Operating the camera from a computer (PC Remote Function)

Uses a Wi-Fi or USB connection, etc. to control the camera from a computer, including such functions as shooting and storing images on the computer.

When the camera and a smartphone are connected, you cannot control the camera from a computer. Make sure that the camera is not connected to a smartphone beforehand.

For details on [PC Remote Function], refer to the following URL:

https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/app/imagingedge/l/instruction/4_1_connection/index.php

The following is the procedure for connecting the camera to your computer using a Wi-Fi connection via a Wi-Fi access point. If you will use another connection method, refer to “How to connect the camera and the computer using a method other than a Wi-Fi access point.”


  1. Select MENU (Network) → [Wi-Fi][Wi-Fi Connect][On] to connect the camera to the Wi-Fi access point.
    • Connect the computer to the same Wi-Fi access point.
  2. Select MENU (Network) → [Cnct./PC Remote][PC Remote Function][PC Remote][On].
  3. Select [Access Authen. Info] to display the information such as the username, password, and fingerprint.
    • You can check the information by selecting MENU (Network) → [Network Option][Access Authen. Info].
  4. Launch Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote) on the computer, and then enter and confirm the access authentication information.
    You can now operate the camera using Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote).

Menu item details

PC Remote:
Sets whether or not to use the [PC Remote] function. ([On] / [Off])
Pairing:
When connecting via a Wi-Fi access point without using the [Access Authen.] function, pair the camera with the computer.
Wi-Fi Direct Info.:
Displays information for connecting the computer and the camera via Wi-Fi Direct.


How to connect the camera and the computer using a method other than a Wi-Fi access point

When connecting with Wi-Fi Direct

Use the camera as an access point, and connect the computer to the camera directly via Wi-Fi.

Select MENU(Network) → [Cnct./PC Remote][PC Remote Function][Wi-Fi Direct Info.] to display the Wi-Fi connection information (SSID and password) for the camera. Connect the computer and the camera using the Wi-Fi connection information displayed on the camera.

When connecting with a USB cable

Connect the USB Type-C terminal on the camera to the computer with a commercially available USB cable.

Next, select [Remote Shoot (PC Remote)] on the screen displayed on the camera.

Hint

  • In [Remote Shoot Setting] under [Cnct./PC Remote], you can set the save destination and saved format of still images for PC remote shooting.
  • When [Access Authen.] is set to [Off] and you are connecting via a Wi-Fi access point, you need to pair the camera with the computer. Select MENU (Network) → [Cnct./PC Remote][PC Remote Function][Pairing] after Step 1, and then pair the camera and the computer using Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote) on the computer. Pairing information is deleted when you initialize the camera.
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