Have you noticed that you can connect your phone to the R5 while it’s turned off?

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OP Dan-Z Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: Are you sure?

PhotoKhan wrote:

Dan-Z wrote:

PhotoKhan wrote:

JoWinter wrote:

PhotoKhan wrote:

But is your On/Off button physically "Off" when you wake the the camera via BT, the way you described?

Yes, this is the way it works on the R (I don't have the R5). Turned off via the power on-off switch and still it wakes up when use the app to connect.

I find this convenient if I want to browse (and perhaps ) the pictures I've taken when the camera is already in the bag. Very cool on public transport or in a café (where taking out the camera might be inconvienet and/or attract the wrong kind of attention).

Thanks but I need to positively know if he is getting that behavior from the R5.


Yes, when the power switch is physically "off" on the R5, I can still connect to it via my phone.


I'll dive into the manual and menus to try and see why mine does not work the way you described.

The caution note about bluetooth and residual power consumption would indicate that mine is the one working correctly, since it does not mention "physically off". Auto Power Off puts the camera on standby and does not turn the camera off-off.

Meanwhile, are you on iOs or Android?


IOS. But note that it doesn't always work. I just tried it now, my camera has been powered off and I haven't touched it for 2 days.  First attempt, connection failed. So I brought the camera closer to me, as it was in another room. As soon as I click on "Images on Camera", the camera makes a sound like the shutter opening, but not as loud. But the connection failed again. But I'm obviously making a connection as I hear the sound, so I try a third time to see what that sound is, and this time it asks me if I want to join my camera and then the photos appear.  I have the same experience in the field with the camera powered on, for example when I want to use it for remote live viewing, it's always hit and miss. I hope they release a patch to make the connection more reliable.

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