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Can you use the camera's USB streaming function for extended periods of time?

    If you use the camera's USB streaming function and the battery runs out during streaming, you may have set USB Power Supply to Off on the camera, or your USB port may have a 500 mA power output.

    It is recommended that you connect the camera to a USB port capable of 1,500 mA power output and set USB Power Supply to On on the camera:

    • MENUSetupUSB Power SupplyON.

    Notes:

    • When USB Power Supply is set to On, power is supplied to the camera from a computer or other device during USB streaming, so the computer's or other device's power is consumed.
    • Unless the camera is USB Power Delivery capable, the supplied battery will lose charge as live streaming is in progress.

    Tips for streaming for extended periods

    Follow the tips on whether your camera supports USB Power Delivery.& Check your manuals to determine if your camera supports USB Power Delivery.

    Non-USB Power Delivery cameras (Battery charge loss)

    • Charge the rechargeable battery pack of the camera fully before starting streaming.
    • Set USB Power Supply to On. (Power is supplied to the camera from a computer or other device).
    • Connect to a USB port capable of 1,500 mA power output.
    • When using a camera that supports PD (Power Delivery), connect to a USB port that supports PD.
    • Set Auto Power OFF Temp. to High.
    • Set Movie Rec During Streaming to Disable.
    • Set the resolution and the frame rate to lower in Output Res/Frame Rate.
    • Set Auto Framing to Off.
    • Some accessories, such as the Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit, allow continuous power delivery through the camera's battery compartment.

    USB Power Delivery cameras (Very little supplied battery charge loss)

    • Buy a commercially available USB PD (Power Delivery) supply to power the camera while using very little power from the supplied battery.