Nikon MC-DC1 Connector Pin Outs

The following pinouts are used in the MC-DC1 connector (connections from left to right when looking into connector):

1 2 3 4

  • Pin 1 — ?
  • Pin 2 — Shutter Release fully pressed (shorts to ground)
  • Pin 3 — Shutter Release partially pressed (shorts to ground)
  • Pin 4 — Ground


The D70s and D80 use this connector.

This information is not verified, nor it it certified by Nikon. Use at your own risk.

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