San Diego, CA—The updated version 1.04 of Sony’s Camera Remote Software Development Kit (SDK) extends the list of supported cameras. It now includes the Alpha 1 and Cyber-shot RX0 II. The addition of these models opens new opportunities for companies to utilize the technology in Sony’s cameras to develop tailored camera applications to improve their workflow.
Moreover, the latest update means users can connect up to 20 camera devices via USB. Further, the additional benefits of Ethernet connectivity will enable them to operate systems over much greater distances.
“Since the launch of the SDK in February 2020, demand was fantastic; we have engaged with new B2B partners across the globe to take full advantage of the advanced capabilities of cameras such as the Alpha 7S III and Alpha 7R IV,” said Yang Cheng, vice president, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc.
“Improving the connectivity options for wired multi-camera solutions is crucial for applications in areas such as e-commerce as well as 3D scanning. We will continue to evolve our offering to best support the needs of our customers.”
Sony Camera Remote SDK
Camera Remote SDK allows users to control Sony’s cameras remotely from a computer; its functionality ranges from changing camera settings to remote shutter release and live view monitoring. With the SDK, software developers can design customized applications tailored to business requirements. They can integrate Sony’s professional equipment for drone and speed camera systems. Or use it for medical, education, government and e-commerce functions.
In addition, the SDK now works with the Sony Alpha 1 mirrorless ILC. With the speed of 120 AF/AE calculations per second, the Alpha 1 provides photographers with the performance needed to capture fast-moving objects. Moreover, high-speed readout from its 50.1-megapixel full-frame image sensor and a large buffer memory make it possible to shoot 155 full-frame compressed RAW images or 165 full-frame JPEG images at 30 frames per second with the electronic shutter.
Furthermore, the ILC does so while maintaining AF and AE tracking performance. These features are all possible while controlling via SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps or 1000BASE-T Ethernet.
The Alpha 1 can also automatically adjust exposure, even with sudden changes in brightness; it has an AE response latency as low as 0.033 second.
In addition, Sony’s Cyber-shot RX0 II is now compatible with the SDK. It is a small form-factor P&S camera that can operate in places that other cameras can’t go. It also features a 1.0-type, 21MP image sensor. Measuring just 2–3/8×1–5/8×1–7/16 inches and weighing 4.7 ounces (with battery and card), the RX0 II fits easily into small spaces for flexible shooting.