Sony RMT-P1BT - Remote Commander Startup Guide

Sony RMT-P1BT - Remote Commander Startup Guide

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Sony RMT-P1BT - Remote Commander Startup Guide

About the manual for this product

This guide describes the necessary preparations to start using the product, basic operations, etc. For details, refer to the "Help Guide" (web manual).

"Help Guide" (Web manual)

  • This unit is Remote Commander which is compatible with the Bluetooth function. For the camera models that can connect to the unit, visit the following website.
  • Handle this unit with care to avoid the risk of dropping it or letting it exposed to liquid.
  • This unit is designed to be dust and moisture-resistant, but is not waterproof or splash-proof. When you use the product in rainy conditions, do not let the product get wet.

Do not ingest battery, chemical burn hazard.

This unit contains a coin/button cell battery. If the coin/button cell battery is swallowed, it can cause severe internal burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death.

Keep new and used batteries away from children. If the battery cover does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it away from children.

If you think batteries might have been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek immediate medical attention.

Identifying the parts


  1. Indicator
  2. Focus/Zoom button
  3. Shutter-release/REC button
  4. AF-ON button
  5. C1 button
  6. Strap holder
  7. ZOOM/FOCUS switch
  8. MOVIE/STILL switch
  9. LOCK switch
  10. Battery cover
  11. Battery cover locking latch
  12. Battery cover turning knob

Inserting the battery

Inserting the battery

Insert the battery so that the + terminal is facing upward. (+ on the battery chamber indicates the direction of the battery.) To close the battery cover, turn the battery cover toward "CLOSE" until it stops.

Pairing the unit with the camera

  • The following is an example of a procedure for Sony Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras and Sony digital still cameras. For detailed procedures, refer to the Help Guide.
  • Before you start, check that the Remote Commander's LOCK switch is in the position to the opposite of "LOCK."
  1. On the camera, select MENU (network)[Bluetooth Settings] or [Bluetooth][Bluetooth Function][On].
  2. On the camera, select MENU (network)([Transfer/Remote]) [Bluetooth Rmt Ctrl][On].
  3. On the camera, select MENU (network)[Bluetooth Settings] or [Bluetooth][Pairing].
  4. On the Remote Commander, press and hold the Shutter-release/REC button and the + side of the Focus/Zoom button at the same time for at least 7 seconds.
  5. When a confirmation message appears on the camera's screen, select [OK].
    • appears and pairing begins.
    • When pairing is complete, [Paired.] appears.


  • If pairing fails, the Remote Commander's indicator flashes rapidly. If this happens, redo the procedure from the beginning.
  • In the following situations, pair the Remote Commander and the camera again.
    • When using the Remote Commander to operate a different camera (After having connected the Remote Commander with a different camera, you also must pair the Remote Commander and the original camera again when connecting to the original camera.)
    • When the camera's network settings have been reset.
  • If the Remote Commander is not used for a period of time during a Bluetooth connection, (no Bluetooth connection) may appear on the camera's screen.

Confirming the setting on the camera

On the camera, select MENU → (network) → ([Transfer/Remote] →) [Bluetooth Rmt Ctrl] and make sure that [On] is selected.


Use the Remote Commander to operate the camera for shooting. For details, also refer to the Help Guide.

  1. Toggle the Remote Commander's MOVIE/STILL switch.
    • To shoot a still image: STILL
    • To shoot a video: MOVIE
  2. Press the Shutter-release/REC button.
    • Press the button halfway down to focus, and then press it all the way down to shoot a still image.


Dimensions (W/H/D) (Approx.): 33 mm × 116.5 mm × 15.1 mm (1 5/16 in. × 4 5/8 in. × 5/8 in.)

Mass (Approx.): 35 g (1.3 oz) (Without the battery)

Included items: Remote Commander (1), Lithium coin cell battery (CR2032) (1), Set of printed documentation

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Group Corporation is under license.

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