WAIT - Read the Required Files section before downloading this file.

Required Downloads

Unless stated otherwise, the file listed below must be installed BEFORE the ILCE-5000 Camera Firmware Update (Mac) 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 for Macintosh® OS X 10.10 and 10.11

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:

  • ILCE5000
  • ILCE5000L
  • ILCE5000LB
  • ILCE5000LS
  • ILCE5000LW

About this download

Benefits and improvements

  • This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.10 and provides improved power-on time after downloading the Smart Remote Control application of the PlayMemories Camera Apps™.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X®

File Info

File Name

  • Update_ILCE5000V110.dmg

File Version

  • 1.10

File Size

  • 199731585 bytes

Release Date

  • 29-10-2014

Before You Start

Determine if Your Camera Needs the Update

This update only applies for ILCE-5000 cameras.
If your camera firmware version is already version 1.10, 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
    If the current firmware version is 1.10 or higher, the camera does not need this update.
  6. Press the center button of the Control Wheel to close the version number display.

Important Notes

  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 "USB Connection" and verify that "Mass Storage" is selected.
    Mass Storage USB Setting

Download & Install

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_ILCE5000V110.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Update_ILCE5000V110.dmg file.
    Note: Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.
  4. On the desktop, double-click the Update_ILCE5000V110 icon.
  5. Double-click the "Firmware Updater" icon.
  6. At the Password prompt screen, enter the Name and Password for the administrative account, and then click "OK".
  7. 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 LCD screen of camera does not turn off, 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.
  8. 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.
  9. When the updater recognizes the camera connection, the following screen is displayed, and the camera screen displays the message, "Follow computer instructions."
    Camera Connected Screen
  10. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".
  11. When the following screen is displayed, check the version number at the lower left.
    Current Version Screen
    If the current version is "Ver.1.00", click "Next".
    Note: If the current version is "Ver.1.10", your camera does not need this update. Stop the USB connection, click "Finish", then remove the battery or disconnect the AC adaptor briefly, and then power on the camera again.
  12. When the following screen is displayed, reset the camera.
    Note: Do not disconnect the USB cable from the camera or the computer.
  13. On the camera, press the center button of the Control Wheel to reset the camera.
    Reset Camera Screen
  14. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".
    Reset Camera Screen
  15. 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.
  16. When the following screen is displayed, click "Finish".
    Update Complete Screen
    Important: After clicking Finish, make sure to wait for the camera screen to turn back on before you continue, this may take a few minutes.
  17. Disconnect the USB cable, power off the camera, then remove the battery pack or AC adapter.
  18. Reconnect the battery pack or AC adapter and power on the camera.
  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
    If the current firmware version is 1.10, the firmware update was successful.
    Note: If the firmware version number is not 1.10, please download and install the firmware update again.
  6. Press the center button of the Control Wheel to close the version number display.