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Image Sync

Connect your camera with the communication device.
Connection methods will differ depending on the communication device operating system and model.

Connection Method (Android device & PENTAX K-1 Mark II / K-1 / KP / K-70 / RICOH WG-M2/ RICOH G900SE)

1. Connection

Set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function to ON in your camera body. In addition, set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function to ON in the smart device settings.

Start Image Sync.*1
The [Choose a Device] screen appears on the smart device.

Select the camera you are using.*2

*1 Depending on the OS version, when Image Sync is launched, a message may be displayed asking you to grant access to the SD card. If access is not granted, the gallery viewer function and transfer function are disabled.

*2 Depending on the OS version, after selecting the camera, a message may be displayed asking you to grant access to the location information. If access is not granted, the SSID list cannot be obtained and connection from Image Sync is disabled.

2. Wireless LAN connection (Selection of SSID)

In the [Network List], tap the camera SSID.

3. Password entry

Enter the password, and tap [Connect].

* The password can be displayed on the camera LCD. Methods differ depending on cameras, therefore please refer to your camera’s instruction manual.

4. Camera Image Mode

Camera Images are displayed.

Please keep the following precautions in mind when connected via Wireless LAN, Wi-Fi

• Auto Power Off is not available while a Wireless LAN connection is established or images are being transferred. If Auto Power Off is activated while a connection is not established, the Wireless LAN function is disabled. The function is enabled when the camera recovers from Auto Power Off.

• The Wireless LAN function is disabled during the USB connection or while outputting image data.

• Do not attempt to use the Wireless LAN function in a location where the use of wireless LAN devices is restricted or prohibited, such as on airplanes.

• When using the Wireless LAN function, observe local laws and regulations governing radio communication.

• If a memory card with a built-in Wireless LAN function (such as an Eye-Fi card or a Flucard) is used, radio wave interference may occur. When this occurs, disable the Wireless LAN function of the camera.

Connection Method (Android device & PENTAX K-S2 / RICOH GR II)

1. Connection

Set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function to ON in your camera body. In addition, set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function to ON in the smart device settings.

Start Image Sync.*1
The [Choose a Device] screen appears on the smart device.

Select the camera you are using.*2

*1 Depending on the OS version, when Image Sync is launched, a message may be displayed asking you to grant access to the SD card. If access is not granted, the gallery viewer function and transfer function are disabled.

*2 Depending on the OS version, after selecting the camera, a message may be displayed asking you to grant access to the location information. If access is not granted, the SSID list cannot be obtained and connection from Image Sync is disabled.

2. Connect using the NFC reader/writer function

If using a communication device that has an NFC reader/writer function, then lightly touch the camera’s NFC mark with the device’s NFC mark.

If the device does not have an NFC reader/writer function, then tap [Choose a Network].

3. Camera Image Mode

Camera Images are displayed.

Please keep the following precautions in mind when connected via Wireless LAN, Wi-Fi

• Auto Power Off is not available while a Wireless LAN connection is established or images are being transferred. If Auto Power Off is activated while a connection is not established, the Wireless LAN function is disabled. The function is enabled when the camera recovers from Auto Power Off.

• The Wireless LAN function is disabled during the USB connection or while outputting image data.

• Do not attempt to use the Wireless LAN function in a location where the use of wireless LAN devices is restricted or prohibited, such as on airplanes.

• When using the Wireless LAN function, observe local laws and regulations governing radio communication.

• If a memory card with a built-in Wireless LAN function (such as an Eye-Fi card or a Flucard) is used, radio wave interference may occur. When this occurs, disable the Wireless LAN function of the camera.

Connection Method (Android device & RICOH GR III)
Bluetooth First Time Connection

1. Preparing for connection

① Set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function to ON in your camera body. In addition, set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function and Bluetooth function to ON in the mobile device settings.
② Start Image Sync.*1
Tap Camera Image Mode or Capture Mode to display the “Model Selection Screen” on the mobile device.
③ Select the camera you are using.*2

*1 When starting Image Sync, a message will be displayed requesting permission to access the SD card depending on the OS version. If you do not permit access, it will not be possible to use the Gallery View Function and Transfer Function.

*2 After selecting the camera, a message will be displayed requesting permission to access location information on the mobile device you are using depending on the OS version. If you do not permit access, it will not be possible to acquire the SSID list and you will not be able to connect from Image Sync.

2. Bluetooth pairing 1

Tap "Connect over Bluetooth"

3. Bluetooth pairing 2*

① Set the “Action Mode” in the camera’s “Bluetooth Setting” to connect with Bluetooth (any setting other than “Disable”).
② Select the camera’s “Bluetooth Setting” > “Pairing” > “Execute Pairing” to display the camera device name.
③ Enter the displayed device name at the Pairing Screen in the app.

4. Bluetooth pairing 3

① The authentication code is displayed on the LCD of the camera. Enter the authentication code in the app. *1
② Bluetooth connection is established followed by wireless LAN automatically connected. *2

*1 The method used to enter the authentication code differs depending on the mobile device.

*2 When the camera is set to Movie Mode and connected to a USB, wireless LAN cannot be used so it will not connect.

5. Bluetooth→Wireless LAN Automatic Connection

After Bluetooth connection is completed, screen is changed to proceed connection of Wireless LAN automatically after several tens of seconds.

6.Completion of the first time connection

When completed Wireless LAN automatic connection after Bluetooth connection, Camera Image Mode is displayed on th App. Also, Wireless LAN icon is highlighted in White on the camera's LCD display.

Bluetooth connection after the second time (Bluetooth→Wireless LAN automatic connection)

1. Connection

① Set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function and Bluetooth function to ON in the mobile device settings.
② Start Image Sync.*1
Tap Camera Image Mode or Capture Mode to display the “Model Selection Screen” on the mobile device.
③ Select the camera you are using.

*1 When starting Image Sync, a message will be displayed requesting permission to access the SD card depending on the OS version. If you do not permit access, it will not be possible to use the Gallery View Function and Transfer Function.

*Mobile device which has never connected to GR III through Wireless LAN even once does not connect to Wireless LAN automatically. If you connect through Wireless LAN in advance (Wireless LAN Connection), your mobile device will be connected to GR III automatically onwards.

2. Bluetooth pairing

Please tap "Establish connection with paired GR III".

3. Bluetooth→Wireless LAN automatic connection

After Bluetooth connection is completed, screen is changed to proceed connection of Wireless LAN automatically after several tens of seconds.

4.Establishment of connection

When established Wireless LAN automatic connection after Bluetooth connection, Wireless LAN icon is highlighted in White on the camera's LCD display.

Wireless LAN Connection(The first time settings for those who don't use Bluetooth)

1. Connection preparation - Wireless LAN connection (SSID selection)

Set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function to ON in your camera body. In addition, set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function to ON in the smart device settings. Then, tap SSID from Network List.

2. Password entry

Enter the password and tap “Connect”.
* You can check the password from the camera's "Wireless LAN Setting > "Communication Info."

Please keep the following precautions in mind when connected via Wireless LAN, or Bluetooth

• Auto Power Off is not available while a Wireless LAN connection is established or images are being transferred. If Auto Power Off is activated while a connection is not established, the Wireless LAN function is disabled.

• The Wireless LAN function is disabled during the USB connection or while outputting image data.

• Do not attempt to use the Wireless LAN function in a location where the use of wireless LAN devices is restricted or prohibited, such as on airplanes.

• When using the Wireless LAN function, observe local laws and regulations governing radio communication.

• If a memory card with a built-in Wireless LAN function (such as an Eye-Fi card or a Flucard) is used, radio wave interference may occur. When this occurs, disable the Wireless LAN function of the camera.

• From the 2nd time and afterwards, the Bluetooth connection to be automatically established at the launch of the App.

• In case you delete one of the records of Bluetooth settings which RICOH GR III, Image Sync or mobile device have, Bluetooth connection cannot be performed. In that case, please delete other 2 records by following the below instruction and try pairing again.


<Setting deletion method>
  • ◆RICOH GR III
    Cancel pairing to delete setting from Camera menu "Bluetooth settings" → "Pairing" → "Paired devices"
  • ◆Image Sync App
    Uninstalling the App or tappping the button of setting deletion of Image Sync to delete the setting information.
  • ◆Mobile device
    Delete the record of Bluetooth from your "Settings" of your mobile device.
Connection Method (iOS device & Wireless LAN)

1. Connection

Activate Wireless LAN function on the camera.

Set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function to ON in the communication device settings.

From the list of detected networks, tap the camera's SSID.

Enter the password, and tap [Connect].

A wireless LAN connection is established between the smart device and camera.

* The SSID and Password can be displayed on the camera LCD. Methods differ depending on cameras, therefore please refer to your camera’s instruction manual.

2. Camera Image Mode

Start Image Sync. Camera Images are displayed.

Please keep the following precautions in mind when connected via Wireless LAN, Wi-Fi

• Auto Power Off is not available while a Wireless LAN connection is established or images are being transferred. If Auto Power Off is activated while a connection is not established, the Wireless LAN function is disabled. The function is enabled when the camera recovers from Auto Power Off.

• The Wireless LAN function is disabled during the USB connection or while outputting image data.

• Do not attempt to use the Wireless LAN function in a location where the use of wireless LAN devices is restricted or prohibited, such as on airplanes.

• When using the Wireless LAN function, observe local laws and regulations governing radio communication.

• If a memory card with a built-in Wireless LAN function (such as an Eye-Fi card or a Flucard) is used, radio wave interference may occur. When this occurs, disable the Wireless LAN function of the camera.

• In case iOS device’s Wi-Fi is connected to Wi-Fi router or other access points, automatic Wireless LAN connection cannot be performed.

Connection Method (iOS device & Bluetooth)
Bluetooth First Time Connection

1. Connection

① Set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function and Bluetooth function to ON in the mobile device settings.
②Start Image Sync. *1
Tap Camera Image Mode or Capture Mode to display the “Model Selection Screen” on the mobile device.
③ Select the camera you are using.

*1 When starting Image Sync, a message will be displayed requesting permission to access “Photos”. If you do not permit access, the app cannot be used.

*Do not connect to Wireless LAN, when Bluetooth pairing.

2. Bluetooth pairing 1

Tap "Connect over Bluetooth"

3. Bluetooth pairing 2

① Set the “Action Mode” in the camera’s “Bluetooth Setting” to connect with Bluetooth (any setting other than “Disable”).
② Select the camera’s “Bluetooth Setting” > “Pairing” > “Execute Pairing” to display the device name.
③ Enter the displayed device name at the Pairing Screen in the app.

4. Bluetooth pairing 3

① The authentication code is displayed on the LCD of the camera. Enter the authentication code in the app*
② Bluetooth pairing is established. When connected, the camera’s Bluetooth icon turns white.

* Authentication code entry notification is displayed.

Camera LCD Display

5.Bluetooth pairing established

When established bluetooth pairing, the message "Data process is completed" is displayed on the camera's LCD display. On the App, Device Image Mode screen is displayed.

Bluetooth connection after the second time (Bluetooth→Wireless LAN automatic connection)

1. Connection

① Set the wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) function and Bluetooth function to ON in the mobile device settings.
②Start Image Sync.*1
Tap Camera Image Mode or Capture Mode to display the “Model Selection Screen” on the mobile device.
③ Select the camera you are using.

*1 When starting Image Sync, a message will be displayed requesting permission to access the SD card depending on the OS version. If you do not permit access, it will not be possible to use the Gallery View Function and Transfer Function.

*Mobile device which has never connected to GR III through Wireless LAN even once does not connect to Wireless LAN automatically. If you connect through Wireless LAN in advance (iOS device & Wireless LAN), your mobile device will be connected to GR III automatically onwards.

2. Bluetooth pairing

Please tap "Establish connection with paired GR III".

3.Bluetooth→Wireless LAN automatic connection

After Bluetooth connection is completed, screen is changed to proceed connection of Wireless LAN automatically after several tens of seconds.

4.Establishment of connection

When established Wireless LAN automatic connection after Bluetooth connection, Wireless LAN icon is highlighted in White on the camera's LCD display.

Please keep the following precautions in mind when connected via Bluetooth

• Bluetooth pairing alone does not enable the Camera Image Mode and Capture Mode to be used.

• Bluetooth pairing cannot be set from the iOS device settings.

• From the 2nd time and afterwards, the Bluetooth connection to be automatically established at the launch of the App.

• Normally, it takes several tens of seconds to connect with Wireless LAN automatically.

• In case you delete one of the records of Bluetooth settings which RICOH GR III, Image Sync or mobile device have, Bluetooth connection cannot be performed. In that case, please delete other 2 records by following the below instruction and try pairing again.


<Setting deletion method>
  • ◆RICOH GR III
    Cancel pairing to delete setting from Camera menu "Bluetooth settings" → "Pairing" → "Paired devices"
  • ◆Image Sync App
    Uninstalling the App or tappping the button of setting deletion of Image Sync to delete the setting information.
  • ◆Mobile device
    Delete the record of Bluetooth from your "Settings" of your mobile device.
※Cautions at Bluetooth connection
  • 1.In case you delete one of the records of Bluetooth settings which RICOH GR III, Image Sync or mobile device have, Bluetooth connection cannot be performed. In that case, please delete other 2 records by following the below instruction and try pairing again.

    <Setting deletion method>

    ◆RICOH GR III
    Cancel pairing to delete setting from Camera menu "Bluetooth settings" → "Pairing" → "Paired devices"

    ◆Image Sync App
    Uninstalling the App or tappping the button of setting deletion of Image Sync to delete the setting information.

    ◆Mobile device
    Delete the record of Bluetooth from your "Settings" of your mobile device.

  • 2.Bluetooth pairing cannot be performed from iOS device's settings.

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