Camera Remote SDK

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SDK Introduction

Sony’s Camera Remote SDK (software development kit) gives software developers the tools they need to seamlessly integrate Sony cameras into their organization’s workflow, across a wide spectrum of applications and solutions. With this devkit, developers can create ultra-customized software applications that will operate Sony cameras remotely from a host computer running Windows®, macOS®, or Linux®. Change the camera’s settings, hit the shutter release, or use live view monitoring—all from a remote location. The possibilities are endless.

Workflow diagram showing Camera Remote SDK Kit with Alpha Camera and Application

How can our SDK help you?

  • Maintain quality control and monitor production lines
  • Easily operate multiple camera arrays and record motion capture
  • Perform scanning, microscoping, telehealth, and more duties remotely
  • Capture high quality images from drones carrying interchangeable-lens camera cameras
  • Take photos of products in a studio without touching the camera
  • Drone GPS sync (Location Information Transfer) function enables to link GPS information to still images in real-time with high precision by sending “ImageID” from SDK

Update highlights from previous Version

Added support for ILME-FX6V/ILME-FX6T(Ver. 3.00 or later), ILME-FX3(Ver. 2.00 or later) and ILME-FX30.
Added some commands as following.
For details, please refer to API references.

  • GPS information and shooting image link by sending “ImageID *1” from SDK. *2
  • Basic operation menu settings such as “Save/Load Settings” *2
  • ILME-FX6 : Basic control functions *3 supported by Content Browser Mobile

*1 Arbitrary IDs can be given to captured images, and by recording the combination of GPS location information and IDs at the time of shooting, it is possible to associate captured images with GPS location information after shooting.
*2 Compatible with ILCE-7M4, ILME-FX3 and ILME-FX30. Please update the software to the latest version.
*3 REC START/STOP, Iris, Shutter, Gain, ND, Zoom, Focus, and so on.

Software Development Kit Available

  • SDK Module
  • API Reference
  • Sample Code

Supported device


  • DSC-RX0M2 (Ver. 3.00 or later)

  • ILME-FX6V/ILME-FX6T (Ver. 3.00 or later), ILME-FX3 (Ver. 2.00 or later), ILME-FX30

Supported Interface

  • USB
  • Wired LAN

Supported OS

  • macOS® 10.15 / macOS® 11.1 – / macOS® 12.1 –
  • Windows® 8.1 *1 / Windows® 10 *1 *2 / Windows® 11 *2
  • Linux® 64bit (ARMv8)
  • Linux® 32bit (ARMv7)
  • Linux® 64bit (x86)

*1 64-bit only

*2 Computers with Intel or AMD processors (does not work on ARM-processor-based computers)

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