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NikonCamera Control Pro 2.0 Software
 
4.1

(based on 61 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (6)

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    (3)

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    (4)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (45)
  • Versatile (25)
  • Accurate colors (24)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (18)
  • Easy to customize (14)

Cons

  • Not very powerful (7)
  • Difficult to navigate (4)
  • Freezes or crashes (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional quality (34)
  • Presentations (10)
  • Educational purposes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (48), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (35), Personal (21)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (15), Mac (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A useful product...

I bought this product because I love macro work and find myself shooting from a tripod in postions where it's impossible to use the viewfinder. I also do as much technical and architectural photography...Read complete review

I bought this product because I love macro work and find myself shooting from a tripod in postions where it's impossible to use the viewfinder. I also do as much technical and architectural photography as I can find clients to pay me for and the promise of remote operation and control if often invaluable for those pursuits.

That said it works for me; how well I'm not sure yet. It's intuitive but the camera controls cannot be manipulated with "LiveView" feature enabled. In other words you apparently can't tweak controls to manipulate exposure or depth of field while viewing camera image output on your PC screen. This may be something I haven't learned yet as I have only had the product a few weeks and haven't had much time to spend with it.

Otherwise it seems like a solid, stable program and it does work "out-of-the-box" for my basic needs. I didn't find any problems with special settings using my D3; it was 'plug-and-play'. I haven't tried my 'old' D100 yet but did take note of other reviews and printed out their settings information in case it's needed. It's also the only game in town for Nikon. Next on my wishlist is the $700 wi-fi adapter unless I can find something better that will work...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not stable, not ready for pro use

For "professional" software, this application lacks basic repeatable configurability, an unscriptable user interface, is a resource hog, has a memory leak, and worst of all, can not be...Read complete review

For "professional" software, this application lacks basic repeatable configurability, an unscriptable user interface, is a resource hog, has a memory leak, and worst of all, can not be depended on as it crashes eventually (memory leak). Support is weak, and rather to be willing to work with a user to improve the product, Nikon tech support is more likely to suggest user/hardware error than to acknowledge their "pro" software, version 2.9 no less, is buggy, lacks enterprise (fail-safe, configurable) functionality, and for the level of program utility and reliability, extremely overpriced, especially when compared to the plethora of professional camera control options in the Canon environment.

That said, it does give you remote access to nearly all camera features, is good for acquiring single images (or bracketed), and can set up a mass storage device workflow. However, when there are freeware and shareware programs available that are considerably more reliable than Nikon's CCP2, I cannot recommend buying/supporting this product. And per Nikon, the software is not returnable for refund.

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5.0

Productive solution

By Barnoli

from California

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Navigate

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational Purposes
    • Professional Quality

    Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

    Happy with the functionality.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    1.0

    I can't believe they actually sell this

    By ISDNY

    from NY, NY

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Freezes or Crashes
      • Not Very Powerful

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

        Beyond horrid software, barely usable. Totally unreliable.
        Lacking basic professional tools.
        Needs other Nikon software in order to function (not patches - you need many of those too, but I am talking about a completely different application).
        Showcases how out of touch Nikon is with reality.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Easy to use

        By Photo Joe

        from Asheville, NC

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        Pros

        • Accurate Colors and Controls
        • Easy To Customize
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Presentations
          • Professional Quality

          Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

          The Camera Control Pro software makes it easy to set up and use my D300 camera. Software installation was simple and to no time at all. This software excells when viewing your subject on a high def monitor. Great for composition, checking your lighting, and looking for distracting elements. Using this software you can also make adjustments to your camera setting. the large image on a monitor is better than the viewfinder or live view.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          It's macro focusing ability is amazing

          By RoyLB

          from Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Convenience Plus
          • Easy To Customize
          • Easy To Navigate
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

              I am a serious amateur and got this for my D800 and 105mm macro to take close-ups of flowers. I can change the focusing point in Live View by simply double clicking an area. I'd downloaded the latest version, 2.13, 30 day free trial from Nikon USA which installed easily although the manual left much to be desired but the program's Help info is up to date. I only use it for a few hours at a time and haven't had any problems. It does more than I thought I could and B&H's price makes it a real bargain.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              2.0

              Buy it if needed, It should be free!

              By GT

              from SF, CA

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              Pros

              • Computer Camera Control

              Cons

              • Difficult To Navigate
              • Update After Purchase

              Best Uses

              • Professional Quality

              Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

              Good camera control from a computer, good for studio work. It comes free with the Canon cameras, I was suprised I had to buy it for my Nikon!

              Also, I needed to contact Nikon twice to get the latest software download to operate the D600.

              The on-line manual is very clunky

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Great software

              By Greatness

              from Battle Creek, MI

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              Pros

              • Accurate Colors and Controls
              • Easy To Navigate

              Cons

              • Inaccurate Controls

              Best Uses

              • Presentations

              Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

              Easy to use

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              I am glad I bought this product...

              By Jim

              from Aurora, Colorado

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Navigate

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Quality

                Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                Very easy to use...

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                I like It

                By That's a Wrap

                from NC

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Navigate

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Quality

                  Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                  Works well with my D7000. I will be using to take and print on the spot event pics.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Nikon D-300 Laptop Control

                  By fotoman72

                  from Boston Ma area

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate Colors and Controls
                  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                  • Easy To Navigate
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Quality

                    Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                    This is one of the greatest programs in my laptop! With this, I can place my camera on a tripod, attached to my laptop by the USB cable and then place the tripod/camera in the very corner of any room, right against the wall corners, and see exactly what the camera see's on the laptop screen. I can then adjust the camera's zoom and angle in order to capture the exact exposure I'm looking for. This is a real boon to architectural photography. This program is also great for taking self-portraits or for letting your subjects see what their pose looks like before the exposure.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    2.0

                    Use with EXTREME Caution

                    By Ellie tethered shooter

                    from New York

                    Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                    I sadly made my whole entire studio set up dependent on this software. IF it worked as it should then it would have been fantastic. As things stand it is headache beyond belief. It simply fails constantly. I have scripted my tethered shoot workflow using this brittle and unrealiable piece of software. UNFORTUNATELY.
                    Nikon make great cameras but horrible software. And forget tech support.
                    I am very frustrated with Nikon in their software department. I have constacted them on several occasions - just to get a response to a tech question takes weeks. Answers come back eventually but are vague and useless.
                    An example: I asked "why does the AF and shoot function no longer have a key command associated with it in the new version CCP when your last version did ?" Answer(after waiting 3 weeks) "we're looking into it..."

                    I would definitely not use this software now knowing what I know now. Plus there is other software out there thst seems much better and CHEAPER by far. As a Mac user I had very limited choices for tethered worflow a few years back. I would not USE this except with extreme caution.

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                    3.0

                    Use With the Nikon D5100 Warning

                    By Airman

                    from Gaylord, Mi.

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                    Pros

                    • Use for previewing shots

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Quality

                      Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                      My program didn't download automatically the update that was required to allow the program to identify my Nikon D5100. Finally Nikon support came through and the program WORKS! This took alot of communication an persistance with Nikon Support over Two days. You will Need Version "Camera Control Pro - 2.10.0 Update".

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      3.0

                      Not too bad

                      By BigB

                      from Hilliard, Ohio

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Architectural photography
                          • Product Photography

                          Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                          I wish it could control the multiple exposure function of my d7000 but the 7000 greys out that option when connected to the computer. what a shame.

                          Otherwise the software is good. A little sluggish maybe but it sure beats getting on a ladder to try to look through the viewfinder or LCD screen.

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                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          excellent program for all phtographers

                          By pato

                          from monterrey mex

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate Colors and Controls
                          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                          • Easy To Customize
                          • Easy To Navigate
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Quality

                            Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                            we worked with the previous capture control and are very happy to work with it when using it for the year books and get the names of each classroom so we do not make mistakes. we use it for wedding pictures and formal pictures.

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                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            3.0

                            Works well with a short USB cable

                            By Matt

                            from Natick, MA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Navigate

                            Cons

                            • Freezes or Crashes

                            Best Uses

                            • Remote computer control

                            Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                            I purchased this software to do time lapse photography with the D40 and D60. The software is very easy to use, and does time lapse well. For the D40 it couldn't detect the camera until the USB mode was set to PTP (instead of Mass Storage). The software drains the camera battery in about 3 hours, so an A/C adapter is usually advisable. I planned to use USB communication over a 75' Cat5e cable, with APC adapters at each end. In this case the computer can see the camera just fine, and the software does too, but there is some problem and Camera Control Pro 2 will freeze after less than a minute and not recover until the camera is turned off.

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                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Great Price on great software

                            By jtphoto

                            from chicago

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                            • Easy To Customize
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Educational Purposes
                              • Presentations
                              • Professional Quality

                              Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                              I purchased this software to use during team sports photo sessions. It works fantastic, allowing customers to see real time photos when making choices.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Great Price

                              By JT Photo

                              from Chicago

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Colors and Controls
                              • Easy To Navigate
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Presentations
                                • Professional Quality

                                Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                I use this software shooting tethered for team sports photos which is great because parents always want to see the final product, and this allows them to. The software loaded quickly and without any problems on my pc laptop with windows 7.

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                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Great software shooting indoor studio

                                By Oliver

                                from Beaumont, Ca.

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                • Easy To Navigate
                                • Low learning curve
                                • Software very easy to use
                                • Works well with camera
                                • Works well wNikon View

                                Cons

                                • Expensive Shame on Nikon
                                • No indep view screen
                                • View only wNikon View

                                Best Uses

                                • Home studio

                                Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                I have an amateur indoor studio (strobes, umbrellas, backdrop, etc) for shooting kids and grand kids. This software is fantastic because after each shot, I can view the picture on my 17.3 inch laptop instead the 3 inch screen of my Nikon D-300. I have none of the problems expressed by other reviewers. Shame on Nikon for making this software so expensive. One other con is that there is no independent viewer, i.e. you must use Nikon's free viewer which is fairly easy to use but an instant viewer for this software would have been better. I'm going with 5 stars bec it is simply fantastic software in spite of the few cons I've indicated.

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                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Excellent for difficult shots

                                By mustang

                                from palm springs, ca.

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Navigate
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                    Made my astro-photography a cinch with the live view.
                                    Easy to use and quick to set up.
                                    Nikon has a nerve charging for this after we buy $2000.+ camera body's from them.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Killer software for my tetheringness!

                                    By Tucker Joenz

                                    from Annapolis, Maryland

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                    • Easy To Customize
                                    • Easy To Navigate
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Educational Purposes
                                      • Presentations
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                      This software is awesome for tethering my D7000! I did have to install an update from Nikon to work with the D7000, but it's super sweet when I tether to my Mac now!!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      1.0

                                      Coukd Be Better

                                      By GeorgeM

                                      from Longwood FL

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                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Difficult To Navigate
                                        • Not Very Powerful

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                          I like the fact that I can now shoot tethered with my Nikon but I find it very annoying that when software is activated, while camera is tethered, you lose control of the camera itself. Shutter release must be done form the computer and you can no longer compose your shot through the viewfinder of the camera.
                                          Also there is a required download from Nikon to actually view your tehthered full screen images.
                                          This program was a big dissapointment and I wish there was a better alternative

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                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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