater.
    • Close all currently running programs on your computer.
    • Double-click the downloaded file Update_HDRAZ1V101.exe.
    • Firmware Updater starts up.



  3. Connect the camera to the computer
    Note: Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand.

    1. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable and turn on the power of the camera.
      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 (Your computer may have some USB terminals on the backside)


    2. At this time, confirm that the icon  is displayed on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen.
    3. After confirming the above, click Next on Firmware Updater. Figure below appears on Firmware Updater.

    IMPORTANT: From now on, never turn off the camera until the firmware update is completed. 

         

  4. Check if the updating is required
    1. After confirming, click Next. The current version and the version after the update appear on the lower left part of the screen.
    2. After confirming Current version is Ver.1.00, click Next.

  5. Note: If the screen on Figure 5 appears, the update is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and click Finish. Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack, and then turn on the camera again.

  6. Reset the camera.
    1. Click  on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen to stop the USB connection.
      Note: Please keep the USB cable connected even after stopping the USB connection on the computer with the above operation.


    2. Press REC (Movie/Photo) button to execute.
      Note: Display panel  turns off  when REC (Movie/Photo) button  is pressed.  Please proceed to the next step.


    3. Click Next on Firmware Updater.


  7. Start the update
    1. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and the screen below appears.
    2. Click Run to start the update. The progress bar appears while updating (approximately 12 minutes).

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

  9. Complete the update
    When the update is completed, the camera will automatically restart. Make sure the camera is turned on and wait until the LCD screen appears again. Click Finish when the LCD screen appears and disconnect the USB cable.


  10. Check the firmware version

    1. Start PlayMemories Mobile installed on your smartphone or tablet and connect it to the camera.
      Regarding the installation method of PlayMemories Mobile and the connection method to the camera, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the camera or Connecting the Camera to Your Smartphone section in the HDR-AZ1’s Help Guide.

    2. The version will be displayed on Settings → Camera information in PlayMemories Mobile.


      On Android:


      On iOS: