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NEX-5 Firmware Upgrade Ver.05 (Microsoft Windows)

Article ID:480910(modified 04 Jan 2012)

Applicable Models


What does this download do?

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is always concerned about customer satisfaction and therefore is offering a software upgrade program for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera NEX-5.

Improvements after firmware upgrade

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver.04) and included in version 05.

  • Addition of the Picture Effect function.
  • Addition of the Peaking function in manual focus mode.

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver.03) and included in version 04.

  • Addition of the function to customize soft keys.
    It is now possible to customise the functions of two soft keys mounted on the camera's rear panel.
  • Addition of the Menu start function.
    When 'Menu' is selected, there is now the option to display either the main menu screen or the last parameter set.
  • Improvement of the operability of the MF Assist function
    An enlarged image portion can now be displayed on screen with user-selectable duration while in MF (Manual Focus) Assist mode. MF Assist operation has also been improved.
  • Improvement of the operability of menu item selection
    The menu operation has been simplified.
  • Maintaining the aperture setting in the movie recording mode
    HD video can now be shot while maintaining a constant aperture setting.
  • Support for the autofocus function with A-mount lenses
    Important note: If you use α lenses in combination with your camera using the LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor, please update the LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor. Click here to access LA-EA1 Firmware Upgrade Ver.02 With NEX-3 / NEX-5 / NEX-C3 (Microsoft Windows).
  • Enlarging the image when Release w/o Lens is set to Enable.

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver.02) and included in version 04.

  • 3D Sweep Panorama function has been added.
  • Improvement of 'normal' 2D Sweep Panorama shooting.
  • Decreased power drain when the camera is switched off.
  • Quicker start-up in low-light conditions.


Applicable firmware version
Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera NEX-5 with firmware version Ver.04 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.05 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

  • CPU: Intel processor
  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512MB or more
    * Please close all other application software before upgrading the firmware.

Other Items

  • USB cable supplied with the camera
  • 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/support/attachments/404327/power.PNG(three marks) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery or the AC adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately).

Available Download
File name: NEX-5V5_Update1112a.exe
File size: 61.8 MB (64,815,376 bytes)
Updated on: 15th December 2011

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