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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • HDR-AS15K
  • HDR-AS15

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.
Sony is offering a firmware update for Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Action Cam (HDR-AS15).

Applicable model name of the product
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder Action Cam (HDR-AS15).

Applicable firmware version of the units
The applicable products are with the firmware version “Ver. 1.03 / Ver. 1.04 / Ver. 2.00”.

Contents of update

  • During smart remote control operation, you can switch to copy mode/remote control mode by operating a smartphone.
  • Menu items changed by this firmware update:
    • [SEND] (Send) is deleted. You can connect the camera through Wi-Fi only in shooting mode.
    • The default setting of [A.OFF] (Auto Power Off) is changed to [60sec] from [10sec].
    • The default setting of [RMOTE] (Remote) is changed to [ON] from [OFF].

Notes:

  • Update “PlayMemories Mobile” to the latest version (Ver. 3.00 or later), before you start the smart remote control function.
  • In use of applications other than "PlayMemoriesMobile", please carry out update of this machine after confirmation of the measures taken by the side of an application.

Previous updates from Ver1.03 / Ver1.04 to Ver.2.00:

  • PS Recording Mode(1920x1080/60p)
    Available to shoot smooth image in fast moving scene using the high frame rate shooting
  • WATER scene selection
    Set to “Water mode” for suitable WB setting under water
  • BEEP off setting
    Beep can be turned on/off. 3 types of settings are available.
    1. Both Rec and Setting sound on.
    2. Rec sound on, Setting sound off.
    3. Both Rec and setting sound off.

Click here for more details about benefits provided by firmware version 3.00.

Preparing for firmware update

System requirements for a computer

Supported OS

  • Mac OS X v.10.5 – 10.11

Other system requirements

  • CPU: Intel processor*
    *Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported.
  • 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-BX1 or NP-FG1.
    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_CAMAS15V300.dmg

File Version

  • 3.00

File Size

  • 70.0MB

Release Date

  • 2013-06-24

System Requirements

  • OS X
  • Mac OS

Download

Before downloading

Please confirm with End User License Agreement below.

 

END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT


 


View Applicable License Terms Update.

If you accept the agreement, click the Download button below.
When the File Download window appears, click Save.
The download of the program file Update_CAMAS15V300.exe (68,005,976 bytes) will start.

Install

Details

IMPORTANT:

  • When performing the firmware upgrade, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1 or NP-FG1.
  • 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.
  1. Download the file to your computer
    Please save the downloaded file onto the Desktop of your computer (recommended).
  2. Start Firmware Updater
    1. Double click Update_CAMAS15V300.dmg to start up Firmware Updater.
      Do not connect the camera yet at this point.
    2. Update_CAMAS15V300 is expanded.
    3. Double-click the Firmware Updater 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.
  3. Connect the camera to the computer
    Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand.
    1. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
      Note: When the camera is connected to the computer, "USB Mode” appears on the LCD monitor of the camera. Please proceed to the next step.
    2. After confirming the above, click Next on Firmware Updater.
      The screen below appears on Firmware Updater.


      Camera’s LCD screen



      Note: From this step onwards, never turn off the camera until the firmware upgrade is completed.
  4. Check if the update is required
    1. After confirming the screens on the above steps, click Next.
      The current version and the version after the upgrade appear on the lower left part of the screen.
    2. After confirming Current version is Ver. 1.03 / Ver. 1.04 / Ver. 2.00, click Next.

      Note: If Current version is Ver. 3.00, the upgrade 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.
  5. Reset the camera
    1. The screen below appears.
       
    2. Press the ENTER button on the unit to execute.

      Note: The screen turns off when the ENTER button is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.
    3. Click Next on Firmware Updater.
  6. Start the update
    1. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and the screen below appears.

    2. Click Run to start the upgrade. The progress bar appears while upgrading (approximately 10 minutes).

      Note: Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while upgrading.
  7. Complete the update
    When the upgrade is completed, the screen below appears. Click Finish and disconnect the USB cable.


    Note: Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack, re-insert the battery pack and then turn on the camera again.
  8. Check the firmware version
    Follow the instruction to confirm the firmware version is Ver. 3.00.
    1. If the NEXT button is pushed, and “PLAY” is displayed on the next of “SETUP” as shown below, a firmware version will be Ver. 3.00.

    2. If the NEXT button is pushed, and “SEND” is displayed on the next of “SETUP” as shown below, a firmware version will be Ver.1.03 / Ver.1.04 / Ver. 2.00.