Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • HVL-F60RM2

About this download

Note on Sony account: Before downloading the software, we recommend that you create a Sony account. After creating a Sony account or signing in with your Sony account, download the software (for customers in the USA and Canada). You also have the option to download the software without an account.

Benefits and Improvements

  • Adds support for Global Shutter Sync photography in all shutter areas: By using an HVL-F60RM2 flash with a camera equipped with a global shutter image sensor, flash photography can be synchronized with the entire range of shutter speeds available on the camera and enable more effective flash exposures than conventional High-Speed Sync photography (HSS).
  • Adds Flash charge Priority setting: When CHG PRIORITY is set to STABLE on the MENU screen, although the charging time is longer compared to when it is set to NORMAL, it allows for more stable firing.

Note: For details on all updated functions refer to the Help Guide.

File Info

File Name

  • HVL-F60RM2 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver. 2.00 (Windows)

File Version

  • 2.00

File Size

  • 5.53 MB (5 576 952 bytes)

Release Date

  • 01-10-2024

Preparation

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver.2.00, the update is not required.

  1. Select MenuRightmost setting group 2/2VERSIONFLASH on the device.
    Menu 2/2, then Version, then Flash
  2. The system software version is displayed.
    The version is displayed

System Requirements

Operating Systems

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with most commonly used versions of Microsoft Windows:

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10

Computer Hardware

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following hardware:

  • An Intel or AMD-based computer (ARM-based computers are not supported)
  • Hard drive: 500 MB or more
  • RAM: 512 MB or more

Note: Please close all other application software before updating the system software.

Other Hardware

  • Power source for the device:
    Four new LR6 (AA-sized) alkaline batteries, or four fully charged AA-sized rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries.
    Note: The update can be performed only when the remaining battery level is enough. We recommend that you use new batteries or fully charged batteries.
  • Use a Micro USB cable compliant with USB standards.
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.

Download & Install

Important Notice

  • Use four new LR6 (AA size) alkaline batteries or four fully charged AA-sized rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries.
  • Do not remove the battery during the update; otherwise, the device may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.
  • Prevent the computer from entering Sleep mode.
  • Ensure all devices except the computer are disconnected.

How to download the Updater:

  1. Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
  2. Click the Download button above.
  3. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  4. The Update_HVLF60RM2V200.exe file will start downloading.
  5. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).
    Note: With the standard settings of Microsoft Edge, the update file will be saved in your Downloads folder. Click the Desktop tile from the Start screen and find the downloaded file in the Downloads folder by using Explorer.

Step 1: Start the Updater

  1. Close all current programs running on your computer.
  2. Double-click the Update_HVLF60RM2V200.exe file you downloaded. Do not connect the device at this point.
  3. System Software Updater starts up.
  4. Turn on the device.
  5. Use a USB-standard cable or USB cable attached to the camera. Then connect the computer and the device. USB CONNECT will be displayed on the LCD panel when it is connected to the USB cable.
     Connect the Multi/Micro USB terminal on the right side of the Flash unit, when viewed from the front side, to the computer with a USB cable.

    Note: If the computer cannot find the device, the message Could not find the device for this update. appears on the computer display. Try the following if this happens.
    • Disconnect the USB cable and connect it again.
    • If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try with the other terminals.
  6. After confirming the LCD panel for the device, click Next. The current version and the version after the update appear on the lower left part of the screen. After confirming the Current version is Ver. 1.00, click Next. If the current system software version is Ver. 2.00, the update is not required.
    If this is the case stop the USB connection and click Finish, turn off the device, remove the battery pack, reinsert the battery, and turn the device back on.
    Note: If the message Would you like to install this device software? (Publisher: Sony Corporation) appears on the screen, click Install.
    • An update is required
      The [Current Version] on the lower left of the screen is showing 1.00.
    • An update is not required
      [The update is not required] appears on the right side of the screen.
  7. The device automatically resets.
    The message [The device automatically reset. Please wait...] appears on the screen.
  8. Start the update. After automatically resetting, the screen below appears. The progress bar appears while updating (approximately 10 minutes).
    Note: Never turn off the device or disconnect the USB cable while updating.
  9. Complete the update. Once the update is complete, the screen below will be shown. The device will automatically reboot, which may take a few minutes. When the screen appears, press the Finish button and disconnect the USB cable. Please turn off the device and turn it on again.
    The message [The update process has been completed.] appears on the screen. The [Finish] button is located in the lower right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device is Ver.2.00

  1. Select MenuRightmost setting group 2/2VERSIONFLASH on the device.
    Menu 2/2, then Version, then Flash
  2. The system software version is displayed.
    The version is displayed