Turn Your Smartphone into a Remote Monitor with This App for Sony Cameras

Monitor Plus Sony App
It may be time for Sony owners to ditch Imaging Edge Mobile and get this new Monitor+ app.

For all those Sony digital videographers out there, we know your pain. While Sony sure knows how to make its cameras sleek, small, and powerful, they haven’t quite perfected its remote functionality with its preferred Imaging Edge Mobile app.

Well, all that might be finally ready to change.

Let’s check out Monitor+, a new third-party monitor app designed specifically to be used by Sony cameras, which should shore up many of the issues of the Imaging Edge Mobile app. 

Ditch Imaging Edge Mobile?

So, the crux of the complaints about Imaging Edge Mobile mostly has to do with its unreliability, frequent disconnects, and overall lack of features. 

Most Sony users have either been forced to make do with it over the years, or simply ditch the prospects of controlling and monitoring their cameras from their smartphone—which is fine… but maybe not ideal for everyone.

However, as you can see in the great video above by Chris Brockhurst, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as he breaks down his recommendation for the Monitor+ app for his Sony camera setups.

Monitor Plus

Check out Monitor+

While the name might sound like a new streaming service designed for your baby monitor, this app could become the new official unofficial smartphone monitoring app for all Sony cameras.

It’s currently set up to support cameras including the Sony a7R IV, Sony A9 II, Sony a7C, Sony a7S III, Sony A1, and the Sony FX3, however, it should work with any newer models as well.

The main function offerings which might be appealing to Sony users include its full camera control, false color, focus peaking, anamorphic de-stretch, zebras, and more. Oh, and you can use your LUTs live to give your videos that extra cinematic Sony look!

Specs and Features

Here are the full specs and features:

  • Live View
  • Remote Control (Shutter Speed, Iris, ISO, WB...)
  • Touch AF and display focus point
  • Record and playback live view signals
  • Assist Functions (False Color, Zebra, Waveform, Histogram, Vectorscope, Guide, Focus Peaking, Desqueeze, LUTs...)
  • Chroma Keying and Overlay
  • Focus Pulling
  • Apple Watch Extension
  • Screen Lock

It’s important to note a few things about the app, though. One, Monitor+ is not officially affiliated with Sony in any way, so don’t look to them for any troubleshooting help or support.

And two, Monitor+ is free to download and try out, but to get the majority of the functions and features you will need to upgrade to the pro plan, which will cost you $18.99. (Still, a small price to pay for having a functional and reliable remote monitor on your phone.)

You can download Monitor+ for iOS and Android following the links below:

Let us know if you try it out.     

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Not bad but it is for video only... can't ditch Imaging Edge Mobile yet....

September 22, 2021 at 10:30AM

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Roberto Mettifogo
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Just saying that I haven't had any reliability issues with the newest version of imaging edge with an A7SIII. Touch AF works like a treat with it too. It's also free, unlike this one you're promoting here. Sure, luts, waveforms, false color and proper aspect ratio masks would be really nice, maybe they get added to imaging edge some day, who knows.

September 22, 2021 at 5:09PM

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Once I installed and opened the app, there is no way to register. Can't use the app without registering.

September 29, 2021 at 12:39AM

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Aniket Sen
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