Imaging Edge Mobile is a free application that succeeds PlayMemories Mobile.
It allows images/videos to be transferred to a smartphone/tablet, enables remote shooting, and provides location information to images captured by a camera.
You can continue using the features/functions of PlayMemories Mobile with Imaging Edge Mobile.
■ Transfer images from a camera to a smartphone
- You can transfer images/videos.
- After transferring, you can immediately share your high quality images on social networks or through email.
■ Remote shooting of a camera using a smartphone
- You can capture photos/videos remotely while checking the live view of a camera on a smartphone. *1
This is convenient for capturing night views or water flowing scenes which need long-exposure, or macro shooting in which you need to avoid to directly touch the camera.
*1 Models that support PlayMemories Camera Apps can use this feature by installing "Smart Remote Control" (in-camera app) on your camera in advance.
■ Record location information
- With cameras that have a location information linkage function, the location information acquired by the smartphone can be added to the captured image in your camera.
For supported models and detailed operation methods, see the support page below.
- Even with cameras that do not have a location information linkage function, it is possible to add location information acquired by your smartphone to the photos saved on your smartphone during remote shooting.
- Supported operating systems: iOS11.4-12.1
- This app is not guaranteed to work with all smartphones/tablets.
- Features/Functions available for this app vary depending on the camera you are using.
- For supported models and information on features/functions, see the support page below.
・PlayMemories Mobile has been renewed Imaging Edge Mobile.
・You can continue using existing features/functions with Imaging Edge Mobile.
・Support image/video transfers and remote shooting.
Ratings and Reviews
App won’t launch more than half the time
I’m pairing this app with as A99 Mk2 and it’s a bit disappointing to say the least. The app itself will launch with a blank screen more than half the time. The only solution is to quit the app from the app switcher and try again. It always launches perfectly on the second attempt. Unfortunately, since the app is required for this camera to geolocate image files, even having the phone in my pocket all the time is no guarantee that I’ll get GPS coordinates for my photos. I have to manually verify that I am receiving location information from the phone every time I start the camera. Do you know how often I remember to do this? Not very. It’s aggravating. The A99 had a GPS antenna built in; why Sony removed it in the newer model is a mystery. (I think my $3200 was enough to include the extra electronics, don’t you?)
Now, the remote control features are nice after you go through the steps to set it up. I like the live view on my phone and full control of the exposure is great. The problem here is that you must choose whether to control the camera only from the camera instead of the app. A switch in the app would be great.
Of course, I’m using a camera that, while expensive and new, is probably the last of the A-Mount bodies and I’m lucky to have any app support at all.
The NFC function is comical...you are basically waving your phone around the camera NFC point like weirdo hoping something happens (spoiler, nothing does). How long do you keep looking silly before you give up? (Yes, this is on an iPhone X with NFC support and the right OS).
Then when you switch to QR, it only transfers a low res version, not the original raw (I think).
The location linkage...well, this used to be nearly as comical, disconnecting a ton and requiring re-pairing several times in a shooting session. However something happened in the past few months so it actually seems to be working more reliably now. I can actually just start shooting and it links up and tags the photos. Not sure if it’s a fluke or if something got updated or what...but I’m basically afraid to launch the app or try anything for fear of losing this magic.
This is Sony’s weakest link. Updated
I’m a professional photographer who switched over to Sony after shooting with another brand for 16 years. I love all the features of my Sony mirrorless cameras, but sometimes I need to be in the photos. My old camera brand had a great iPhone app where I could set the ISO, F-stop, shutter speed and focus point manually on any camera in the family. Imagine my surprise that when paring my top of the line 42MP camera to play memories mobile, I found it to be next to useless. No adjustment of anything except for being able to put it in the timer mode. You can’t change any other manual function and if you leave your camera in auto focus, it might even grab the wrong spot. Sony gets an F on this one at least with the iPhone.
Update. After looking at another app that prompted me to upgrade the app in my camera, everything magically started to work as it should. I wish my phone app would have alerted me to this miss match. New grade B+
- Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
- 58.4 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2012 - 2019 Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.