Nikon NX Field Remote Shooting System Released Prior to Olympics

Nikon NX Field Remote Shooting System Released Prior to Olympics


Melville, NY—A remote shooting and image transfer system for commercial and editorial agencies as well as wire services, Nikon NX Field was released. The solution supports those on the front lines of sports, news and event reporting.

Currently compatible with the Nikon D6 and D5 digital SLRs, the system enables users to link multiple compatible Nikon cameras to operate and adjust settings. NX Field also permits users to automatically upload images captured with the cameras to an FTP server. Nikon-NX-Field-System-Icon

Moreover, Nikon announced that support for mirrorless cameras, including the Nikon Z 9, Z 7II and Z 6II, is planned.

Nikon NX Field

NX Field is a scalable solution released by Nikon Professional Services (NPS); NPS offers support and services to professional photographers worldwide. The NX Field system consists of the dedicated camera firmware and the NX Field app for smart devices. The dedicated firmware can be installed for a fee.

Additionally, when connecting multiple compatible Nikon cameras, the camera set as the master camera simultaneously controls the shutter release on 10 remote cameras. Photographers can connect the cameras via a wired LAN cable or wireless LAN.

Furthermore, with the NX Field app, users can release the shutter on the remote cameras from the smart device. They can also use the app to perform a number of tasks remotely. These include checking the live view through the lens; changing camera settings; and also uploading captured images.

Nikon NX Field Remote Shooting System

The NX Field system also supports remote shooting via the 5G high-speed communications standard or the Internet. For example, it enables the remote operation of cameras positioned in Tokyo from an operator in New York.

What’s more, it enables the immediate, automatic upload of images captured with the master and remote cameras to an FTP server. When using a wired LAN cable connection, the system is stable; it is not easily affected by insufficient Wi-Fi signal or high Wi-Fi traffic.

NX Field also supports the capture of decisive moments. Photographers can position remote cameras in places people cannot easily access. This may include positioning the cameras at the finish line of a race, near a ceiling or in situations where the number of photographers is restricted.

NX Field Key Features

The system’s key features include the ability to use autofocus on remote cameras, enabling photo compositions that were previously difficult to achieve from conventional perspectives and angles. In addition, photographers can synchronize the shutter release. And they may check the view through the lens on remote cameras, all while uploading images at high speed to an FTP server.

What’s more, the system works with the robotics of Mark Roberts Motion Control Limited (MRMC), a Nikon subsidiary, to reliably capture decisive moments.

It also simplifies complicated workflows by using the NX Field app to change settings on multiple remote cameras. Using the master camera or app permits users to remotely check camera connection status; they can also monitor battery level, the number of possible shots and image upload status.

Photographers may also use the NX Field smart device app to restart the network functions on remote cameras and recover connections when networks fail.

The app supports the following smart devices: iPhone 8 or later; iPad Pro (2018 model) or later; and iPad Air 4 or later. It is compatible with iOS and iPad OS (version 14.4 or later for both).