Wireless Mobile Utility
By Nikon Corporation
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The Wireless Mobile Utility wirelessly connects your iOS device to Nikon digital cameras, letting you download photos, take pictures remotely, and share them hassle-free via e-mail or upload to social networking sites.
-View the scene through the camera lens live in the app window.
-Establish a wireless connection and take pictures with the camera or remotely from the iOS device (see note).
-Automatically add new pictures to the camera roll.
-View existing pictures remotely and add selected photos to the camera roll.
-Pass photos to other apps via iOS file-sharing and share them hassle-free.
-Add location data from the iOS device to pictures during upload.
-Control optical zoom on COOLPIX cameras (see note).
-Make pictures brighter or darker with the live view window (see note).
-Use the camera to select pictures for download before connecting (see note).
-Take pictures with the self-timer.
-Synchronize the camera clock with iOS devices.
-Note: The features available vary with the camera. See the camera manual or the link below for details.
-The app may not recognize photos taken with non-supported cameras.
-The app can not be used to download movies or record movies remotely.
-Download of Motion Snapshots is restricted to the photograph portion only.
-Only one camera can be connected at a time.
-Performance varies with network and local conditions.
For more information, see the app manual, which can be downloaded from the following URL:
Before using the app, download and read the End User License Agreement, available at the following URL:
•Supported Digital Cameras (as of April 2015)
Requires a camera with built-in wireless LAN or support for the WU-1a/b wireless mobile adapter.
The S800c and S810c are not supported.
D610, D600, D750, D7200, D7100, D3300, D3200, D5500, D5300, D5200, Df
Nikon 1 V3, V2, J5, J4, J3, S2, S1, AW1
COOLPIX S7000, S6900, S6800, S6600, S6500, S9900(s), S9700(s), S9600, S9500, S5300, S5200, S3700, L810, P520, P330, P7800, P900(s), P610(s), P600, P530, P340, COOLPIX A, AW130(s), AW120(s), AW110, AW110s,
iOS Device System Requirements
iOS 7.1.2 to 8.2
•Supported Devices (as of March 2015)
iPhone 6 Plus (8.2)
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S (8.1.3)
iPhone 5 (8.1.2)
iPhone 5C (7.1.2)
iPad with Retina display (7.1.2)
iPad mini (7.1.2).
iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trade names mentioned in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
What's New in Version 1.4.2
-The app now supports the Nikon 1 J5.
-The app now supports the Brightness control of Nikon 1 J5's Live Image Control.
Currently Buggy has Potential when working
I had this app working when the Nikon 5200 came out, just a few years ago, and I recall something better. I unfortunately lost the adapter for my camera in a sewer drain in Edinborough. I wanted to replace the adapter and just couldn't decide if I wanted to put down the money on a simple remote shutter or another adapter. I went with getting the wifi adapter because it offered the option of offloading the images while shooting. I have to admit I'm feeling a little regret because this user experience is not what I recall. This worked great in older versions of the app. You could take images remotely and download while shooting to get backups. There was hardly any lag in the video feed, let alone any shutter lag.
What I experienced with this release of the app has been disconnects randomly from the devices. When the camera is connected live view is lagging and delaying. The camera can't refocus once connected, each time you go into take images it will focus once then hang up and freeze. If you can get the connection to last and your camera hasn't locked up entirely then you try to take a picture and it fails to download after the shot. Nikon really needs to work this out. Because I know this can work it just needs several bug fixes in the next update.
This app is the absolute most atrocious piece of steaming trash that I have ever used. I've never bothered to rate an app before, but this level of complete failure is so inspiring that I had to write about it. First of all, I would like to say that I'm impressed that I could even keep it open and un-frozen long enough to witness the multitude of errors running rampant throughout. It's a buggy nightmare. It drains your battery life, and then it will NOT operate once the battery has reached a certain point--even when it's plugged in. It also won't operate if it deems the camera battery too low. THEN, once you have a nice charge in your phone AND your camera, good luck getting this app to recognize your wifi connection with the adapter. And once, by some divine miracle, you have batteries full and have cycled and refreshed your wifi connection fifteen times and FINALLY get the app to register a connection, THEN it freezes and will not take a picture and you have to begin the process all over again. Just such a marvel of failure and absolute disappointment. I would, if possible, rate this app with less than no stars. Total garbage. But hey, if you want to spend two hours to attempt to take a picture, then this app is for you!
Review update Dec 2015
Reviews on this looked a bit stale, so here's fresh material...
This app provides two functions: remote camera control and cross loading pictures to your iPhone camera roll. Reviewing version 1.4.2
Steps to make it work:
put iPhone in airplane mode via Settings
put Nikon camera into wifi connect mode
have them reasonably close, like on the desk in front of you
open iPhone wifi settings, turn on wifi and select your camera
connection process will start, during which you should open the WMU app on iPhone
WMU menu allows you to choose Take Photos (remote control with live view) or View Photos (phone camera roll, pics on the camera, latest downloads).
Use app as desired for tethered shooting or cross loading photos
When finished, power-down camera and close app (kill it via home-button double-click, swipe up)
disengage iPhone airplane mode in settings, get back on your regular wifi if necessary.
This is a simple yet very functional app, no fancy stuff. I am using a 2015 model Nikon Coolpix and it’s working very well here in December, 2015. Note, at this time, this is an iPhone only app, running on an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.2. Works JUST FINE.
Four stars for working as expected. Not five because no nifty features at all. Note that that current version does have a “select all” feature for camera-to-phone cross-loads after you pick the first picture from the phone’s SD card (contrary to a note in another earlier review).
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Apr 08, 2015
- Version: 1.4.2
- Size: 4.4 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: NIKON CORPORATION
- © NIKON CORPORATION
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.