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SLT-A57 Firmware Upgrade Ver. 1.04 (Macintosh)

Article ID:546468(modified 05 Feb 2013)

Applicable Models


What does this download do?

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is offering a firmware update for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera SLT-A57.

Improvements after firmware upgrade

  • Expanded the number of automatic compensation compliant lenses:
    SAL100M28, SAL50M28, SAL85F28, SAL18200, SAL20F28, SAL28F28

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver1.03)

  • Expanded the number of automatic compensation compliant lenses:
    SAL30M28, SAL50F14, SAL2470Z, SAL2875, SAL70400G, SAL70200G, SAL35F14G, SAL1635Z.

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver1.02)

  • Improved performance of AF in Continuous Advance Priority AE Mode (both Tele-zoom 12fps and 10fps) under some specific conditions.

Applicable firmware version

  • Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera SLT-A57 with firmware Ver.1.03 or earlier.

How to check the firmware version

  1. Select MenuSetupVersion on the camera.
  2. The firmware version is displayed. If your firmware version is Ver.1.04 or later, the upgrade is not required.


System Requirements

Supported OS

  • Mac OS X® v.10.5 – 10.8
    * The 64-bit kernel is not supported.

Other system requirements

  • CPU: Intel® processor
    * Core Solo and Core Duo processors are no longer supported.
  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512 MB or more
    * Please close all other application software before upgrading the firmware.

Other Items

  • USB cable supplied with the camera
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.
  • Power source for the camera
    Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H or AC adaptor AC-PW10AM (sold separately)

    Note: The upgrade can be performed only when the remaining battery level is /support/attachments/404327/power.PNG (three marks) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery or the AC adaptor AC-PW10AM (sold separately).

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