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Sony is to release a Camera Remote API, for the remote operation of a Sony camera with Wi-Fi equipped smartphones and electronic tablets.
The API specification, sample codes and related documents required for application development are available for download from the Sony website. Using the app developed with this API, users will be able to shoot still images and movies, see real-time views of camera displays on the screens of smartphones and electronic tablets, as well as operate the camera self-timer and zoom functions using mobile devices via Wi-Fi.
The following eight Sony cameras are compatible with the Camera Remote API beta:
- Action Cam HDR-AS30, HDR-AS15*2
- Music video recorder HDR-MV1
- Digital still camera Cyber-shot® DSC-QX100, DSC-QX10
- Interchangeable-lens digital camera α ® NEX-6, NEX-5R, NEX-5T compatible with PlayMemories Camera Apps