Nikon has announced the release of the Communication Unit UT-1, which when connected to a DSLR, an ethernet network can be used to transfer images from the camera to a computer or FTP server, or to control the camera remotely from a computer. When used with the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 (available separately), the same functions can be performed over a wireless network.
The UT-1 is compatible with the Nikon D4, D800, D7000 and D800E cameras. With an Ethernet network connection, still images can be automatically transferred as they are captured, and still images and movies already stored on a memory card can be transferred and saved to a computer or FTP server.
In addition, when the WT-5 is connected to the UT-1, smooth image transfer over a wireless network is possible. Nikon plans to market an UT-1/WT-5 bundle, Communication Unit Wireless Kit UT-1WK.
Nikon has also announced the WU-1a and WU-1b Wireless Adapter that allows D3200 and D600 users to connect wirelessly to the camera. Users are able to share their images taken with the D3200 and D600 through their mobile device to social media, as well as send and download images from their camera to a compatible device. The adapter also allows users to remotely fire the camera’s shutter from up to 50 feet.