Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • DSLR-A700P
  • DSLR-A700K
  • DSLR-A700
  • DSLR-A700P
  • DSLR-A700K
  • DSLR-A700

About this download

This program updates the DSLR-A700 camera firmware to Version 4.

Firmware Update AdditionalFeatures / Improvements

  1. Add the choice of “2 steps/ 3 shots” to auto exposure bracketing (single and continuous)
  2. Add the choice of Off to the High ISO NR feature
  3. Improvement of the image quality in high ISO setting
  4. Improvement of the performance of the auto white balance and the D-Range Optimizer
  5. Improvement of reliability for communication between camera body and vertical grip when attaching the vertical grip

IMPORTANT: This firmware update is only for a DSLR-A700 camera that has Ver.1, Ver.2 or Ver.3 of the firmware installed.

Determine whether or not this firmware update is needed:

Only DSLR-A700 cameras that meet the criteria for the current firmware version should proceed with this firmware update. Follow these steps to check your firmware version.

Note: If the firmware version is already Ver.4, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

  1. Slide the POWER switch to the ON position.
  2. Press the MENU Button, then LCD monitor displays menu.
  3. Press DISP button while menu is indicated.
  4. A window will show the firmware version on LCD monitor.
  5. Press the Center button of Multi-selector to close the version display.



  1. Do not use this firmware to update any other models of digital cameras.
  2. This Camera firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It is not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process, downloading and updating this firmware, acknowledgement of awareness and understanding that this update cannot reverse this installation.


  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
  • Please contact your local Sony office, if you encounter any problem while performing the firmware update

Available Download

For Asia Pacific Region

  • Windows Operating System: DSCA700v04.exe (4.53 MB)
  • Macintosh Operating System: (4.49 MB)

Originally posted: 2008/09/16

File Info

File Name

  • For Mac OS X (v10.1.3 - v10.5)

File Version

  • 4

File Size

  • 4.5MB

Release Date

  • 2008-09-15

System Requirements

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Mac OS


Supported Operating System

  • Windows® Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Ultimate/Business/Enterprise*
  • Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional*
  • Windows® 2000 Professional
  • Mac OS X (v10.1.3 - v10.5)

* 64-bit editions and Starter are not supported.

Note: For Windows® 98 / 98 Second Edition / Millennium Edition

  • You cannot connect the camera to the computer with the USB cable.
  • Your computer should have a card slot, or a card reader which is suitable for the recording medium.

Operating conditions

  • The computer should be equipped with a USB port, or a card slot which is suitable for a recording medium to use.
  • Available hard disk space should be 5MB or more. 
  • RAM should be 32MB or more.

Please be sure to prepare the following items as it will be used while updating.

POWER source (for the camera) 

  • When performing the firmware update, use the fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FM500H or the AC-VQ900AM AC adapter/charger (sold separately).

USB cable 

  • USB cable supplied with camera  

    * Operations are not guaranteed if you use a commercially available USB cable.

Recording medium

Please prepare a recording medium from the following.

  • Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo with capacity of 16MB or more 
    * Those will be generally called "Memory Stick Duo" in the following pages.
  • CF (CompactFlash) card with capacity of 16MB or more
  • Microdrive  

Recording medium is required to be formatted with the camera beforehand. Please backup the data in the medium before format.




  • Please download the firmware update file from the SONY Web site of the country where you purchased the camera.
  • This download is meant only for DSLR-A700 camera purchased in Asia Pacific region.

Applicable Download

File name:

File size: 4,719,538 bytes

Please follow the instructions listed above to complete the firmware update.