Nikon WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter

Nikon WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter

Nikon WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter

B&H # NIWU1B MFR # 13186
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Product Highlights

  • Wi-Fi Module for Select Nikon Cameras
  • Free App for Android or iOS Devices
  • Remote Live View and Shutter Release
  • Send Images to Your Smartphone or Tablet
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The Nikon WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter is a Wi-Fi module for select Nikon cameras. Used in conjunction with a free app for Android and iOS devices, WU-1b facilitates remote Live View and can also trigger the camera's shutter release. In addition, images captured by the camera, or already saved to a memory card in the camera, can be transferred to a Smartphone or tablet.

Compatibility
Compatible with Nikon D600, D610, 1 AW1, 1J3, 1 V2, 1 S1
UPC: 018208131860
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Nikon WU-1b specs

Wi-Fi 11b/g/n (maximum range approximately 33 - 49' (10 - 15 m))
OS Smartphones: Android OS version 2.3, 3.x, 4.x and iOS version 5.1, 5.1.1.
Tablets: Android platform 3.0 or later.
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 5.9 x 2.0"

Nikon WU-1b reviews

WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 117.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from App not ready and unstable on iOS 6 When purchased for my d600, I didn' realize that it would only work on the previous, not current, iPhone OS, and it still doesn't work on the current iPad OS. When iPhone app was finally updated Nov. 21, it worked initially, but continually loses its connection and has to be re-connected. As to the functionality of the app, it is minimal, basically limited to focus and shutter trip. No option to not download pics to iPhone, which delays the next shot substantially. Hopefully, will improve with updates. Also, as tiny as the adapter is, one has to wonder why it wasn't integral with the d600 in the first place at this price point.
Date published: 2012-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A nice concept - but way more work to be I'm very hesitant to ever give 1 star to something, but I have to say - I'm really disappointed in Nikon on this one. I was pretty excited about this adapter, but it just doesn't live up to it for me, personally. Live view is skippy, with a frame rate of maybe 8-12fps on the mobile device. Connectivity is really slow as well, and without the ability to move more than 5-10 feet from the dongle, it really doesn't make it good for any sort of remote viewing. Ultimately, I'm returning it because it just doesn't justify the price. All it serves to do is download images to your phone or iPad with moderate speeds and has an external live-view. You can't change any camera settings, which was the real deal-breaker for me.
Date published: 2012-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Addition I read many reviews on the wireless mobile adaptor and tend to disagree with the harshest. I purchased this unit because I needed something to assist me in low level shooting due to my inability to get low due to an injury. Upon setup I did experience disconnects but after about 5 tries it worked beautifully. I do shoot reasonably close to my setup. I have had a few disconnects since initial setup but that would probably equate to about 2% of total time used and number of frames shot. Understanding it's limitations and the cost of the unit I think it is a good piece of equipment that attaches nicely on the camera strap out of the way.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from READ THIS, THEN BUY THIS! If you own an Android 4 device, like my Nexus 7,(and I'm using a D600)Then get this app from the Play StoreDSLRDashboard(Can't include the URL here)And use the WU device for FULL REMOTE FUNCTION.This app, DSLRDashboard, is FREE, it works, I've been using it in USB connect mode, it has just updated to include the WU-1b that I have.Did I mention IT WORKS!??Forget Nikon's buggy,dumb WMU app, this is what Nikon should be doing.This is like Cam Ranger for $ if you have an Android device,
Date published: 2013-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!!!!!! I have searched for many products that seamlessly upload photos to devices and this by far is the best one i have found. works way better than and EYE-FI card and photos do not need to be downloaded to phones in order to view first. my only comment about the product that annoys me a little is you can not review photos on the camera while the adapter is plugged in and you cannot change shutter speed pr aperature while in the live view mode aside from those two things which arent the biggest of concerns for my use i find the product to be fantastic and easy to use with the on phone app
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from third party app Bought this for my nikon D600 and was very unhappy with Nikons app, very primative and drops connection all of the time. I was getting ready to purchase camranger and came accross an app that does the same thing that camranger does but it works with the WU-1B perfectly and the app is free. It is dlsrdashboard and there is an app for ipad, android and windows. I am using android on a Motorola Zoom. I cannot believe that Nikon is letting this money making app slip through there fingers. If you want a instruction manual you have to purchase it from * for your kindle app, it costs $2.99. Anyone that is wanting a great app should get this now, you will be glad you did.Oh yea I almost forgot the best part you can record video remotley with this app!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Barely functions, and very finicky! The instructions for this unit are woefully incomplete. Expect to have the unit disconnect from your smart phone every time until you set your timers to never expire on the camera itself. (i.e. keep metering on, keep displays on, etc.) If you don't do that, the wireless unit shuts down EVEN THOUGH you have it in live view. As a result, you really wind up PLOWING through batteries with this unit on the side. Even when you have the power off timers set high, the camera will disconnect from the remote control software after the first picture EVERY TIME. After you go through the whole process of reconnecting, then it'll often (but not always) stay connected. But the really poor thing is that for some reason when the camera disconnects on its own, the software AUTOMATICALLY turns off live view! So you reconnect, hit the button to go into camera control and it looks as though NOTHING is happening! It took me forever to figure out that I had to go back into the menu, turn live view back on (EVERY time -- arrrgh!), then I was back to where I started from. So the sequence works like this... connect to camera wi-fi. launch wamu utility, connect to camera. Start live view, take a picture. Camera disconnects from wamu BUT NOT from wifi. Exit wamu. Re-launch wamu, see it find the camera again. Tap on take a picture. Nothing happens. Bring up the menu, then turn live view back on. NOW you'll hear the shutter open, and start getting live view pictures on your phone. Hit button to take second shot. Pray that the camera doesn't disconnect again or you'll have to do the whole nine yards all over again! Functionality the WU-1b is adequate, but just barely. With the wu-1b attached to your dslr, you CANNOT review pictures on the dslr -- EVER! Even if no phone is connected and you aren't doing anything else (say live view), you can't review pictures. Hit the play button as often as you like, it ain't happening. You have to physically pull the wu-1b out of the camera to use the playback button on the camera. UNACCEPTABLE! Plus while you have control of the camera on the phone, even though the phone CANNOT CHANGE any camera settings, all the controls on the camera are locked out so you can't change them there, either. You have to back out of live view, slide the slidey thing on your phone so that the camera is now under camera control (WHY is this necessary!??), make the changes, then move the slidey again to take control of the camera from the phone again. It's almost as though Nikon tried to design camera control like a government bureaucracy. What should be a simple single or double step process is instead made into a sixteen step busywork process. NOTHING is easy. NOTHING is intuitive. Seriously, assembling IKEA furniture is *easier* and *more intuitive* than using the wu-1b and its associated software! Possibly the most frustrating thing about this unit (besides the continuous disconnects until you jack the power off timers to infinity) is that you can NOT use it to start/stop video! This is such a glaring oversight that it's almost comical. You're already in live view, even if you only did a frame every now and again during video capture it'd be OK. But to have it completely NON-FUNCTIONAL for video is just insulting to the average person's intelligence. It does what it says on the box (which is why it's not worthy of only one star), but ONLY what it says on the box. It will take a picture. It will download that picture to your phone so you can share it on facebook. That's IT, it will do NOTHING, and I mean *ABSOLUTELY NOTHING* else. Such a waste of potential! This could have been a slam dunk and THE REASON to choose Nikon's products over everyone else's. As it is, it's barely a blip on the radar, and a weak blip at that! Best use would be for a remote camera that you want to capture stills only. Additionally only good enough for a location where if the camera doesn't fire it's not a big disaster. In other words, this product is nowhere near ready for serious photography, and is only barely adequate for just puttering around photography. It's simply too unreliable and far too unfinished for anything else. Bad Nikon, bad!
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Ready for Primetime This is a great concept, but the extremely limited functionality of the accompanying app makes it virtually useless. The only reason I didn't send it back is the hope that Nikon might fix the app at some point in the future. All this does is activate the shutter button remotely (when you can get the connection established and before it drops). While using it, you can't adjust any settings on the camera without switching the app off first. God forbid you leave the download picture after taking function turned on as your camera will lock up for several minutes while transmitting your file over the wireless connection (hopefully it doesn't drop mid-stream or you get nothing).
Date published: 2013-12-18
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