BUYER BEWARE: For Some Sony Cameras(A6300 A6500 Dsc RX 1RM2 RX-10 A7 Series For Example), the Multi USB Port has the wider portion inward and the narrower portion outward which means if you plug in the Angled Control Cable
it will Point Upwards and Block the Mic and HDMI Ports. Please Check before Your Purchase.
This WILL NOT work with the NEX-6 camera as the camera does not have the PC remote option the newer a series do. (Can't speak for NEX-5 or NEX-7 models but I assume the same.)
And no, you truly cannot use a basic cheap micro USB to micro USB cable. This Zhiyun cable has the proper pins switched in order for the connection to make the camera operate via USB.