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Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter

BH #NIWT5A • MFR #27046
Nikon WT-5A Wireless Transmitter
Key Features
  • Designed for Use with D4 & D4S DSLRs
  • Wireless Transmission & Communication
  • Range: 590'
  • Remote Camera Control via Web Browser
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.
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Nikon WT-5A Overview

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

Nikon WT-5A Specs

Wireless Standard802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequencies5180-5320 MHz
Range590' / 180 m
SecurityAuthentication: Open system, shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Encryption: 128/64-bit WEP, TKIP, AES
Wi-Fi Protected SetupYes
ProtocolsInfrastructure
Ad hoc
Transfer ProtocolPTP-IP, FTP
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 4.9 x 2.5"

Nikon WT-5A Reviews

Difficulty making a wireless connection to my laptop.

By Charles L
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-19

This device is mounted on a UT-1 which is connected to a Nikon 750 camera. However, I have not been able to make a wireless connection to my laptop which was the intended use.

Confused

By Theam
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-10

Still cannot figure out how to make this work, cannot connect to the camera, sigh...

Nikon is Such a Backwards Company

By Richard
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-16

It's one thing to try and keep everything proprietary, such as what Apple does. But it's another when you suck at it like Nikon. They don't even try to make their accessories work well especially when integrated with current generation computers and software. Still having to connect a camera via ethernet takes me back to the early 90's. Fast forward 20 years and Nikon is still futzing around with weak wireless capabilities.

Does the job. Easy to use, super compact.

By Kiki
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-27

I just wish it came with a little pouch of some sort so you cannot ose is so easily when stored away, Otherwise 10/10!

Be aware of the software

By Jabs
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-01

I purchased this unit hoping to use it for the holidays. While I was waiting for my shipment I decided to download the software from the Nikon website. It refused to load on multiple tries. After about two hours of trying to troubleshoot my issue, I found an oblique reference on the Nikon site stating it does not yet work on El Capitan OS for MAC. I hope Nikon updates thir software soon. There was no where to ask for a notification.

get what you pay for

By Chad
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-09-29

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)

So far so good

By Brendan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-14

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.

Excellent

By Dragan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-15

Product is very good, as I expected.

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1. Will the "Nikon WT-5A" wireless transmitter ...

1. Will the "Nikon WT-5A" wireless transmitter work with D5? and, 2. Is the "Camranger 2" a better option for wirelessly transmitting images from D5 to pc/tablet/ipad?
Asked by: Maxim
Yes this product can work with the Nikon D5, since they both use the 10 pin connection. This product comparable to the CamRanger system in that it can wireless transfer images via mobile device or computer.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-02-19

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Does this WT-5 work on the D810? Is it enabling solely (without the UT1) the WIFI function of the D810 for transfering files wirelessly?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Nikon WT-5A is compatible with the Nikon D810, however, to transfer image files wirelessly, you will need to also use the UT-1 Communication Unit: http://bhpho.to/1kV5zNL
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this adapter come with Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 software? If not, how does one connect the camera to their PC/MAC?
Asked by: Anonymous
The WT-5A Wireless Transmitter does not come with Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 software. This adapter connects camera to computer by using the wireless transmitter utility, which must be installed on the computer that is being used to communicate with the camera, to an existing wireless network.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2019-01-18

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Can WT-5A be used on a D3S? And D800?
Asked by: Anonymous
To use the WT-5A with the D800, you would also need the Nikon UT-1 (B&H # NIUT1). Unfortunately, this transmitter cannot be used with the Nikon D3S. For the D3S, you could use the Nikon WT-4A (B&H # NIWT4A).
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Your overview states designed for use in USA, Canada and Brazil. Will it work in Australia ?Allan
Asked by: Anonymous
Nikon markets this unit in Australia, so providing the router is a standard router with WIFI it should work.
Answered by: Pete S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does the WT-5A work with the new Nikon D6 body?

Does the WT-5A work with the new Nikon D6 body?
Asked by: B
I'm sorry, no. You will have to use the WT-6.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-05-12

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on the D4s there is no menu setting for MTP PTP usb mode selection that i can find,it is required to pair camera with a laptopI cannot go further with the initial setup for both wt5 and d4s and computer?
Asked by: wendell t.
Same problem for me.
Answered by: Adam S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

With a fast laptop at say 10' distance, can someone measure and let me know how long it takes to transfer a single raw file? What about the time to transfer say 5 raw images shot in quick succession? Thanks
Asked by: T. O. G.
for my experience, I felt it's not so reliable. Sometimes the signal dropped, and sometimes the session ends without a reason. It is a bit more reliable to connect through wifi router than ad hoc mode. The speed for raw files is not so optimal if you want to see it in almost real time. It would take about 2 to 5 mins for 5 raw files
Answered by: Frank L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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