Sony updates Camera Remote SDK, adding enhanced functionality for eCommerce applications

Sony Electronics launched an updated version of its Camera Remote SDK, adding compatibility with the newly announced Alpha 7 IV and key functionality to support third-party developers. Camera Remote SDK allows users to control Sony’s cameras remotely from a computer, from changing the camera settings to remote shutter release and live view monitoring.

“The expansion of our B2B offerings is a fundamental part of Sony’s long-term vision in the imaging market and since the launch of our original Camera Remote SDK, we have worked with some incredibly exciting customers to design some fascinating imaging applications,” said Yasuo Baba, Director, Digital Imaging, Sony Europe BV.  “We are fully committed to the evolution of this SDK and will continue to add functionality based upon customer feedback.”

Version 1.05 of the Camera Remote SDK, which is available to download for free from today, offers new features that are particularly important in the areas of E-commerce, speed camera systems, and content creation. A new “Still Image Capture Complete Notification” supports greater efficiency in constant shooting situations and the newly added ability to “Preset Focus and Zoom” is a feature that has been requested by many customers. The Camera Remote SDK can be used to control several cameras in the Sony camera range, with the full list of compatible cameras available here.