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Hi Gifford ,
I am sorry, Lightroom does not support tethered shooting for Sony Camera, I would request you to use the Sony Software for tethering.
Sony requires using their own software to tether their cameras. Other manufacturers, like Canon and Nikon, supply an SDK (software development kit) that allows third party software (something other than the camera manufacturer’s software) to control their cameras. Since Sony doesn’t provide an SDK, Adobe cannot provide tethering.
Since Sony doesn’t provide an SDK, Adobe cannot provide tethering.
Sony released its SDK in 2013: Lightroom: Add Tethered Support for Sony cameras. Gifford 876, if you want LR to add tethering for Sony cameras, please add your vote and detailed opinion to that topic (which is in the official Adobe feedback forum).
Meanwhile, to build on Tanuj's suggestion, you can use the Sony Remote Camera Control application to tether. Configure Lightroom to auto-import from the folder in which the Sony application downloads the pics from the camera (File > Auto Import).