Wireless Mobile Utility
By Nikon Corporation
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The Wireless Mobile Utility creates two-way wireless connections between Nikon cameras and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Pictures taken with the camera can be downloaded to the iOS device, and the camera can be controlled remotely, with the iOS device displaying the view through the camera lens. The photo sharing feature makes it easy to upload pictures to social networking sites or attach them to e-mail messages.
Using the Wireless Mobile Utility (the “app”), iOS devices can connect to cameras equipped with built-in wireless or Nikon’s wireless mobile adapter accessory, with no need for a wireless LAN router or access point. The app can be used to download images from the camera memory card to the camera roll on the iOS device, share pictures using iOS photo sharing, and take pictures remotely while the view through the lens is displayed on the iOS device.
‒ Connections can easily be established with the iOS device and cameras equipped with built-in Wireless or a Wireless Mobile adapter.
‒ The camera clock can be automatically synchronized with the iOS device.
‒ The iOS device can be used to view the Pictures on the camera memory card and add them to the iOS device camera roll.
‒ The file-sharing features on the iOS device can be used to pass downloaded Pictures to other apps for easy sharing.
‒ You can release the camera shutter remotely while the view through the lens is displayed on the iOS device.
‒ Photographs taken using the camera shutter-release button can be automatically saved to the camera roll on the iOS device (compatible cameras only: DSLR, S6800, S6600, S6500 firmware ver.1.1, S5300, S5200 firmware ver.1.1).
‒ Images selected for upload with D5300 cameras can be transmitted to the iOS device.
‒ You can choose the size at which images are downloaded.
‒ Choose whether to embed iOS location data in Pictures not already containing location data provided by the camera.
‒ A two-second self-timer is available.
‒ The iOS device can control optical zoom on COOLPIX cameras.
‒ The app can only be used with cameras equipped with built-in wireless or a WU-1a/WU-1b wireless mobile adapter (S800c excluded).
‒ Movies can not be recorded remotely.
‒ Movies can not be downloaded from the camera to the iOS device.
‒ When a Motion Snapshot recorded with a Nikon 1 camera is downloaded to the iOS device, only the photograph will be transferred. Nikon 1 cameras can not be used to download photos as they are taken.
‒ Ad hoc and Wi-Fi Direct Wireless LAN modes are not supported.
‒ Depending on network and ambient conditions, frame delay and lag may occur during live view.
•Using the App
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 2014)
D610, D600, D7100, D3300, D3200, D5300, D5200, Df
Nikon 1 V3, V2, J4, J3, S1, AW1
COOLPIX S6500, P520, S9500, S5300, S5200, AW110, AW110s, COOLPIX A, P330, S6800, S6600, P7800, P600, P530, P340, S9700(s), S9600, AW120(s).
•Supported Devices (as of February 2014)
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S,
iPad 2, iPad with Retina display,
4th and 5th iPod touch
•iOS version 6.1 and 7.0.4 supported.
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 1.2.2
- The D3300, Nikon 1 V3 and J4 are now supported.
- The COOLPIX P600, P530, P340, S9700(s), S9600, AW120(s), S5300 and S6800 are now supported.
- Location data can now be added to pictures taken with the COOLPIX P7800, S9500, and AW110(s).
Maybe someday Nikon will put out a functional app. This app does one thing and one thing only — it activates the shutter button. Once the app is connected, it totally disables all the functional control on the camera -and- you can't control any settings through the app. The process works like this-
- You set your camera on a tripod and adjust your settings manually
- Turn on app and establish connection with the camera
- Take picture, realize you want to adjust your settings
- Hunt through app to figure out how to turn off connection (or close app and re-open later) (or turn off camera, remove wireless remote, turn camera back on)
- Adjust settings on camera
- Take another picture
- Need further adjustment and repeat....
The app doesn't even have basic functionality like a countdown timer for bulb mode. It doesn't even display time elapsed while in bulb mode, so you need to have your watch with you to track the time (can't close the app to check time on your phone or it will crash).
Nikon needs to do better
If all you plan to do is activate the shutter mad transfer a low quality JPEG to your iPhone or iPod touch then this app is for you. If you're thinking you could actually pair this with your camera and do something useful then don't waste the time it takes to download it. This app could be something great if nikon would put a little effort into it or pay someone to make it better.
It would be great if I could have some control over my camera to make adjustment while using the app.
There needs to be away to get better quality images from the camera to your device. There should also be an iPad version of the app.
Lastly, an amazing bonus would be the ability to tether my camera to my iPad via USB or wifi.
Hopefully Nikon releases an update and makes this app useful sometime soon.
Thank you “wrong camera"
Since getting a WU-1a and this app several moths ago, I’ve hated the way it worked. JPEGs took forever to download, and often failed with a disconnect halfway through. I was just messing around with the app today, and ended up on iTunes looking for another option.
Reviewer “wrong camera” seems to have found the problem! As soon as I turned off bluetooth I was able to repeatedly, quickly, transfer multiple files from my camera to my iPad or iPhone.
Of course I shouldn't have to disable bluetooth, and there should be an iPad version of this app, but at least it functions.
3 Stars for now. Make an iPad version and remove the BT bug for more.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Feb 05, 2014
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 4.5 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. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.