How to Use a Remote Camera Control on a Sony A700

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How to Use a Remote Camera Control on a Sony A700
You can connect your Sony A700 camera to your computer. (computer image by martini from

The Sony A700 comes with a built-in feature that allows you to take pictures directly from your computer. These images can be saved directly onto your computer as opposed to your camera's memory card. You can use the "Remote Camera Control" feature on either a Windows or Macintosh operating system.

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Things you need

  • USB cable

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    Click the "Start" button on your computer and then select "All Programs" from the menu.

  2. 2

    Select the "Sony Image Data Suite."

  3. 3

    Choose "Remote Camera Control" to launch the program.

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    Double-click on the "Remote Camera Control" icon on your computer.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Application" folder.

  3. 3

    Select the "Sony Image Data Suite" to launch the "Remote Camera Control" program.

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    Turn the camera on and press the "Menu" button on the left-hand side of the display.

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    Select "Setup" and then "USB connection."

  3. 3

    Scroll through the menu by pressing the up and down arrows and choose the "Remote PC" option. Make sure the USB mode is set to "Remote PC."

  4. 4

    Turn the camera off.

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    Connect the Sony A700 camera to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure both ends of the cable are securely plugged into either device. Your camera must be running either on battery power or through an AC adaptor to use this function.

  2. 2

    Turn the camera and computer on and select "Remote Camera Control" from the menu that pops up on the camera's display.

  3. 3

    Adjust the focus on the camera and press the "Shutter" button to take a picture. The image will be stored directly onto the computer's hard drive.

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