Pixel Shift Multi Shooting

In “Pixel Shift Multi Shooting” the camera shoots four or sixteen RAW images while shifting the image sensor one pixel or half pixel at a time using the SteadyShot function of the Sony a series. You can generate images with higher resolution than is possible with regular shooting by combining these images on a computer using Imaging Edge (Viewer). This feature is helpful when shooting still subjects such as artworks and architectural structures.
There are two methods to combine images: First, combine the images automatically after shooting using Remote. Second, import the images to a computer and combine them using Viewer after shooting using only the camera.

For information on models that support Pixel Shift Multi Shooting, refer to the following URL:
Supported Devices

Flow of shooting

The setting and operation methods vary depending on the model. Please read the following information.

  • Shooting images in Remote and combining them automatically.
  • Shooting images with the camera alone, and then importing the images to a computer and combining them in Viewer.

Shooting images remotely using Imaging Edge

  1. Adjust the settings before shooting.

    Adjust the shooting settings (such as composition, focus, and exposure) while checking the Live View screen in Remote.

    • You can shoot and check a trial image before the actual shooting by setting the number of shots to [1 Photo].
  2. Perform the actual shooting.

    Set the shooting interval and perform the actual shooting.

  3. Combine the images.

    When you are done shooting, the uncombined RAW images (ARW format) are transferred to the computer. Combined RAW data (ARQ format) is generated on the computer.

  4. Adjust and develop.

    You can adjust the RAW data in Edit and develop it into JPEG data, etc.

Combining the images using Imaging Edge after shooting with the camera alone

  1. Shoot with the camera alone using the Pixel Shift Multi Shooting function.

  2. Import the images to the computer and select the images (ARW) in Viewer.

  3. Combine the images.

    The images are combined and RAW data (ARQ) is generated.

  4. Adjust and develop.

    You can adjust the RAW data in Edit and develop it into JPEG data, etc.