Sony cameras combined with the VIEW Intervalometer makes it easy to achieve advanced timelapse sequences. Full list of compatible and supported Sony Cameras:

  • Sony Alpha-A6000
  • Sony Alpha-A6300
  • Sony Alpha-A6500
  • Sony Alpha-A7
  • Sony Alpha-A7 II
  • Sony Alpha-A7 III
  • Sony Alpha A9
  • Sony Alpha-A7S
  • Sony Alpha-A7S II
  • Sony Alpha-A7r
  • Sony Alpha-A7r II
  • Sony Alpha-A7r III
  • Sony Alpha A7r IV

Setting up with Sony Cameras

There are two groups of Sony cameras, the 1st and 2nd generation ones and the new 3rd generation cameras (A7rIII, A9, A7III). The 3rd generation cameras allow the RAW images to be kept on the camera allowing much faster performance via USB.

You can always reference the documentation but we wanted to include the additional information to show how the setup to get the VIEW to work with Sony.

1ST AND 2ND GENERATION SONY ALPHAS:

This includes the A6000, A6300, A6500, A7, A7r, A7s, A7rII, A7sII, A7II.

1st and 2nd generation Sony cameras can work well, but there are several things that the VIEW currently does not enforce but must be set in the camera for it to work.

Here is how to setup up on your camera:

  1. USB Mode set to ‘PC Remote’
  2. RAW files (not JPEG or RAW+JPEG) Manual mode, in a native ISO (not the ISO numbers with a line over them, nor auto ISO)
  3. Focus set to manual (the back button still works for autofocus, but this prevents it from trying to focus on every shot)
  4. Make sure long exposure noise reduction is disabled
On the VIEW in the time-lapse setup menu, the Destination must be set to SD card. Insert an SD card into the VIEW for this option to appear. This is required because a limitation in the Sony firmware prevents it from being able to save to the camera’s card while it’s connected via USB.
The Sony A7RII needs longer intervals due to the large file size if using USB. 14 seconds should be good – shorter might be possible. Other Sony cameras seem to do ok at 6-8 seconds for a minimum interval. With the Wifi interface, this is not an issue.
Here is an example captured by the a camera in one of these generations:

Demo

Made with Timelapse+ VIEW