Is it worth it to install playmemories ?

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Louno
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Is it worth it to install playmemories ?
Apr 5, 2013

I just bought a NEX-3N and saw the "ad" when I plugged the camera...?

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Ahmad Alnusif
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Do you mean on your mobile or on your pc?

I installed it on my android mobile and found it very useful to transfer photos directly from the nex-6 to my mobile using wifi.

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In reply to Ahmad Alnusif, Apr 5, 2013

As far as I know the 3N has no wireless function, so I would say: No.

I have the NEX-6 and only installed the software from Sony because it's a must to get the pictures to my notebook over wireless directly from the camera...

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Yezariael wrote:

As far as I know the 3N has no wireless function, so I would say: No.

I have the NEX-6 and only installed the software from Sony because it's a must to get the pictures to my notebook over wireless directly from the camera...

You don't use it with the app "Intelligent Remote" to take pictures through your Sony from your IPad or IPhone or Android?

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but does the computer app do something better than the mobile ones?

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pmow wrote:

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but does the computer app do something better than the mobile ones?

When once connected via USB to your computer and playmemories (only 1 time necessary to connect the cam and the computer) you are able to send the pictures on the cam over wireless directly to your computer (there's a menu "send to computer" on your camera settings in view mode). So I don't have to take the SD card out and put it into a reader. It's the only thing Playmemories is good for in my eyes

With the app on the camera you can use it as wireless trigger, it's something completely different.

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wblink wrote:

Yezariael wrote:

As far as I know the 3N has no wireless function, so I would say: No.

I have the NEX-6 and only installed the software from Sony because it's a must to get the pictures to my notebook over wireless directly from the camera...

You don't use it with the app "Intelligent Remote" to take pictures through your Sony from your IPad or IPhone or Android?

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That's another reason to install the app if your camera supports this feature.

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Yezariael wrote:

pmow wrote:

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but does the computer app do something better than the mobile ones?

When once connected via USB to your computer and playmemories (only 1 time necessary to connect the cam and the computer) you are able to send the pictures on the cam over wireless directly to your computer (there's a menu "send to computer" on your camera settings in view mode). So I don't have to take the SD card out and put it into a reader. It's the only thing Playmemories is good for in my eyes

With the app on the camera you can use it as wireless trigger, it's something completely different.

Just be aware that the transfer is very, very slow and only into the Playmemories application. I tried it once transferring about 50 raw shots. It worked, but then you still need to import to LR or what ever other workflow environment you use. I'll continue to use my card reader.

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erringtont wrote:

Just be aware that the transfer is very, very slow and only into the Playmemories application. I tried it once transferring about 50 raw shots. It worked, but then you still need to import to LR or what ever other workflow environment you use. I'll continue to use my card reader.

Slow yes, but you can choose the folder where it shall be transferred to on your computer (so it's not only "in the application").... For occasional transfer it's fine, but not if you have 2 weeks of holiday pictures to download

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