Connecting to a Smartphone

You can do the following after pairing the camera with a Bluetooth enabled smartphone.

  • Establish a Wi-Fi connection using only the smartphone ().
  • Establish a Wi-Fi connection with the camera even when it is off ().
  • Geotag images with GPS information acquired by the smartphone ().
  • Control the camera remotely from a smartphone ().

You can also do the following after connecting the camera to a smartphone via Wi-Fi.

  • Browse and save images on the camera from a smartphone ().
  • Control the camera remotely from a smartphone ().
  • Send images to a smartphone from the camera ().

Turning on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on a Smartphone

Turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi from the smartphone settings screen. Note that pairing with the camera is not possible from the smartphone's Bluetooth settings screen.

Note

Installing Camera Connect on a Smartphone

The dedicated app Camera Connect (free of charge) must be installed on the smartphone on which Android or iOS is installed.

  • Use the latest version of the smartphone OS.
  • Camera Connect can be installed from Google Play or App Store. Google Play or App Store can also be accessed using the QR codes that appear when the camera is paired or connected via Wi-Fi to a smartphone.

Note

  • For the operating system versions supported by Camera Connect, refer to the download site of Camera Connect.
  • Sample screens and other details in this guide may not match the actual user interface elements after camera firmware updates or updates to Camera Connect, Android, or iOS.

Connecting to a Bluetooth-Compatible Smartphone via Wi-Fi

  • Steps on the camera (1)

    1. Select [Wireless features: Wi-Fi settings].

    2. Select [Enable].

    3. Select [Wireless features: Bluetooth settings].

    4. Select [Enable].

    5. Select [Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection].

    6. Select [SmartphoneConnect to smartphone].

    7. Select [Add a device to connect to].

    8. Select an option.

      • If Camera Connect is already installed, select [Do not display].
      • If Camera Connect is not installed, select [Android] or [iOS], scan the displayed QR code with the smartphone to access Google Play or App Store and install Camera Connect.
    9. Select [Pair via Bluetooth].

      • Press SET to start pairing.
      • To pair with a different smartphone after pairing with one initially, select [OK] on the screen shown above.

  • Steps on the smartphone (1)

    1. Start Camera Connect.

    2. Tap the camera for pairing.

    3. Tap [Pair] (iOS only).

  • Steps on the camera (2)

    1. Select [OK].

    2. Press the SET button.

      • Pairing is now complete, and the camera is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
      • A Bluetooth icon appears on the main Camera Connect screen.
  • Caution

    • The camera cannot be connected to two or more devices at the same time via Bluetooth. To switch to a different smartphone for the Bluetooth connection, see Changing or Deleting Connection Settings.
    • Bluetooth connection consumes battery power even after the camera's auto power off is activated. Therefore, the battery level may be low when you use the camera.
    • Troubleshooting pairing
    • Keeping pairing records for previously paired cameras on your smartphone will prevent it from pairing with this camera. Before you try pairing again, remove pairing records for previously paired cameras from your smartphone's Bluetooth settings screen.

    Note

    • With a Bluetooth connection established, you can operate the camera to send images to the smartphone ().
  • Steps on the smartphone (2)

    1. Tap a Camera Connect function.

      • In iOS, tap [Join] when a message is displayed to confirm camera connection.
      • For the Camera Connect functions, see Camera Connect Functions.
      • When a Wi-Fi connection is established, the screen for the selected function will appear.
      • [SmartphoneWi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera screen.
      • The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi icons are lit on the main Camera Connect screen.

    The Wi-Fi connection to a Bluetooth-compatible smartphone is now complete.

    • For how to terminate the Wi-Fi connection, see Terminating Wi-Fi Connections.
    • Terminating the Wi-Fi connection will switch the camera to the Bluetooth connection.
    • To reconnect via Wi-Fi, start Camera Connect and tap the function you will use.
  • [SmartphoneWi-Fi on] screen

    • Disconnect,exit

      • Terminates the Wi-Fi connection.
    • Confirm set.

      • You can check the settings.
    • Error details

      • When a Wi-Fi connection error occurs, you can check the details of the error.

Camera Connect Functions

Images on camera

  • Images can be browsed, deleted, or rated.
  • Images can be saved on a smartphone.

Remote live view shooting

  • Enables remote shooting as you view a live image on the smartphone.

Auto transfer

  • Enables camera and app setting adjustment for automatic transfer of your shots ().

Bluetooth remote controller

  • Enables remote control of the camera from a smartphone paired via Bluetooth. (Not available when connected via Wi-Fi.)
  • Auto power off is disabled while you are using the Bluetooth remote controller feature.

Location information

  • Not supported on this camera.

Camera settings

  • Camera settings can be changed.

Maintaining a Wi-Fi Connection When the Camera Is Off

Even when the camera power switch is set to Power off, as long as it is paired to a smartphone via Bluetooth, you can use the smartphone to connect via Wi-Fi and browse images on the camera or perform other operations.

If you prefer not to connect via Wi-Fi to the camera when it is off, either set [Airplane mode] to [On] () or set [Bluetooth settings] to [Disable].

Caution

  • This function can no longer be used if the wireless settings are reset or the smartphone connection information is erased.

Canceling the Pairing

Cancel pairing with a smartphone as follows.

  1. Select [Wireless features: Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection].

  2. Select [SmartphoneConnect to smartphone].

    • If the history () is displayed, switch screens with the Quick control dial 1 Quick control dial 2 dial or Multi-controller.
  3. Select [Edit/delete device].

  4. Select the smartphone to cancel pairing with.

    • Smartphones currently paired with the camera are labeled [Bluetooth].
  5. Select [Delete connection information].

  6. Select [OK].

  7. Clear the camera information on the smartphone.

    • In the smartphone's Bluetooth setting menu, clear the camera information registered on the smartphone.

Wi-Fi Connection without Using Bluetooth

Steps on the camera (1)

  1. Set Wi-Fi settings to [Enable].

  2. Select [Wireless features: Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection].

  3. Select [SmartphoneConnect to smartphone].

    • If the history () is displayed, switch screens with the Quick control dial 1 Quick control dial 2 dial or Multi-controller.
  4. Select [Add a device to connect to].

  5. Select an option.

    • If Camera Connect is already installed, select [Do not display].
  6. Select [Connect via Wi-Fi].

  7. Check the SSID (network name) and password.

    • Check the SSID (1) and Password (2) displayed on the camera screen.

Note

  • By selecting [Switch network] in step 7, you can establish a Wi-Fi connection via an access point ().

Steps on the smartphone

  1. Operate the smartphone to establish a Wi-Fi connection.

    Smartphone's screen (sample)

  2. Start Camera Connect and tap the camera to connect to via Wi-Fi.

Steps on the camera (2)

  1. Select [OK].

    • The main window of Camera Connect will be displayed on the smartphone.

The Wi-Fi connection to a smartphone is now complete.

Note

  • When connected via Wi-Fi, you can send images to a smartphone from the Quick Control screen during playback ().

Automatic Image Transfer as You Shoot

Your shots can be automatically sent to a smartphone. Before following these steps, make sure the camera and smartphone are connected via Wi-Fi.

  1. Select [Wireless features: Wi-Fi settings].

  2. Select [Send to smartphone after shot].

  3. Set [Auto send] to [Enable].

  4. Set [Size to send].

  5. Take the picture.

Sending Images to a Smartphone from the Camera

You can use the camera to send images to a smartphone paired via Bluetooth (Android devices only) or connected via Wi-Fi.

  1. Switch to playback.

  2. Press the Q (Quick Control) button.

  3. Select [Smartphone Send images to smartphone].

    • If you perform this step while connected via Bluetooth, a message is displayed, and the connection switches to a Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Select sending options and send the images.

(1) Sending images individually

  1. Select an image to send.

    • Use the Quick control dial 1 dial to select an image to send, then press SET.
    • You can turn the Quick control dial 2 dial counterclockwise to select the image using the index display.
  2. Select [Send img shown].

    • In [Size to send], you can select the image sending size.
    • When sending movies, you can select the image quality of movies to send in [Quality to send].

(2) Sending multiple selected images

  1. Press SET.

  2. Select [Send selected].

  3. Select images to send.

    • Use the Quick control dial 1 dial to select images to send, then press SET.
    • You can turn the Quick control dial 2 dial counterclockwise to switch to select the images from 3-image display. To return to single-image display, turn the Quick control dial 2 dial clockwise.
    • After selecting the images to send, press the Q (Quick Control) button.
  4. Select [Size to send].

    • On the displayed screen, select an image size.

    • When sending movies, select the image quality in [Quality to send].

  5. Select [Send].

(3) Sending a specified range of images

  1. Press SET.

  2. Select [Send range].

  3. Specify the range of images.

    • Select the first image (start point).
    • Select the last image (end point).
    • To cancel the selection, repeat this step.
    • To change the number of images in index display, turn the Quick control dial 2 dial.
  4. Confirm the range.

    • Press the Q (Quick Control) button.
  5. Select [Size to send].

    • On the displayed screen, select an image size.

    • When sending movies, select the image quality in [Quality to send].
  6. Select [Send].

(4) Sending all images on the card

  1. Press SET.

  2. Select [Send all card].

  3. Select [Size to send].

    • On the displayed screen, select an image size.

    • When sending movies, select the image quality in [Quality to send].
  4. Select [Send].

(5) Sending images that match the search conditions

Send all the images that match the search conditions set in [Set image search conditions] at once. For details on [Set image search conditions], see Setting Image Search Conditions.

  1. Press SET.

  2. Select [Send all found].

  3. Select [Size to send].

    • On the displayed screen, select an image size.

    • When sending movies, select the image quality in [Quality to send].
  4. Select [Send].

Ending image transfer

Sending images from the camera when paired via Bluetooth (Android devices only)

  • Press the MENU button on the image transfer screen.
  • Select [OK] to end image transfer and the Wi-Fi connection.

Sending images from the camera over a Wi-Fi connection

Caution

  • During the image transfer operation, a picture cannot be taken even if the camera's shutter button is pressed.

Note

  • You can cancel the image transfer by selecting [Cancel] during the transfer.
  • You can select up to 999 files at a time.
  • With a Wi-Fi connection established, disabling the smartphone's power saving function is recommended.
  • Selecting the reduced size for still photos applies to all still photos sent at that time. Note that Small 2 size still photos are not reduced.
  • Selecting compression for movies applies to all movies sent at that time. Note that Full HD23.98fps and Full HD25.00fpsIPB (Light) movies are not reduced.
  • When you use a battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged.

Terminating Wi-Fi Connections

Perform either of the following operations.

On the Camera Connect screen, tap [Close].

On the [SmartphoneWi-Fi on] screen, select [Disconnect,exit].

  • If the [SmartphoneWi-Fi on] screen is not displayed, select [Wireless features: Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection].
  • Select [Disconnect,exit], then select [OK] on the confirmation screen.

Settings to Make Images Viewable from Smartphones

Images can be specified after the Wi-Fi connection is terminated.

  1. Select [Wireless features: Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection].

  2. Select [SmartphoneConnect to smartphone].

    • If the history () is displayed, switch screens with the Quick control dial 1 Quick control dial 2 dial or Multi-controller.
  3. Select [Edit/delete device].

  4. Select a smartphone.

    • Select the name of the smartphone on which you want to make the images viewable.
  5. Select [Viewable imgs].

  6. Select an option.

    • Select [OK] to access the setting screen.

    [All images]

    • All images stored on the card become viewable.

    [Images from past days]

    • Specify viewable images on the shooting-date basis. Images shot up to nine days ago can be specified.
    • When [Images shot in past days] is selected, images shot up to the specified number of days before the current date become viewable. Use the [Up] [Down] keys to specify the number of days, then press SET to confirm the selection.
    • Once you select [OK], the viewable images are set.

    Caution

    • If [Viewable imgs] is set to any setting other than [All images], remote shooting is not possible.

    [Select by rating]

    • Specify viewable images depending on whether a rating is appended (or not appended) or by the type of rating.
    • Once you select the type of rating, the viewable images are set.

    [File number range] (Select range)

    • Select the first and last images from images arranged by the file number to specify the viewable images.

      1. Press SET to display the image selection screen. To select images, use the Quick control dial 1 dial or other controls.

        You can turn the Quick control dial 2 dial counterclockwise to select the image using the index display.

      2. Select an image as the starting point (1).
      3. Use the Quick control dial 1 dial to select an image as the ending point (2).
      4. Select [OK].

Caution

  • If the Wi-Fi connection is terminated while recording a movie with remote shooting, the following will occur.

    • Any movie recording in progress in movie recording mode will continue.
    • Any movie recording in progress in still photo shooting mode will end.
  • With a Wi-Fi connection to a smartphone established, certain functions are unavailable.
  • In remote shooting, the AF speed may become slower.
  • Depending on the communication status, image display or shutter release timing may be delayed.
  • When saving images to a smartphone, you cannot take a picture even if you press the camera's shutter button. Also, the camera screen may turn off.

Note

  • With a Wi-Fi connection established, disabling the smartphone's power saving function is recommended.