Nikon has a WirelessMobileUtility for Android. I have Android, so I cannot check anything for iPhone or Ipad. With this Nikon app you can control your Nikon camera from your phone or tablet. This app is very limited, but it works well, look it up on internet.
What I want is complete control via Wifi on my Android tablet and Android phone. This includes HDR, Timelaps, Focus stacking, etc, etc.
There are a couple of wired solutions to connect your camera to the computer and some of them has app's for wireless connection. I found a couple on internet, but there must be more. The good ones required a box you connect on your camera and the are expensive.
Here some I found.
- Promote Control System, Golf007 works with it and can tell us all about it. - IUSBport Camera Hyperdrive,requires to buy a box. - Camranger, requires to buy a box. - Helicon remote, does not support the Wu-1A/WU-1B connector (yet).
If your Nikon don't have build-in Wifi, you can buy the Nikon WU-1A or WU-1B adapter. First check which one is for your camera and if your camera is supported.
I have the D600, so I bought the WU-1B and installed the Nikon WirelessMobileUtility.
You connect your phone to the WU-1A/1B in your wireless connection on the tablet or phone, you see it as Nikon_WU and a number. Then start the app and you get a liveview from your camera and the possibility to focus on a point and make a picture. You can send this to your phone or leave it on your camera. You also can view the Pictures on your camera. That is about it you can do, very simple.
The connection was not stable, because my DScloud app tried to connect continuesly, that is why you should stop all app's which are trying to connect to internet, when you use this.
Then I searched on the internet to a DSLR remote app and found one for free. It is called DslrDashboard and I have nothing to do with the maker of this app.
It worked when I attached it with a cable to my phone, but it took a little time for me to get it started via Wifi. When you start the app and your camera is on, press the back button on your tablet or Phone, you see the options - Start network server - Connect to OpenWrt/Linux DslrDashboard server - Connect to WU-1a/1b. I only checked the last one and don't know what the other options do.
With a couple of tries it connected to the camera and I had liveview on my phone and options to change ALL the camera settings, also more options, like bracketing, timelaps (not working by me yet) etc. and I could even start film recording. On your screen you can tap the point where you want to focus on, very useful for macro.
I hope I teased everybody to share more possibilities.
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Those who say it can't be done, should not interrupt those doing it!