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Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter - 27081

Abt Model: 27081 | UPC Code: 018208270811
Nikon - 27081 - Networking & Wireless
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Regular Price $59.95
$56.95  
802.11b/g/n/ Wi-Fi Shooting/ AES Encryption And WPA2-PSK Security/ Black Finish
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Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter, Model 27081

Features:

  • Easy Transfer
    Images from the compatible Nikon D-SLR and COOLPIX cameras can be downloaded to a compatible smart device as they are taken or download existing images from the camera's SD memory card
    • Note: Images will be downloaded after they are saved to the camera's memory card
  • Easy Sharing
    Single images or groups of images can be shared using apps stored on the smart device via email, text messaging, or by uploading to a blog or social networking site—just like any other image on your smartphone or tablet
    • Notes: Movies can not be viewed using the Wireless Mobile Adapter utility (app) but can be played back by tapping the movie or playback icon to display a list of movie apps and choosing an app from the list
  • The WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter works with Wi-Fi 11b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Shooting
    Images can be taken remotely using a compatible smart device using the camera's Live View preview on the smart device to frame and compose the subject
    • Note: Smart device is used to remotely fire the camera, maximum distance is up to 49 feet and the smart device can not be used to adjust settings on the camera
  • WI-FI Compatibility
    A camera connected to the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with a camera connected to the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • Camera Compatibility
    • D7100
    • D5200
    • Nikon Df
    • COOLPIX P7800
    • COOLPIX P330
    • COOLPIX A
    • D5300
    • D3200
    • COOLPIX P520

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
More reasons to buy the Nikon 27081 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Nikon 27081 is Brand New.
  • The Nikon 27081 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
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by PowerReviews
Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter
 
2.6

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

41%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wireless App

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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4.0

Awkward to Set-Up and Use for iOS, But It's a Must-Have Accessory

By 

from New York, NY, USA

Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

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.

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2.0

Trouble Connecting& Staying Connected

By 

from Rio Rancho, NM

Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

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.

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1.0

DO NOT GET!!!!

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

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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5.0

Da Bomb

By 

from Chicago

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    It works flawlessly with the Nikon app

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Must have accessory!

    By 

    from Cartersville, GA, USA

    Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    I bought this a few days after I got my Nikon D3200 and I am extremely happy! It is very easy to use! It plugs right in to the port on the side of the camera. It's small and barely noticeable! Not near a computer? No problem! Just open the companion app, select the pictures you want to transfer, and download them directly to your smartphone! Want to take pictures without touching the camera? Easy! Just tap "take photos." You see the camera view! I love this device and recommend it to everyone!

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wifi that works

    By 

    from Edmonton, AB, Canada

    Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    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.

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    Disappointed

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    We all know Nikon's focus is on the quality of their optical products which no doubt are great or simply the best. However! I am disappointed with this WU-1a product because it simply doesn't allow download the original files from the camera at once and instead reduce its size and delete the embedded EXIF info. You have to download one by one! if you want to download the original file. Nikon should try hard to adapt the products to wireless. The competitors are doing this!

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    1.0

    won't work

    By 

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    I bought a Coolpix P7800 rather than a Canon because of this device. The website indicated that it would work with the P7800 and my version of android on a Motorola Atrix. when I try to install the app from Google Play I receive a message that it is not compatible with my phone. I am not about to buy another phone for this. I feel cheated.

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    1.0

    Money Down the Toilet

    By 

    from Roscoe, IL, USA

    Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    I've owned this product for less than five months and had problems right out of the box. I am using this product with a D7100 and noticed immediately that when connected to the camera via the mini usb on the camera, the WU-1a was loose. Although this concerned me I was in need of a remote to take photos of myself for publications. I have an iPhone, and had issues with losing my connection if I had to move me camera to get a different angle. Because I needed to see the framing, I suffered with the frustration of continuous lost connections. I have only used this product about 1-2 dozen times and when I again needed to take photos for a deadline, the unit is not lighting up at all. I have submitted a request to Nikon to see if it falls under the warranty. I doubt it will be repaired/replaced. When I purchased it I expected to be able to use it for at least a year...1-2 dozen uses does not justify this purchase. I hope a different vendor releases a better product...sigh. You get what you pay for I guess... By the way NIKON, I typically get paid for my reviews but to forewarn other consumers I felt obligated to provide others with honest feedback. If this item is replaced or fixed by NIKON without a hassle I will certainly update this review or create a new one underneath.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Useful for remote triggering but much more useful when my iPhone 5 is in airplane mode

    By 

    from Michigan

    Comments about Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    I have two other remote options for triggering my D7100 but it's nice to use the live mode with this device, particularly when the camera is on a tripod to photograph a flower close to the ground. However, I dared not download to my iPhone because it was so slow. Fortunately, I stumbled on one review that suggested putting the phone in airplane mode and what a difference! I don't typically transfer many of my images to my iPhone but it's so much faster in airplane mode I may do more of that. Bottom line is this is a very useful device that can make triggering your shutter remotely a bit easier and really makes image transfer to the iPhon fast and easy.

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