Camera Remote Toolkit

PTP Command

Develop environment-independent camera control apps with PTP

Camera Remote Command

Camera Remote Command allows software developers to integrate Sony cameras into their solutions and applications. With this reference, developers can create customized software applications to remotely control Sony cameras from your device via a PTP connection and capture the image data with Sony cameras. This reference describes many control commands, such as changing the camera settings, shutter release, and live view monitoring.


  • Command Reference
  • Example Code

Supported Devices

  • ILX-LR1
  • ILCE-1, ILCE-9M2, ILCE-7RM5, ILCE-7RM4A, ILCE-7RM4, ILCE-7CR, ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-7M4, ILCE-7CM2, ILCE-7C, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7M3, ILCE-7M2, ILCE-6700, ILCE-6600, ILCE-6400, ILCE-6100
  • ZV-E1, ZV-E10, ZV-1M2, ZV-1F, ZV-1
  • DSC-RX0M2, DSC-RX100M7, DSC-RX100M5, DSC-RX10M4, DSC-HX99
Only supports the latest firmware version.

Supported Interfaces

  • USB

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  • 2024-Apr-12
    Camera Remote Command Version 2024.0.0 has been released.

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  • Is the Camera Remote Command charged? Do I need to pay for it?

It is free of charge.

  • Is it possible for developers to sell apps developed based on Camera Remote Command?

Yes. Developers can sell their apps for legitimate purposes. 

  • Can personal users download Camera Remote Command?

No. Camera Remote Command is only available for corporate customers.

  • What is the difference between Camera Remote SDK and Camera Remote Command?

Camera Remote SDK
Camera Remote SDK is a high-level command system designed for development efficiency that enables operation and control of Sony digital cameras using dedicated API provided by Sony. This is ideal for use with high-level APIs to efficiently develop programs.

Camera Remote Command
Camera Remote Command enables remote control of cameras using a communication protocol that is Sony's proprietary extension of the ISO standard PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol). This increases convenience when operating camera products from different brands with a single software, or when applying existing software to Sony’s digital cameras.


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