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Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter
Apr 22, 2012, 18:01
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Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter
Alongside the new D3200, Nikon has also announced the Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adaptor. This little dongle is designed to connect your camera to smartphones and tablets, using Wifi.

Quote:The adapter uses WiFi to communicate with your device. From there, you can bring reduced-resolution version of your images onto your phone and tablet, and ultimately out onto the wild world of the Internet. it's not like Eye-Fi, which just uploads everything you shoot. With the Nikon app, you have to go through and select the images you want shared using a browser interface. Then, the camera makes the smaller versions and beams them on.

You can also use the app to remotely fire the shutter on the camera. According to Nikon, the app doesn't offer you access to any other camera controls, but remote shutter firing could definitely come in handy, especially in a photo booth situation at an event or a wedding.

So it's not a full file transfer solution, but beams reduced file versions to your smart devices so you can use them there. The best part is that it's only $60 - which will make it quite popular for home use.

In fact I was just thinking how I wish sharing from a DSLR was easier - with my iPhone it's just a snap and a quick upload and it's on Facebook. With my DSLR on the other hand, I need to wait until I get back home, connect up the cable, import via Lightroom, export a smaller version then upload to Facebook.

This could be one step closer to making that process less convoluted (although it sounds like there's still a couple of hoops to jump through).

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Apr 22, 2012, 18:26
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Its a paradigm switch, Jules. People with DSLRs don't want it to be too easy, but they will be dragged to it anyway...
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Apr 29, 2012, 17:44
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RE: Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter
Here's a video fo the wireless adapter in action, with an Android phone:

It's in chinese though, but they do show the ability to remotely trigger the shutter, and transferring photos.

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