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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • NEX-F3Y
  • NEX-F3K
  • NEX-F3
  • NEX-F3D

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is offering a firmware upgrade for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera NEX-F3.

Improvements after firmware upgrade

  • Applies automatic compensation to SELP1650

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 1.01 or later, the upgrade is not required.

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-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_NEXF3V101.exe

File Version

  • 1.01

File Size

  • 67.6MB

Release Date

  • 2013-02-05

System Requirements

  • OS X
  • Mac OS

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 Update_NEXF3V101.dmg
    to start up Firmware Updater.

  2. Double-click the Update_NEXF3V101 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.

    If the LCD screen of the camera dose not turn off, please try the following methods.
    - Disconnect the USB cable from the camera, then reconnect the USB cable.
    - If there are another USB terminal with the computer, reconnect the USB cable to another USB terminal.

  8. 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.

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

    Upgrade is required



    Note: If Current version is Ver. 1.01, 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.

    Upgrade is not required



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

    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 below appears.



  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 below appears. Click Finish and disconnect the USB cable.



  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. 1.01 is displayed.