Here's the scoop on (reasonably) current Nikon remotes and WiFi accessories, and the cameras they do or don't work on.
Good news and bad news here: Nikon has long used the 10-pin connector on their high-end cameras, and it has remained consistent across six generations of pro gear now. The following recent cameras have Nikon 10-pin connectors: D300/D300s, D700, D800, D800E, D810, D3s, D3x, D4, and D4s. These cameras can use all the 10-pin remotes:
- ML-3 Modulite combination wired/wireless remote
- MC-30a is the basic wired remote with trigger lock
- MC36a is the multifunction wired remote that supports timed options
- MC-21a is the 10' (3m) extension cable for 10-pin
The consumer cameras are more complicated because Nikon has had two different styles of wired release for them:
- MC-DC1 was introduced with the D70s, and works with the D70s and D80 cameras
- MC-DC2 was introduced with the D90 and works with the D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D5200, D7000, D7100, D600, D610, D750, and Df DSLRs, and the Coolpix A and P7700
- The D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, and D3000 do not have wired remote options available from Nikon
Nikon has one IR remote, the simple ML-L3:
- ML-L3: Coolpix P7700, Coolpix A, Nikon 1 models, D3xxx, D5xxx, D7xxx, D6xx can all use it directly with no additions.
Nikon has two radio-based remotes, the simpler WR-10 models, and the more complex WR-1 model:
- WR-T10: Coolpix P7700, D90, D3xxx, D5xxx, D7xxx, D6xx, D750, and Df all use with the WR-R10 receiver plugged into the camera. The D300/D300s, D700, D800/D800E, D810, D2 series, D3 series, and D4 series all require an additional WR-A10 that the WR-R10 plugs into. The WR-R10 transceiver is relatively small and plugs directly into the camera's GPS port (or indirectly in the case of the cameras needing the WR-A10).
- WR-1: D90, D3xxx, D5xxx, D7xxx, D6xx, D750, and Df all use the MC-38 connecting cord; the D300/D300s, D700, D800/D800E, D810, D2 series, D3 series, D4 series all use the MC-37 connecting cord (both supplied with the controller). The controller itself occupies the hot shoe of the camera and plus indirectly into the camera's GPS or 10-pin port.
Nikon has several WiFi options, and they tend to be very specific to camera groups. The basic WU-## models are designed mostly to work with dedicated Nikon apps on iOS or Android. The WT-## models are more sophisticated systems.
- WU-1a: plugs directly into the camera's GPS port and works with the Coolpix P330, P520, A, P7800, and D3200, D5200, D7100, and Df models.
- WU-1b: plugs directly into the camera's GPS port and works with the Nikon 1 S1, J3, AW1, and V2 models, plus the D600 and D610.
- WT-4A: plugs into the following cameras via a cable: D7xxx, D300/D300s, D700, D800/D800E, D810, D3 series, D4 series.
- WT-5A: plugs directly into the D4 series. Can be used with the following cameras by combining it with a UT-1 communications unit: D7xxx, D800/D800E, and D810.
WiFi is built into the D5300 and D750 cameras.
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