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David Busch’s Sony Alpha a7R II/a7 II Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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5

Wi-Fi and Application Menus

Your a7R II/a7 II is equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi system that can be used for transferring files to a networked computer, a networked HDTV, or a smartphone/tablet computer. As we’ll see later, there’s also an option (with an app) to use the smartphone or tablet as a remote controller for the camera. The a7R II/a7 II includes both traditional Wi-Fi capabilities and, with Android devices, a newer protocol called Near Field Communications (NFC), which allows linking devices directly without an intervening network.

While basic Wi-Fi has become available with an increasing number of digital cameras, your a7R II/a7 II goes a giant step further. Once connected to a network or hotspot, you can download apps (some free; ...

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