Recording location information to captured images (Loc. Info. Link Set.)
You can use the application PlayMemories Mobile to obtain location information from a smartphone that is connected with your camera using Bluetooth communication. You can record the obtained location information when shooting images.
Preparation in advance
To use the location information linking function of the camera, the application PlayMemories Mobile is required.
If “Location Information Linkage” is not displayed on the top page of PlayMemories Mobile, you need to perform the following steps beforehand.
Install PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone.
- You can install PlayMemories Mobile from the application store of your smartphone. If you have already installed the application, update it to the latest version.
Transfer a pre-recorded image to your smartphone using the [Send to Smartphone] function of the camera.
- After you transfer an image recorded using the camera to your smartphone, “Location Information Linkage” will appear on the top page of PlayMemories Mobile.
: Operations performed on the smartphone
: Operations performed on the camera
: Confirm that the Bluetooth function of your smartphone is activated.
- Do not perform the Bluetooth pairing operation on the smartphone setting screen. In steps 2 to 7, the pairing operation is performed using the camera and the application PlayMemories Mobile.
- If you accidentally perform the pairing operation on the smartphone setting screen in step 1, cancel the pairing and then perform the pairing operation by following Steps 2 through 7 using the camera and the application PlayMemories Mobile.
: On the camera, select MENU →(Network) → [Bluetooth Settings] → [Bluetooth Function] → [On].
: On the camera, select MENU →(Network) → [Bluetooth Settings] → [Pairing].
: Launch PlayMemories Mobile on your smartphone and tap “Location Information Linkage.”
If “Location Information Linkage” is not displayed, follow the steps in “Preparation in advance” above.
: Activate [Location Information Linkage] on the [Location Information Linkage] setting screen of PlayMemories Mobile.
: Follow the instructions on the [Location Information Linkage] setting screen of PlayMemories Mobile, and then select your camera from the list.
: Select [OK] when a message is displayed on the monitor of the camera.
- Pairing of the camera and PlayMemories Mobile is complete.
: On the camera, select MENU →(Network) → [Loc. Info. Link Set.] → [Location Info. Link] → [On].
(obtaining location information icon) will be displayed on the monitor of the camera. Location information obtained by your smartphone using GPS, etc., will be recorded when shooting images.
Menu item details
- Location Info. Link:
- Sets whether to obtain the location information by linking with a smartphone.
- Auto Time Correct.:
- Sets whether to automatically correct the date setting of the camera using information from a linked smartphone.
- Auto Area Adjust.:
- Sets whether to automatically correct the area setting of the camera using information from a linked smartphone.
Icons displayed when obtaining the location information
(Obtaining location information): The camera is obtaining the location information.
(Location information cannot be obtained): The camera cannot obtain the location information.
(Bluetooth connection available): Bluetooth connection with the smartphone is established.
(Bluetooth connection unavailable): Bluetooth connection with the smartphone is not established.
- Location information can be linked when PlayMemories Mobile is running on your smartphone even if the smartphone monitor is off. However, if the camera has been turned off for a while, location information may not be linked immediately when you turn the camera back on. In this case, location information will be linked immediately if you open the PlayMemories Mobile screen on the smartphone.
- When PlayMemories Mobile is not operating, such as when the smartphone is restarted, launch PlayMemories Mobile to resume location information linking.
- In the application PlayMemories Home, you can view images on a map by importing images with location information to your computer. For details, refer to Help for PlayMemories Home.
- If the location information linking function does not work properly, see the following notes and perform pairing again.
- Confirm that the Bluetooth function of your smartphone is activated.
- Confirm that the camera is not connected with other devices using the Bluetooth function.
- Confirm that [Airplane Mode] for the camera is set to [Off].
- Delete the pairing information for the camera registered in PlayMemories Mobile.
- Execute [Reset Network Set.] of the camera.
- For more detailed video instructions, refer to the following support page.
- When you initialize the camera, the pairing information is also deleted. To perform pairing again, delete the pairing information for the camera registered in PlayMemories Mobile before trying again.
- The location information will not be recorded when it cannot be obtained, such as when the Bluetooth connection is disconnected.
- The camera can be paired with up to 15 Bluetooth devices, but can link the location information with that of only one smartphone. If you want to link the location information with that of a different smartphone, turn off [Location Information Linkage] in PlayMemories Mobile on the smartphone that is currently linked.
- If the Bluetooth connection is unstable, remove any obstacles, such as people or metal objects from between the camera and the paired smartphone.
- When pairing the camera and your smartphone, be sure to use the [Location Information Linkage] menu on PlayMemories Mobile.
Android smartphones: Android 5.0 or later and compatible with Bluetooth 4.0 or later*
iPhone/iPad: iPhone 4S or later/iPad 3rd generation or later
*As of April 2017. For the latest information, refer to the support site.
*For the Bluetooth version, refer to the website for your smartphone.