Connecting the camera to the computer

For the Remote shooting, stabilize the camera with a tripod or using some other method, and then connect the camera to the computer.
The connection and setting methods vary depending on the model.

When using the ILCE-1

You can connect the camera via USB using a USB cable, wired LAN connection, or wireless W-Fi connection.

  1. On the camera, perform the following setting.

    • MENU → (Network) → [Smartphone Connect] → [Smartphone Connection] → [Off]
    • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
  2. On the camera, select [PC Remote Cnct Method] from the following options.

    [USB]

    Connect the camera and computer using the supplied USB cable.

    [Wired LAN]

    Connect the camera and computer using a general LAN cable sold in the market. After connecting, perform pairing of the camera with the computer.

    1. Connect the camera and computer or switching hub using a LAN cable.
    2. Select [PC Remote Function] → [Pairing] to perform pairing of the camera with the Remote application.
      On the camera, set [Connect without Pairing] to [Enable] to connect without pairing.

    [Wi-Fi Direct]

    Connect the camera and computer using Wi-Fi without passing through an access point.

    1. Select [PC Remote Function] → [Wi-Fi Direct Info.] to display an SSID and password of the camera.
    2. Perform a Wi-Fi connection to the camera from the computer using the displayed SSID and password.

    [Wi-Fi Access Point]

    Connect the camera and computer using Wi-Fi via an access point. It is necessary to perform pairing of the camera and computer.

    1. Select (Network) → [Wi-Fi] → [WPS Push] or [Access Point Set.] to connect the camera and computer to the same access point.
    2. Select [PC Remote Function] → [Pairing] to perform pairing of the camera with the Remote application.
      On the camera, set [Connect without Pairing] to [Enable] to connect without pairing.
  3. On the computer, launch Remote .

  4. In the Device selection window, select a camera to use for Remote Shooting by double clicking.

    device selection window

When using the ILCE-7SM3, ILME-FX3

You can connect the camera via USB using a USB cable or via a wireless Wi-Fi connection.

  1. On the camera, perform the following setting.

    • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
    • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
  2. On the camera, select [PC Remote Cnct Method] from the following options.

    [USB]

    Connect the camera and computer using the supplied USB cable.

    [Wi-Fi Direct]

    Connect the camera and computer using Wi-Fi without passing through an access point.

    1. Select [PC Remote Function] → [Wi-Fi Direct Info.] to display an SSID and password of the camera.
    2. Perform a Wi-Fi connection to the camera from the computer using the displayed SSID and password.

    [Wi-Fi Access Point]

    Connect the camera and computer using Wi-Fi via an access point. It is necessary to perform pairing of the camera and computer.

    1. Select (Network) → [Wi-Fi] → [WPS Push] or [Access Point Set.] to connect the camera and computer to the same access point.
    2. Select [PC Remote Function] → [Pairing] to perform pairing of the camera with the Remote application.
  3. On the computer, launch Remote.

  4. If multiple cameras are connected to the computer, select a camera to use for Remote Shooting from the device selection window.

    device selection window

When using the ILCE-9M2/7RM4A/7RM4/7C

You can connect the camera via USB using a USB cable, wired LAN connection*, or wireless W-Fi connection.
* Supported devices: ILCE-9M2

  1. On the camera, perform the following setting.

    • MENU → (Network) → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
    • MENU → (Network) → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
  2. On the camera, select [PC Remote Cnct Method] from the following options.

    [USB]

    Connect the camera and computer using the supplied USB cable.

    [Wired LAN] (ILCE-9M2 only)

    Connect the camera and computer using a general LAN cable sold in the market. After connecting, perform pairing of the camera with the computer.

    1. Connect the camera and computer or switching hub using a LAN cable.
    2. Select [PC Remote Function] → [Pairing] to perform pairing of the camera with the Remote application.
      If [Connect without Pairing] is available on the camera, set it to [Enable] to connect without pairing.

    [Wi-Fi Direct]

    Connect the camera and computer using Wi-Fi without passing through an access point.

    1. Select [PC Remote Function] → [Wi-Fi Direct Info.] to display an SSID and password of the camera.
    2. Perform a Wi-Fi connection to the camera from the computer using the displayed SSID and password.

    [Wi-Fi Access Point]

    Connect the camera and computer using Wi-Fi via an access point. It is necessary to perform pairing of the camera and computer.

    1. Select (Network) → [Wi-Fi Settings] → [WPS Push] or [Access Point Set.] to connect the camera and computer to the same access point.
    2. Select [PC Remote Function] → [Pairing] to perform pairing of the camera with the Remote application.
      If [Connect without Pairing] is available on the camera, set it to [Enable] to connect without pairing.
  3. On the computer, launch Remote.

  4. If multiple cameras are connected to the computer, select a camera to use for Remote Shooting from the device selection window.

    device selection window

When using the ZV-1

You can connect the camera via USB connection using a USB cable.

  1. Use the MENU on the camera to perform the following setting.

    • MENU → (Network) → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
    • MENU → (Network) → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
  2. Connect the camera to the computer using a USB cable.

    Connecting... ” will appear on the monitor of the camera.

  3. On the computer, launch Remote.

  4. If multiple cameras are connected to the computer, select a camera to use for Remote Shooting from the device selection window.

    device selection window

When using another camera

You can connect the camera via USB connection using a USB cable.
* The displayed terms may differ depending on the camera.

  1. Use the MENU on the camera to perform the following setting.

    • MENU → (Network) / (Wireless) → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
    • MENU → (Setup) → [USB Connection] → [PC Remote]
  2. Connect the camera to the computer using a USB cable.

    Connecting... ” will appear on the monitor of the camera.

  3. On the computer, launch Remote.

  4. If multiple cameras are connected to the computer, select a camera to use for Remote Shooting from the device selection window.

    device selection window

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