How can I pair my Sony Camera with PhotoSync to transfer photos/videos or enable remote shooting?

After successful configuration you will be able to transfer photos / videos from your Sony camera to your iPhone / iPad over Wi-Fi. PhotoSync also enables shoot & transfer (wireless tethering): Photos & videos are transferred to your iPhone / iPad right after shooting. Optionally, immediate transfer to remote locations (computer, NAS, cloud) can be configured, plus photo booth support over HDMI & Airplay to a big TV screen is also possible.



Step 1

Open the Wi-Fi/Network menu of your camera and select the “Send to Smartphone”option and confirm your selection with the Enter button.

Fig. 1. Sony: Wi-Fi Function
Sony: Wi-Fi Configuration


If you want to use Shoot & Transfer (wireless tethering) select the "Ctrl w/Smartphone" option instead of "Send to Smartphone".

Shoot & Transfer immediately transfers photos to your iPhone/iPad right after pressing the shutter button and optionally also to remote locations like computer, NAS and cloud.

If your camera does not offer "Ctrl w/Smartphone", please start the "Smart Remote Control" from the "Application List" and ensure the latest version of the "Smart Remote Control" is installed. Some Sony cameras also support the download of RAW photos using the "Smart Remote Control".

Now select “Send to Smartphone". This screen is optional and does not exist on all cameras.

Fig. 1.1. Send to Smarthpone
Sony: Send to Smartphone

Step 2

In the next screen select „Select on Smartphone“ to view/download photos from your camera.

If you prefer to select the photos/videos for download on your camera instead of the iPhone/iPad, choose „Select on This Device“.
Fig. 2. Sony: Choose selection
Sony: Choose selection

Step 3

The camera will start a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can connect your iPhone/iPad to.

Fig. 3. Sony – Wi-Fi Information display
Sony – Wi-Fi Information display

To reveal the password for the Wi-Fi hotspot, press the "trash" button on your camera.

Fig. 3. Sony – Wi-Fi Password display
Sony – Wi-Fi Password display

Step 4

Take your iPhone / iPad, open the system settings and touch Wi-Fi. Select the Sony (here: DIRECT-BFC4:ZV1) Wi-Fi network. You will need to enter the Wi-Fi password displayed on the camera screen.

Fig. 4.1. iOS: Select Wi-Fi
iOS: Select Wi-Fi

The camera will now confirm that the Wi-Fi connection is completed.

Fig. 4.2. Sony: Wi-Fi connection complete
Sony: Wi-Fi connection complete

Step 5

Now open PhotoSync, touch the red sync button, touch „Receive“ and select the Sony Wi-Fi“ target.

Fig. 5.1. iOS: Select Sony target
iOS: Select Sony target

After a moment PhotoSync will detect your camera. Confirm the selection.

Fig. 5.2. iOS: Confirm Sony target
iOS: Select Sony target

Step 6

You can now continue on your iPhone / iPad.
You can now browse the photos on your camera or shoot & transfer to your iPhone / iPad.

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