A step-by-step set-up guide
Select Nikon DSLRs and COOLPIX have Wi-Fi® built-in so you can seamlessly transfer images from your Wi-Fi camera to your compatible smartphone or tablet device for easy sharing. And a great feature of Nikon cameras that feature Wi-Fi connect-ability is that you don't need to be at a Wi-Fi hotspot. The camera and your smart device create the connection.
Although your smartphone probably has the capability of shooting photos, your Nikon digital camera can likely take better photos. This is because digital cameras utilise larger image sensors, and powerful image processing engines. The camera’s sensor is designed to give you a higher resolution, wider dynamic range, and the ability to shoot in low light and use high ISOs—all of which allow for the generation of high quality images. Nikon digital cameras also utilise great NIKKOR lenses, as well as many features and accessories that allow you to be creative with your photography.
Images can be uploaded to a compatible smart device that has the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility (WMU) app installed. The app is free and can be found on the iTunes Online Store® and the Google Play™ Store for Android™ devices.
Your high resolution camera creates large files and you probably won’t want to shoot using the maximum resolution of the camera if you’re planning on sending images to a smart device using Wi-Fi. This is because the larger the file size, the longer it will take to travel from the camera to the device, so it is suggested that you use JPG rather than NEF. JPG fine/large will also give you larger files than choosing JPG basic/medium or small. If you're shooting images that will only be displayed digitally, you can go ahead and set your camera to record smaller size files.
For those who want to shoot using the higher resolutions available in your camera, set the app up so that it only downloads the recommended size or even smaller VGA size image while recording the high res. image to the media card. This can be accessed via the settings menu in the app.