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13-09-2012

Nikon Launches Powerful Accessories For Its Digital-SLR Cameras

UT-1 increase efficiency of the shooting to image transfer workflow

September 13, 2012

UT-1

 

Hong Kong - Nikon Corporation has announced the all-new UT-1 today, significantly increasing work efficiency for all on-site photographers, beginning with professionals. With the UT-1 connected to a Nikon digital-SLR camera, images from the camera can be transferred to a computer or an FTP server, or the camera can be controlled remotely from a computer, through an Ethernet (wired) network. When the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 (available separately) is connected to the UT-1, the same functions can be accessed via a wireless network.

UT-1

 

The UT-1 is compatible with the Nikon D4, D800 and D800E cameras, which are for professional and advanced amateur photographers; it can also be used with the D7000, which is for photo hobbyists. Via 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 an FTP server.

In addition, when the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 is connected to the UT-1, users can transfer images easily via a wireless network. Nikon plans to market an UT-1/Wireless Transmitter WT-5 bundle.

What’s more, used in conjunction with the Camera Control Pro 2 software developed for studio and field photography (available separately), users can remotely control a wide variety of Nikon digital-SLR camera functions via a computer. Camera Control Pro 2 allows users to specify and adjust basic shooting settings such as exposure mode, shutter speed and aperture setting, as well as control advanced functions such as white balance, live view photography and the recording of movies. With the ability to remotely control camera operations, in a studio setting per say, and with images being transferred directly to a computer, photos can be verified and quality control can be carried out immediately.

Nikon is working to make photography more efficient for professional and advanced amateur photographers; and the new UT-1 and the Wireless Transmitter WT-5, as well as the D4 and its built-in Ethernet network functions are part of Nikon’s solutions to achieve this goal. At the same time, Nikon is continuously working to increase wireless network functionality and support for all of its digital cameras,from high-end digital-SLRs to compact digital cameras, to help all Nikon users remain connected at all times.

The Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a and WU-1b can be used to easily transfer high-quality images captured with cameras such as the D3200 and D600 to a smart device, or to control the camera remotely (remote control over movie recording is not supported). And the S800c allows users to wireless connectto the Internet using an interface that is similar to those on smartphones.

Primary Features

1. Wireless Network Support Via The Wireless Transmitter WT-5

By connecting the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 (available separately) to the UT-1, the UT-1’s networking functions can be accessed via wireless networks. Nikon plans to market an UT-1/WT-5 bundle that will give users the ability to control the Nikon photography experience via Ethernet and wireless networks.

2. Image Transfer

Still images can be transferred as they are captured, and still images and movies already stored on a memory card can be saved to a computer or an FTP server.

3. Transferring Images To An FTP Server

Still images and movies can be automatically uploaded and saved to an FTP server as they are captured; which means that a large volume of high-resolution image data captured by a Nikon digital-SLR camera, can be verified and quality-checked from a remote location by those not in the immediate vicinity of the camera.

Camera Control Pro 2

4. Remote Camera Control Via A Computer

Used in conjunction with the Camera Control Pro 2 software developed for studio and field photography (available separately), users can remotely control a wide variety of Nikon digital-SLR camera functions via a computer. Camera Control Pro 2 allows users to specify and adjust basic shooting settings such as exposure mode, shutter speed and aperture setting, as well as control advanced functions such as white balance, live view photography and the recording of movies.In addition, still images and movies can be saved directly to a computer as they are recorded remotely using Camera Control Pro 2.

5. Superior Handling For Efficient Studio And Field Photography

 

The UT-1 can be mounted on the camera's accessory shoe or on a tripod. When another accessory, such as a Speedlight, is mounted on the accessory shoe, the camera and UT-1 can be conveniently mounted on a tripod using the optional SK-7 bracket.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.

September 2012