Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-7RM3

About this download

IMPORTANT:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but the release of this software update has been delayed.We are working on the issue and will release the update as soon as possible. (Added on 12-07-2018)

Benefits and Improvements from the latest update

    Adds support for the SEL400F28GM and SEL24F14GM lenses
    • Optimizes the optical image stabilization performance.
    • For the SEL400F28GM lens only, adds support for new image stabilization mode (Mode 3) of the lens
    • Adds the Function Ring(Lens) feature to the to the Camera Settings2 menu.
      Note: For the SEL400F28GM lens only, the Function Ring(Lens) feature has a power focus function, which allows you to assign one of the following to the Function Ring(Lens): Power-assisted Focusing (Power Focus), or switching the angle of view between Full Frame and APS-C/Super 35 mm.
    • Adds the Aperture Drive in AF setting to the Camera Settings1 menu.
      Note: When using either the SEL400F28GM or SEL24F14GM lens, when Silent Priority is selected, the sound emitted by the aperture drive will be reduced. This is useful in shooting conditions where camera noise should be kept to a minimum, though the Auto Focus may become slower when Silent Priority is selected.
    New features:
    • Adds AF Track Sens as a selectable option for custom key settings.
    • Adds support for Zone, Expand Flexible Spot, and Lock-on AF focus areas when using the LA-EA3 mount adaptor.
      Note: Focus Area options added : Zone, Expand Flexible Spot, and Lock-on AF.
      Bracket shooting is available during silent shooting when [File Format] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] and [RAW File Type] is set to [Uncompressed].
    Other improvements:
    • Improvement of the performance and the overall stability of the camera.
    • Better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures.
      Note: Imaging Edge software needs to be updated to benefit from the improvement in the RAW processing.
    • Improves dimming stability under flicker light conditions.
    • Improves managing continuously shot images as a group
      Please refer to the HelpGuide for updated function usage.

Previous Benefits and Improvements

The following benefits and improvements are also included in this update

  • Resolves a "blinking pixels" phenomenon at the bottom edge of the image during XAVC S 4K (PAL 25p) recording (depending on the combination of camera settings)
  • Resolves an issue where the touch panel could occasionally become unresponsive
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

File Info

File Name

  • ILCE-7RM3 System Software (Firmware) Update Ver.2.00 (Mac)

File Version

  • 2.00

File Size

  • 293.8 MB (293,828,571 bytes)

Release Date

  • 10/10/2018

Before You Start

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 Menu > Setup subpage 7 > Version on the camera.
  2. The system software version is displayed as illustrated below.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

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

  • Mac OS X v.10.11 / macOS 10.12 – 10.13

Computer Hardware

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

  • Hard drive space: 600 MB or more
  • RAM: 512 MB or more

Other Hardware

  • Power source for the device.
    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. Detach the vertical grip before updating system software.
  • USB cable supplied with the device
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.

Download & Install

Important Notice

  • Please close all other application software before updating the system software.
  • Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100.
  • Do not remove the battery during the update; as the sudden loss of power may render the camera inoperable.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera before starting the update process.
  • The system software update takes approximately 10 minutes. Please prevent your computer from going into Sleep mode during this time. If the computer does go into Sleep mode and the update is interrupted, the entire update process will need to be restarted.
  • Do not open "About This System Software Updater" in the System Software Updater menu as this may crash the Updater software.
  • Do not connect the camera to other any other devices except your computer.

How to download the Updater:

  1. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  2. The file [Update_ILCE7RM3V200.dmg] file will start downloading.
  3. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

Step 1: Start the Updater

  1. Close all currently running programs on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_ILCE7RM3V200.dmg] file you downloaded. Do not connect the camera at this point.
  3. [Update_ILCE7RM3V200] is expanded.
  4. Double-click the [UpdateSetting Tool] icon.
  5. To load a kernel extension, the message prompts you to allow the application to make changes. Type the password for the administrative account.

    • For macOS 10.13 user
        After the message from the system is displayed, the security and privacy screen will be displayed.
      • If a system message is displayed, click [OK] to close.

      • Read the "Sony Corporation" system software.
        Note: If you approved in the past, the security and privacy screen will not be displayed.
        If security and privacy screens remain displayed, please close the window.
      • If you are asked to restart macOS after pressing the [Allow] button, please restart and return to the beginning of the update procedure.

      • Check [Security and privacy] and click [OK].
    • For macOS 10.12 or lower or authorized macOS 10.13 user
        The following procedure will be displayed.
      • A dialog for USB connection will be displayed.
      • Connect the camera and PC with the USB cable(supplied).”USB Mode” appears on the LCD monitor of the camera.
      • Click [OK].
  6. The System Software Updater starts.


  7. Turn on the camera.
  8. Following the instructions in the System Software Updater window, on the camera, select Menu > Setup subpage [4] > USB Connection and check if Mass Storage is selected. If a mode other than Mass Storage is selected, please select Mass Storage.


  9. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable. "USB Mode" appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
    Note: If the computer cannot find the device, the message "Could not find the camera for this update" is displayed on the computer screen. Please try the following:
    • Disconnect the USB cable and connect it again.
    • If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try with the other terminals.

    Sometimes when the camera is connected to the computer with the USB cable, a message prompting you to restart the computer may be displayed. In this case, remove the battery pack from the camera, reboot the computer, and follow the instructions from "2. Start the System Software Updater".
  10. Click [Next]. The current version number and updated version number appear on the lower left side of the screen. After confirming that the current software version is "Ver.1.01 or earlier", click Next. If the current system software version is 2.00 or later, the update is not required. In this case, disconnect the camera from the computer and click Finish. Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack, reinsert the battery and turn the camera back on.
    Update is required


    Update is not required


  11. After confirming that the current software version is "Ver.1.01 or earlier", click Next.
  12. The camera is automatically reset.
    The screen below is displayed.

    Note: the Loading icon may not be displayed depending on the OS version that you are using.

  13. Start the update
    After automatically resetting, the following screen is shown and the update starts. The progress bar appears during the update process (approximately 10 minutes).
    Note: Never turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable while updating.


  14. Complete the update
    When the update is complete, the camera will automatically restart. Make sure that the camera is turned on and wait until the LCD screen appears again. Click Finish when the LCD screen appears and disconnect the USB cable.

    Note: After restarting, a data recovery warning is sometimes displayed. This is normal. Please wait until this warning disappears.

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

  1. On the camera, select Menu > Setup subpage 7 > Version
  2. The system software version is displayed as illustrated below.

Questions & Answers

The update does not complete

When the monitor remains black for more than 15 minutes, follow these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Disconnect the USB cable from the computer.
  2. Remove the battery and AC adapter from the camera, leave it for a few minutes, then insert the battery again or connect the AC adapter.
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. Turn on the camera and perform the installation process again.