Creators' App 4+
- Offers In-App Purchases
■ Please refer to the "Support Page" for the connection process and list of supported models.
This application allows anytime, anywhere smartphone access to the Creators' Cloud, a platform that provides powerful support for creators from shooting to production with Sony's camera technology and cloud AI. By connecting this application to your camera, you can easily operate convenient functions such as photo and video transfer from your smartphone.
■ Anytime access to Creators' Cloud
Experience the various functions offered by Creators' Cloud, including file storage and management in cloud storage, a wide range of services and applications including video editing services using cloud AI, and access to articles and content that will serve as a source of inspiration. You can experience a variety of functions provided by Creators' Cloud.
■Extend the shooting experience and manage shooting files more easily
You can transfer and save photos and videos you have already taken, and use your smartphone as a remote control for the camera for remote shooting. In addition, the smartphone can be used to check the camera's battery and media information, set the date, time, and camera name, and easily update the camera's software.
-Easy transfer of photos and videos taken anytime, anywhere
Photos and videos taken can be transferred to cloud storage or a smartphone for centralized management. Data transfer can be performed while shooting or while the camera is turned off or charging. The camera also supports a variety of user shooting styles, such as transferring only those photos and videos that have been rated or marked as shots in advance.
-Operate the camera from your smartphone
By connecting the camera to a smartphone, the smartphone can be used as a remote control for the camera. This allows you to take pictures from a distance, such as group photos, or take pictures of night scenes without causing vibrations to the camera. In addition, you can easily check the camera's battery and media information, and set the date, time, and camera name from your smartphone.
-Save camera settings and reflect changes
Camera settings that change with each shooting scene can be saved to the smartphone and reflected in the camera. The ability to save settings for multiple cameras greatly streamlines setting changes during shooting.
-Important announcements and software updates are also available from your smartphone.
Important notifications such as software updates can be checked, and updates to the camera itself can be easily performed from a smartphone.
■ Operating environment: iOS15.7-16.4
-There are differences in services and functions available in different countries and regions.
-This application is not guaranteed to work on all smartphones and tablets.
- Fixed an issue where Location Information Linkage with the camera.
- Other fixes and stability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
My iPhone11 is connected successfully with A7IV. Needed to remove BT settings manually both phone and camera, though. Remote control function is great and improved from imaging edge. Sometimes connection is unstable and the data transfer is failed. I’ve experienced the same with other companies’ camera and app… That could be how wireless content transfer between phone and camera should be, but it’s painful. I hope this will be solved.
Pretty cool so far
Using the: - Sony a7iv (v. 2.00) - iPhone 13 (iOS 16.3) I downloaded the new firmware as soon as I heard it was released, but was a bit hesitant due to the terrible reviews.
At the time of my download the app had 1.7 stars. :-( I had the latest previous version already on the a7iv, so I decided to take a chance, and it turned out to be a positive experience.
I went to the App Store and grabbed the new Sony app, then went to the website and downloaded the new firmware (v.2.00) to my laptop. I then put it on an SD card and downloaded it to the camera, all without issue.
After everything was downloaded and installed I turned it and it worked well. I can now control my camera from my phone and have almost no latency as I watch the screen on my phone. I can control all my settings directly from my phone in real time and things seem to work really well so far.
I’ll keep experimenting with the app and update as issues as they arise, but so far it works better than I expected and I’m happy with it.
Not useful for two-camera users
Outside of the ability to upload to the cloud and the Discover tab, I don’t see anything useful added to this app from the previous one. I shoot with two cameras simultaneously the majority of the time, and because Sony cameras don’t come with GPS built in, I only can add geolocation data to pics taken with one camera and then sync it in post. To me, that’s an unnecessary step to my post production workflow. Please, Sony, think of ways to enhance functionality for users who shoot with multiple cameras simultaneously, such as wedding and event photographers.
Edit: there’s also no need for a user of the app to have to sign into the account for every little thing. I should just sign in once at app launch, and be done with it.
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- 77 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 15.7 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.7 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.7 or later.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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