RE: Sony veröffentlicht Programmschnittstelle (API)

#1 von Reisefoto , 05.09.2013 23:01

Sony hat die Veröffentlichung einer Programmschnittstelle einiger seiner Kameras angekündigt. Für diese können somit künftig von externen Anbietern (Hilfs)programme (Neuenglisch Apps) entwickelt werden. Damit keimt nun wieder Hoffnung auf, dass bei den Kameras etliche Funktionen nachgerüstet werden können, die neu sind, oder anderswo längst vorhanden sind, aber bei Sony bisher fehlen, z.B. Timer und ausgefeilte Tetheringfunktionen. Leider gibt es diese Möglichkeit zunächst nur bei wenigen Modellen, wie es auch bei den Sony eigenen Apps der Fall ist. Allerdings scheint die Funktion dieser Schnittstelle derzeit auf WiFi-Control der Kamera per Smartphone begrenzt zu sein.

ZITATSony releases API to allow control of Wi-Fi-equipped digital cameras from smartphones
Although Sony already has a number of apps for its Wi-Fi-equipped cameras, the company announced that it is releasing the API (Application Program Interface) for a limited number of its cameras. The program is designed to encourage the development of apps that will enable users to shoot and control still and video camera functions via Wi-Fi smartphones and tablets.

Currently, eight Sony cameras are compatible with the Camera Remote API beta including the NEX-6, Nex-5R, the recently announced NEX-5T, DSC-QX100 DSC-QX10, HDR-MV1 movie video recorder as well as two Action Cam models. The listed NEX-series cameras need to be updated with the Play Memories Smart Remote Control app, v. 2.0 (slated to be released on September 26) and the HDR-AS15 Action Cam needs a software update before these four cameras are compatible with the API beta. Sony plans to add more cameras to this list in the future.

The JSON-based API is platform agnostic and Sony provides detailed information, development and reference guides, along with a sample app on the program site. ...
Note, however, that technical support is only available for U.S. and Japan-based developers.[/quote]

Edit: Link zur Camera Remote Apps Developer Website von Sony:

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RE: Sony veröffentlicht Programmschnittstelle (API)

#2 von Reisefoto , 05.09.2013 23:14

Und hier noch die Pressemitteilung von Sony:

ZITAT Sony to release API for using mobile devices as Wi-Fi remote controls for Sony cameras
04 September 2013

Sony is releasing the "Camera Remote API beta,” API (Application Program Interface) for remote operation of Sony camera with Wi-Fi-equipped smartphones and electronic tablets. The API for application developers of mobile devices is available in the "Camera Remote Apps Developer Program”(*1 .

API specification, sample codes and related documents required for application development are available for download from the website. Using the app developed with this API, users will be able to shoot still images and movies, see real-time views of camera displays on the screens of smartphones and electronic tablets as well as operate the camera self-timer and zoom functions using mobile devices via Wi-Fi.

The following eight Sony cameras are compatible with the Camera Remote API beta:

・ Action Cam HDR-AS30, HDR-AS15*2

・ Music video recorder HDR-MV1

・ Digital still camera Cyber-shot® DSC-QX100, DSC-QX10

・ Interchangeable-lens digital camera α ® NEX-6, NEX-5R, NEX-5T compatible with PlayMemories Camera Apps*3

More models will be added to this list in the future.

Developers can utilize the API specifications and related documents in accordance with the application development guidelines listed on the developer’s website, "Camera Remote Apps Developer Program”.

Developed applications can be released and distributed in Google Play for Android, or App Store for iOS.

Sony will create new opportunities by integrating features of camera and mobile devices to expand the creative possibilities of shooting content using the "Camera Remote Apps Developer Program” where the "Camera Remote API beta” is being released and views regarding development issues can be exchanged.

*1: Technical support for the "Camera Remote Apps Developer Program” is available only in the U.S. and Japan. (Operation of the developer’s website "Camera Remote Apps Developer Program” will be conducted by Sony Electronics, Inc.)

*2: HDR-AS15 will become compatible with "Camera Remote API beta” only after software of the main unit is updated to the latest version.

*3: Cameras compatible with PlayMemories Camera Apps will become compatible with "Camera Remote API beta” only after installation of the most recent Smart Remote Control Ver. 2.00 that will start being distributed on September 26 (local time) from the countries providing PlayMemories Camera Apps. For countries providing PlayMemories Camera Apps, see the official website (
For more information please contact
David Edwards.

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