top of page

Connecting the Sony Remote Commander to your A7R IV

Updated: Aug 29, 2023


The Sony Remote Commander is a seamless means for remotely controlling select Sony cameras, the RMT-P1BT Wireless Remote Commander uses Bluetooth connectivity for adjusting certain camera settings and releasing the camera's shutter within a 16.4' range. The sleek commander incorporates +/- buttons for adjusting focus, recording, and power/digital zoom functions. Two assignable AF-ON and C1 buttons mirror the set functions of the same-named buttons on the camera body. A lock switch prevents accidental settings changes when the remote is not in use. An LED indicator light shows the shutter, recording, or AF status. The device is dust and moisture-resistant to suit its use in trying environments.



Connecting the RMT-P1BT Wireless Remote Commander to the Sony A7R IV camera

1) On the Camera, select MENU / NETWORK / BLUETOOTH SETTINGS / BLUETOOTH FUNCTION and select ON

2) On the Camera, select MENU / NETWORK / BLUETOOTH RMT CTRL and select ON

3) On the Camera, select MENU / NETWORK / BLUETOOTH SETTINGS / PAIRING

4) On the Remote Control, press and hold the SHUTTER-RELEASE/REC button and the + side of the FOCUS/ZOOM button at the same time for at least 7 seconds.

5) When a confirmation message appears on the Camera screen. select OK



The Benefits of using a remote in photography

  • When taking HDR photos it is helpful to reduce any vibrations for sharper images

  • If you are doing wildlife photos and don't want to get too close to your subject or you're waiting for that subject to appear.

  • When using slow shutter speeds to reduce camera shake

  • The most common use is for Self Portraits or Group photos

Tips & Tricks


When you're not using the remote it's best to turn that feature off in the camera. It can drain the battery if Bluetooth remains on.


On the Camera, select MENU / NETWORK / BLUETOOTH SETTINGS / BLUETOOTH FUNCTION and select OFF


And to save Battery life on the Remote itself, Slide the LOCK switch to the "Lock" position, disabling all the buttons to prevent unintentional operations.

Related Posts

See All

コメント


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page