D5300 controlling wirelessly

mjcharronmjcharron Posts: 5Member
edited January 2015 in Nikon DSLR cameras
I just purchased a Nikon D5300 and I was wondering if there are any mobile or PC apps that allow the control of my camera via a wireless connection.. I should mention that I am a cheap person and would prefer it to be free as I just spent $1,100 on camera + accessories. I don't think I can talk my wife into more for my hobby.
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  • calengorcalengor Posts: 277Member
    Nikon has an app you can use. Or if you just want a remote shutter release, the ML-3 remote is like $10 or less depending on where you get it.
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    There are some open source projects if you search the forum you will find them.
  • KnockKnockKnockKnock Posts: 398Member
    Much untapped potential here. I'd love to see Nikon inject some real features into their app à la camranger now that they're slowly getting on board with WiFi.
    D7100, D60, 35mm f/1.8 DX, 50mm f/1.4, 18-105mm DX, 18-55mm VR II, Sony RX-100 ii
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,496Member
    I just purchased a Nikon D5300 and I was wondering if there are any mobile or PC apps that allow the control of my camera via a wireless connection.. I should mention that I am a cheap person and would prefer it to be free as I just spent $1,100 on camera + accessories. I don't think I can talk my wife into more for my hobby.
    The Nikon app is FREE. However, you need the dongle to plug into your D5300. I only paid $3.12 for mine by applying my B&H member reward points. It retails for $46.95 and here is the link for more info. Check it out, it's not as good as a built in WiFi but its fine for transferring images to your phone or tablet or operating the DSLR with your phone or tablet. I use one for my D7100.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/856201-REG/Nikon_27081_WU_1a_Wireless_Mobile_Adapter.html

    Note, the image is large and the actual unit is extremely small and comes with a small case to hook to your neck strap. Nikon makes two models, the one I provided may not be the one for the D5300, but you can find it easily on the B&H web site.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • KnockKnockKnockKnock Posts: 398Member
    edited January 2015
    The Nikon app is FREE. However, you need the dongle to plug into your D5300.
    Shouldn't need the dongle for the D5300: http://tinyurl.com/q2yn22e


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    D7100, D60, 35mm f/1.8 DX, 50mm f/1.4, 18-105mm DX, 18-55mm VR II, Sony RX-100 ii
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,450Moderator
    Much untapped potential here. I'd love to see Nikon inject some real features into their app à la camranger now that they're slowly getting on board with WiFi.
    Most are simple wireless shutter releases. I'm currently trying to understand the donationware Digicamcontrol-dot-com as it is more useful, but only on PC not android or apple.
    Always learning.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,496Member
    The Nikon app is FREE. However, you need the dongle to plug into your D5300.
    Shouldn't need the dongle for the D5300: http://tinyurl.com/q2yn22e
    Darn, I was half a sleep KnockKock...your are correct.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • mjcharronmjcharron Posts: 5Member
    I have a wireless shutter release remote and I have also tried DigiCamControl, however it is USB tethering and not WiFi based. I want to be able to edit camera settings (shutter, f-stop, etc....). I know that the Wireless Mobile Utility that Nikon provides is free but that app only allows to activate the shutter release and the transfer of pictures.
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
  • mjcharronmjcharron Posts: 5Member
    Not yet, but I will certainly try it and update when I am done..
  • mjcharronmjcharron Posts: 5Member
    I did download the beta version of DigiCamControl and after a few issues of not being able to directly connect to my camera from my laptop, it finally worked. Once I was able to get my laptop to connect directly to my camera's wifi DigiCamControl immediately picked up on the connection and loaded the settings into the software.
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    Nice. Is it fully functional?
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,450Moderator
    Nice. Is it fully functional?
    Seems like it on first pass, but I found it to be such a frig that I'm waiting for something better (or to have more time to get into it).
    Always learning.
  • mjcharronmjcharron Posts: 5Member
    I haven't had a chance to check out all of the functions, I will test some of them today.
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