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    Default Nikon Announces - UT-1

    Hidden in the loudness of the D600 launch, Nikon also announces the UT-1



    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    NIKON UT-1 OPENS NEW NETWORKING POSSIBILITIES FOR EXISTING NIKON ENTHUSIAST AND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
    The New Nikon UT-1 greatly increases image transfer efficiency for existing Nikon photographers by seamlessly connecting DSLR cameras to computers and servers

    TOKYO, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 - Nikon Corporation today announced the new UT-1 unit to enhance the ease of remote control and image transfers especially for professional on- site and studio photographers, by connecting supported Nikon DSLR cameras via wired Ethernet to computers or FTP servers. Attaching the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 to the top of the Nikon UT-1 will add wireless networking capabilities.

    The UT-1 is compatible with the Nikon D4, D800, D800E and D7000 DSLR cameras. Via an Ethernet wired network connection, still images can be automatically transferred as they are captured. Still images and movies already stored on a memory card can be transferred and saved to a computer or an FTP server. In addition, when the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 is connected to the UT-1, users can transfer images easily via a wireless network. Nikon plans to market a UT-1/Wireless Transmitter WT-5 bundle.

    Adding the WT-5 enables advanced features such as HTTP Server which allows the Nikon D800/D800E cameras to be controlled from a smartphone or tablet without any added software via their in-built web browser.

    When used in conjunction with the Camera Control Pro 2 software developed for studio and field photography (available separately), users can remotely control a wide variety of Nikon digital-SLR camera functions via a computer. Camera Control Pro 2 allows users to specify and adjust basic shooting settings such as exposure mode, shutter speed and aperture setting, as well as control advanced functions such as white balance, live view photography and the recording of movies.

    With the ability to remotely control camera operations and with images being transferred directly to a computer, photos can be verified and quality control or printing can be carried out immediately.

    Nikon strives to make photography more efficient for professional and photography enthusiasts, and the new UT-1 and the Wireless Transmitter WT-5, as well as the Nikon D4ís built-in Ethernet network functions are part of Nikonís solutions to achieve this goal.

    In line with that objective, Nikon is continuously working to increase wireless network functionality and support for all of its digital cameras, from high-end digital-SLRs to compact digital cameras, to help all Nikon users remain wirelessly connected at all times. The Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a and WU-1b can be used to easily transfer high- quality images captured with cameras such as the Nikon D3200 and Nikon D600 to a smartphone, or to control the camera remotely. Also, the Nikon S800c allows users to wirelessly connect to the Internet using an interface that is similar to those on smartphones.

    Pricing and Availability
    The pricing and availability of the Nikon UT-1 accessory will be confirmed at a later date.


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    PRIMARY FEATURES - UT-1

    1. Transfer of images via Ethernet
    Still images can be transferred as they are captured, and still images and movies already stored on a memory card can be saved to a computer or an FTP server.

    2. Wireless Network Support Via The Wireless Transmitter WT-5
    By connecting the Wireless Transmitter WT-5 (available separately) to the UT-1, the UT-1ís networking functions can be accessed via wireless networks. Nikon plans to market an UT-1/WT-5 bundle that will give users the ability to control the Nikon photography experience via Ethernet and wireless networks.

    3. Transfer of Images to FTP Server
    Still images and movies can be automatically uploaded and saved to an FTP server as they are captured. This means that a large volume of high-resolution image data captured by a Nikon Digital-SLR camera, verified and checked from a remote location by personnel not in the immediate vicinity of the camera.

    4. Remote Camera Control
    Used in conjunction with the Camera Control Pro 2 software developed for studio and field photography (available separately), users can remotely control a wide variety of Nikon digital SLR camera functions via a computer. Camera Control Pro 2 allows users to specify and adjust basic shooting settings such as exposure mode, shutter speed and aperture setting, as well as control advanced functions such as white balance, live view photography and the recording of movies.In addition, still images and movies can be saved directly to a computer as they are recorded remotely using Camera Control Pro 2.

    5. Superior Handling For Efficient Studio And Field Photography
    The UT-1 can be mounted on the camera's accessory shoe or on a tripod. When another accessory, such as a Speedlight, is mounted on the accessory shoe, the camera and UT-1 can be conveniently mounted on a tripod using the optional SK-7 bracket.

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    It looks almost as tall as the iPhone 6.

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    Nikon USA stated that the SRP of UT-1 Communications Unit Set to be US$470.00. The UT-1 Communications Unit Set with WT-5a bundle will be SRP of US$1,299.00. *Prices solely for reference only.
    D200

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruggink
    Nikon USA stated that the SRP of UT-1 Communications Unit Set to be US$470.00. The UT-1 Communications Unit Set with WT-5a bundle will be SRP of US$1,299.00. *Prices solely for reference only.
    Price is so much higher than the d3200 one, sigh.

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    D4 already supports tethered shooting via the UTP port. What's this going to add on?

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    Default Re: Nikon Announces - UT-1

    Quote Originally Posted by lenslust View Post
    D4 already supports tethered shooting via the UTP port. What's this going to add on?
    i believe that this is not for the D4, since it already has an Ethernet port

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i believe that this is not for the D4, since it already has an Ethernet port


    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post

    The UT-1 is compatible with the Nikon D4, D800, D800E and D7000 DSLR cameras.


    Well, I'm just baffled by the compatibility here then. Doesn't make much sense since D4 supports ethernet and WT-5a out of the box.

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    Have the WT-5b which is for the SG market. Works perfectly. Not sure what the UT-1 does for the D4.
    Last edited by Hacker; 16th September 2012 at 04:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenslust View Post
    Well, I'm just baffled by the compatibility here then. Doesn't make much sense since D4 supports ethernet and WT-5a out of the box.
    It gives you a total two ethernet ports, I guess... if you use the UT-1 on the D4... I am not sure, I am also guessing here.

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    It supports the D7000 but not the D600?

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    Default Re: Nikon Announces - UT-1

    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    It supports the D7000 but not the D600?
    D600 already have the WU-1b...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    D600 already have the WU-1b...
    What do you mean by that? It ships with it? I thought the specification says it doesn't work with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ageha View Post
    What do you mean by that? It ships with it? I thought the specification says it doesn't work with it.
    WU-1b is the wireless adapter for D600...
    WU-1a is the wireless adapter for D3200..

    These 2 cameras will not need any UT-1 to transmit images. And both adapters are very very cheap.

    So there is absolutely no reason why anyone would need to buy the UT-1 for D600 or D3200... that is why Nikon never bother to make it compatible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post

    WU-1b is the wireless adapter for D600...
    WU-1a is the wireless adapter for D3200..

    These 2 cameras will not need any UT-1 to transmit images. And both adapters are very very cheap.

    So there is absolutely no reason why anyone would need to buy the UT-1 for D600 or D3200... that is why Nikon never bother to make it compatible...
    Most LANs are segmented differently from wireless networks for security reasons. Maybe for some instances, using the Ethernet connection is the only way to connect. Just speculating here.

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    Default Re: Nikon Announces - UT-1

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    Most LANs are segmented differently from wireless networks for security reasons. Maybe for some instances, using the Ethernet connection is the only way to connect. Just speculating here.
    Well, those cameras are meant to be "entry level" in their own space...

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