Article ID : 00268964 / Last Modified : 12/19/2022Print

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

    If you are using 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 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:

    • MENU Setup USB Power SupplyON.

    Notes:

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

    Tips to stream for extended periods of time

    Follow the tips according to whether your camera supports USB Power Delivery or not.& Be sure to 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 from a computer, etc. to the camera).
    • Connect to a USB port capable of 1,500 mA power output.
    • There are accessories, such as the Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit, that allow continuous power delivery through the battery compartment of the camera.

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

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