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I had trouble holding a connection with an iPhone Xs when transferring photos, it would always drop connection halfway through. After some light googling I discovered that it works much better when the phone is in aeroplane mode.
Since we've used this trick the adapter has worked as advertised.
I bought this to use for astrophotography, I figured it would be easier to use my iPad as a viewfinder than standing for hours in an uncomfortable position while using the camera screen or viewfinder. Firstly it appears to connect and function okay although it does drop the connection sometimes, the biggest problem though was Nikon's app it was far too basic to be of any real use. To rectify this issue I purchased qDslrDashboard which added a lot more functionality, but issues still persisted.
I think the main issue I had is that it's all a bit clunky, trying to focus or do anything of substance on a touchscreen just isn't that intuitive compared to the physical controls on the camera. I can operate my camera with my eyes closed as I'm used to operating in the dark, but having to look at the screen on my iPad to do anything just wrecked my night vision and I couldn't see anything for a few minutes.
I guess it depends on the style of photography you intend to do if this will be useful, but for my purposes it just got in the way and I've never used it since.
Purchased this for my Nikon P7800 expecting great things from it but unfortunately had to return it. It seems that only certain functions work with certain camera models. I wanted to download my pictures as they were being taken but this is not possible on my camera unless you use the smart phone to take the pictures each time. Other compatible cameras will do this and also embed the iOS GPS data into the pictures which is great but the software wont do either for the P7800. This adapter and iOS utility would work fine on all the other compatible cameras but for the P7800 operation it is just too limiting. I can only give this 3 stars based on my camera combination but I dont know if the restrictions are in the P7800 hardware, the wireless unit hardware or the iOS application itself.
I'm a little disappointed with the product. You connect to your smart phone and it should allow you to download and view the photos off your camera. It will only allow me to download five photos, before I lose connection and have to reconnect. Must be easier to just carry on using the traditional method of downloading to laptop.
Rather disappointed in this product, the description states it can be used for pictures and movies but it is in fact only pictures! Unless there's a magical way to transfer your pictures that I don't know about ??
For the £40 price tag I think I was expecting a little bit more, the quality using the smart device as a view finder is a bit laggy but overall it is satisfactory, it is good at transferring photos over and doesn't take too long! Overall im so-so about this product but will retain it as it will come in handy over time, just sad about the videos!
Unlike other camera makes I find that this adaptor only connects to my phone and ipad OK half of the time which is frustrating. It's not a cheap bit of kit for what it is, so I would expect it to work first time every time.
I bought this to operate my Nikon D3200 via my iPhone 5 in the absence of other Wi-Fi signals it operates ok with the occasional disconnect. But try and use it where you have other Wi-Fi signals and the iPhone would disconnect at random in favour of the other Wi-Fi signals not ideal and it is then fidly to reconnect to it.
Neat little device. Well packaged with a plethora of instructions. It doesn't seem to want to connect to my imac. It will connect to iphone, once you've downloaded the nikon app, which maybe useful to some. Promised much has yet to fully deliver.. Now where did I put those instructions.
The concept of the device is great as it's an effortless way of getting your photos over to your phone/tablet. I have found the wireless connection to be temperamental and it can lose wi-fi mid transfer. You will need the Nikon 'wireless mobility utility' app to use the device.
The device is clearly not £40 worth of gadgetry, it's tiny and looks like it was probably made for pennies. However, it serves it's purpose and does come in handy when you are on holiday and might not have a laptop or computer available.
It is compact and has its own case that can be attached to the camera strap. It works well in sending high definition images to my Samsung tablet. The drawback is that it regularly 'drops out' and has to re-establish wifi connection. I have not tried turning my router off so that there is no other wifi in range. Set up is a bit complicated and requires the smart device to be WPS enabled; my phone is not and so cannot be used at all with the adaptor. It works well as a remote shutter release, but not with my Samsung Ace.