Cascable 6.2 Released — Vastly expanded compatibility with Sony cameras

It’s finally here!

Many of you have been asking for this for a long time, and we’re happy to announce that today we’re releasing updates to Cascable’s apps that add support for a large number of Sony cameras that have, up until now, been missing from our compatibility table.

A great outcome of our work with the newer Sony cameras is that we’ve also been able to go back and add USB connectivity for most of the Sony models we already supported via WiFi, meaning you can use these cameras both wired and wireless across our line of products.

Over the span of Sony’s camera lineup, there are four separate connection modes:

Cascable apps support all of these connection modes on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Unfortunately, Sony’s names for these modes will stay the same — using Control with Smartphone on your Mac and PC Remote on your iPhone may seem odd-sounding, but they’ll work!

In particular, the PC Remote modes are great for Pro Webcam, since you can use your Sony camera as a webcam for your Mac without sacrificing your WiFi connection to the camera. On the other hand, Smart Remote Control and Control with Smartphone are great if you’re out shooting in the field, since you can quickly and easily connect your iPhone to your camera without needing cables or an existing WiFi network. The benefit of all of Cascable’s products supporting all of these connection modes is that you can choose exactly what’s best for you in any situation!

Here’s a matrix of what Cascable supports with the update — a missing tick is almost always due to that connection mode not being available on that camera model, rather than missing support in Cascable:

Sony α7, α9, α1 Family

Model Smart Remote Control Ctrl w/Smartphone PC Remote (WiFi) PC Remote (USB)
α7      
α7 II    
α7 III    
α7 IV  
α7R      
α7R II    
α7R III    
α7R IV  
α7S    
α7S II    
α7S III  
α7C  
α9    
α9 II  
α1  

Sony α6000 Family

Model Smart Remote Control Ctrl w/Smartphone PC Remote (WiFi) PC Remote (USB)
α6000       *
α6100    
α6300    
α6400    
α6500       *
α6600    

* Live view may not be available in this connection mode, preventing use in Cascable Pro Webcam.

Other Sony Models

Note: Older RX100 models not listed, since support hasn’t changed for those models. See our WiFi Compatibility table for details.

Model Smart Remote Control Ctrl w/Smartphone PC Remote (WiFi) PC Remote (USB)
ZV-E10  
ZV-1    
RX100 V       *
RX100 VI    
RX100 VII    

* Live view may not be available in this connection mode, preventing use in Cascable Pro Webcam.

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