SONY CAM CONTROL WIDGET
You can use this Widget on the lock screen of your smartphone (you don't need to unlock the smartphone and then start the Widget) and take pictures and record videos at the right moment!
PLEASE NOTE, IMPORTANT HINT FOR COMPATIBLE DEVICES!!!!:
Sony provides a List of supported devices: https://developer.sony.com/develop/cameras/ (scroll down a little to see the table). Please test the app first and if you don't like it, you have 15 min to cancel the order and retrieve your invest. The App is developed on a Sony HDR AS 30 and Sony DSC-HX60, some users with NEX6 and A7 were able to use it as well, but without video recording mode. Some devices does not support zoom in and zoom out with the app and some devices like the DSC-HX60 DOES NOT support remote RECORD VIDEO. The camera device is not providing the movie mode for the app calling mechanism. Please don't write a bad review, just cancel, if you don't like it, the app is tested in 5 min.
Finally you can take pictures and record videos with your Sony camera using your Smartphone device as a remote control and review the pictures on the smartphone screen! This widget app allows you to use your Smartphone device for:
1.Taking pictures with your action cam and looking at tooken Picture in the widget (in this way you can finally see the picture you’ve just taken and decide if it’s good enough or if you want to take another one)
2.Recording videos with your cam on a very simple way, by just tapping on a button on your widget.
3. With this widget you are able to take pictures and record videos from the lock screen of your smartphone. You don't need to unlock, just press the power button and shoot your photo.
This app supports different kinds of sony cameras (which are compatible with the camera remote API). You can find a full list of the supported devices here: https://developer.sony.com/develop/cameras/
Your camera devices should have a WiFi support and in order to use the app, you need to connect the smartphone to the WiFi network of the Sony Cam first. Just turn the WiFi hotspot on your camera and connect the smartphone to this network (For more information about the connection, please refer to the cam manual provided by Sony).
This app was developed and tested on a Sony Action Cam HDR AS30 with a Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 Devices
Currently, following models are supported:
Sony HDR-AS15 (latest firmware update needed)
On the Smartphone:
You have several options on the widget app:
1.Connect to the Sony Camera
2.Switch to Picture Mode - you are now able to take pictures
2.1. In Picture mode you are able to switch on and switch off the picture review. If the option is switched on, you will see the photos you've just have taken in the widget. By clicking on the photo, it will be closed.
3.Switch to Video Mode - you are now able to record a video.
That’s all! :-)
Explaining the use of permissions:
This app needs only INTERNET Permission rights, in order to connect to the Sony camera by it’s WiFi network..
Smart shutter, remote shutter, remote control, sony action cam, Sony Camera, Camera Remote API by Sony
This app is not affiliated with Sony
For any questions please mail me on: [email protected]
Support for other Sony Cam Devices, which have a wifi function as:
Those devices has only picture shooting mode, video recording is not supported by the cameras.
Zoom IN and OUT Features
Some defects fixes