OK some more notes about using these cameras. Brian Smith explains how it works with the older app from Sony:

  1. DxO PhotoLab 2 costs $80 for the latest upgrade, but does a nice job of processing the A7R III images
  2. The Sony RX100 M6 appears to overheat pretty quickly. I had it set for proxy shooting so it was shooting both high resolution 4K and low resolution. Overheated after about 15 minutes. However shooting with HD means that you can pretty much shoot as long as you want.
  3. The Sony A7R III is a champ at 4K shooting, worked for half an hour and didn’t even drain half the battery, pretty impressive. However, while the RX100 is doing pixel binning, the A7R III does not, so a 50mm lens for instance feels like a 80mm, so for most shoots, you will want wide angle lenses. The automatic refocusing works incredibly well however.
  4. When you are trying to do remote control of the cameras, the Ctrl with Smartphone conflicts with the USB setting for PC Control. Pretty confusing because the USB Settings is actually greyed out in the both the firmware. You need the optional Image Edge which has a Remote App. The same app works for both cameras.
  5. If you want to have your photos GPS stamped, then you have to leave Photo Memories on your phone up and if the app loses foreground or you switch the camera off, then it will hang trying to reconnect, so you have to toggle it between cameras (good thing I have too) or kill the application. Not the best application I have to say.


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