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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • NEX-C3K
  • NEX-C3A
  • NEX-C3D

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is offering a firmware upgrade for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera NEX-C3.

Improvements after firmware upgrade

  1. To be compatible with Mount Adaptor LA-EA2.
    Note: While using LA-EA2, Face Detection, Smile Shutter does not work.
    Click here for more details about benefits provided by firmware version 02. 

Applicable firmware version
Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera NEX-C3 with firmware version Ver.01.

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.02 or later, the upgrade is not required.

     

System Requirements

Supported OS

  • Mac OS X v.10.5 – 10.7

    * The 64-bit kernel is not supported.
    * In case of v.10.7, start up by 32 bit mode

Other system requirements

  • CPU: Intel processor
  • 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
  • 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).

Available Download
File name: NEX-C3V2_Update1112a.dmg
File size: 76.3 MB (76,291,491 bytes)
Updated on: 15th December 2011

File Info

File Name

  • NEX-C3 Firmware Upgrade Ver.02 (Apple Macintosh)

File Version

  • 2

File Size

  • 76.3MB

Release Date

  • 2011-12-15

System Requirements

  • Mac OS
  • OS X

Install

Details

IMPORTANT:

  • When performing the firmware upgrade, 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.

Start Firmware Updater

  1. Do not connect the camera yet at this point. Double-click NEX-C3V2_Update1112a.dmg to start up Firmware Updater.

  2. Double-click the NEX-C3V2_Update1112a.dmg icon which appears on the Desktop.

  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

    Select Menu → Setup → USB Connection on the camera, and confirm Mass Storage is selected.



  7. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
    Note: When the camera is connected to the computer, the LCD screen of the camera turns off. Please proceed to the next step.

  8. Click Next on Firmware Updater.
    Figure 4 appears on Firmware Updater and Figure 5 appears on the LCD screen of the camera.

    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.

  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.

    Figure 6: Upgrade is required



    Note: If Current version is Ver.5, 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.

    Figure 7: Upgrade is not required



  10. 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.

  11. Click Next on Firmware Updater.



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

    Figure 11



  13. 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.

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

    Figure 12



  15. 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.05 is displayed.

     

 

The new functions provided by this firmware upgrade and their respective operations are described in below instruction manual links.