Today I recorded a short video showing how to connect the Sony DSC-RX100 II camera to the Xperia Tablet Z, an Android tablet made by Sony. The RX100 II (also known as the RX100M2) and the Tablet Z both have built-in Wi-Fi capability, and also built-in NFC, or Near Field Communication. With NFC, the two devices can establish a Wi-Fi communication just by touching them together.
When I first tried this a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure exactly where the NFC areas were or how closely you have to touch them together. I found out where the areas are; you have to find a fancy-looking capital N somewhere on the device. As for the closeness, you really have to physically touch those two N-areas together to get the connection to work.
Anyway, here is a short video I posted today on YouTube to show how this works for transferring an image from the camera to the tablet.
I will discuss this process and many other topics in my guide book to the RX100 II, which should be published by late September or early October 2013.
Should we follow the same procedure to connect any NFC-enabled camera to the newly launched Xperia Z Ultra?
I have not had experience with any other NFC-enabled camera, phone, or tablet. I imagine the process would be similar, but I unfortunately don’t have a definitive answer.