Updating Sony Camera Firmware

Sony Firmware Update

Users will want to update Sony camera with the latest firmware and Smart Remote Control application:

Update firmware:


  1. Go to this link and select your camera model with the version number (Ex: ILCE-7) and press ‘Go’:

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2.  After you select your camera model it should take you to the official downloads page of your camera model. Check if you have the latest firmware installed and install using the ‘Download Instructions’ blue button:

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3.  If you have followed the step-by-step download instructions tutorial, now you should have the latest firmware installed on your Sony camera

Update Smart Remote Control application:

Steps (via USB connection):

  1. Please see this link

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2.  Click on ‘Verify whether the application is compatible with your camera’. Please consider the fact that you need to connect your Sony camera first to your computer/laptop using a USB cable:

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3.  Click on ‘Verify Connection’. After the connection between your camera and computer is successful, it should redirect you to the log-in page. Insert your credentials (email and password) and then the update process will start

Steps (wirelessly)

  • Go to your camera Menu > select the Wifi menu tab and click on the Access Point Set. Here you select your personal wifi access point

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  • After you connected to your wifi, go to Menu -> ApplicationList menu tab and select PlayMemories Camera Apps. Here is a list of applications provided by Sony

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  • Find the Smart Remote Control application and click the Update button. You will be prompted to the Sony’s login page -> Insert your credentials and then update your application.

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After updating camera firmware (if required), please return to Sony compatible camera setting page for steps to connect camera to Shutter Stream software.