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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

There are 16 comments

it would be nice, if the dongle was not a dongle and was built in

Robbzilla says:

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!

kitster says:

Exactly, Robbzilla!

My d5100 is waiting, Nikon. Please take my money.
Geez, I would love to use my Galaxy Tab 10.1 (hell, or
my OG EVO) as a monitor and remote shutter. That would
be crazy! I would almost feel like a real photographer! :)

EDIT: Just saw this video of the dongle (WU-1a) in action...

Suntan says:

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.


Cubfan says:

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

alpinejag says:

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

gtricecakes says:

Please make one for my D90. Would love it.

crxssi says:

That sounds just too neat. I wish Sony had this for their Alphas!

Robbzilla says:

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

bawboh86 says:

Completely agree. Would love this on my A77, even if just for a remote shutter.

Jayshmay says:

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

area223 says:

Are you listening Canon?

deercreek says:

I certainly hope so. This sounds like a cool feature, but not cool enough to make me switch to Nikon.

chuckz28 says:

Ooooo Android controlled remote shutter. Looking forward to it.

danman7 says:

Make it for the D5100 and you can have my cash now.

rezasurdia says:

It's D3200..!! :(