Sony Releases a7 III Firmware Update 1.01


Sony Firmware Update 1.01 for Sony a7 III resolves blinking pixels issues with certain lenses, especially during XAVC S 4K (PAL 25p) recording, fixes a rare issue where the touch panel cannot be operated and improves overall stability of the camera.

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.01 and provides the following benefits:

• Resolves an issue where blinking pixels may appear at bottom edge of the camera setting and with certain lenses, especially during XAVC S 4K (PAL 25p) recording
• Resolves a rare issue where the touch panel cannot be operated
• Improves overall stability of the camera

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Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra users must first run Mac OS X Driver Loader BEFORE running any firmware updates.


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14 thoughts on “Sony Releases a7 III Firmware Update 1.01”

  1. Do you think they will release a firmware update that allows you to use exposure compensation in manual mode? For the life of me I can’t understand why they didn’t allow this.

      1. I am curious. Why would you want to use Exposure compensation in manual mode? Isn’t exposure compensation used to adjust/correct exposure bias on any of the auto-modes? Don’t you just correct exposure bias in manual mode by opening or closing either aperture or shutter speed?

        The only possible scenario I can think of is when using Auto ISO which basically becomes an auto mode.

        1. Night photography, you want it to be at -5.0 to help pull out the stars. I don’t really like auto iso, I much prefer to dictate what iso I want to be at. I’m kinda of a iso 50 snob :).

          1. Once again, Manual Exposure is Manual Exposure. The ONLY way EV Compensation would work with with Manual Setting would be IF you enabled Auto ISO. If you don’t want Auto ISO, you should at least understand WHY EV Compensation won’t work with manual settings.

            Also, Stop using ISO 50. Native ISO is 100. Anything below that just crunches Dynamic Range.

          2. Will do. Btw- this camera has been amazing! Went on a 4 day shoot in southern Utah, used this side by side with my D4s and I gotta say, having the focus points going out to the edge of the viewfinder has been amazing. So many other benefits but this one makes such a difference. Composing so much quicker instead of going into live view.

  2. Is there a page where I can find out HOW to upload the update into the camera? I get as far as “connect your camera’, which I do, then nothing happens. A7mk3 firmware upgrade.

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