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something I can't figure out about my new rx100 ii

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by jefvdm, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. jefvdm

    jefvdm New to SC

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    Dec 4, 2014
    My new rx100 2 is performing great. However, I would also like to use my smartphone as a remote control. Instructions tell me to open the 'control by smartphone' option in the menu. This option in my camera doesn't light up and so cannot be accessed. Anyone out there who can help me out ?
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    maybe this video will help....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgGwkbVDJhg
     
  3. jefvdm

    jefvdm New to SC

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    Dec 4, 2014
    Hello Luke, thank you for answering . I have seen this youtubefilm many times but the problem is that I cannot access the button. Now I have discovered that my question to the retailer went to the wrong email address. I just sent him a letter and am waiting for the answer from the technical staff.

    Many thanks for your trouble, Jef (from Belgium)
     
  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Jef, what setting do you have your camera on? Auto? Program? Aperture or shutter priority? I suspect that's where your answer is. If you have it in auto, try program.
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I knnow nothing about smart phones, but do you need to turn on their wi-fi connectivity?
     
  6. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Or Its Bluetooth function.
     
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  7. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Very odd. I know I've used the function, but now it's greyed out on my menu as well, and I'll be darned if I can remember what I did :confused:
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
  9. jefvdm

    jefvdm New to SC

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    Dec 4, 2014
    my funny rx100 ii

    Hello everybody out there and thanks for the many suggestions. However I am still stuck. All the tutorials and manuals I get start with this : switch on the camera, press menu and go to 'ctrl with smartphone'. In my menu (in all positions program or auto) the option ctrl with smartphone doesn't light up and cannot be accessed. My retailer (the biggest in Belgium and Holland) did a bit sarcastic (?) about it and sent me a tutorial movie of an altogether different sony camera. But it showed the option 'ctrl with smartphone' nicely lighting up. I think something is wrong with my camera and i am going to have a word or two with my retailer. I am retired and I have time. Makes for a nice daytrip to the other side of Belgium. I'll keep you posted on this.
     
  10. Arup Roy Chowdhury

    Arup Roy Chowdhury SC Regular

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    Jul 24, 2013
    Before you do anything try update your firmware, I know the III had a recent update.
     
  11. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Ok, this is really odd. I checked my RX100m2 yesterday because of this thread and my "Ctrl with Smartphone" was greyed out. Today I start the camera and it's available.
    I'm pretty sure I haven't changed anything, so I'm really baffled as to why it's working now.
     
  12. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y
     
  13. jefvdm

    jefvdm New to SC

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    Dec 4, 2014
    Embarassing

    Hello everybody, the culprit to my problem has been found. To my everlasting embarassment, I clumsily overlooked the airplane mode which was 'on' all the time and prevented the camera from emitting signals. Works like a charm now. Thank you all.
     
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  14. rw11

    rw11 SC Regular

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    Aug 7, 2014

    I'll bet you are in some mode where that option is not available. Not sure what mode it would be, but I've had a lot of problems of this type.
     
  15. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    As the OP wrote above, he was in "airplane mode." :smile:
     
  16. rw11

    rw11 SC Regular

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    Aug 7, 2014
    I mean mode in general, not just that type of mode