How To Connect My Sony Camera To The Pixi Photo Booth App Using Wi-Fi Direct

We’ve integrated our software with the Sony Camera Remote API, which allows you to choose from several high-end digital cameras.

The Pixi photo booth app can use either the internal tablet camera or can wirelessly tether to several Sony cameras using Wi-Fi direct. Wi-Fi Direct allows two devices to establish a direct Wi-Fi connection without requiring a wireless router. No cords, no internet connection, no problem!

Here are step-by-steps instructions for setting up your Sony camera to connect to the Pixi app for the first time.

(Once you’ve connected it once, you can start at STEP 8 each time thereafter.)

1. On your camera, press the MENU button

2. Navigate to “Wireless” –> “Edit Device Name”

3. On your tablet, in the Pixi app settings, scroll down to find your “Device ID” (it will be a 4 digit number)

4. On your camera, change the device name to match your “Device ID” (same 4 digit number as in step 3)

5. Select “OK”

6. Turn off your camera

7. Turn your camera back on and press the MENU button

8. Navigate to “Application List” –> “Smart Remote Control”

9. Relaunch the Pixi app on your tablet

10. On your camera, select “OK” when your camera attempts to connect to your tablet

11. Take a test photo

Wondering what cameras work best with our app? We’re big fans of mirrorless technology, and we currently recommend:

We also support:

  • Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Digital Camera
  • Sony DSC-QX10 Digital Camera Module for Smartphones

Although we haven’t tested each one, all Sony cameras supported by the Camera Remote API should be compatible with our app.

2019-01-27T16:33:16+00:00January 26th, 2019|Blog, How to|

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