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How To Install OpenMemories AppStore

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OpenMemories App Shown on Camera's Application Tab
DHI Enterprises shows us how to install a third party application for Sony Cameras which support the PlayMemories Camera Apps. The third party OpenMemories AppStore can now be installed using the same method shown.

WARNING
from the OpenMemories AppStore developer:
Is it safe?

This is an experiment in a very early stage. All information has been found through reverse engineering. Even though everything worked fine for our developers, it could cause harm to your hardware. If you break your camera, you get to keep both pieces. We won't take any responsibility.

However, this seems to be safer than tampering with your camera firmware directly. We're just interacting with the isolated Android subsystem. Apps you install this way can be uninstalled in the applications manager. In the worst case, a factory reset of the camera clears all data on the Android partitions.


How To Install OpenMemories AppStore on your Sony Camera
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Download Sony a5100 Help Guide Manual

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Sony a5100 Identifying Parts

Here is the Sony a5100 Camera User's Guide / Owner's Manual in HTML format. You can use any browser and the links will be live making it easy to jump from subject to subject. We suggest that you read this to take full advantage of your new Sony a5100.

Below shows what the standard accessories are supplied with the a5100.

Sony A6000 Replaces NEX-6

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Hands On with the Sony A6000


Sony A6000 Available for Pre-order
Here is a quick look at the newly announce Sony A6000 camera. It replaces the Sony NEX-6 but keeps the same form factor. The big improvement is the 24 megapixel sensor up from 16 mp on the NEX-6. It also boasts the fastest AF for an APS-C mirrorless camera with focus lock in 0.06 seconds. The speed burst is bumped up to 11 fps. All this while keeping the same NEX-6 price for the A6000 body at $648.

The silver looks a bit like champagne and looks handsome with the black grip. This announcement has us excited for the NEX-7 replacement.



Here is the full A6000 Press Release from Sony:

Fast Hybrid AF gives world’s fastest[i] autofocus performance of just 0.06 sec with high precision accuracyExtremely wide autofocus coverage area with 179 focal points24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor featuring gapless-on-chip designBIONZ X processor for pro-quality photos and Full HD videoLight, compact and easy to use with built-in…

NEX-5R Tokyo Time Lapse by gsuraki

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Miniature Tokyo by gsuraki
Here's an interesting use of the PlayMemories Time Lapse app available for both the NEX-5R and NEX-6.

Thanks gsuraki!


Sony NEX-6 Milky Way Time Lapse

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Milky Way Time Lapse by David H.
Here are the settings David H. used on his NEX-6 with the help of PlayMemories Camera Apps.
Camera settings: 16mm, ISO 1600, f3.5, 30sec.To extend the battery life I made a cover to put over the EVF to trick the camera. This turns off the light on the back of the main screen and conserves a lot of power. I did this using the Time Lapse app on 40 second intervals (10 seconds longer than exposure time to allow the camera to process images). Still trying to figure out if you can use the Time Lapse app in RAW format.
Here is a video showing the NEX / Time Lapse App interface.

NEX PlayMemories Camera Apps Time Lapse
The Time Lapse App is available for $9.99 from the PlayMemories Camera App store. PlayMemories Camera Apps are compatible with Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras.


Download Sony NEX-5R Manual in PDF

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Sony NEX-5R Parts ID from User Manual
Here is the unofficial Sony NEX-5R manual from the FCC filing. The Sony NEX-5R is a NEX-5N with an additional control wheel and function button from the NEX-7. The NEX-5R also has a new 16.1 MP sensor, WiFi for PlayMemories Camera Apps, rear lcd touch shutter, and hybrid autofocus. The rear LCD touch screen flips 180° for self portraits similar to the NEX-F3.

Saving Images to Computer via WiFi using PlayMemories Camera Apps
Touch Shutter Function on Sony NEX-5R
Click here to download the unofficial Sony NEX-5R User Manual. This is subject to change without notice.

Sony NEX-5R Intro Video
Sony NEX-5R with 18-200mm OSS Lens

Create Cinemagraphs with Sony NEX via PlayMemories Apps

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Create Cinemagraphs with Sony NEX Cameras
The PlayMemories Camera Apps website posted a new app teaser that will be coming out later this year. Sony calls it Cinematic Photo but it's widely known as cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs are still photos with minor movement and is usually displayed as an animation. The video above shows a cinemagraph of pouring from the PlayMemories Camera Apps website. Everything is still with the exception of the flowing orange juice. PlayMemories Camera Apps are available on the Sony NEX-5R and the NEX-6.



Create Cinemagraphs with the Sony NEX-5R or NEX-6
Check out the PlayMemories Camera Apps teaser website and see the cinemagraph in action.

Here are some cinemagraphs from Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg - not made with the Sony NEX.





from Cinemagraphs.com

Sony NEX-6 Hands On Video Specs and Images

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Sony NEX-6 Hands On Video

NEX-6 with new 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens

Here is a quick preview of the Sony NEX-6. The camera combines features of the flagship NEX-7 and the new NEX-5R.Built-in EVF 2.4 MP OLED - industry best.16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor.New Mode Dial to select shooting modes.WiFi enabled with connectivity to PlayMemories AppsISO Hot ShoeBuilt-in pop up flash$1000 for NEX-6 kit with new 16-50mm Power Zoom lens$850 for NEX-6 Body OnlyDelivery will be mid-November.

NEX-6 with the NEX-7's Electronic Viewfinder

Sony NEX-6 with Standard ISO Hot Show and new Shooting Mode Dial



Sony NEX-6 Specifications
FeaturesNEX-6TypeDigital compact system camera with interchangeable lensesLens CompatibilityE-mount lens system. Can also use A-mount lenses with optional adaptor (continuous AF supported with LA-EA2)Image SensorAPS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm) Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixelsProcessorBIONZ™ image processorISO Sensitivity RangeISO 100 – 25600 (still images)

NEX-5R Smart Remote Control App in Action

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NEX-5R Smart Remote Control App in Action from IDG

Use your tablet or phone as a viewfinder.

Here is a better look at the Smart Remote Control App for the new Sony NEX-5R. The app is available via the PlayMemories App store for the NEX-5R. The matching app will be available on iTunes and the Android Market for your phone or tablet.

NEX-5R PlayMemories Camera Apps Demo Video

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NEX-5R PlayMemories Interface
PlayMemories Camera Apps Demo VideoSo how does the PlayMemories Apps work on the Sony NEX-5R? Here is a video from Sony Australia showing the whole procedure from connecting to the PlayMemories store via WiFi, selecting a new PM App, downloading wirelessly, and installing the PM App on the NEX-5R.

Installing PlayMemories App on NEX-5RHere are the PlayMemories Apps that we already need:
Time Lapse - no need for an intervalometer, separate units from Canon and Nikon are over $100.Smart Remote Control - view what the camera sees from your phone or tablet and control the shutter.Bracket Pro - for the HDR (high dynamic range) junkies. Let's hope it allows for +3 / -3 EV range in multiple steps.We hope that all the apps are available in all shooting modes. I can already see all the HDR time lapse movies coming from the NEX-5R with PlayMemories Apps.

NEX-5R Time Lapse Mode via PlayMemories App


Smart Remote Control for Wireless External Display
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Sony NEX-5R Hands On Video and Images

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Sony NEX-5R Hands On Video

802.11 b/g WiFi Enabled NEX-5R

Here are the new features of the Sony NEX-5R:
802.11 b/g Wifi Enabled camera which uses PlayMemories Camera Apps to upload and share photos, picture effects, camera control, picture editing, live view from a phone or tablet, and more.Fast Hybrid Autofocus system uses phase detection and contrast detection to acquire fast and accurate autofocus.Touch screen shutter, tap and shoot.Pre order the NEX-5R with 18-55mm Lens for $749


180 Degree Flip Screen fron NEX-F3

NEX-5R with Removable Flash

NEX-5R with 16mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

Navigation Dial from NEX-7

NEX-5R Video by Sony

Pre order the NEX-5R at Amazon.