Camera Connect Communication from Smartphones

By using the dedicated Camera Connect app installed on a smartphone or tablet (collectively referred to hereafter as “smartphones”), you can pair the camera and smartphone via Bluetooth or establish a Wi-Fi connection between the devices.

Features available over a Bluetooth connection

  • You can establish a Wi-Fi connection using only a smartphone.
  • You can shoot still photos or record movies by using your smartphone as a remote control.

Features available over a Wi-Fi connection

  • You can use a smartphone to browse images on the camera and save them to the smartphone.
  • You can control the camera remotely from a smartphone.
  • You can use the camera to send images to a smartphone.
  • The dedicated app Camera Connect (free of charge) must be installed on the smartphone on which Android or iOS is installed. Camera Connect can be installed from Google Play or App Store.

Caution

  • Use the latest version of the smartphone OS.

Note

  • You can also access Google Play or App Store from QR codes displayed when you pair the smartphone and camera.
  • 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

These instructions describe how to establish a Wi-Fi connection with a Bluetooth enabled smartphone and use Camera Connect to control the camera.

Caution

  • Bluetooth pairing with a smartphone is not possible while the camera is connected to other devices via Wi-Fi or connected to a wireless LAN by means of a WFT. End the Wi-Fi or wireless LAN connection by selecting [Connection settings] in [Network settings], then selecting [Disconnect].
  • Steps on the smartphone (1)

    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.

  • Steps on the camera (1)

    1. On the camera, press the MENU button.

    2. Select [Data transfer: Network settings].

    3. Select [Enable].

    4. Select [Bluetooth settings].

    5. Set [Bluetooth] to [Enable].

    6. Select [Pairing].

    7. 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.
  • Steps on the smartphone (2)

    1. Start Camera Connect.

    2. Tap the camera for pairing.

      • If you are using an Android smartphone, go to step 11.
    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

    • 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.
    • The camera can be paired with one smartphone. Before pairing with a different smartphone, clear the information about the currently paired smartphone ().
    • 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

    • When paired via Bluetooth, tap [Bluetooth remote controller] in Camera Connect to control the camera remotely from the smartphone.
    • From an Android device, you can control the camera to send images to the smartphone ().
  • Steps on the smartphone (3)

    1. Tap a Camera Connect function.

      • In iOS, tap [Join] when a message is displayed to confirm camera connection.
      • After the devices are connected via Wi-Fi, a screen for the selected function is displayed on the smartphone.
      • The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi icons are now displayed on the main Camera Connect screen, after you return to that screen.

      • The camera's Network lamp lamp is lit in green.
  • Terminating Wi-Fi connections

    • Disconnect by tapping [] on the Camera Connect screen.

    • Terminating the Wi-Fi connection will switch the camera to the Bluetooth connection.
  • Reconnecting

    • To reconnect via Wi-Fi, start Camera Connect and tap the function you will use.

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.

Canceling the Pairing

Cancel pairing with a smartphone as follows.

  1. Select [Check/clear connection info].

  2. Press the INFO button.

  3. Select [OK].

  4. Clear the camera information on the smartphone.

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

Note

  • To check the camera's Bluetooth address, select [Bluetooth address].

Wi-Fi Connection Without Using Bluetooth

These instructions describe how to establish a direct Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone and use Camera Connect to control the camera.

  • Steps on the camera (1)

    1. On the camera, press the MENU button.

    2. Select [Data transfer: Network settings].

    3. Select [Enable].

    4. Select [Connection settings].

    5. Select [SET* Unspecified].

    6. Select [Create with wizard].

    7. Select [Configure online].

      • Select [OK].
    8. Select [Smartphone].

      • Select [OK].
    9. Press the SET button.

      • Select [OK].
    10. Select [New settings].

      • Select [OK].
    11. Select [Camera access point mode].

    12. Select [Easy connection].

      • Select [OK].
    13. Select [OK].

    14. Press the SET button.

    15. Select [New settings].

      • Select [OK].
    16. Check the SSID (network name) and password.

      • Check the SSID (1) and password (2) displayed on the camera screen.
  • Steps on the smartphone

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

      • Activate the smartphone's Wi-Fi function, then tap the SSID (network name) you checked in step 16.
      • In the password field, enter the password you checked in step 16, then tap [Join].
    2. Start Camera Connect and tap the camera to connect to via Wi-Fi.

  • Steps on the camera (2)

    1. Select [OK].

    2. Press SET.

    3. Press SET.

      • The main window of Camera Connect will be displayed on the smartphone.
      • The camera's Network lamp lamp is lit in green.

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

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

Terminating Wi-Fi connections ()

Reconnecting ()

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 [Data transfer: Network settings].

  2. Select [Connection option settings].

  3. Select [Smartphone settings].

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

    • If necessary, specify [Size to send].

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.

Sending images individually

  1. Select an image to send.

    • Turn the Quick control dial dial to select an image to send, then press SET.
    • You can press the Magnify/Reduce button and turn the Main dial 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.

Sending multiple selected images

  1. Press SET.

  2. Select [Send selected].

  3. Select images to send.

    • Turn the Quick control dial dial to select images to send, then press SET.
    • To switch to three-image display for image selection, press the Magnify/Reduce button and turn the Main dial dial counterclockwise. To return to the single-image display, press the Magnify/Reduce button.
    • 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.

  5. Select [Send].

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, press the Magnify/Reduce button, then turn the Main dial dial.
  4. Confirm the range.

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

    • On the displayed screen, select an image size.

  6. Select [Send].

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.

  4. Select [Send].

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.

  4. Select [Send].

Ending image transfer ()

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 size still photos are not reduced.
  • When you use a battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged.

Settings to Make Images Viewable from Smartphones

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

  1. Select [Network settings].

  2. Select [Manual setting].

  3. Select [Function settings].

  4. Select [Smartphone].

  5. Select [Change].

  6. Select [Viewable imgs].

  7. 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.

      Use the Quick control dial dial to select images.

      You can press the Magnify/Reduce button and turn the Main dial 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 dial to select an image as the ending point (2).
    4. Select [OK].

General Precautions on Camera Connect Communication from Smartphones

Caution

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

    • If the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch is set to Movies, movie recording will continue.
    • If the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch is set to Live View Shooting, movie recording will stop.
  • 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.