Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • NEX-3

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the NEX-5 Camera Firmware to version 05 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over version 04:

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 05:

  • Adds the function to use "Picture Effect" modes
  • Adds the function to use "Peaking Level" and to select the "Peaking Color" in manual focus mode
  • Adds "Soft key Settings" to the "Setup" menu to allow customization of the soft keys
  • Adds the "Menu start" function
  • Adds two more settings to the "MF Assist" function
  • Improves menu item selection using the Control Wheel
  • Changes the aperture setting function so the setting is maintained when using "Background Defocus Control" or "Aperture Priority" movie recording modes
  • Adds support for auto focus with Supported A-mount Lenses
    Note: Requires a firmware update for the LA-EA1 Mount Adapter (Mount Adapter sold separately).
  • Adds a function to enlarge the image when "Release w/o Lens" is set to "Enable"
  • Adds the 3D Sweep Panorama™ function (More information about supported 3D functions.)
  • Improves the Sweep Panorama function
  • Resolves an issue where the battery may be drained even if the camera is turned off
  • Reduces start-up time under low light conditions

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X®

File Info

File Name

  • NEX-3V5_Update1112a.dmg for Latin America

File Version

  • 05

File Size

  • 61.45 MB

Release Date

  • 12-14-2011

Before You Start


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