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Heading to market in late May, camera manufacturer Nikon are launching a wireless dongle that will enable control of your DSLR from your Android device. Quick wireless transfer of your photos is also on the menu, bringing a whole new world of quick photo sharing with it. Imagine, sharing high res, professionally shot photographs through Instagram, Facebook or Google+ without the pain of transferring between devices. 

The dongle will also open up your Android device as a live display and remote shutter for your camera. This sounds like a pretty useful feature, and seeing a company like Nikon embrace mobile technology is refreshing. Initially the dongle will only be compatible with the Nikon D3200, and will cost $60. 

Source: Nikon; via Droid-Life

 

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Nikon releasing wireless DSLR dongle, allowing control of your camera from your Android device

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1> instagram and High Res are mutually exclusive of each other.
2> I'd love to see this for my d5100.
3> Built in remote, with the ability to use the phone as a monitor and a remote shutter (As stated in the story) are dream functions.
4> Did I mention I'd love to see this for my d5100? :)If so, well... Take my money, Nikon!

From what I know, I do not think it allows for full control of the camera functions, but rather, just the ability to trip the shutter. I would be happy to be proven wrong.

I would assume this functionality will be added to all their cameras (or at least all their consumer-level cameras) going forward.

-Suntan

Silly me for plugging in the microSD that is in an adapter in my D300s into my phone... a free dongle.

That just gives you the ability to transfer pictures. The dongle gives you the ability to remotely control the camera.

Now that one manufacturer has it, I'm sure others will follow. This is too cool a feature to remain exclusively on Nikon.

If digital cameras had BT 3.0, or Wifi Direct this should be great across all cameras and all smartphones!