Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-7M4
  • ILCE-7M4K

Required Downloads

Read this section before downloading the file.

  • When updating from Ver. 1.01 or earlier, you need to update to Ver. 1.05 before proceeding with the Ver. 1.11 update. Only update to Ver. 1.11 after updating to Ver. 1.05. If you try to update to Ver. 1.11 without updating to Ver. 1.05, an error will occur and you will not be able to update.
    ILCE-7M4 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver. 1.05 (SD card/CFexpress card)
  • This update is only available for memory cards. Windows and macOS versions are not provided.

About this download

Benefits and Improvements

WARNING! Make sure that there is only one BODYDATA.DAT file on the memory card. If you have used the card for a previous update, format the memory card in the camera before downloading a new file.

  • Improves the shutter reliability
  • Fixes an issue where the movie file rotated by the camera may not be rotated when displayed on a computer

Note: Refer to the Help Guide for details on all updated functions.

Previous Benefits and Improvements

View previous benefits and improvements

File Info

File Name

  • BODYDATA.DAT

File Version

  • Ver. 1.11

File Size

  • 888 750 488 bytes

Release Date

  • 11-10-2022

Preparation

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver. 1.11, the update is not required.

Precautions when updating from Ver. 1.01 or earlier

  • When updating from Ver. 1.01 or earlier, you need to update to Ver. 1.05 before proceeding with the Ver. 1.11 update. Only update to Ver. 1.11 after updating to Ver. 1.05. If you try to update to Ver. 1.11 without updating to Ver. 1.05, an error will occur and you will not be able to update.
  • Follow the instructions below to check the system software version.
    Note: If the Date/Time setting screen appears when you turn on your camera, be sure to set the date and time to the correct values.
  1. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.

    If it is already Ver. 1.05 or later, please update to the latest system software version.

Saving system software data to a memory card

Insert the formatted memory card into a computer. Save the data in the root directory of the memory card.
Note: Do not change the file name.

Other Hardware

Power source for the camera: Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100.
Note: The update can only be performed when the battery power level is (three bars) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery.

Updating the System Software Version

Important Notice

  • Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack (NP-FZ100).
  • Detach the vertical grip before updating the system software.
  • Do not remove the battery during the update as the sudden loss of power may render the camera inoperable.
  • It may not be possible to update if the camera temperature is high. If this is the case, update after the temperature drops.

Step 1: How to download the Updater

  1. Insert the memory card on which the system software data was saved, into slot 1 of the unit.
    Note: Only slot 1 recognizes the system software data.
  2. Select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion and select Software Update.
  3. Select Execute on the system software update confirmation screen and the update starts.

    Notes:
    • A Version Update X.XX → Y.YY message appears (X.XX = the existing version number, Y.YY = the latest version number).
    • Do not remove the battery and the memory card during the update.
  4. When the system software update starts, a black screen is displayed and the access lamp flashes. The access lamp flashes 1 time 3 times 5 times depending on the progress of the update. The update will take approximately 6 minutes to complete.

    Notes:
    • If the system software data copy is incorrect, The target model for the update file is incorrect. will be displayed on the monitor of the camera.
    • If the access lamp repeats 5 long blinks (0.5s cycle) and 6 short blinks (0.25s cycle), the update is being performed from Ver. 1.01 or earlier or the system software may not have been copied correctly to the memory card. In this case, remove the battery and memory card from the camera, and start over at Saving system software data to a memory card.
  5. When the update is completed, the camera will automatically restart.

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device

  1. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.