Sony Camera Set Up

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Sony a7R III & a7R IIIa

Tap Menu on back of camera > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that the USB Connection option is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this function is not available because Ctrl w/ Smartphone is turned on. To fix this:

Navigate back out to the Network Menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to Ctrl w/ Smartphone > Set to Off > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that RAW +J PC Save Img is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this operation is not available because the camera’s file format is set to capture JPEG only. To fix this:

Navigate back to page one of the Quality/Image Size menu (red camera)> Move selector to File Format > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

Sony a7 III

Tap Menu on back of camera > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that the USB Connection option is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this function is not available because Ctrl w/ Smartphone is turned on. To fix this:

Navigate back out to the Network Menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to Ctrl w/ Smartphone > Set to Off > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that RAW +J PC Save Img is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this operation is not available because the camera’s file format is set to capture JPEG only. To fix this:

Navigate back to page one of the Quality/Image Size menu (red camera)> Move selector to File Format > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

Sony a7R IV & a7R IVa

Tap Menu on back of camera > Navigate to page one of the Network menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to PC Remote Function > Make sure PC Remote is set to On > Make sure PC Remote Cnct Method is set to USB

If you see that PC Remote is greyed out and turned Off trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this function is not available because Ctrl w/ Smartphone is turned on. To fix this:

Navigate to page one of the Network Menu > Move selector to Ctrl w/ Smartphone > Make sure Ctrl w/ Smartphone is set to Off > Navigate back to page one of the Network menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to PC Remote Function > Make sure PC Remote is set to On > Make sure PC Remote Cnct Method is set to USB

Sony a7S III

Tap Menu on back of camera > Navigate to the Network Menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to Transfer/Remote > Select PC Remote Function > Make sure PC Remote is set to On > Make sure PC Remote Cnct Method is set to USB

If you see that PC Remote is greyed out and turned Off trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this function is not available because Ctrl w/ Smartphone is turned on. To fix this:

Navigate back to the Network Menu (green globe) > Move selector to Ctrl w/ Smartphone > Make sure Ctrl w/ Smartphone is set to Off > Navigate back to the Network menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to PC Remote Function > Make sure PC Remote is set to On > Make sure PC Remote Cnct Method is set to USB

Sony a7c

Tap Menu on back of camera > Navigate to the Network Menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to PC Remote Function > Make sure PC Remote is set to On > Make sure PC Remote Cnct Method is set to USB

If you see that PC Remote is greyed out and turned Off trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this function is not available because Ctrl w/ Smartphone is turned on. To fix this:

Navigate back to the Network Menu > Move selector to Ctrl w/ Smartphone > Make sure Ctrl w/ Smartphone is set to Off > Navigate to back to the Network Menu (green globe) > Move selector to PC Remote Function > Make sure PC Remote is set to On > Make sure PC Remote Cnct Method is set to USB

Sony a6100

Tap Menu on back of camera > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that the USB Connection option is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this function is not available because Ctrl w/ Smartphone is turned on. To fix this:

Navigate back out to the Network Menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to Ctrl w/ Smartphone > Set to Off > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that RAW +J PC Save Img is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this operation is not available because the camera’s file format is set to capture JPEG only. To fix this:

Navigate back to page one of the Quality/Image Size menu (red camera) > Move selector to File Format > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

Sony a6400

Tap Menu on back of camera > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that the USB Connection option is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this function is not available because Ctrl w/ Smartphone is turned on. To fix this:

Navigate back out to the Network Menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to Ctrl w/ Smartphone > Set to Off > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that RAW +J PC Save Img is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this operation is not available because the camera’s file format is set to capture JPEG only. To fix this:

Navigate back to page one of the Quality/Image Size menu (red camera) > Move selector to File Format > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

Sony a6600

Tap Menu on back of camera > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that the USB Connection option is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this function is not available because Ctrl w/ Smartphone is turned on. To fix this:

Navigate back out to the Network Menu (green globe icon) > Move selector to Ctrl w/ Smartphone > Set to Off > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

If you see that RAW +J PC Save Img is greyed out, trying to select it will bring up a warning telling you that this operation is not available because the camera’s file format is set to capture JPEG only. To fix this:

Navigate back to page one of the Quality/Image Size menu (red camera) > Move selector to File Format > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG > Once it is set to Off > Navigate to the fourth set up page (tool box icon) > Move selector to USB Connection > Set to PC Remote > Navigate to PC Remote Settings > Move selector to Still Img. Save Dest. > Make sure it is set to PC + Camera > Navigate back to the PC Remote Settings > Move selector to RAW + J PC Save Img > Make sure it is set to RAW & JPEG

General Tips

  • If possible, start with a blank memory card in your camera. This will improve the Arsenal 2 app's initial performance.

  • Fully charge your camera's battery. (Some cameras disable their USB port when the battery is low.)

Once you have configured your Sony camera and updated your Arsenal 2, you can open the app and click Connect. Now you're ready to start shooting with Arsenal 2!

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Troubleshooting Tips

Having trouble focusing through the app?

Make sure PRE-AF is set to: OFF

AF w/shutter set to: ON

Images appear over or underexposed?

Exposure Compensation set: Dial to “0” on the camera body and in the camera menu.

Trouble running an Exposure Bracket?

Please make sure your camera's EV step is set to 1/3 or 0.3 EV.

Seeing an error when connecting?

Please check that your Camera is set to "USB Connection,” not "Mass Storage.” Also, make sure your camera is set to Aperture Priority mode.

If you need any further assistance our friendly support team is always happy to help!

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