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Sony Mirrorless


Supported Camera

  • ILCE-1 : Sony Alpha 1, Alpha one
  • ILCE-9M2 : Sony Alpha 9 II, Alpha 9 Mark 2
  • ILCE-7RM4A : Sony Alpha 7R Mark 4 and Mark 4 A
  • ILCE-7RM4 : Sony Alpha 7R Mark 4
  • ILCE-7SM3 : Sony Alpha 7S Mark 3
  • ILCE-7M4 : Sony Alpha 7 Mark 4
  • ILCE-7C : Sony Alpha 7 C
  • ILME-FX3 : Sony FX3
  • ILME-FX30 : Sony FX30
  • DSC-RX0M2 : Sony RX0 Mark 2

These cameras can be controlled directly from the RCP or via a RIO (local or remote).



  • Iris (F-STOP)
  • Gain (ISO)
  • Shutter
  • Red gain (A-B)
  • Blue gain (G-M)
  • White Balance
  • Auto : Focus, Gain, White Balance
  • REC control

Coupling your setup with a VP4 would allow multi-matrix and extended shading capabilities.

Tally is not present on the camera, but it can be added by via a RIO port as Tally output using a cy-cbl-6p-pwr. See Tally configuration page.


  • Connect the USB Type-C* terminal on the camera to the RIO / RCP with a USB DATA capable. Cable that should be provided with camera.
  • Deactivate power over USB, as RIO/RCP cannot charge the camera over USB.
  • MENU → (Setup) → USB → USB Power Supply → desired setting (OFF).

(*) Micro USB For DSC-RX0M2.


  • If you have a motorized lens, ensure it is in AUTO
  • Ensure no micro USB is plugged (DJI gimbals, etc.) and only USB-C in your camera (will conflict and only one of them will work, random)
  • Ensure Control w/ Smartphone is Off MENU → (Network) → |Transfer/Remote| → |Ctrl w/ Smartphone| → Off
  • Ensure Remote Control is activated.
  • MENU(Network) → |Transfer/Remote| → |PC Remote Function| → PC Remote Cnct Method → USBcyanview-support-Sony-DSLR-Remote-Control-Settings
  • Connect camera to RIO or RCP using the USB cable.

Add the Camera to the RCP configuration via the RCP Configuration UI.

  • Select Sony brand.
  • Select DSLR model.
  • If your camera is connected, in a compatible firmware version, it should be listed.
  • By default "*" is selected, meaning we connect to the first one plugged (you can unplug this camera and plug another one, will work).
  • If you select the camera serial, it will only work with the configured one.

The setup should look like this:

And if everything is OK, the block should be green:

On your camera:

  • Once plugged in : -PC- appears in white
  • Once controlled : -PC- changed to orange

The REC/STOP buttons are on your RCP Camera > OSD.


White Balance not controllable

Ensure to change ATW to Off in your RCP Camera > WB > ATW

Some parameters are displayed but don't change

Depending on the mode, some information will either be fixed or auto, but in both cases, read-only. Change mode (to M, S&Q, etc.) or check next point.

  • Check your wiring, some USB cables only provide power and no data
  • Check your mirrorless settings (disable power over USB)
  • Only one device is able to control a Sony Alpha:
    • check that you don't use the micro USB with a DJI gimbals or similar
    • Ensure to disable Wi-Fi control
  • Ensure to upgrade your RIO/RCP to the latest version using a SWU (not only an app upgrade from admin page) as the Sony protocol for alpha is at OS level.