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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • NEX-VG10E
  • NEX-VG10

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is offering a firmware upgrade for Interchangeable Lens Digital HD Video Camera Recorder NEX-VG10.

Improvements after firmware upgrade

  • To be compatible with Mount Adaptor LA-EA2.
  • Additions of the Peaking function at manual focus mode.

Click here for more details about benefits provided by firmware version 03. 

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver.02) and included in version 03.

Applicable firmware version
NEX-VG10 with firmware version Ver.02 or earlier.

How to check the firmware version

  1. Select Menu → Setup → Version on the camera.
  2. The firmware version is displayed. If the firmware version is Ver.03 or later, the upgrade is not required

System Requirements

Supported OS

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Vista* SP2
  • Windows XP** SP3

    * Starter edition is not supported.
    ** 64-bit and Starter editions are not supported.

Other system requirements

  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512MB or more
    Note: 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-FV70 or NP-FV100 (sold separately) or AC adaptor AC-PW10AM

    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-PW10AM.

Available Download
File name: NEX-VG10V3_Update1112a.exe
File size: 55.0 MB (57,749,776 bytes)
Updated on: 15th December 2011

 

File Info

File Name

  • NEX-VG10 Firmware Upgrade Ver.03 (Microsoft Windows)

File Version

  • 3

File Size

  • 55.0MB

Release Date

  • 2011-12-15

System Requirements

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

Install

Details

IMPORTANT:

  • When performing the firmware upgrade, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FV70 or NP-FV100(sold separately) or the AC adaptor AC-PW10AM.
  • Do not remove the battery or AC adaptor during the upgrade; otherwise, the camera may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand.

Start Firmware Updater

  1. Download the upgrade file.
    Click on one of the files below NEX-VG10V3_Update1112a.exe to begin download.Please save the downloaded file onto the Desktop of your computer (recommended).

  2. Start up Firmware Updater.
    • Close all currently running programs on your computer.
    • Double-click the downloaded file NEX-VG10V3_Update1112a.exe
    • Firmware Updater starts up.

       

  3. Connect the camera to the computer
    Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
    Note: When the camera is connected to the computer, the LCD screen of the camera turns off. Please proceed to the next step.

  4. Confirm is displayed on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen.
    Note: If is not displayed on the task tray, please proceed to the next step.

  5. After confirming the above, click Next on Firmware Updater.
    Figure 1 appears on Firmware Updater and Figure 2 appears on the LCD screen of the camera.

    Figure 1: Firmware Updater



    Figure 2: Camera’s LCD screen



    Note: From this step onwards, never turn off the camera until the firmware upgrade is completed.

  6. After confirming the screens on Figures 1 and 2, click Next. The current version and the version after the upgrade appear on the lower left part of the screen.

  7. Figure 3: Upgrade is required




    If the Current version: Ver.3 appears on the screen (Figure 4), the upgrade is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and click Finish. Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, and then turn on the camera again.

    Figure 4: Upgrade is not required



  8. Click on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen to stop the USB connection.

    Note: Please keep the USB cable connected even after stopping the USB connection on the computer with the above operation.

  9. Press the center of the control wheel to reset the camera.

    Figure 6: Camera’s LCD screen



    Figure 7: Camera control wheel



    Note: The screen turns off when the center of the control wheel is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.

  10. Click Next on Firmware Updater



  11. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified and the screen on Figure 8 appears.

    Figure 8



  12. Click Run to start the upgrade. The progress bar appears while upgrading (approximately 5 minutes).

    Note: Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while upgrading.

  13. When the upgrade is completed, the screen on Figure 9 appears. Click Finish and disconnect the USB cable.

    Figure 9



  14. Click on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen to stop the USB connection.
    Disconnect the USB cable.

    Note: After finished the upgrade, turn off the camera, remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, and then turn on the camera again.

Check the firmware version

  1. Select Menu → Setup → Version on the camera.

  2. The firmware version is displayed. The firmware upgrade was completed successfully if Ver.03 is displayed.

 

The new functions provided by this firmware upgrade and their respective operations are described in below instruction manual links.