Shutter - Sony Camera Remote 4+

Easily control your camera

Camera Control Apps sp. z o.o.

    • 3.9 • 433 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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Remotely control Sony Alpha and Cyber-shot cameras. Effortlessly capture time-lapse videos in RAW, advanced selfies, real-estate, travel and group photos. Shutter comes with a full-featured Apple Watch app.

Shutter's timer allows you to specify an initial delay and intervals between photos. You can control countdown sound, and photo capture sound when the self-timer triggers.

You can remotely control exposure settings. Included histogram ensures you don't clip highlights or lose shadow details.

With the help of intervalometer, you can get rid of a dedicated cable release. Capture RAW photos and use your regular RAW developer and video editor to put together time-lapse movies.

With timer app you can finally include everyone in family and group photos. Set up timer and allow it to capture multiple frames at one run. Timer sounds will make sure everyone smiles at the exactly right moment.

Ever been to a perfect travel destination with no one around to take a picture of you? Strangers cutting off your limbs? With our intervalometer, you can capture those sunrises and sunsets in the most remote locations.

Shutter's optimized battery usage allows you to enjoy the day to the fullest.

Our remote controller can always focus on the eye thanks to Eye-AF in recent Sony cameras. You've never had selfies and group photos this sharp!

Use exposure bracketing to easily capture multiple exposures of the same scene. Recover all shadow and highlight details in post-production.

Combine ("stack") multiple photos with the same composition to drastically reduce camera noise in post-production. Use Shutter to catch multiple exposures of the night sky. This will allow you to produce stunningly clear images of the Milky Way and Northern Lights (aurora borealis).

No one better understands your Instagram business than yourself. Compose perfect shots and improve your Instagram engagements. With Shutter's timer you can take as many photos as you want without hubby's bored face. Your Sony camera will take care of the rest, giving you the sharpest and most flattering pictures!

* configurable initial delay
* configurable interval between shots
* set exposure values from the app (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation)
* support for BULB exposure
* exposure bracketing
* focus bracketing (see compatibility below!)
* audio feedback - know when to smile
* continuous shooting
* video - see compatibility notes below
* live view
* optimized for low battery usage
* histogram to preserve highlights
* control timer from the lock screen
* transfer low-res photo previews from camera
* Dark Mode

* Sony a1
* Sony a7 I*, II, III*, IV
* Sony a7R I*, II, III*, IV, V
* Sony a7S I, II, III
* Sony a7C I, II
* Sony a7CR
* Sony a9 I, II
* Sony a5000*, a5100
* Sony a6000*, a6100*, a6300,
* Sony a6400*, a6500, a6600*, a6700
* Sony FX3, FX30
* Sony RX1 II*
* Sony RX10 II, III, IV*
* Sony RX100 III, IV, V, VI, VII
* Sony ZV-1, ZV-1 II, ZV-1F,
* Sony ZV-E1, ZV-E10
* Sony HX400V*, HX60V*
* Sony HX80*, HX90V*
* Sony WX500*
* Sony NES-5R*, NEX-5T*, NEX-6*

Cameras: a1, a7C (I, II), a7CR, a7 IV, a7R (IV, V), a7S III, a9 (I, II), a6700, FX3, FX30, RX100 VII, ZV-1 (I, II), ZV-1F, ZV-E1, ZV-E10
Only Sony AF lenses are supported!

WARNING: a7, a7R, a6000, a5000, RX1 II and NEX models do not support video.
WARNING: a7, a7R, a7S, a5000, a5100, a6000, RX100 III, HX400V and NEX-series cameras do not support burst shooting.
WARNING: a7 III, a7R III, a6100, a6400, a6600, RX10 IV don't allow tap to focus.

Terms of Use:
Sony, α, Alpha, Cyber-shot, NEX, RX are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

What’s New

Version 3.3

- Show AF frames in tracking mode

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
433 Ratings

433 Ratings

julianscrocs ,

Almost perfect.

I purchased this app to take burst shots of my toddler and I, in a beautiful setting outdoors.
I love that it allows you to take as many pictures as your card will allow, for as long as you want.
You can change everything you need to perfect your shot on your phone, which is amazing. And I love that you can take photos with your watch, so you don’t have to quickly hide your giant phone for group photos. I just detached the watch band and kept the watch face in my hand.
My only knock on the app is that I can’t use my watch for continuous shooting. This did result in me having to use my phone and awkwardly trying to hide it in some shots. Which isn’t a huge deal, but I only had a 100mb memory card on me so my first dozen pictures are of me placing my phone down, and picking up my child THEN trying to pose. Which by that time my camera started to slow down due to trying to process the string of rapid fire pictures.
I will continue to use this app. I just hope that in the near future there will be a development of continuous shots on the Apple Watch. :)

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this comment. So cool that you capture memories with your toddler using our app! 😍

Recently, we’ve received multiple requests for continuous shooting on the Watch. It’s definitely coming soon. Please email us at so you can get an early access as soon as it’s ready.

Bobo Pinky ,


Updated review May 23, 2019

I’ve been working with the developer and some beta updates, which have been implemented.

The app is much more usable for me now. There is still some shutter delay (iPhone 12Pro Max) but that may be a general Bluetooth issue?

Overall definitely a very useful app.


Can I get a refund? Really all I want is to be able to trigger my a7RIV using my Apple Watch. I do own and use all the time the actual Sony Bluetooth remote. I was hoping to have this app as a back up, however... I need to have the camera in a bracket mode and I need to trigger the camera for each of the brackets manually, when I press the shutter. With this app when it’s in single shot mode it overrides what I have on the camera. And as I say I need to control when (fire the shutter) each of exposures is made. Soooo setting the app in bracket mode is no good for me as the app triggers the full bracket (3, 5, or 9). Also it seems, even if I could live with the app controlling the bracket, this can not be initiated from the watch, only via the app on a phone or iPad. Sooo I’ve owned the app about 10 minutes and I can see in its current version it is useless for me. I wish there was a better description of its function here on the App Store, it would have saved me the pretty high cost of this app. Disappointed.

Developer Response ,

Hi, we're sorry to hear that the app didn't meet your expectations. Please email us at (or use "Contact Us" button in the app) and we will help you with the refund. Also, thank you for future feature suggestions - we'll try to do better in the future. If you want to, we will notify you about the progress (just email us). Kind regards, Grzegorz

b rockwell ,

Forget the Sony Remote

Used the app for photographing the eclipse (iPad, Sony a7c camera). I was considering buying the Sony remote, but decided to try this instead. It exceded expectations in supplying far more bracketing options than the in-camera settings, and being able to see and set all of the important options (F-stop, SS, ISO, bracketing/intervals) without looking at the camera (mounted at an awkward angle in the tripod).

A feature that I dind't bargain for was the instant appearance of thumbnails on the screen, showing me what I was actually capturing live, and which you can open to full screen on the fly while the camera is working. All of these features make it much more valuable than a simple handheld key-fob type remote, and well worth the purchase price.

I was worried about connectivity, and during about 2 hours of photographing, had one instance of connection loss. This involves reestablishing connection through the camera (it may have also involved closong and re-starting the app -- I can't remember, as it happened while I was distracted with other tasks). Regardless, an annoyance, but not deal-killing, and also not a huge deal as the app does a good job of remembering previous settings and picking up where it left off.

Also rewarding was the very prompt and personal attention by the developer - makes you feel good about doing business with an actual human being who cares about their product and customers. Thanks Grzegorz!

App Privacy

The developer, Camera Control Apps sp. z o.o., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

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