Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a to redefine direct photo sharing
April 19, 2012
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation launched its very first smart device compatible imaging solution today, the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, which allows the sharing of high-resolution photos captured with Nikon's all-new D3200 digital SLR camera with smart devices (Android).
Set to redefine the way people view digital cameras and lenses, as new forms of communication tools, the WU-1a was developed in response to users looking for an easy way to share high-resolution photos with other devices and people.
The WU-1a is compatible with smartphones, tablets and other smart devices that have become so popular in recent years. Users simply connect the WU-1a to a D3200 - Nikon's avant-garde, entry-level, DX-format digital SLR camera equipped with a new CMOS image sensor with an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, also just launched - and images can be transferred to smart devices via a wireless connection. Or the smart device can be used as a remote control with the camera's live view display appearing on the smart device's screen.
Using the WU-1a, photography aficionados can now share their beautiful images, taken with the D3200 and NIKKOR lenses, at any time and place. Connected to a compatible wireless equipped smart device, users can transfer photos to family and friends or upload them to blogs or social networking sites. This greatly expands the photo sharing experience beyond the traditional methods of viewing images on a computer monitor or printing them out.
Nikon has equipped its digital SLR cameras and NIKKOR lenses with a variety of advanced optical technologies, all developed and perfected through many years of dedicated work. The company continues to work hard to expand the ways in which people use and enjoy their photos and movies. In addition to this new wireless mobile adapter which can be effectively used at any time and place, Nikon continues to develop its online photo storage and sharing service, my Picturetown.
The WU-1a is currently compatible with Android smart devices only; however, additional support for iOS is scheduled for release this fall.
Primary Features - Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a
1. Transfer Data Via A Wireless Connection To Smart Devices (Android)
Images captured using a D3200 or already saved to a memory card, inserted in a D3200, can be transferred to a smart device via a wireless connection. Transferred images can be viewed on the smart device's display, or shared with a larger audience by uploading the images to blogs or social networking sites.
2. Remote Shooting Using A Smart Device (Android)
Once connected, the smart device's screen will reflect the camera's live view display or in other words, the lens' actual view. Users can clearly see the framed subject matter before capturing the image. Basic information, including the camera's battery indicator, whether or not an AC adapter is connected, the number of exposures remaining, as well as shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture setting and focus points is displayed on the smart device's screen.
*The smart device must be equipped with a wireless communications function.
*Smartphones running Android OS version 2.3 (Gingerbread) and tablets running Android OS version 3.x (Honeycomb) are compatible.
*The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app must be installed on the smart device before it can be used with the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, which must be connected to a D3200. The app can be downloaded for free from Google Play.
The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.