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:

  • ILCE-7R

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the ILCE-7R camera firmware to version 3.20 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over version 3.10:

  • Provides new lens support (SEL70200GM)
  • Improves stability of operation when using telephoto lenses such as SEL70200GM and SEL20TC

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 3.10:

  • New lenses are supported.
  • The lens name will be correctly recorded in the EXIF
  • The AF can be used in movie recording mode with the SEL85F14GM
  • The startup time is shortened
  • Improves camera function and provides picture improvement for the new lenses (SEL35F14Z, SEL24240, SEL28F20, SEL90M28G)
  • Improves the power-on time after downloading the Smart Remote Control application of the PlayMemories Camera Apps™
  • Provides support for the SEL70200G lens:
    • Supports the Fast Hybrid AF function and future Fast Hybrid AF compatible E mount lenses
    • Adds the Focus hold button function
  • Reduces start-up time: The start-up time has been reduced in cases when the camera is switched on immediately after being switched off
  • Improves image quality
  • Provides support for additional PlayMemories Camera Apps and additional features for previously supported apps:
    • Supports the Liveview Grading and Smooth Reflection applications
    • Supports the smooth automatic exposure feature in the Time-lapse application ver. 2.00 and later

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows Vista® 64-bit
  • Windows® 10
  • Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 7 64-bit
  • Windows® 8 64-bit
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 8.1 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • Update_ILCE7RV320.exe

File Version

  • 3.20

File Size

  • 181.92 MB

Release Date

  • 07-25-2016

Before You Start


Determine if Your Camera Needs the Update

This update only applies to ILCE-7R cameras that currently have a firmware version 3.10 or earlier. If your camera firmware version is already version 3.20, this update is not necessary.

Check the version of your camera firmware:

  1. Power on the camera.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. At the Menu screen, use the Control Wheel to select Setup, and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  4. At the Setup screen, use the Control Wheel to scroll to Version, and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  5. The firmware version is displayed on the LCD screen.
    Firmware Version Screen
  6. Note: If the current firmware version is 3.20 or higher, the camera does not need this update.
  7. Press the center button of the Control Wheel to close the version number display.

Important Notes

  • WARNING: This Digital Camera firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It is not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process and downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
  • IMPORTANT: Do not allow the computer to enter Sleep (Standby) mode during the update process. To change your settings, please refer to your computer manual or consult the manufacturer.
  • This update process requires the following items for proper updating:
    • A computer with:
      • Available Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
      • Installed Memory (RAM): 512 MB or more
      • A USB port.
      • One of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems installed:
        • Windows 10
        • Windows 8.1
        • Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1)
        • Windows Vista® (with Service Pack 2)
          Note: Starter Edition of Windows Vista is not supported.
    • Camera power supply:
      • When performing the firmware update, use a fully charged NP-FW50 rechargeable battery pack, or the AC-PW20 AC adapter/charger (sold separately).
      • WARNING: The camera may not operate properly if the power is interrupted during the update.

    • USB cable:
      • Use only the USB cable supplied with the camera.
        Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Prepare the Camera for the Firmware Update

  1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
  2. Power on the camera.
  3. Press the Menu button.
  4. At the Menu screen, use the Control Wheel to select Setup, and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  5. At the Setup screen, use the Control Wheel to scroll to USB Connection and verify that Mass Storage is selected.
    Mass Storage USB Setting

Download & Install


Table of Contents

Download and Update the Firmware

  1. IMPORTANT: Do not allow the computer to enter Sleep (Standby) mode during the update process. To change your settings, please refer to your computer manual or consult the manufacturer.

  2. Download the Update_ILCE7RV320.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Note: For Windows 8.1 and 10, the default settings for Internet Explorer® will save the file in the Downloads folder. For Windows 10, use File Explorer to locate the Downloads folder, for Windows 8.1, click the Desktop tile from the Start screen and then locate the Downloads folder using Windows Explorer.

  4. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Update_ILCE7RV320.exe file to begin the Firmware Updater.
  5. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
    Note: The LCD screen on the camera will turn off when it is connected to the computer.
    If the computer cannot find the camera, the message Could not find the camera for this update appears on the computer display. Please try the following:
    • Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable to the camera.
    • If the computer has additional USB ports, try connecting the USB cable to different USB port.
  6. Verify that the Safely Remove Hardware icon Safely Remove Hardware Icon or Safely Remove Hardware Icon is displayed in the task tray at the lower right-hand corner of the computer screen.
    Note: Even if the Safely Remove Hardware icon is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
  7. At the Firmware Updater screen, click Next.
    Connect the Camera Screen
  8. WARNING: Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.

  9. When the updater recognizes the camera connection, the message Follow computer instructions is displayed on the camera screen.
    camera Screen
  10. At the Firmware Updater screen, click Next.
    Camera Connected Screen
  11. When the next screen is displayed, check the version number at the lower left.
    Current Version Screen
    Note: If the current version is Ver.3.20, your camera does not need this update. Stop the USB connection, disconnect the camera, and click Finish. Then power off the camera, briefly remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor, and then power on the camera again.
    If the current version is Ver.3.10 or earlier, click Next to continue.
  12. Reset the camera:
    1. In the task tray at the lower right hand corner of the computer screen, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon Safely Remove Hardware Icon or Safely Remove Hardware Icon to stop the USB connection.
      Note: Even if the Safely Remove Hardware icon is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
      IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the USB cable from the camera or the computer. Please keep the USB cable connected even after stopping the USB connection on the computer for the camera reset.
    2. On the camera, at the Resets device message, press the center button of the Control Wheel to reset the camera.
      Reset Camera Screen
      Note: The screen turns off when the center of the control wheel is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.
  13. At the Firmware Updater screen, click Next.
    Reset Camera Screen
  14. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and when the next Firmware Updater screen is displayed, click Run.
    Run the Update Screen
    Note: The progress bar appears while updating (approximately 15 minutes).
  15. WARNING: Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.

  16. When the update has completed, the camera will automatically restart. This restart may take a few minutes, make sure to wait for the camera screen to power back on before you continue. Once the camera screen is back on, click Finish.
    Update Complete Screen
  17. Note: After automatically restarting, the message Recovering data. Please wait... may appear on the camera screen.

    Recovering data Please wait... message
    IMPORTANT: Please do not disconnect USB cable while the message is displayed. After finishing recovering data and completing the update, the camera may automatically power off.


  18. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon Safely Remove Hardware Icon or Safely Remove Hardware Icon in the task tray to stop the USB connection.
    Note: Even if the Safely Remove Hardware icon is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
  19. Disconnect the USB cable.

Check the Firmware Version After Updating (optional)

  1. Power on the camera.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. At the Menu screen, use the Control Wheel to select Setup, and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  4. At the Setup screen, use the Control Wheel to scroll to Version, and then press the center button of the Control Wheel.
  5. The firmware version is displayed on the LCD screen.
    Firmware Version Screen
  6. If the current firmware version is 3.20, the firmware update was successful.
    Note: If the firmware version number is not 3.20, please download and install the firmware update again.
  7. Press the center button of the Control Wheel to close the version number display.