Sony α7, α7r Tethering Cable

Posted by: on Sep 16, 2014

Sony α7, α7r Tethering Cable
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The Sony α77, α7, and α7r are a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 DSLR cameras and compatible with the TetherPro USB 2.0 A to Micro-B 5 pin cable. Available in high-visibility orange or black, the TetherPro cable features gold-plated connectors for corrosion resistance, ensuring consistent and reliable conductivity. A ferrite core is also included to filter out signal noise and reduce transmission errors. Additionally, all TetherPro cables are fully shielded to protect against external signal interference.


The TetherPro USB 2.0 A to Micro B, available in various lengths including 15 feet (4.6m), connects to the Sony α77, α7, and α7r via the USB Micro-B port located on the side of the DSLR body. This cable is designed and manufactured to highest USB specifications, ensuring delivery of excellent performance.

This cable is compatible with the following Sony cameras:

  • α7
  • α7s
  • α7r
  • α5000
  • α5100
  • α6000
  • NEX-F3
  • NEX-5t
  • NEX-6
  • NEX-3n

 NOTE: Be sure to consult your equipment manufacturer’s specifications to ensure correct cable type and connections.

USB specifications recommend limiting the length of a passive USB cable to 15 feet. If you plan to tether your camera longer than 15 feet, you will need an active extension. USB Active Extension, available in 16, 32, 49 or 65 feet (5, 9.7,15 or 20m), used in conjunction with your passive USB cable, will boost the signal, reduce transmission errors and lower noise, enabling the longer tethering distances when needed.

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For additional resources on camera and cable compatibility, please review our Camera Compatibility Guide.

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