Selfies with Sony Smart Remote Control App

With Sony updating their remote app to include Bulb and Continuous Shooting this month, it’s as good a time as any to share how much fun I’ve been having with my A7R, shooting selfies. I realized this when we were in Geneva last month. The cameras and shoots I do are normally all for business, but when I launch the remote application, the fun breaks out…

Taking selfies with the Sony A7R
Taking selfies with the Sony A7R

As a street and action photographer, I’ve not usually in a studio for the more practical application, but certainly use the remote for product shots and reviews on Bike Hugger, a bike blog.

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After a cold ride in the country wearing @naliniciclo winter kit, warmed up with schnapps and cocoa from our friends @sramroad
After a cold ride in the country wearing @naliniciclo winter kit, warmed up with schnapps and cocoa from our friends @sramroad

The Sony Smart Remote Control Update 4.10 adds:

  •  Bulb shooting & Continuous Shooting are now supported on a7II, a7RII, a7SII, RX100 IV, RX10 II, RX1R II
  •  Bulb shooting is now supported on a7, a7R, a7S, a5000, a5100, a6000, RX100 III
  • Continuous Shooting is now supported on HX90/V, WX500

To enable Bulb and Continuous Shooting, the camera must be set to ‘Manual’ Shooting Mode. If you haven’t used the remote app, here’s an introduction video from Sony. Updating the app,via the browser and camera is not simple, so follow the instructions from Sony carefully.

View more photos taking with the remote app in the post gallery and on Flickr.

 

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