Showing posts with label PlayMemories Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayMemories Apps. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How To Install OpenMemories AppStore

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OpenMemories App Shown on Camera's Application Tab


DHI Enterprises shows us how to install a third party application for Sony Cameras which support the PlayMemories Camera Apps. The third party OpenMemories AppStore can now be installed using the same method shown.

WARNING


from the OpenMemories AppStore developer:
Is it safe?

This is an experiment in a very early stage. All information has been found through reverse engineering. Even though everything worked fine for our developers, it could cause harm to your hardware. If you break your camera, you get to keep both pieces. We won't take any responsibility.

However, this seems to be safer than tampering with your camera firmware directly. We're just interacting with the isolated Android subsystem. Apps you install this way can be uninstalled in the applications manager. In the worst case, a factory reset of the camera clears all data on the Android partitions.



How To Install OpenMemories AppStore on your Sony Camera


  • Set Camera USB Connection to MTP Mode.
  • Turn Camera Off.
  • Connect Camera to Computer via USB cable and turn on Camera.
  • Using Internet Explorer or Safari, go to https://sony-pmca.appspot.com/apps.
  • Click on OpenMemories: AppStore by ma1co.
  • Click on Get Camera Info to ensure you have a proper USB connection.
  • Click on Install OpenMemories: AppStore

You should now see the OpenMemories AppStore in your Cameras Applications Tab.

If you don't want to risk your camera's warranty try the Official Sony PlayMemories AppStore, https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/.

Read more about the OpenMemories at their github page and start developing your own apps for Sony Cameras.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Download Sony a5100 Help Guide Manual

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Sony a5100 Identifying Parts


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Here is the Sony a5100 Camera User's Guide / Owner's Manual in HTML format. You can use any browser and the links will be live making it easy to jump from subject to subject. We suggest that you read this to take full advantage of your new Sony a5100.

Below shows what the standard accessories are supplied with the a5100.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sony A6000 Replaces NEX-6

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Hands On with the Sony A6000


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Sony A6000 Available for Pre-order


Here is a quick look at the newly announce Sony A6000 camera. It replaces the Sony NEX-6 but keeps the same form factor. The big improvement is the 24 megapixel sensor up from 16 mp on the NEX-6. It also boasts the fastest AF for an APS-C mirrorless camera with focus lock in 0.06 seconds. The speed burst is bumped up to 11 fps. All this while keeping the same NEX-6 price for the A6000 body at $648.

The silver looks a bit like champagne and looks handsome with the black grip. This announcement has us excited for the NEX-7 replacement.



Here is the full A6000 Press Release from Sony:

  • Fast Hybrid AF gives world’s fastest[i] autofocus performance of just 0.06 sec with high precision accuracy
  • Extremely wide autofocus coverage area with 179 focal points
  • 24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor featuring gapless-on-chip design
  • BIONZ X processor for pro-quality photos and Full HD video
  • Light, compact and easy to use with built-in flash, OLED Tru-Finder™ and two control dials
    NFC and Wi-Fi for One-touch sharing/remote control from your mobile
  • Boost your creativity with a range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps™

The speedy new ILCE-6000 from Sony boasts the quickest AF performancei of any interchangeable lens digital camera, snapping subjects into sharp focus in just 0.06 seconds. From spontaneous smiles to towering tennis serves, you’ll capture those fleeting moments that other cameras miss. And thanks to the 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, every frame is crammed with rich detail and texture.

Boosting Sony’s mirrorless line-up, the α6000 comes in two iconic designs, black and titanium, sure to inspire jealous glances from other photographers. For users who have been thinking about taking advantage of size and weight advantages of a mirrorless camera but don’t want to sacrifice super-quick autofocus, the α6000 now renders that conversation moot.

Even quicker than most professional DSLRs, the phenomenal autofocus speed of the α6000 is powered by Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF system. A 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF. This potent combination delivers the world’s fastesti AF performance of any interchangeable lens camera, plus continuous shooting at a blazing 11fps with highly accurate autofocus tracking. Nothing gets past the α6000 – even fast-moving subjects like athletes and acrobatic pets.

There are plenty more premium features packed into the camera’s compact, purposeful body. Composing scenes is a pleasure through the clear, bright OLED Tru-Finder™. Preview the effects of adjusting focus, exposure and other settings: what you see is exactly what you get.

Intuitively-placed mode and control dials on top of the camera allow effortless adjustment of shooting settings while you’re focused on the scene in front of you. A total of 7 customisable buttons – including two dedicated custom buttons – give swift access to any one of 43 assignable functions to satisfy any photo enthusiast. And for extra flexibility in any situation, there’s a built-in flash to brighten up portraits or gloomy indoor shots.

It’s easy to share shots on your mobile: on-board NFC and Wi-Fi allow a one-touch connection with your Xperia™ or NFC-compatible Android smartphones and tablets. A single touch also activates Smart Remote Control, linking the camera to fire the shutter from a distance and view photos on your mobile.

The exciting possibilities of the α6000 grow with your creative ambitions. PlayMemories Camera Apps enhance your photo experience with a growing range of free and paid apps, spanning artistic effects, utilities and more. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca/. The α6000 is also compatible with Sony’s Camera Remote API programme[ii].

Style-matching optional accessories for the α6000 include the LCS-EBC just-fit Body Case that protects the camera from dust and everyday scratches. It’s possible to transfer data via connected USB, use the NFC function or mount the camera on a tripod without having to remove the case.

The LCS-ASB1 Active Sling Bag protects the camera while you’re out and about. Carry it in one hand, or wear over either shoulder – the bag’s water-repellent fabric and zipper keeps things safe and dry.

The LCS-BBXL[iii] Soft Carrying Case is great for protecting your long lens like the SEL18200LE or SEL55210 while you’re out and about. The water-repellent case also offers extra space to store a lens hood. Also available, the PCK-LM17 is a semi-hard protective sheet that safeguards the camera’s LCD screen against scratches, dust and fingerprints.


Sony A6000 Available for Pre-order for an April 20th release.


Sony A6000 with Olivia

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NEX-5R Tokyo Time Lapse by gsuraki

Miniature Tokyo by gsuraki


Here's an interesting use of the PlayMemories Time Lapse app available for both the NEX-5R and NEX-6.

Thanks gsuraki!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sony NEX-6 Milky Way Time Lapse

Milky Way Time Lapse by David H.


Here are the settings David H. used on his NEX-6 with the help of PlayMemories Camera Apps.
Camera settings: 16mm, ISO 1600, f3.5, 30sec.To extend the battery life I made a cover to put over the EVF to trick the camera. This turns off the light on the back of the main screen and conserves a lot of power. I did this using the Time Lapse app on 40 second intervals (10 seconds longer than exposure time to allow the camera to process images). Still trying to figure out if you can use the Time Lapse app in RAW format.

Here is a video showing the NEX / Time Lapse App interface.

NEX PlayMemories Camera Apps Time Lapse


The Time Lapse App is available for $9.99 from the PlayMemories Camera App store. PlayMemories Camera Apps are compatible with Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Download Sony NEX-5R Manual in PDF

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Sony NEX-5R Parts ID from User Manual


Here is the unofficial Sony NEX-5R manual from the FCC filing. The Sony NEX-5R is a NEX-5N with an additional control wheel and function button from the NEX-7. The NEX-5R also has a new 16.1 MP sensor, WiFi for PlayMemories Camera Apps, rear lcd touch shutter, and hybrid autofocus. The rear LCD touch screen flips 180° for self portraits similar to the NEX-F3.

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Saving Images to Computer via WiFi using PlayMemories Camera Apps


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Touch Shutter Function on Sony NEX-5R


Click here to download the unofficial Sony NEX-5R User Manual. This is subject to change without notice.

Sony NEX-5R Intro Video


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Sony NEX-5R with 18-200mm OSS Lens

Monday, October 1, 2012

Create Cinemagraphs with Sony NEX via PlayMemories Apps

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Create Cinemagraphs with Sony NEX Cameras


The PlayMemories Camera Apps website posted a new app teaser that will be coming out later this year. Sony calls it Cinematic Photo but it's widely known as cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs are still photos with minor movement and is usually displayed as an animation. The video above shows a cinemagraph of pouring from the PlayMemories Camera Apps website. Everything is still with the exception of the flowing orange juice. PlayMemories Camera Apps are available on the Sony NEX-5R and the NEX-6.

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sony nex wifi playmemories app cinemagraphs

Create Cinemagraphs with the Sony NEX-5R or NEX-6


Check out the PlayMemories Camera Apps teaser website and see the cinemagraph in action.

Here are some cinemagraphs from Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg - not made with the Sony NEX.
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sony nex cinemagraphs playmemories apps

from Cinemagraphs.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sony NEX-6 Hands On Video Specs and Images

Sony NEX-6 Hands On Video



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NEX-6 with new 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens



Here is a quick preview of the Sony NEX-6. The camera combines features of the flagship NEX-7 and the new NEX-5R.
  • Built-in EVF 2.4 MP OLED - industry best.
  • 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor.
  • New Mode Dial to select shooting modes.
  • WiFi enabled with connectivity to PlayMemories Apps
  • ISO Hot Shoe
  • Built-in pop up flash
  • $1000 for NEX-6 kit with new 16-50mm Power Zoom lens
  • $850 for NEX-6 Body Only
  • Delivery will be mid-November.


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NEX-6 with the NEX-7's Electronic Viewfinder



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Sony NEX-6 with Standard ISO Hot Show and new Shooting Mode Dial





Sony NEX-6 Specifications

Features

NEX-6

Type

Digital compact system camera with interchangeable lenses

Lens Compatibility

E-mount lens system. Can also use A-mount lenses with optional adaptor (continuous AF supported with LA-EA2)

Image Sensor

APS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm) Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels

Processor

BIONZ™ image processor

ISO Sensitivity Range

ISO 100 – 25600 (still images)

HD movie record

Full HD AVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264); MP4;

up to 1920 x 1080 50p

LCD screen

7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT (Xtra Fine LCD) with approx. 921k dot resolution; tilts upwards approx. 90 degrees, downwards approx. 45 degrees

Electronic viewfinder

1.3 cm (0.5-type) OLED Tru-Finder™ with approx. 2,359k dot resolution; 100% field coverage; magnification approx. 1.09x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter)

Digital Zoom

Clear Image Zoom: approx. 2x (still images)

Smart Zoom: approx. 1.4x/2x (still images)

Digital Zoom: approx. 4x (still images / movies)

SteadyShot™ INSIDE

(Optical image stabilisation available with selected E-mount lenses)

Autofocus System

Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF); 99 focus points (phase-detection AF) / 25 focus points (contrast-detection AF);

Object Tracking AF

Picture Effect

11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature

Continuous Burst Shooting

Up to 10 frames per second (in Speed Priority mode)

Battery life (still images)

Approx. 270 images (Viewfinder), Approx. 360 images (LCD screen)

(CIPA measurement)

Built-in flash

GN6 (in metres at ISO 100)

Other features

Auto Portrait Framing; Face Detection and Smile Shutter; Superior AUTO; Sweep Panorama; Auto HDR; DRO; Hand-held Twilight mode; Creative Styles; Photo Creativity interface; ; Wi-Fi; USB Charge; PlayMemories Camera Apps

Media

Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD / SDHC / SDXC

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 119.9 mm × 66.9 mm × 42.6 mm (excluding protrusions)

Weight

Approx. 287g (body only)

Approx. 345g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

Supplied software

PlayMemories Home



NEX-6 with 35mm Lens (SEL35F18)


Pre order the NEX-6 now for a mid-November delivery.

Monday, September 3, 2012

NEX-5R Smart Remote Control App in Action

NEX-5R Smart Remote Control App in Action from IDG



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Use your tablet or phone as a viewfinder.



Here is a better look at the Smart Remote Control App for the new Sony NEX-5R. The app is available via the PlayMemories App store for the NEX-5R. The matching app will be available on iTunes and the Android Market for your phone or tablet.

Friday, August 31, 2012

NEX-5R PlayMemories Camera Apps Demo Video

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NEX-5R PlayMemories Interface


PlayMemories Camera Apps Demo Video

So how does the PlayMemories Apps work on the Sony NEX-5R? Here is a video from Sony Australia showing the whole procedure from connecting to the PlayMemories store via WiFi, selecting a new PM App, downloading wirelessly, and installing the PM App on the NEX-5R.

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Installing PlayMemories App on NEX-5R

Here are the PlayMemories Apps that we already need:
  • Time Lapse - no need for an intervalometer, separate units from Canon and Nikon are over $100.
  • Smart Remote Control - view what the camera sees from your phone or tablet and control the shutter.
  • Bracket Pro - for the HDR (high dynamic range) junkies. Let's hope it allows for +3 / -3 EV range in multiple steps.

We hope that all the apps are available in all shooting modes. I can already see all the HDR time lapse movies coming from the NEX-5R with PlayMemories Apps.


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NEX-5R Time Lapse Mode via PlayMemories App



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Smart Remote Control for Wireless External Display


Check out the PlayMemories Camera Apps teaser site at www.sony.net/pmca.

The camera app is nothing new. Here are Minolta Expansion Cards first introduced in 1989 with the release of the Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / Alpha 5000i.
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Camera Apps by Minolta from Grooved Ware People, on Flickr.



Pre order the NEX-5R at Amazon.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sony NEX-5R Hands On Video and Images



Sony NEX-5R Hands On Video



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802.11 b/g WiFi Enabled NEX-5R



Here are the new features of the Sony NEX-5R:
  • 802.11 b/g Wifi Enabled camera which uses PlayMemories Camera Apps to upload and share photos, picture effects, camera control, picture editing, live view from a phone or tablet, and more.
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus system uses phase detection and contrast detection to acquire fast and accurate autofocus.
  • Touch screen shutter, tap and shoot.
  • Pre order the NEX-5R with 18-55mm Lens for $749


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180 Degree Flip Screen fron NEX-F3



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NEX-5R with Removable Flash



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NEX-5R with 16mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens



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Navigation Dial from NEX-7



NEX-5R Video by Sony



Pre order the NEX-5R at Amazon.