Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter

Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter

Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter

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Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Use with D4 & D4S DSLRs
  • Wireless Transmission & Communication
  • Range: 590'
  • Remote Camera Control via Web Browser
  • PC Mode for Control from Software
  • Master Unit Can Trigger up to 10 Cameras
  • Works with Mobile Devices
  • Expanded Compatibility with UT-1 Unit
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Nikon WT-5A overview

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Expand the capabilities of your D4/D4S DSLR by adding the Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter for wireless control and image transmission directly from your camera. With a range of up to 590', users will be able to reliable transfer images from their camera to an FTP server or computer. Users will also be able to access images via a web browser on their mobile device while with HTTP Mode. This setting even permits changing of camera settings, starting Live View shooting, starting/stopping video, and more. There is a PC Mode for controlled the camera from Camera Control Pro 2 software. Shooters can set up a single master camera to release up to 10 remote cameras this way. Additionally, while designed for the D4/D4S, this unit is compatible with the D5 as well. And, by using the UT-1 Communication Unit, it can be used on a variety of other cameras, including the D810, D750, D7200, and more.

Compatible Cameras
Native: D5, D4S, D4
With Optional UT-1 Communication Unit: D810A, D810, D800E, D800, D750, D7200, D7100, D7000
UPC: 018208270460
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Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon WT-5A specs

    Wireless Standard 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Frequencies 5180-5320 MHz
    Range 590' / 180 m
    Security Authentication: Open system, shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
    Encryption: 128/64-bit WEP, TKIP, AES
    Wi-Fi Protected Setup Yes
    Protocols Infrastructure
    Ad hoc
    Transfer Protocol PTP-IP, FTP
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 4.9 x 2.5"

    Nikon WT-5A reviews

    WT-5A Wireless Transmitter is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from useful piece of accessory Expands the D4's set of features regarding remote control with live view and picture transfer a lot. I wish this little unit were already integrated into the body. Settings for the different functions, e.g. HTTP and FTP server can be done on the camera directly via its menu but I would recommend to use Nikon's Wireless Utility. Setups are done in a minute this way. Unfortunately the L-bracket can no longer be used when this unit is attached. All in all this little unit works properly, but it is way too expensive. This is the reason for 1 star deduction.
    Date published: 2012-06-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but NOT great! I bought the WT-5A to leverage the web server based built in camera control, found on the Nikon D4. Although this unit performs as advertised, and is an amazing little addition to your camera kit, it could use some improvements. My number one complaint about this device is the reduced battery life of the D4, when activated. If you are expecting to have wireless camera controls and wireless tethering, you better have additional EN-EL18 batteries available; don't expect more than an hour shooting time. From my initial test, I only got about 45 minutes worth of shots before I had to swap batteries; and only a few images were chosen to transmit wirelessly using the Nikon software. When you set this thing up, be sure to read the instructions; you will save yourself lots of time if you do. The creation of wireless profiles is done most easily with Nikon's wirless transmitter utility, from your PC/MAC. You can create both ADHOC and Infrastructure based wireless profiles. You can specify your own IPs, or let the IANA self assigned IPs occur in the 169.254.x.x range. I would suggest specifing a fixed IP, as it makes conections from your iPhone/iPad much easier, but if you don't know networking, letting it auto-asign is also OK. My second largest complaint is the price. For a networking component, it is astronomicaly high!! So why did I buy it, you might ask...simple, I hate wires. I really think Nikon should have included their Camera Control software for free with this purchase, but they didn't! :-( My third complaint is the transfer times of RAW files are very long; although that may have been due to wireless interference, something I need to double check by changing the WiFi channel. My final complaint about the WT-5A is its placement on the D4. I have the ReallyRightStuff L bracket on my D4, and in order to install the WT-5A, I have to slide the L bracket to the extreme left to provide enough space between the bracket and camera. A simple solution for Nikon is to create a short coiled cord adapter to go with the unit to connect to either a camera strap adapter or a hot shoe adapter. This would then get the WT-5A off of the left side of the camera, and onto the hotshoe or a camera strap holder. I will be waiting very anxiously for the third party companies which reverse engineer this device and make it better! I suggest you do the same.
    Date published: 2012-05-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from get what you pay for when this first came out, i decided to NOT purchase and instead try setting up a third party WI-FI router option. while it initially saved me money, the non-Nikon direction turned out to be more hassle than it was worthso, i finally broke down and purchased the WT-5A and have been very pleased. compared to my previous setup, there's no more cables and WI-FI unit hanging off the camera, no extra batteries that need to be charged, and the connection speed is faster and more reliable. just plug it in, change a few camera settings, and you're ready to start shootingi knocked the rating down to only 4 stars given that i feel the price is too high (which is more an issue with how Nikon positioned this in the market and not against the performance or convenience which is top notch)
    Date published: 2014-09-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best so far. So far I have been able to use HTTP server mode on multiple devices and computers without a hitch. Although the web GUI Nikon has provided is decent, It would be great to see Adobe give full support to this device within Lightroom. Then this would truly become a powerful accessory. Also, It would be nice if a small case or cover was included in the box for this pricey accessory.
    Date published: 2012-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have I used to have the wt-4, I like it but had a beef with it, the wire on a wireless connection so when i got the d-4 I plunge right away for the wt-5 and man it was the right thing to do. No more cables, no more different chargers and different batteries to lug around and a very reliable connection. the only problem is battery life so i got 5 batteries to get me through the day. This is how I have it set. On location I use ad-hoc connection to my iPad running shutter snitch I set up the camera to shoot raw + small jpgs fine and tell it to send only the jpgs so my clients can review and approve on the spot. On the studio I connect to my wireless network and do the same thing. One thing that has amazing me is that I have being using wireless transfers since the d2x came out sending pictures to my computer or my laptop. But since I replace the laptop with the iPad the WOW factor from my clients has exploded they are always asking how do you do that
    Date published: 2012-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Item to Have I love this little transmitter. Would rather that Nikon included WiFi on the D4 as this adds another gizmo attached to the camera, but that is another story. Consumes a lot of battery power, but I carry 4 spares so I have juice to spare. Because of it's design it would not survive a fall that the camera would otherwise not have a problem with.
    Date published: 2013-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good Saw previous reviews where people were saying they had issues with it. I have an old wireless router that I setup (don't connect this to the internet) and use this to route pix from my D5 to my laptop. I previously used the tethered setup and that worked fine and I've done limited tests. I have a couple of larger events in the upcoming weeks where I will be using this but so far so good.
    Date published: 2018-06-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time will tell! Could just be me but seems this device takes too long to connect to iPhone or iPad. I started to return it because of this but after working with it I decided to keep it. I plan photographing birds at nest where the focus in critical.
    Date published: 2013-04-08
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