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Wifi that works
This device is really three devices in one and does one thing you can't do with any other accessory. First off it is a remote trigger for your camera but along with that it...Read complete review
This device is really three devices in one and does one thing you can't do with any other accessory. First off it is a remote trigger for your camera but along with that it is a remote view finder at the same time. Secondly it allows you to transfer photos to any other wireless device and the app allows you to view or transfer photos already on the camera. Last but not least it allows you to geo tag (GPS locate) your photos via your smart device. (My smart device is an Android device.) It does all these well and was simple to connect. It took longer to unfold the instructions and find the English section than to actually connect. Just one word here - check the app and see how you are connected. I thought I was connected via WPS and I was just connected without security. It is easy to remedy by adding a password to the device (remember it if you do) but if you don't anybody may be able to connect and do what they want to your pictures. Its very nice that they include a wrist strap with it as the thing is tiny and would be easy to loose. The strap allows you to tie it to your camera strap to save dropping it. Which brings me to the best part of the secondary design which is the case. It is designed to attach to the narrow part of the camera strap. You can put the case on and attach the device in a way it will stay attached and handy when you need it but out of the way when you don't. The only downside is it holds the connections cover open when installed, which for me is a very minor annoyance.
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The camera has a very difficult time staying connected to my HTC Thunderbolt while downloading photos, and more importantly the videos. (i've had one successful video transfer). The camera disconnects very quickly...Read complete review
The camera has a very difficult time staying connected to my HTC Thunderbolt while downloading photos, and more importantly the videos. (i've had one successful video transfer). The camera disconnects very quickly from the phone once downloading begins. Listen to MrEd (in the Q & A) and open up the API so people may change the application to better our user experience. I dont know if this is really a problem with the application or the camera, but i hope not the latter. I would love to use the application to trigger videoing so I can use it as a flip out screen and what not. Although instant transfer of the video should be held off because of the file size and the time it takes to transfer. Im planning on using this app for ski training and I think people will follow if you guys can get this done. Instant review in certain sports is extremely helpful!
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from New Mexico, USA
Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:
This came with my D3300 bundle and it's a very disappointing accessory. It will not stay connected, it gobbles batteries on both the camera and phone like nothing I've ever experienced. Most of the favorable reviews I've read are from people using it with Android devices. Maybe there is something different about the IOS app, I don't know. I was hoping to use it as a remote for wildlife photography, but if you get more than a few feet away it disconnects, which sort of defeats the purpose. The promo material even talks about how great it is as a remote for photographing wildlife.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Completes a missing feature
from Budd Lake, Mt Olive Township, NJ, USA
This is an answer to a missing part which one would expect to have built into the camera but it is well worth the investment and can be used on other Nikon cameras. There are only two other things on my wish list for this device. The first would be having a Windows app and the second would be GPS capabilities
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
realy miserable app for a good cameras, and really bulky device
really poor app, missing a lot of features, 60 dls for a devices that is a most worthless to me, I don't even used anymore, do not work properly,not enough features, no enough options, no attractive app (really lame) few words don't expend 50 or 60 dls or you will totally regret it, beside to expensive for a bulky device to be attach to the camera
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Not a good product
from Miami, FL
I recently purchased a Nikon WU-1a adapter which has not worked with any of the device we have at home (iPad, iPhone5, iPhone6). It connects but when trying to download a picture, which seems to take forever, it always comes back with "camera disconnected." I've tried for several days now but always get the same result.
Very disappointed. Makes me question my purchase of the D3300
Bought the D3300 over other cameras with wifi built in because I figured this adapter would work. Well it's horrible. Wifi settings tell me I'm connected to the adapter but the WMU application will always say that I'm not actually connected. Worthless.
Doesn't function correctly in manual mode.
I bought this device because I wanted to get better at night time photography. I was hoping it would allow me to take long exposure pictures in manual mode without pushing the shutter release button to avoid camera shake. FAIL! The WU-1a connected to the camera fine, displayed the correct information on my android phone fine, including the cameras settings I configured manual mode, and my cell phone to took the picture fine. When I checked the picture what displayed was a totally dark image. Figuring I hadn't set-up the camera or the adapter right I tried again. As I re-set-up the camera notice that the camera settings had all changed. So I set the camera again in manual mode for a night shot. Took it. same result. Several more tries. Same result. Going to the internet I found this statement in a engadget review dated July 9, 2012 "Worse still, in our testing with the Galaxy Nexus, the app refused to work properly while the D3200 was in "Manual" mode. Regardless of what settings we chose on the camera itself, it reverted to shooting at 1/30 of a second at f/5.6. " This is exactly what my Motorola Droid Turbo displays. Still, the adapter is useful, but disappointingly limited. If Nikon is not planning to fix the adapter they should state it doesn't function in manual mode.
Awkward to Set-Up and Use for iOS, But It's a Must-Have Accessory
from New York, NY, USA
I purchased this to use with a Nikon Df and iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6. Finding the correct "WMU" app on iTunes required a phone call to Nikon customer service, and setting it up to get a solid wi-fi connection was a minor pain. Once connected, it works pretty well, but I've encountered several dropped connections while trying to transfer photos from my Df to the iOS devices. Overall, it's awkward to quickly set-up and use, and connections are sometimes unreliable. But when it's properly set-up and connected, it works fine... And you have to have it if your camera doesn't have built-in wi-fi.
Trouble Connecting& Staying Connected
from Rio Rancho, NM
I wouldn't recommend this product ever. It was great at first up until I actually started to need it. The thing with this is that it is IMPOSSIBLE to stay connected long enough to download photos UNLESS you're using the "Take Pictured Using Smart Device" feature. Then it works great, and that's the only reason I didn't give it 1 star. However, when trying to download photos you've already taken onto your phone, forget about it. This utility requires many, many more updates until it is actually worth the price. I would say that a good price for this would be half of what it is, since it only does half of what it says.
DO NOT GET!!!!
DO NOT GET THIS PRODUCT! thus is not worth the money, the connection is absolutely horrible and if you want to take a picture using your phone the camera just zooms in and out for five minutes and then takes the picture long after the right time. to sum up, EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING AND A HORRIBLE PRODUCT!!!!
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It works flawlessly with the Nikon app
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