Add support for several Sony digital cameras that feature remote control over WiFi. Supported models include: DSC-QX1, DSC-QX10, DSC-QX100, DSC-QX30, A7, A7R, A7S, A7II, A5000, A5100, A6000, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, DSC-HX60V, DSC-HX400V, DSC-RX100M3, DSC-RX100M4, and more all the time!
Follow this link to see the latest supported models
Using the Sony camera’s WiFi interface, Instant Photo Booth is able to show a live view, capture images, and automatically transfer them to your computer and into your current photo booth session. The functionality is the same as a webcam, but with much higher image quality. Some supported Sony models can even trigger professional flash units.
Sony is a very forward-thinking company and has been an early adopter of built-in WiFi controls. The other big DSLR companies are only now beginning to think about WiFi control. As soon as they provide a public programming interface, like Sony has, Instant Photo Booth will add support for them. Unfortunately, neither the existing Canon nor the existing Nikon programming tools are compatible with Universal Windows Apps.
Your Sony WiFi-enabled camera creates its own hot spot. Depending on the camera model, using your camera with Instant Photo Booth can be as simple as connecting your computer to the camera’s hot spot. Instant Photo Booth will detect the camera automatically and lead you through the setup process.
Just turn on your DSC-QX1, DSC-QX10, DSC-QX100, or DSC-QX30, and connect your computer to its hot spot.
For the A7, A7R, A7S, A7II, A5000, A6000, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, DSC-HX60V, DSC-HX400V, and DSC-RX100M3, you must first run the Play Memories Smart Remote Camera App on your camera. For more information on how to do this, see this information from Sony: https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/
NOTE: Your WiFi camera will require your computer’s wireless connection. This will prevent Instant Photo Booth’s integration with social media and OneDrive. However, you can easily add a second WiFi connection to your Windows 10 computer with a USB WiFi adapter such as the NETGEAR G54/N150 Wi-Fi USB Micro Adapter (WNA1000M) pictured at left. (Windows RT devices excluded)
Use a second WiFi adapter – By using a second WiFi adapter, your PC can be connected to both the Sony camera and the Internet, providing access to social media posts from Instant Photo Booth.
Use the lowest possible image resolution – The Sony QX models allow you to select from a list of resolutions. All other models allow you to select between preview and full resolutions. To minimize lag time between shots, select the lowest possible resolution. The lowest resolutions are still larger than a webcam and of course, much higher quality.
If you are having connection problems, try this… – Windows hands the first network adapter it finds to Instant Photo Booth as a camera connection. But that is sometimes not the adapter to which the camera is actually connected, especially since Bluetooth is considered a network adapter. Follow these steps to force the connection. NOTE that you will only have to do this once.