Controlling the camera from a smartphone via Wi-Fi (Single connection) (Android)

By connecting a smartphone with the camera via Wi-Fi, you can shoot images while checking the composition or settings on the screen of the smartphone.

  1. Install PlayMemories Mobile to your smartphone.
    • If PlayMemories Mobile has already been installed, update it to the latest version.
  2. MENU(Network) → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] and set as follows.
    • [Ctrl w/ Smartphone]: [On]
    • [Connection Type]: [Single]
  3. Select [Connection Info.] under [Ctrl w/ Smartphone].

    The QR Code and SSID for a single connection will be displayed.

  4. Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone and select [Scan QR Code of the Camera].

  5. Select [OK] on the smartphone screen.
    • When a message is displayed, select [OK] again.

  6. Scan the QR Code on the monitor of the camera using the smartphone.
    Once the QR Code has been scanned, the message [Connect with the camera?] will be displayed on the smartphone screen.
  7. Select [OK] on the smartphone screen.
    The smartphone will connect to the product.
  8. Check the composition of the image on the smartphone’s screen, and then press the shutter button (A) on the smartphone to shoot image.
    • You can set [Self-Timer] or configure the settings to save images to the smartphone (B).

If you cannot establish a connection using the QR Code

Connect the camera and the smartphone using the SSID and password.

  1. Perform Step 1 through Step 3 of the procedure above, and then press the up button on the camera.

    The camera’s SSID and password are displayed on the monitor of the camera.

  2. Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
  3. Select the model name of the camera (DIRECT-xxxx: xxxx).

  4. Input the password that is displayed on the camera.

    The smartphone is connected to the camera.


  • Once the QR Code has been read, the camera’s SSID (DIRECT-xxxx) and password are registered to the smartphone. This enables you to easily connect the smartphone to the product via Wi-Fi at a later date by selecting the SSID.


  • This product shares the connection information for [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] with a device that has permission to connect. If you want to change the device that is permitted to connect to the product, reset the connection information by following these steps. MENU(Network) → [Wi-Fi Settings][SSID/PW Reset]. After resetting the connection information, you must register the smartphone again.
  • If you have performed [SSID/PW Reset] or [Edit Device Name] on the camera, you will be unable to establish a Wi-Fi connection by scanning a previously scanned QR Code. In this case, display a new QR Code by selecting [Connection Info.] and rescan it.
  • When [Airplane Mode] is set to [On], you cannot connect this product and the smartphone. Set [Airplane Mode] to [Off].
  • Live view images may not be displayed smoothly on the screen of the smartphone depending on the surrounding radio wave condition or smartphone performance.
  • Depending on future version upgrades, the operational procedures or screen displays are subject to change without notice.