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Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the DSC-RX100M3 Camera Firmware Update in order for it to work properly. If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page.

This utility is required only with Mac OS X® 10.13.

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:

  • DSC-RX100M3

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 2.00 and provides the following benefits:

Improvements over version 1.20:

  • Improves operability with the MPK-URX100A Underwater Housing:
    • Adds the Underwater Auto feature in the White Balance settings
    • Adds the Flash Off mode when the Flash unit is popped-up
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 2.00:

  • Improves the power-on time after downloading the Smart Remote Control application of the PlayMemories Camera Apps™
  • Resolves an issue where the camera may not power-on in certain situations

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS® X

File Info

File Name

  • Update_DSCRX100M3V200.dmg

File Version

  • 2.00

File Size

  • 200.77 MB

Release Date

  • 03-29-2017

Before You Start


Determine if Your Camera Needs the Update

This update is only for DSC-RX100M3 cameras that currently have firmware version 1.20 or earlier. If your camera firmware version is already version 2.00, this update is not necessary.

Check the version of your camera firmware:

  1. Power on the camera.
  2. On the camera, select MENU, General Settings, and then Version.
  3. If the version number is 2.00, the camera does not need this update.
    Main Settings Version Number

Important Notes

  • WARNING! This utility is only for use with the DSC-RX100M3 cameras. Do not install this utility with any other model.
  • WARNING! This 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.
  • WARNING! 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:
      • CPU: Intel® processor
        Note: Core™ Solo and Core Duo processors are not supported.
      • Available Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
      • Installed Memory (RAM): 512 MB or more
      • A USB port.
      • Apple® Mac OS X® version 10.9 - 10.13
        IMPORTANT: For computers running Mac OS X version 10.13, the DriverLoader_1013 software must be installed before installing the camera software update for each camera that's being updated.
    • Camera power supply:
      • This update can only be performed when the remaining battery level has three bars Battery Indicater or more. When performing the firmware update, it is recommended to use a fully charged NP-BX1 rechargeable battery pack.
        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. Ensure the camera battery is fully charged.

Download & Install


Download and Update the Firmware

  1. Download the Update_DSCRX100M3V200.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Update_DSCRX100M3V200.dmg.
    Note: Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
  3. Double-click the Firmware Updater Firmware Updater Icon icon.
  4. At the Password prompt screen, enter the Name and Password for the administrative account, and then click OK.
    Password Prompt Screen
  5. At the Firmware Updater screen, please follow the instructions.
  6. Power on the camera.
  7. Make sure the USB Connection Setting is set to Mass Storage.
    Note: On the camera, select MENU, Setup, USB Connection, and then ensure Mass Storage is selected.
    USB Connect Screen
  8. Ensure the memory card is removed from the camera.
  9. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
    Note: When the camera is connected to the computer, the LCD screen of the camera turns off. If the LCD screen of the camera dose not turn off, try disconnecting and reconnection the USB cable or try another USB port on the computer. Then proceed to the next step.
  10. At the Firmware Updater screen, click Next.
    Connect the camera Screen
    WARNING! Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  11. When the updater recognizes the camera connection, the next Firmware Updater screen is displayed on the computer, and the camera screen displays Follow the instructions on the computer.
    camera Screen
  12. At the Firmware Updater screen, click Next.
    camera Connected Screen
  13. When the following screen is displayed, check the version number at the lower left.
    Current Version Screen
  14. If the current version is 1.20 or earlier, click Next.
    Note: If the current version is 2.00, your camera does not need this update. Stop the USB connection and click Finish. Then power off the camera, briefly remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, and then power on the camera again.
  15. To perform the firmware update, follow the steps to reset the camera.
  16. Reset the camera:
    1. In the task tray at the lower right hand corner of the computer screen, click the Safely Remove Hardware Remove Hardware Icon or Remove Hardware Icon icon and stop the USB connection. If the icons are not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.
      IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the camera from the computer.
    2. On the camera, press the center of the Control Wheel to execute reset.
      Initialize Camera
      Note: The camera screen turns off when the center of the Control Wheel is pushed.
  17. At the Firmware Updater screen, click Next.
    Click Next Screen
  18. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and the next Firmware Updater screen appears.
  19. When the following screen is displayed, click Run.
    Note: The update process takes about fifteen minutes to complete.
    Run the Update Screen
    WARNING! Do not power off the camera or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  20. When the following screen is displayed, click Finish.
    Update Complete Screen
  21. You may now disconnect the USB cable.

Check the Firmware Version After Updating (optional)

  1. On the camera, select MENU, Setup, and then Version.
  2. If the version number is 2.00, the camera firmware was successfully updated.
    Main Settings Version Number