Sony Smart Remote Control camera app update 4.10 adds BULB Shooting and Continuous Shooting on a7II, a7RII, a7SII, RX100 IV, RX10 II, RX1R II and BULB shooting on a7, a7R, a7S, a5000, a5100, a6000, RX100 III.
Sony Smart Remote Control Update 4.10 adds:
• BULB shooting & Continuous Shooting are now supported on a7II, a7RII, a7SII, RX100 IV, RX10 II, RX1R II
• BULB shooting is now supported on a7, a7R, a7S, a5000, a5100, a6000, RX100 III
• Continuous Shooting is now supported on HX90/V, WX500
PLEASE NOTE: To enable Bulb Shooting the camera must be set to ‘Manual’ Shooting Mode
Smart Remote Control allows you to use Play Memories Mobile on iOS or Android smartphones or tablets to control your camera. You can control exposure and shutter release — all from your smartphone! For added convenience, jpegs shot using the application can be automatically sent to your smartphone for on-the-spot sharing.
To Update Read This: How to Update Sony Play Memories Camera Apps
Note: Requires installation of the latest PlayMemories Mobile (Supported OS: Android 4.0-5.1, iOS 7.0-9.0) on the smartphone or tablet: www.sony.net/pmm/ (Refer to Specifications for details.)
Once installed you can access Bulb in Manual Shooting Mode. You don’t have to hold the button the entire time just swipe the Bulb release button at the bottom of the screen to the Left to start exposure and swipe right to end.
As with other exposure settings, you do NOT see a live view exposure during exposure – but you will see a running timer in red at the top of the screen when shooting Bulb exposures (it counts up) that you can use to time your exposure.
PLEASE NOTE: The Smart Remote Control camera app, camera firmware and Play Memories Mobile apps must ALL be up to date for this to work.
Download PlayMemories for iOS or Android
In order to take advantage of the Smart Remote Control application, as well as other wireless and connectivity features that are available with you Sony WiFi-enabled camera, you need to download Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app – available free for SmartPhones and Tablets for both iOS and Android at their respective app stores.
Setting your camera up for Smart Remote Control shooting
1. Select Menu > Apps Menu > Application List > Smart Remote Control
1. You’ll get a screen prompting you to Sync to Smart Phone.
2. Go to Wi-Fi settings on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Select the device shown on the camera menu. Enter the password shown in the menu.
3. Once you see a spinning “Connecting” icon on your smartphone or tablet – you’re connected.
4. Open the PlayMemories app
Important: How to Save RAWs Using Sony Smart Remote Control
Smart Remote Control has it’s own quality settings separate from those you set on your camera that are reset when you update the app.
By default Quality is set to Jpeg Fine:
To also save RAW to your SD card, here’s what you need to do:
Open Smart Remote Control App on your camera:
Menu > Applications > Application List > Smart Remote Control
Connect WiFi between your camera to your tablet or Smart Phone
Once you connect, press Menu > Smart Remote Control > 2 > Quality > Select : RAW & JPEG
Shoot a frame to be certain this setting is saved.
Boom! You’re good to go…
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