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Is it possible to startup Sony cameras (e.g. a7iii) in playback mode directly, without first going into "shoot" mode?

  • What's the problem you're having? Perhaps this is an XY problem? If you can edit your question to include the intended goal we can maybe help you. – Saaru Lindestøkke Jun 11 at 8:27
  • @SaaruLindestøkke No, it's not. But thanks for the link and concept! (I don't like to hear the mechanics of the camera "coming to life" when all I want to do is review photos - often with the lens cap on!) – nutty about natty Jun 14 at 18:18
  • Sounds fair. Did you look into the Sony phone app (Playmemories or something)? Perhpas it can connect to a camera without turning the camera on completely? – Saaru Lindestøkke Jun 14 at 21:51
  • Playmemories is deprecated and replaced by "Imaging Edge Mobile" and I use it frequently to (download small versions of the photos to my Android phone and then) share photos via WhatsApp. I do not think the app helps in supressing the "coming to life"... – nutty about natty Jun 14 at 22:37
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The answer is a short one: no.

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  • Thanks: while this could well be the (unfortunate) case, what's your source / evidence? – nutty about natty Jun 14 at 18:18

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