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The Nikon WU-1a is a bargain-priced wifi adaptor for particular models of camera — bargain priced, that is, by comparison with the £100s adaptors for the D800 and the D4. Surprisingly, though, the WU-1a supports the Nikon Df, a full-frame professional camera which shares the same sensor as the D4. With the two together, you can download images straight to your smartphone, or use the phone to control the camera, live preview remotely, and take pictures.
I use this with the Df and an iPhone 6. I find it works fine with the free Nikon app, but I also use it with QDslr, which offers more complete control. I continue to be baffled about the size and price of the WiFi adaptors for the D800 and the D4. In terms of bridging a Nikon to the internet, this is fine, although the download of images is not the most speedy, nor the connection entirely robust.
This unit is supplied with a nifty little carry case, which goes onto the camera's strap. This is brilliant, because this little jigger is only useful if you have it with you, but far too easy to misplace. You can't leave it on all the time, because it drains battery and sticks out. The carry case is only as big as a Lego 4-brick, and doesn't get in the way.
You can't use this with the HDMI cable plugged in: it physically doesn't fit.
I was delighted to discover this for a reasonable add-on price, and am pleased with its operation.
Bought this to use with a Nikon D7100 DSLR. I also downloaded the free Nikon App to run on an Ipad/Iphone. The little adapter is really small, it fits on a 2p coin without going over the edge of the coin anywhere. Managed to get a connection to my Ipad with no problems and connected the Nikon app also with no problems. I did notice that by default the WU-1a created an open un-secured link. You can create a password protected connection using the Nikon Ipad app (this feature seems poorly documented) but it would seem to be too easy for a new user to leave the link un secured and presumably anyone could connect to your camera if you have the WU-1a plugged in and you are not using it yourself! I noticed a few connection problems when I first used this (dropped connections) but an internet search provided a possible solution that seemed to work for me which was to turn off Bluetooth on the Ipad. Dont know if this would work for everyone.
The Nikon App is VERY basic and only allows you to download pictures and also acts as a very basic shutter release although you can get live view on your ipad. I had a look around on the net and found an app called QDSLR Dashboard (google it) that works on ipads, Iphones, PCs etc. This is MUCH better and will connect to the WU-1a allowing full wireless control of the camera settings including aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc as well as having a lot of other features. The PC version was free but the Ipad app does have a small cost, but was worth it. QDSLR Dashboard makes the WU-1a much more useful for me.
The WU-1a is now a great buy! I actually quite like the concept of physically "unplugging" the wifi capability on a camera. I was never entirely happy with built in WiFi on cameras as I could never be 100% sure that it was deactivated when I didn't want to use it, but that's just me and my slightly paranoid attitude to these things!
Got this little gadget and struggled with it losing connection but read the review on here by Crayz_Bapti 6July 2017. Once I had set up a secure wifi connection and turned off Bluetooth on my iPad it worked fine. Quick transfer, and I shoot in fine mode so quite large files. Also tested with raw files and works just as well. Just tried with IPhone 5S and no problem there either. I think the key is to disable Bluetooth before trying to transfer files. I was looking at wifi SD cards but found this and can now use it with all my SD cards. Great little gadget. Very pleased I got it and a great price considering what it has opened up to me. No more taking a laptop on holiday now. Simply download photos and transfer to OneDrive or Dropbox. One happy coustomer.
Arrived on time and I had set it up within 10 mins of getting it. It fits nice and securely on to my camera strap and does a great job of transferring pictures from my D3300 to my android s8. You need to download the nikon wireless mobile app but it's pretty straight forward to set up. If you follow the instructions you can then see your photos from your camera on your phone and download them. If you struggle there are you tube videos for everything. Perfect.
Great product, don't use the recommended app. This product does exactly what it says, creates a WiFi connection to your mobile allowing you to take photos with your camera using your smart phone, or download photos from your camera to the phone. The only ting I found was the recommended app it asks you to download, nikon wireless app, this app had problems connecting to the adapter it sometimes connected then loses connection and you could be trying for half an hour to reconnect. I ended up purchasing camera connect app and this works flawlessly.
Delivered on time. Downloaded the Nikon app for Android and turned off my wireless connection, and connected to the wireless connection showing for Nikon in the wireless connections for Wifi. Phone Samsung G6. Downloaded 54 images in 8 mins. In practice l would be selective and be downloading maybe 20 images. Camera D7100, an amazing camera Computer in its own right.
Based on some negative reviews relating to connectivity I was unsure about purchasing this item. However, I have had no problems. Easy to set up and use. Simple user interface. Quick downloads. I think some of the connectivity issues people have reported may be caused by the Android VPN. I have a third party VPN installed and initially the connection between my phone and this product was erratic. Once I turned my VPN off no issues.
Takes time to get pictures transferred to tablet via this little device. You do not realise how small it is when looking at picture. No instructions with it , have to Google a manual but I do like it, it's downside is the speed of transferring