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NikonWU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
 
4.0

(based on 150 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (93)
  • Lightweight (89)
  • Reliable (41)
  • Durable (24)

Cons

  • Not functional (12)
  • Difficult to use (11)
  • Poor design (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (69)
  • Everyday (50)
  • Portraits (44)
  • Home (37)
  • Landscape photography (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (64), Semi-professional (27), Casual user (12), Professional (11), Getting started (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (113), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great New Technology

This is really a fun new gizmo. It's easy to download pictures I've taken with my D7100 to my iPhone which I can then email to family members around the country. Downloading is...Read complete review

This is really a fun new gizmo. It's easy to download pictures I've taken with my D7100 to my iPhone which I can then email to family members around the country. Downloading is slow, so it's only practical for one or two photos. Using it to take self-portraits or group photos with the camera on a tripod and the iPhone to monitor Live View and trigger the photo works really well. You can see on the iPhone screen exactly what the camera will take. The camera settings have to be done on the camera before shooting, but hopefully this will be an added feature to the iPhone app in the future. Example photo taken with D7100 on tripod, ISO 800, 1/20 sec, f/5.6, focal length 31mm on AF-S 17-55mm 1:2.8G Nikkor lens.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cool little device

Purchased the camera becaseu it had this option. Design could be better...sim card? It isn;t bulky but it does stick out form the camera a bit. Could get dammaged if...Read complete review

Purchased the camera becaseu it had this option. Design could be better...sim card? It isn;t bulky but it does stick out form the camera a bit. Could get dammaged if not careful. It does come with a neat little storage container that connects to the strap. I modified it a bit and it is pretty convenient. Some reviews say it has trouble staying connected. I experiences some similar behavior although I think it was becasue my wifi at home was competing for the connection. I ssuspect this is less of a problem whne not near an automatically connecting hotspot.

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3.0

works well

By Granddad retired

from oklahoma city, OK

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Traveling

    Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    moving pictures to mobile devices works well. I use on my mobile phone and Galaxy note tablet.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Works Great with my D3300

    By rookie4DSLR

    from maryland

    Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

    This works great with my D3300, I am using Iphone 6 and it is just getting better and better. Only thing that bothers me is this system drains out battery. and under 30%of battery camera feature does not work.

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    5.0

    Wonderful little gadget!

    By Amy B

    from New Jersey

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

      I bought this for my new Nikon DSLR. It connected to my phone so easily and now when I take pictures with my camera, I can easily transfer them to my phone and share them with family and friends, without having to go home, download them, and e-mail them from my computer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Soooooo very useful

      By Big Jayy

      from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

        I bought this product so I didnt have to run back and forth to the camera to push record, adjust focus, adjust iso, adjust fstop, and well all camera functions other than zoom. It works, and works very well. The only thing I can say bad about it, is that the wireless transfer rate is kind of slow. Other than that it is a great buy that is well worth the price.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Save your money!

        By CameraZ

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

        I bought this item because it had some good reviews and I thought it would let me control the camera more than just a regular remote. It doesn't. I also thought it was just a cool gadget. It's actually a bit of a pain to operate and just because the picture comes over the iphone doesn't mean the quality of the preview is any greater than the cameras screen quality. In other words, you're not gonna get some crisp display by which to fine tune camera settings. I also thought I would need it to transfer files to my computer more easily via wifi, but here's the best warning I can give you, when you have the wireless feature turned on, your file will begin wireless transfer to your phone and it will take forever to download; especially if you try to download the RAW files. Keep in mind, while the downloading of the file is in progress, you cannot take any more pictures. Your camera is tied up for the entire process. Other than the things I've said, it does do what it claims.

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        • No

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        4.0

        works good

        By lyfemynde

        from Saint Paul, MN

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

          after figuring out how to line up android it worked fine

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Nice little gadget...

          By detroit dave

          from macomb,mi

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

            The WU-1a does what it says and makes my d7100 complete. Using my iphone to run the camera is pretty cool to capture just the right shot.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Amazing tech

            By JeffJa

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

              This little device is amazing. Not only is it a wireless hotspot, but it also allows you to control the camera from your phone. It creates a wireless network, which you connect to with your phone. Then you can remotely control the shutter to snap photos, review the photos remotely on your phone, and even download the photos. This tiny device is worth every penny for me.

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              • No

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              5.0

              awsome product

              By vj

              from va

              Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

              Great features and nice apps to control it

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              4.0

              Great product

              By Sal

              from West Virginia

              Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

              I got this free with the purchase of my dslr. It is very small and compact and relatively easy to use. I really like it.

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              4.0

              Cool Gadget

              By Sweet

              from michigan

              Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

              after some initial confusion with B&H getting my purchase to me in total on time, I got my adapter and love it. Paired with the app on my iPhone it works great!!

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              5.0

              Works for me

              By Sarah

              from South Carolina

              Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

              I use this on the go for my clients to give them a larger view on my iPad. After I received it, I found it very user friendly. Thus factor is very important to me.
              I definitely would recommend this product.

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              4.0

              adapter

              By Becky

              from Texas

              Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

              It is taking me a while to figure it all out but works great to get photos to my phone

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              4.0

              Great product!

              By dandydon

              from Dallas, Tx

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

                  My roommate has a Canon 70d with wireless built-in. It was a PAIN to link his tablet to his camera. Got my WU-iA a few days later and could not believe how easy it was to set up. Great to see the picture on my 7" tablet before I take the picture. Thanks as always B & H for the fast shipping.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Must Have Accessory!

                  By H McArthur

                  from Gainesville, VA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

                    This is a great add-on for enabling easy camera to phone photo transfer for quick edits and posts to Twitter, Facebook, etc. Easy app download via iPhone (Android option available), and basically plug and use. This little device has a safe-keeping case (whole product is around the size of a quarter) that installs on the camera strap - including a safety lanyard should the case for the little device should get bumped open.Well worth the price (which was cheaper than all other sources including expedited shipping) !!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Useful little tool

                    By cp

                    from Ohio

                    Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

                    Received this with the camera I purchased. Easy to set up, performs as advertised. Useful little tool. My wife loves being able to instantly share her pictures. A slight delay to it, but I kind of expected that and does not bother me.

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                    5.0

                    Works great!

                    By Trish

                    from Northern New Jersey

                    Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

                    I purchased the Nikon D3300 and worked perfectly. Took less than 5 minutes to set up (download app and set connect wireless on phone). Easy to pick pictures and sends them to device instantly.

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                    5.0

                    Great accessorie

                    By Bisaglia

                    from Rio de Janeiro, Braxil

                    Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

                    You can use also together with an App for iOS or Android that allows you to see the picture in your smartphone.

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                    5.0

                    Fun product

                    By Cheo

                    from Puerto Rico

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter:

                        It's so fun using this! I love conecting my phone and using it like that. It works great!

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                        4.0

                        Don't judge this item by it's cover.

                        By Chopsticks

                        from Pflugerville, TX

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        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:

                          I use this product for all of my photo shoot. Love the way that's wireless where one can use your phone to take the picture and have the photo stayed stored in your phone.
                          Only bad thing is that you can't shut the side door of the camera when the wireless adapter is plugged in.

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                          • No

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