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    Default Can Sony Nex 5N be triggered by android phone

    Hi thought I read somewhere when I was not using android phone but could not find it again. Now switch to android that's why the interest.
    Any bro here knows about it
    Thanks

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    That's 5R, not 5N
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    Default Re: Can Sony Nex 5N be triggered by android phone

    you need the app, and it's called PlayMemories Mobile.

    it only works with the NEX-5R, NEX-6 and certain Handycams and Cyber-shots that have built-in Wi-Fi.

    and no, your 5N can't do it with a firmware update. it doesn't have a built-in Wi-Fi Card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    you need the app, and it's called PlayMemories Mobile.

    it only works with the NEX-5R, NEX-6 and certain Handycams and Cyber-shots that have built-in Wi-Fi.

    and no, your 5N can't do it with a firmware update. it doesn't have a built-in Wi-Fi Card.
    Thanks for the replies

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    Default Re: Can Sony Nex 5N be triggered by android phone

    Saw this app on Play.google - PhotoIRmote, NEX-5 are being supported (not sure about NEX-5N though).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d..._result#?t=W10.

    But you need to buy that app, another app was the IR DSLR (which was in korean... and I know nuts about Korean).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d..._result#?t=W10.
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
    My lousy shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Saw this app on Play.google - PhotoIRmote, NEX-5 are being supported (not sure about NEX-5N though).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d..._result#?t=W10.

    But you need to buy that app, another app was the IR DSLR (which was in korean... and I know nuts about Korean).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d..._result#?t=W10.
    why do that when you can use the IR Remote RMT-DSLR1 or RMT-DSLR2 to trigger the shutter? not forgetting third party IR Remotes as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    why do that when you can use the IR Remote RMT-DSLR1 or RMT-DSLR2 to trigger the shutter? not forgetting third party IR Remotes as well.
    I just bought a 3rd party remote for a few bucks but can only trigger + 2 sec timer cannot "hold" for longer exposure, but !

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    Default Re: Can Sony Nex 5N be triggered by android phone

    Quote Originally Posted by nicepix View Post
    I just bought a 3rd party remote for a few bucks but can only trigger + 2 sec timer cannot "hold" for longer exposure, but !
    I think it's possible to achieve longer exposure time. Try using shutter priority to set a slower shutter speed or go full manual and go to bulb mode. When in bulb mode, the first click opens the shutter, and pressing the remote again closes it.

    I have used a 3rd party IR remote for my NEX 6 previously and it allowed me to do the abovementioned.

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