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NEX-5R Firmware Upgrade Ver. 1.03 (Apple Macintosh)

Article ID:585426(modified 14 Mar 2016)

Applicable Models


What does this download do?

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is offering a firmware upgrade for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera NEX-5R.

Improvements after firmware upgrade

  • Provides support for the following ”Fast Hybrid AF” compliant lenses for SELP18105G, SEL35F28Z *, SEL55F18Z *, SEL2470Z *, SEL2870 *, SEL70200G * and compatible E mount lenses in the future *
    * Fast Hybrid AF is effective only in the central area of the frame

Improvements from firmware version 1.01 to version 1.02

  • Provides support for the Fast Hybrid AF function compliant lenses:
    SEL20F28 and SEL1670Z.

  • Addition of AF drive system for movies
    AF drive system for movie was added in order to enhance the scalability of future E-mount systems. This feature ensures a higher degree of flexibility in the design of future E-mount lenses. We will be able to provide lenses that can even better satisfy our customers.

Improvements from firmware version 1.00 to version 1.01

  • Provides support for the following Fast Hybrid AF function compliant lenses:
    SEL1018, SEL35F18, SELP18200, SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE

    The firmwares of the following lenses are also required to be updated in addition to this update: SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE.
    - Download firmware for SEL30M35 and SEL50F18
    - For SEL18200LE, please contact nearest Sony service centre for firmware update.

How to check the firmware version

  1. Select MenuSetupVersion on the camera.
  2. The firmware version is displayed. If your firmware version is Ver 1.03 or later, the upgrade is not required.

System Requirements

Supported OS

  • Mac OS X v.10.5 – 10.11

If you are using Mac OS X Ver.10.10 or later, you need to run Driver Loader, a preparatory application, before updating the system software.

If you are using Mac OS X Ver.10.9 or earlier, you do not need to run Driver Loader.

Click on the link for details on downloading and running the Driver Loader.

Other system requirements

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

Other Items

  • Power source for the camera
    Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 or AC adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
    Note: The upgrade can be performed only when the remaining battery level is (three marks) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery or the AC adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately).
  • USB cable supplied with the camera
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.

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