Connecting to a Smartphone or Tablet

You can do the following after pairing the camera with a 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 ().

Note

  • You can also establish an advanced Wi-Fi connection to smartphones without using Bluetooth ().

Preparing the Smartphone

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.

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 Smartphone via Wi-Fi

  1. Select [Communication Functions: Connect to smartphone(tablet)].

  2. Select [OK].

    • This screen is not displayed if the Wi-Fi setting is already set to [Enable].
  3. Select [Add a device to connect to].

  4. Select [OK].

    • This screen is not displayed if the Bluetooth setting is already set to [Enable].
  5. Press the SET button.

  6. Start pairing.

    • Press the SET button to start pairing.
    • If Camera Connect is not installed, use the smartphone to scan the QR code on the screen, go to Google Play or App Store to install Camera Connect, then press the SET button to start pairing.
  7. Start Camera Connect.

    • Following the instructions in the app, select the camera for pairing.
  8. Establish a Bluetooth connection.

    • Press the SET button.
    • When a message appears on the smartphone, use the smartphone as indicated.
  9. Complete the pairing process.

    • Press the SET button to finish pairing.
    • The name of the connected device is displayed.

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 Reconnecting via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.
  • 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.
  1. Tap a Camera Connect function.

    • For details on Camera Connect functions, see Main Functions of Camera Connect.
    • Tap a Camera Connect function to initiate a Wi-Fi connection. In iOS, tap [Join] when a message is displayed to confirm camera connection.
  2. Confirm that the devices are connected via Wi-Fi.

    • [Wi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera screen ().

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

  • To end the Wi-Fi connection, select [Disconnect] on the [Wi-Fi on] screen.
  • Terminating the Wi-Fi connection will switch the camera to the Bluetooth connection.
  • To reconnect, start Camera Connect and tap the function you will use.

[Wi-Fi on] screen

  • Send to smartphone after shot

    Images can be transferred to a smartphone automatically ().

  • Confirm Wi-Fi settings

    You can check setting details for Wi-Fi connections.

  • Error details

    After any Wi-Fi connection errors, you can check the error details ().

  • Disconnect

    Terminates the Wi-Fi connection.

Main Functions of Camera Connect

Images on camera

  • Images can be browsed, deleted, or rated.
  • Images can be saved on a smartphone.
  • Effects can be applied to RAW images and saved to a smartphone (Creative Assist).

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.

Camera settings

  • Camera settings can be changed.

You can check other functions from the main Camera Connect screen.

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 browse images on the camera or perform other operations.

If you prefer not to stay connected to the camera via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth when it is off, either set [Communication functions: Airplane mode] to [On] or set [Communication functions: 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 [Communication functions: Connect to smartphone(tablet)].

  2. Select [Edit/delete device].

  3. Select the smartphone to cancel pairing with.

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

  5. Select [OK].

  6. Clear the camera information on the smartphone.

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

Automatic Image Transfer to a Smartphone 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 [Communication functions: Connect to smartphone(tablet)].

  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 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 requesting you to establish a Wi-Fi connection. After pressing the SET button, tap a Camera Connect function to connect via Wi-Fi, then start again from step 1.
  4. Select sending options and send the images.

(1) Sending images individually

  1. Select an image to send.

    • Turn the Quick control dial 1 dial to select an image to send, then press the SET button.
    • Images can be selected by touch from 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 the SET button.

  2. Select [Send selected].

  3. Select images to send.

    • Turn the Quick control dial 1 dial to select an image to send, then press the SET button.
    • To switch to selecting images from 3-image display, turn the Quick control dial 2 dial counterclockwise. 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 the SET button.

  2. Select [Send range].

  3. Specify the range of images.

    • Select the first image (start point).
    • Next, select the last image (end point). A checkmark [Check] will be appended to all the images within the range between first and last images.
    • To clear the selection, repeat step 3.
    • To change the number of images in index display, turn the Quick control dial 2 dial ().
  4. 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 the SET button.

  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 [Playback: Set image search conditions] at once. For details on [Playback: Set image search conditions], see Setting Image Search Conditions.

  1. Press the SET button.

  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

  • Press the MENU button on the image transfer screen.
  • To end the Wi-Fi connection, select [Disconnect] on the [Wi-Fi on] screen.

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 HD29.97 fpsIPB (Light) and Full HD25.00 fpsIPB (Light) movies are not reduced.
  • When you use a battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged.