Sony Releases a1 Firmware Update 1.20 with support for FTP transfer in Active Mode

Sony Alpha 1 Firmware Update 1.20 adds support for FTP transfer in Active Mode and improves overall stability.

Applicable Model

This information is for the following models: ILCE-1

Benefits and Improvements

Adds support for FTP transfer in Active Mode
Improves the operational stability of the camera

Previous Benefits and Improvements

All previous benefits and improvements are included in this update

File Name

Update_ILCE1V120

File Version

1.20

Release Date

12-02-2021

Download Links:

MAC | WIN

MAC USERS PLEASE NOTE:

System Requirements

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following Macintosh versions:
MacOS 10.14, 10.15, 11

Computer Hardware

The latest version of the system software update is compatible with the following hardware:
Mac with an Intel processor (Mac with Apple silicon is not supported)
Hard drive space: 700 MB or more
RAM: 700 MB or more

Download the Sony Camera Driver:

Visit the Sony Camera Driver download page.
Click the Download button.
NOTE: The Camera_Driver_2102a.dmg file will start downloading.
Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).
File Size:130KB (129 582 byte)
After reading the disclaimer, click Download.

How to download the Updater:

Click the Download button above.
After reading the disclaimer, click Download.
NOTE: The Update_ILCE7M3V400.dmg file will start downloading.
Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).
File Size:315.9MB (315 889 936 byte)

How to Install the Sony Camera Driver

Close all programs currently running on your computer.
Double-click the Camera_Driver_2102a.dmg file you downloaded. Do not connect the camera at this point.
NOTE: If you have connected the camera to a computer, disconnect it before following the procedure.
The Sony Camera Driver Installer is expanded.
Double-click the SonyCameraDriver.pkg icon.
The installer screen opens. Proceed as instructed.

Before Updating Firmware Please Read:

Bulletproof Guide to Sony Camera Firmware Updates

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2 thoughts on “Sony Releases a1 Firmware Update 1.20 with support for FTP transfer in Active Mode”

  1. Hello, Just found your site and appreciate the support you have been providing. I am a recent A1 owner ready to do the upgrade from 1.1 to 1.2. I am a Mac user as well and upgraded to Monterey about a month ago. I noticed that Monterey is not listed in the software compatibility list and wonder whether I should proceed or just wait and check the website every month. Thanks for your thoughts!

    Bill

    1. Hello Bill. I highly advise Sony users to WAIT on full Mac OS upgrades for a minimum of six months before even considering a full MacOS upgrade. That’s how long it generally takes for Sony to figure a way around the changes in USB Stack security protocols in order to allow firmware updates. In the mean time, try to find a friend with a compatible MacOS or a PC.

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