Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • ILCE-7RM5

Required Downloads

Read this section before downloading the file.

Precautions when updating from Ver. 1.00

  • For customers who have been using the Imaging Edge Mobile app:
    • Updated cameras will no longer be able to connect to the Imaging Edge Mobile app. After updating the camera, install the Creators' App.
    • Please make sure the Imaging Edge Mobile app is the latest version (Ver.7.7.2 or later) in order to pair the camera with the Creators' App.
    • For instructions on installing and connecting the Creators' App, please refer to Migrating from Imaging Edge Mobile app to Creators' App.
  • If you use the Wireless Remote Commander/Shooting grip (GP-VPT2BT, RMT-P1BT), delete it from the Bluetooth Settings on the camera menu. Then pair the camera with the Wireless Remote Commander/Shooting grip again.

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.

Note: You can download the software update with the Creators' App, available on the App store and Google Play.

Benefits and Improvements

  • Fixes an issue where the camera could restart if many faces were simultaneously recognized at the same time when shooting a movies
  • Fixes an issue where the time code wasn’t always retained after a power restart
  • Fixes an issue where the certain custom key operations may cause the restart
  • Improves the exposure stability when using extended ISO during movie recordings
  • Improves the operational stability of the camera

Previous Benefits and Improvements

View previous benefits and improvements

File Info

  • Name: BODYDATA.DAT
  • Version: 2.02
  • Size: 954 185 128 bytes
  • Release Date: 03-26-2024

Preparation

Check the system software version

Follow the instructions below to check the system software version. If the system software version is Ver. 2.02, the update is not required.

Note: If the Date/Time setting screen appears when you turn on your camera, be sure to set the date and time to the correct values.

  1. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.

Saving system software data to a memory card

WARNING! Make sure that there is only one BODYDATA.DAT file on the memory card.

Note: Once you format the memory card, all the data recorded on the memory card will be deleted and cannot be restored. Before formatting, copy the data to a computer or other device. Please refer to the instruction manual of the camera for compatible memory cards.

  1. Click the Download button.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
  3. Save the file to your computer.
  4. Insert the formatted memory card into a computer.
  5. Save the BODYDATA.DAT file in the root directory of the memory card.
    Note: Do not change the file name.

Other Hardware

Power source for the camera: Use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FZ100.
Note: The update can only be performed when the battery power level is (three bars) or more or above 51%. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery. Detach the vertical grip before updating the system software.

Updating the System Software Version

Important Notice

  • 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.
  • It may not be possible to update if the camera temperature is high. Please go after the temperature drops.

Step 1: How to download the Updater

  1. Insert the memory card on which the system software data was saved, into slot 1 of the unit.
    Note: Only slot 1 recognizes the system software data.
  2. Select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion and select Software Update.
  3. Select Execute on the system software update confirmation screen to start the update.

    Notes:
    • A Version Update X.XX → Y.YY message appears (X.XX = the existing version number, Y.YY = the latest version number).
    • Do not remove the battery and the memory card during the update.
    After reading the notes to the end, you can click Execute. Please scroll the screen as necessary to view the full text.
  4. When the system software update starts, a black screen is displayed, and the access lamp flashes. The access lamp flashes 1 time → 3 times → 5 times depending on the progress of the update. The update will take approximately 6 minutes to complete.
    Location of the Access lamp: It's on the bottom right of Rear side.
    Notes:
    • If the system software data copy is incorrect, the message The target model for the update file is incorrect. will be displayed on the monitor of the camera.
    • If the access lamp repeats 5 long blinks (0.5s cycle) and 6 short blinks (0.25s cycle), the system software may not have been copied correctly to the memory card. In this case, remove the battery and memory card from the camera, and start over from Saving system software data to a memory card.
  5. When the update is completed, the camera will automatically restart. After restarting, when the Body update complete screen appears, press OK.

Step 2: Confirm the system software version of your device

  1. On the camera, select MenuSetupSetup OptionVersion.
  2. The system software version is displayed.