Nikon announced the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, which enables simple sharing of high-resolution photos captured with a digital-SLR camera to Android smartphones. The WU-1a was developed to respond to the needs of users looking for an easy way to share high-resolution photos with other devices or people. This new photographic accessory enables collaboration with the smartphones, tablets running Android. By simply connecting the WU-1a to the D3200 DX-format digital-SLR camera, released at the same time as the WU-1a and equipped with a new CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, images captured with the D3200 can be transferred to smart devices over a wireless connection, and the camera’s live view display can be shown in the smart device screen for remote control over shooting.
Initially, the WU-1a is compatible only with smart devices running the Android OS. However, additional support for iOS is scheduled for release this fall.
Function for transferring data to smart devices (Android) over a wireless connection
Images captured by the D3200, or already saved to a memory card inserted in the D3200, can be transferred to a smart device over a wireless connection. Transferred images can be viewed in the smart device display, or uploaded to a blog or social networking site to share beautiful photographs with a broader audience.
Remote shooting from a smart device (Android)
The camera’s live view display is shown in the smart device screen, enabling remote control over shooting. The live view display shown in the smart device screen always shows the current view through the lens mounted on the camera (live view display), allowing users to accurately frame and predict results with remote control over shooting. Basic information, including the camera’s battery indicator, whether or not an AC adapter is connected, and number of exposures remaining, as well as shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture setting, and focus points is displayed in the smart device screen.
Price and Availability
The Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter will be available in late May 2012 for $59.95.