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NikonCamera Control Pro 2.0 Software
 
4.0

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (51)
  • Versatile (28)
  • Accurate colors (26)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (19)
  • Easy to customize (15)

Cons

  • Not very powerful (7)
  • Difficult to navigate (5)
  • Freezes or crashes (4)
  • Inaccurate controls (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional quality (38)
  • Presentations (13)
  • Educational purposes (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (57), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (41), Personal (23)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (19), Mac (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A useful product...

I bought this product because I love macro work and find myself shooting from a tripod in postions where it's impossible to use the viewfinder. I also do as much technical and architectural photography...Read complete review

I bought this product because I love macro work and find myself shooting from a tripod in postions where it's impossible to use the viewfinder. I also do as much technical and architectural photography as I can find clients to pay me for and the promise of remote operation and control if often invaluable for those pursuits.

That said it works for me; how well I'm not sure yet. It's intuitive but the camera controls cannot be manipulated with "LiveView" feature enabled. In other words you apparently can't tweak controls to manipulate exposure or depth of field while viewing camera image output on your PC screen. This may be something I haven't learned yet as I have only had the product a few weeks and haven't had much time to spend with it.

Otherwise it seems like a solid, stable program and it does work "out-of-the-box" for my basic needs. I didn't find any problems with special settings using my D3; it was 'plug-and-play'. I haven't tried my 'old' D100 yet but did take note of other reviews and printed out their settings information in case it's needed. It's also the only game in town for Nikon. Next on my wishlist is the $700 wi-fi adapter unless I can find something better that will work...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not stable, not ready for pro use

For "professional" software, this application lacks basic repeatable configurability, an unscriptable user interface, is a resource hog, has a memory leak, and worst of all, can not be...Read complete review

For "professional" software, this application lacks basic repeatable configurability, an unscriptable user interface, is a resource hog, has a memory leak, and worst of all, can not be depended on as it crashes eventually (memory leak). Support is weak, and rather to be willing to work with a user to improve the product, Nikon tech support is more likely to suggest user/hardware error than to acknowledge their "pro" software, version 2.9 no less, is buggy, lacks enterprise (fail-safe, configurable) functionality, and for the level of program utility and reliability, extremely overpriced, especially when compared to the plethora of professional camera control options in the Canon environment.

That said, it does give you remote access to nearly all camera features, is good for acquiring single images (or bracketed), and can set up a mass storage device workflow. However, when there are freeware and shareware programs available that are considerably more reliable than Nikon's CCP2, I cannot recommend buying/supporting this product. And per Nikon, the software is not returnable for refund.

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1.0

THIS REVIEW IS NOT FOR BH. THEY ARE 10/10

By surinder gill

from seattle wa usa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

i bought this software to use it withy macbook pro 13" running el-capitan and nikon D500. very unreliable. installed all the latest updates for the software from nikon site and of course for D500. multiple instals and uninstalls proved futile. time wasted in field to use it was big money wasted and frustration. BH were kind enough to understand my frustration and kindly sent me RMI and RETURN shipping.

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4.0

Must Update

By Nittany

from Penn State

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scientific

    Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

    At first I had trouble connecting to my D750, but its worked great after I updated the firmware on the camera and got the latest version of the software.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Nikon Pro 2.0

    By Kruzer

    from Atlanta

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Colors and Controls
    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

    Cons

    • Boxed Software Outdated

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

      Quick and easy. Use it for production shooting products for website. Nikon D800e but must update software from Nikon website or won't work with D800/800e. Manage camera via computer connection. LV function is nice. Overall, software is user friendly and easy to use for someone who doesn't want to go thru camera setup in studio.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Great Software

      By dano

      from Yonkers, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Customize
      • Easy To Navigate
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Freezes or Crashes

      Best Uses

      • Professional Quality

      Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

      The Fact that you can actually change settings, and take a picture from your laptop or computer was extremely helpful

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      4.0

      camera control

      By panchito

      from san jose, ca

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Navigate
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Educational Purposes
        • Professional Quality

        Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

        works fine

        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great Software for Remotely Controlling Your Camera

        By Happy Flyfisher

        from New Smyrna Beach, FL

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Navigate
        • Remote View And Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Educational Purposes
          • Presentations

          Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

          I have been using this software when I am taking photographs with my camera mounted on a copy stand. In this situation, it is very awkward to use the eyepiece and, often, using the screen in live view is not any more convenient.

          This software allows you to use live view and see the image on your computer screen. From your keyboard, you can make exposure adjustments, etc. and, when you are ready, you can leave live view and take a photo. This photo is then transferred to your computer and you are ready for the next shot or you can take that image into Photoshop, Lightroom, Nikon's NX2, or whatever. I find it very helpful.

          While I use this software when I am using my copy stand, I can also see it would be very useful when taking photographs through a microscope or telescope ... or in any situation where the camera is mounted in some remote location. I can also see where it would be useful for presentations and in class work.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Control a Nikon

          By SAK632

          from New Jersey

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Navigate
          • Great For Macro Work

          Cons

          • Does Not Control All
          • Setup

          Best Uses

          • Macro
          • Presentations
          • Professional Quality

          Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

          At first it did not see my D7100, contacted Nikon support, had to send the trouble to IT support. Took 2 more times to get it to work. Nice application, wish it had better control over all features in the D7100. Hope next update will do that.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          1.0

          Nikon Inc Software Managment is a JOKE

          By Stevo

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Pros

          • Accurate Colors and Controls
          • Easy To Navigate

          Cons

          • Difficult To Navigate

          Best Uses

          • Educational Purposes
          • Presentations
          • Professional Quality

          Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

          Yes, this software works although the cables that Nikon supplies with it's cameras are not dependable. I would suggest Tether Tools cables. Canon supplies the same software with their cameras for FREE! Just saying, add this price to the price of your Nikon to get the comparative price to a Canon Camera. Next, although they allow you to install the software in two computers it does not mean you can install it in any two computers you want. The first two installs are fine but if you get a new computer or want to have it available on more than two machines as you can with many software packages it won't work. You have to CALL Nikon to get new software keys and that can take them DAYS!!!! This is a warning and best remember it. Nikon, read this please and know that PROS are tired of this pathetic unprofessional dark ages approach to software key management. I smell nepotism or just plain laziness. And yes, this software should be free like it is with your competition.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Does what it says it does

          By cjc2

          from Eastern PA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Navigate

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

              Works well. The only reason for not rating the fifth star is the cost.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              3.0

              Works but much room to improve

              By tintagel74

              from New York, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • It Works

              Cons

              • Expensive For What It Is

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                Bought a Nikon D810 and this was the only option to tether at the time. Required upgrade out of the box which ended up being an unintuitive, tricky procedure. Had to input my Serial Number several times before the it was fully updated and working. In this day and age it really should've been much easier. For $ this really should be a MUCH better product. In fact it should be FREE having spent $ on the camera.

                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                1.0

                Dissapointment

                By Derekh

                from Perth, Australia

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Inaccurate Controls

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                    I was extremely excited to receive the software, but this soon turned to disappointment when I tried to load it on my IMac. Would not run. I then loaded it onto my Windows 7.0 computer. The product ran but would not support my Nikon D610 as claimed in the Overview of the product. I then went onto the net to see if there was an upgrade, which there was, but when downloaded it would not accept the product code.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Productive solution

                    By Barnoli

                    from California

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Navigate

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Educational Purposes
                      • Professional Quality

                      Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                      Happy with the functionality.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      1.0

                      I can't believe they actually sell this

                      By ISDNY

                      from NY, NY

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Freezes or Crashes
                        • Not Very Powerful

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                          Beyond horrid software, barely usable. Totally unreliable.
                          Lacking basic professional tools.
                          Needs other Nikon software in order to function (not patches - you need many of those too, but I am talking about a completely different application).
                          Showcases how out of touch Nikon is with reality.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Easy to use

                          By Photo Joe

                          from Asheville, NC

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Colors and Controls
                          • Easy To Customize
                          • Easy To Navigate
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Presentations
                            • Professional Quality

                            Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                            The Camera Control Pro software makes it easy to set up and use my D300 camera. Software installation was simple and to no time at all. This software excells when viewing your subject on a high def monitor. Great for composition, checking your lighting, and looking for distracting elements. Using this software you can also make adjustments to your camera setting. the large image on a monitor is better than the viewfinder or live view.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            It's macro focusing ability is amazing

                            By RoyLB

                            from Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Convenience Plus
                            • Easy To Customize
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                I am a serious amateur and got this for my D800 and 105mm macro to take close-ups of flowers. I can change the focusing point in Live View by simply double clicking an area. I'd downloaded the latest version, 2.13, 30 day free trial from Nikon USA which installed easily although the manual left much to be desired but the program's Help info is up to date. I only use it for a few hours at a time and haven't had any problems. It does more than I thought I could and B&H's price makes it a real bargain.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                2.0

                                Buy it if needed, It should be free!

                                By GT

                                from SF, CA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Computer Camera Control

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Navigate
                                • Update After Purchase

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Quality

                                Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                Good camera control from a computer, good for studio work. It comes free with the Canon cameras, I was suprised I had to buy it for my Nikon!

                                Also, I needed to contact Nikon twice to get the latest software download to operate the D600.

                                The on-line manual is very clunky

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Great software

                                By Greatness

                                from Battle Creek, MI

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                • Easy To Navigate

                                Cons

                                • Inaccurate Controls

                                Best Uses

                                • Presentations

                                Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                Easy to use

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                I am glad I bought this product...

                                By Jim

                                from Aurora, Colorado

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Navigate

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                  Very easy to use...

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  I like It

                                  By That's a Wrap

                                  from NC

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Navigate

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                    Works well with my D7000. I will be using to take and print on the spot event pics.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Nikon D-300 Laptop Control

                                    By fotoman72

                                    from Boston Ma area

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                    • Easy To Navigate
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Comments about Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 Software:

                                      This is one of the greatest programs in my laptop! With this, I can place my camera on a tripod, attached to my laptop by the USB cable and then place the tripod/camera in the very corner of any room, right against the wall corners, and see exactly what the camera see's on the laptop screen. I can then adjust the camera's zoom and angle in order to capture the exact exposure I'm looking for. This is a real boon to architectural photography. This program is also great for taking self-portraits or for letting your subjects see what their pose looks like before the exposure.

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                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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