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Sony releases free update for Sony Camera Remote SDK

by DRONELIFE Editor Ian M. Crosby

sony today released the updated version 1.06 of its Remote Camera Software Development Kit (SDK), with the new version compatible with Cinema Line cameras, the FX6, FX3 and FX30. The free-to-download update includes third-party support for building custom apps using Sony cameras. This new release also grants a suite of new features particularly relevant to the fields of inspection, drones and content creation.

The update’s new “Drone GPS sync” (location information transfer) feature allows GPS information to be accurately linked to real-time still images by sending “ImageID” from the SDK. Other additions include new operational menu settings, such as Reset / Save Settings, which provide users with an optimized workflow.

Newly added FX6 compatibility provides control functionality via Mobile Content Browser, and allows the simultaneous operation of up to 5 units. FX6 is optimized for capturing content in low light conditions, with an extended maximum ISO range of 409600 and a 35mm full-frame sensor.

“Adoption of the Sony Camera Remote SDK is growing every quarter, and the number of companies we talk to about using it is both fascinating and professionally satisfying,” said Yasuo Baba, Director of Digital Imaging at Sony Europe BV. “We’re seeing end-use applications that really benefit from the cutting-edge quality of Sony cameras and the improved video functionality in version 1.06 means we can continue this momentum.” We are fully committed to improving the SDK experience and working with existing and new partners to deliver true innovation to market.

A complete list of cameras compatible with Camera Remote SDK is available here. All of these cameras can be used with over 70 E-mount lenses and benefit from Sony’s BIONZ image processing engines and Exmor R and Exmor RS CMOS image sensors, which offer resolutions from 12 to 61 MP.

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Ian attended Dominican University in California, where he graduated with a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he now contributes to DroneLife as an editor .

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