Nikon Professional Cameras with WiFi [ Product Insights ]
Nikon has a long history of advancements in the Wi-Fi arena. Nikon leveraged the industry-standard IEEE 802.11 (a/b/g/n) wireless standard to develop solutions that allowed Nikon users to more easily connect and share images from the camera directly to the computer.
With the launch of its D2 series of DSLRs, Nikon also launched the WT-1 wireless transmitter, the first of its kind. Primarily designed for professional use, the transmitters made it possible to transfer images at high speed via wireless LAN to a PC. The WT-1 and the upgraded WT-2, freed photographers from cables, and also eliminated the limitations of memory card capacity – shooting was un-tethered and unlimited.
The use of wireless transmitters also simplified the workflow of a professional photographer – he or she could eliminate several steps in the process of transferring images to a computer. The benefits were squarely focused on professional photographers, in particular press photographers, who could take unlimited numbers of pictures at a venue, and have the images transferred quickly and securely to a computer via Wi-Fi. For studio professionals, the WT-2 also brought the Remote Camera Control function, which allowed a photographer to remotely release the shutter – valuable for situations like nature photography or where a camera can be positioned where a human being could not be. “Wi-Fi technology is so robust and evolving that it allows us to develop a range of innovations – advanced controls for the professional, and simple-to-use features for the consumer photographer. Nikon’s expertise in photography, combined with the power of Wi-Fi, means we can offer innovative solutions that benefits our entire target consumer base.”