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Sony To Release API For Mobile Devices

Sony To Release API For Mobile Devices - Sony is to release an API that enables mobile devices to be used as a remote control for Sony cameras.

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Sony NEX-6
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
Additional models will be added to this list in the future. For more informaiton, take a look at Sony's Camera Remote Apps Developer Program page

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