What is SDK and how does it help enterprise users?

Sony’s Camera Remote SDK puts complete control of your camera’s performance in your hands.

Camera Remote SDK offers you a way to integrate your Sony camera into your application, no matter how complex or demanding. Whatever your business, from drone systems to photogrammetry, it gives you the flexibility to create the exact results you need using your camera.

With Camera Remote SDK, you can create customised software applications to control your cameras remotely from a host PC, and access the image data you capture. You can change camera settings and shutter release behaviour, and monitor live view performance.

Using an official SDK from Sony has numerous benefits. It incorporates API functions developed and verified by Sony, meaning it’s reliable, optimizes performance (including transfer speed) and has unique functionality developed in combination with camera body firmware, such as lens preset.

Camera Remote SDK is backward compatible, so applications developed can be used with later versions of the SDK. It’s been developed based on the real-world needs of Alpha users, which have inspired functionality such as multi-camera support and focus movement.

Camera Remote SDK is completely free of charge, and is available for professional or personal use.


Software development kit available
  • • SDK Module
  • • API Reference
  • • Sample Code
Supported devices
  • • ILCE-1, ILCE-9M2, ILCE-7RM4A, ILCE-7RM4, ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-7M4, ILCE-7C,
  • • DSC-RX0M2 (Ver. 3.00 or later)
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 62 bit only
  • *2 Computers with Inter or AMD processors ( does not work on ARM-processor-based computers)
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