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Nikon WT-7A Wireless Transmitter

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Nikon WT-7A Wireless Transmitter
Key Features
  • For Z 7, Z 6, D850, and D500 Cameras
  • Transfer or View Files from Camera
  • Remotely Control Camera
  • Wireless Range: 656'
Designed for use with the Z 7, Z 6, D850, and D500 cameras, the WT-7A Wireless Transmitter from Nikon gives the camera's connectivity a serious boost by adding both a wired Ethernet port and fast Wi-Fi connectivity. At its most basic, this transmitter allows users to transfer or view files as well as remotely control the camera over Wi-Fi or wired networking. It also has an exceptional wireless range of up to 656' when line of sight is maintained and a speedy data transfer rate of 130 Mbps while the Ethernet connection boasts 10/100/1000 Mbps data rates. It offers both an HTTP mode for browser-based access to the camera from either a computer or mobile device and an Access Point mode for direct connection to the camera itself. Along with this, users will be able edit image comments, copyright, or IPTC information for seamless transition to the editing stage. Additionally, the transmitter runs on one EN-EL15 Battery Pack and connects to the camera via the tripod socket and an included USB cable.
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Nikon WT-7A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2FTP Upload Mode
  • 3HTTP Server Mode
  • 4Camera Control
  • 5Image Transfer Mode
  • 6Access Point Mode
  • 7Compatible Cameras

Designed for use with the Z 7, Z 6, D850, and D500 cameras, the WT-7A Wireless Transmitter from Nikon gives the camera's connectivity a serious boost by adding both a wired Ethernet port and fast Wi-Fi connectivity. At its most basic, this transmitter allows users to transfer or view files as well as remotely control the camera over Wi-Fi or wired networking. It also has an exceptional wireless range of up to 656' when line of sight is maintained and a speedy data transfer rate of 130 Mbps while the Ethernet connection boasts 10/100/1000 Mbps data rates. It offers both an HTTP mode for browser-based access to the camera from either a computer or mobile device and an Access Point mode for direct connection to the camera itself. Along with this, users will be able edit image comments, copyright, or IPTC information for seamless transition to the editing stage. Additionally, the transmitter runs on one EN-EL15 Battery Pack and connects to the camera via the tripod socket and an included USB cable.

FTP Upload Mode

Quickly transfer images and video from the camera to an FTP server or upload images as they are taken.

HTTP Server Mode

Using a web browser, users can access the camera via a computer, iOS, or Android device and take full control of capture. Also, they can download images or videos and make changes to image comments, copyright, or IPTC information. Continuous shooting is also supported.

Camera Control

Using the optional Camera Control Pro 2 software users will be able to take complete control over settings and operation of the camera.

Image Transfer Mode

Images or video from the media card can be transferred directly to a computer or images can be saved as they are taken at a speed of 130 Mbps, about 1.5x faster that previous iterations.

Access Point Mode

Allows use of the camera as a wireless LAN access point for greater flexibility in the number of connected devices.

Compatible Cameras

Z 7
Z 6
D850
D500
UPC: 018208271733

Nikon WT-7A Specs

Interface1 x RJ-45 (802.3ab, 802.3u, 802.3 Ethernet)
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
Frequency5180-5320 MHz
Range656' / 200 m with line of sight
Transfer RateWi-Fi: 130 Mbps
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect
AuthenticationOpen system, shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Encryption128/64-bit WEP, TKIP, AES
WPSSupports WPS 2.0
ProtocolsAccess: Infrastructure, access point
Data Transfer: TCP/IP, FTP
Power Source1 x EN-EL15 Battery Pack
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 6.9 x 3.1"

Nikon WT-7A Reviews

reliable, fast, long-range, standard protocols, good value

By Aaron
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

A great choice if you need wireless, highly mobile tethering, that is reliable, fast, has good range, can use standard protocols, and uses the same batteries (EN-EL15) your Nikon bodies take. It's often discounted because it's big, heavy, and expensive. But setup with FTP back to your workstation, it transfers fast enough for Raw work, integrates with your body (you can send everything or selectively, status markers keep you up to date on a given image), and is stone-cold reliable. Can be found used (including at B&H!) at more reasonable prices. The ability to use standard protocols is a blessing. No hoping that Nikon updates some Windows / Mac / Android / iPhone software. FTP for tethering to your review / editing workstation (or direct push to online services), or any web browser for basic remote control. Or you can use CCP 2 for remote control too, that's a clunky interface but works well. Connect by WiFi on an ad-hoc or infrastructure network. Ethernet cable for faster image transfers on a long cable if you want to go wired and find USB to short. Clamp it to an L-bracket if you wish to optimize ergonomics - a cheap clamp on an L-bracket allows you to move the WT-7a quickly out of the way of your tripod in either portrait or landscape mode. I've included a picture of my setup, although now I run the cable on the top. And like other photographic gear, I suggest setting aside some time to read the manual, do your setup, and become proficient before heading out to a gig. Once setup, it just runs. Overall, and especially considering that Nikon has kept this compatible with bodies since the D500 / D850, it's good value. It's just big.

Automatic File Transfer with FTP and (portable) WIFI

By Morrison
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-08

I have used the small and compact WT-5a, for the Nikon D4s, so my first response to the WT-7a was to its massive size. Why, oh why? Dear Nikon. Why?! Unlike the WT-5a (which utilizes the camera battery and specialized port on the D4s) the 7a holds a second battery and utilizes the Nikon (D850 in my case) USB port (cable tethered from Transmitter to camera body). These two details are probably the answer to my previous, emotional question about size. The lack of a D4s style port and shorter battery life (compared to EN-EL18) surely fueled the design choices. The specific reason I am using the Wireless Transmitter is to send photos, in real time, to a predetermined Box.com folder utilizing FTP and a portable wifi unit so that editors, etc monitoring the folder have immediate access to content. This Transmitter method is far faster than sending photos to my phone via the on-board D850 wifi and transferring files (manually) to Box with my phone. The D850 and unit allow me the option to either send all files automatically, as taken, or to manually mark photos (in camera) and it then automatically uploads images to folder. Images are marked when transferred successfully. Overall I'm happy with my specific results but bummed about the added bulk.

Returning

By Hannah
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-27

Is supposed to be compatible with the Nikon Z6 but comes with cables that don't connect to the camera. Extremely overpriced and couldn't get it working before my shoot.

satisfied

By Kyuyoung
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-04

good!

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