Sony Camera Remote SDK V1.12 Firmware Update

Sony Camera Remote SDK V1.12 Firmware Update


San Diego, CA—Sony Electronics launched a new version of its Software Development Kit (SDK). The Sony Camera Remote SDK V1.12 firmware update brings more features and Wi-Fi connection, as well as other improvements. Additionally, new camera remote command capabilities enable remote control of 29 digital cameras.

Moreover, through this new specification document, Sony removes restrictions to third-party software development. Further, it now supports the creation of software that remotely controls Sony’s digital cameras, including shooting, monitoring and file transfer. These updates are available at no cost.

Sony Camera Remote SDK V1.12

Camera Remote SDK is a command system for development efficiency. It enables operation and control of Sony digital cameras using dedicated API provided by Sony. Furthermore, it can be used with high-level APIs to efficiently develop programs. The package includes software modules, API references as well as a sample code.

Version 1.12 also expands the capabilities of compatible camera models (Alpha 1, Alpha 7S III and Alpha7 IV). In addition, it now supports the α9 III, a full-frame interchangeable-lens camera with Global Shutter technology. Thus, it provides a more efficient workflow when using Sony cameras to take remote photographs in the B2B market, like e-commerce. Son-y-camera-remote-sdk-v1.12-graphic

What’s more, in addition to USB and Ethernet connections, Version 1.12 and later supports Wi-Fi. Consequently, it makes it possible to use even in environments where wired connections are difficult.

Additionally, approximately 100 types of functions are expanding for automation. They include, for example, remote key operations, newly added Fn menu operation and custom key. The update also provides support for switching the memory card slot for recording still images and videos according to the shooting situation and switching the ISO auto upper/lower limits.

Camera Remote Command

Further, 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. This package includes command references and a sample code for developers. Some of those who can benefit from this include ITS integrators or photo booth photography system developers.

Sony collectively calls both the “Camera Remote Command” and “Camera Remote SDK” the “Camera Remote Toolkit.” Developers can choose the most suitable method according to their development purpose and application.

For more information and to download the Camera Remote Toolkit, click here.