Published: February 28, 2017
CamFi Wireless Camera Controller ($120 from Amazon) now supports Sony cameras using the latest CamFi 3.0 app. Sony camera owners can attach the CamFi wireless controller to their camera via a USB cable to access and control the camera remotely using a laptop or tablet over Wi-Fi.
CamFi supports Live View from supported Sony cameras and enables photographers to change camera settings and capture shots using a laptop or tablet. CamFi 3.0 supports both Raw and JPEG image formats and the controller supports multi-camera setups, and also support for the latest DNP wireless printer server. Both MTP and PC Remote modes are supported – users can select their preferred mode in the camera’s “˜USB Connection’ menu.
According to the CamFi Sony support page, Sony a7, a7R, a7S, a7 II, a7R II, a6000, a6300 and a5100 are currently supported with additional Sony camera support for a7S II, a6500, a5000, a3500, a3000, a99, a99 II, a77 a77 II and a68 coming in the future.
For Sony shooters already using the Remote Camera Control app, as long as Remote Camera Control meets ALL your needs there’s no need for this. BUT…CamFi is an option for those who want longer WiFi range, a hard-wired option, compatibility with PCs – not just smartphones/tablets, multi-camera control or the ability to transfer RAWs – not just Jpegs.
For Sony shooters tethering using Capture One Pro – that’s my choice for tethering as well – but it’s strictly for USB-tethered shooting to MAC/PC. CamFi will do that too – but it also offers wireless control and transfer to smartphones/tablets and multi-camera support which is not possible with Capture One Pro.
Check out the CamFi Sony support Page for details on how to set up and use CamFi with Sony cameras.
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