Supported Cameras

Which DSLR’s are supported?

The supported devices are listed on the download page.

Why isn’t my Nikon DSLR camera supported?

Nikon only allows tethering to certain camera bodies. Almost all new bodies are supported, except point and shoots. Some older bodies such as the D70 are supported by the Nikon SDK, but are not supported by ControlMyNikon.

Why doesn’t ControlMyNikon do X?

Some bodies support more tethered functionality than others. This is determined by the features of the camera and it’s firmware. For example, ControlMyNikon does not support live view on the D80 because the D80 cannot do live view.

Does it support tethered bulb mode?

Until recently, Nikon did not allow their bodies to shoot in bulb mode while tethered. However, the Df, D3S, D4, D4S, D5, D500, D600, D610, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D810A, D850,  D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100 and D7200, D7500, Z50, Z6, Z7 can shoot bulb while tethered. If you want to tether other bodies, ControlMyNikon version 5 and up supports the DSUSB-1, DSUSB-2 and DSUSB-IR1 trigger from Shoestring Astronomy. This device plugs into a USB port and connects to the trigger port or infrared trigger detector on the body.

What is the Nikon SDK?

The Nikon SDK is a Software Development Kit offered by Nikon to allow developers to write software to control Nikon devices.