Camera Control Pro 2
Latest trial version works great on windows 7
Download and picture capture in less than 2 minutes. (from Nikon/usa website Version 2.8.0) I have a D5000 that I take pictures from 10 feet above and the logistics of up and down ladders is a pain. I can control all the functions (excepting zoom) from my computer and view the picture instantly!
September 10, 2011
works together with View NX and projector
I've connected my D300 to a Notebook, activated Camera Control Pro and View NX, The Notebook is connected to a screen-projector. When a shot is taken with the D300, it immediately goes thru CC Pro and on to View NX, which is immediately displayed on a large screen by the projector. Works perfectly!
May 1, 2011
Camera Control Pro 2 allows me to connect my D700 through a standard USB cable to my laptop or desktop, make just about every adjustment on screen that I could do on camera (without rooting through all the menus that the camera requires), and take the shot. I can choose whether the camera refocuses. I can manually focus. I can change flash settings. I can change exposure modes. I can change the color temperature. I can change whether the shot will be saved in RAW, jpg, both, and all of the other related options available on the body. I can do live view and see on my screen what the camera sees. Or I can zoom for focusing. It displays how much power is left on my battery.
The software does exactly what it says it will do, and does it easily, clearly and reliably. I'd give it a 6 star rating if I could.
January 22, 2011
Works well for me
Running an iMac and a Mac Book Pro, both have Intel chips, OS 10.6.8 with very few issues. Use with a D300 & a D7000. My biggest complaint is the camera connection gets loose after repeated use and looses connection but that's a camera issue. Be careful to not knock the mini USB connection around. Could use an upgrade and it is annoying it does not work with all cameras. Still much better than software I've used with other cameras.
December 1, 2011
Many have said it doesn't recognize their camera, doesn't refresh fast etc....
I downloaded the trial in both XP and 7. Running i7, 6 gigs ram; not a single problem. For those that have issues, I would suggest a registry clean up, make sure you don't have cheap slow ram, keep your heat sinks dust free and avoid overheat (that will slow things down), clean up your startup processes, avoid unnecessary installed programs that hog processes from your CPU.
The only thing is if Canon doesn't charge for it, why should Nikon. That's a real bummer.
March 19, 2011
Works for me
i purchased this for use in my work. runs as it should under Win 7 64bit. the only negative i have about this software is that when i shot with Canon this was included with the camera models i used at no additional cost.
March 14, 2011
Same functionality as the camera itself
I use it with a D90 and it provides pretty much the same functionality that is already available on the camera but it is all controlled remotely by the computer. It does what it says it'll do. The interface is decent although not exceptional. It provides simple access and a global view to all the functions of the camera, and so in that regard is nice. The live view is as if you took the screen from the back of the camera and put it on your computer screen. The files are stored directly on the computer.
February 10, 2011
Good workhorse but lacks a few needed features.
I've been shooting tethered since the Nikon D70 days thru the D2x and now with the D3. Mostly architecture and interiors, with a good dose of furniture products in studio and on location. Found the software very slow to refresh the image and lagged when several shots were taken. (Mac PowerBook G4 w/2gig ram) Recently upgraded to MacBook Pro and am pleased with the speed, but would like a few added features. Crop tool, Grid, White Balance I dropper for batch adjustments.
All in all, a workhorse that needs an upgrade and a few tweeks.
September 30, 2010
Very good but missing something
Camera Control Pro 2 does what it says it would. You can shoot tethered. It delivers the files very fast, which is great when you shoot people in RAW format. It also stays connected and is not buggy which has been an issue I have had with most other tethering software I have considered.
The only annoying part of using Camera Control Pro 2 and let's say View NX2 for viewing the files when shooting tethered is the absence of a neutralizing tool. What you and your clients end up seeing is usually not nearly as good as it should and will.
I use Capture NX2 to process the files. It is a great software with incredible versatility.
Please Nikon give us a neutralizing tool on Camera Control 2 or on View NX2. Neutralization with the camera on large sets is useless and a pain in all other cases.
For me Camera Control Pro 2 is essential for fast reliable capture which is paramount. Adding neutralization would just be lovely.
December 21, 2012
Where is functionality????
I downloaded the trial pkg, took about an hour to download and install. Granted I have an old (d70s) camera, but I wanted to shoot tethered for an upcoming job. Hoping to tweak exposure, WB, etc from my laptop...easier to do with older eyes. Even though I Launched it within CaptureNX and ViewNx I could not see it full screen. After RTFM (help file) There is a setting with what to do after the camera captures images. I have only one option " do nothing"!!! Yet the manual states there are others available. The whole reason for me to try was to see captured images full screen. Not sure I'll purchase this after the trial period is over. Nikon should be able to do better by their long term customers. Canon provides their customers with much better product support. Mr. Nikon are you listening???
August 9, 2012
Cannon's software is free and it works!
Doesn't recognize my d800E! Come on Nikon get it together on the software end of things!!!
January 17, 2013
Not up to date
Nikon, Thank you for building the D800. It's full frame 36MP sensor with a high quality build are just what professionals are looking for. The addition of USB3 was a look into the future that was much appreciated too. Images load into Lightroom 4 faster than the Canon's I shoot with even with D800's the much larger files.
So why is it that you made this big push to get pro shooters like myself to switch over from shooting Canon's only to leave us without software that works with Macs. Every single shooter I know uses a Mac. I shoot Editorial, Advertising, and Catalog work and have never seen a PC in a studio. A lot of photographers shoot tethered so the USB 3 is a big plus and shooting using Lightroom 4 works great but live view and camera controls are an absolute must on some shoots.
I'm renting this D800 system now to try it out, so far I like the camera but since I can't use the software running OS 10.8 I'll have to hold off for now making the switch back to Nikon. I started using Canons years ago because of software issues with Nikons.
Give us the tools we need.
December 15, 2012
Worked once,, then no more.
The old version 1.x worked great on XP, but on Windows 7, the new version worked once, when I first installed it. Now it doesn't work, and even after 45 minutes on the phone with Nikon, they still don't know why. The last thing I heard was that they were going to turn it over to the engineers in Japan, and let them figure it out. That was almost a month ago. I haven't heard a word since.
This is the most disappointing thing I've purchased from Nikon. It was a total waste of money. And they wonder why they're losing market share to Canon.
September 11, 2012
Canon has been offering this type of software for years and it's FREE! Come on Nikon, you guys can do better than that
July 26, 2012
hassle to keep trying to install - oops, won't work on Lion
THEN i read lots of reviews that it has never worked on Lion. Shame. Wish that would have been posted on the main screen. Lost an hour of fiddling.
June 25, 2012
Does not work with D4 camera. I'm using Windows 7 OS. It did work with the D700.
March 29, 2012
No camera was detected. D90
Don´t buy this software!! was lokking forward to using Timealapsed.. but the trail don´t see my camera..
March 21, 2012
Not worth $10
It's very buggy, I spent hours to get it to work, and then it finally worked, but it was VERY SLOW, I would take a picture (in JPEG) and had to wait a while until it showed up on my screen, it could be my computer, but I highly doubt it, I have a very decent computer with a dedicated Graphics Card so...
So I unplugged it to take pictures the next day and I got the error that "No Camera was detected" great....and you have to mess around with so many things to get it to work, the interface was designed in the early 90's , it's so ugly and outdated.
Nikon...really? Wake up! The competitor's software is much better! I'm glad I haven't invested much on Nikon Products (although their physical products are amazing!) Nikon's softwares are a disgrace, and if you're working digital in a studio and you NEED: RELIABILITY and EFFICIENCY, this is not for you.
January 24, 2012
No support for D3100
It's absolutely unbelievable and not acceptable that a camera the caliber of a D3100 is not supported at all in CCP2.
When, Nikon, when, will us D3100 owners get some support or at least some stand alone software?
December 28, 2011
OK, when it works but support extremely lacking.
This is OK software when it works, but rarely supported or upgraded in good time, especially slow or lacking for Mac. Currently not working at all in OSX Lion.
For a 200 dollar app, this is pretty poor. Other imaging apps now have similar tethering functionality built in, albeit basic, but an alternative while this is not working.
December 1, 2011
mac version does not work
I downloaded and installed the trial version - which takes about an hour - 11/24/11. It installs, but will not start. Apparently still not compatible with current mac computers.
November 23, 2011
Can't get it to connect to my d200. EXTREMELY poor documentation.
November 8, 2011
Did not install on a new iMac
I have purchased and use every other Nikon software product. All work fine.
I bought this software and it would not install. This is on an iMac that is less than 6 months old running OC 10.6 at that time.
I went back and forth for weeks with tech support and nothing.
Finally, I told them to give me my money back.
They have yet to do so.
September 26, 2011
This product doesn't work
I was planning to buy this product, then I downloaded the soft and run as Trial.
It doens,t work. Doesn't recognize my D200.
September 8, 2011
Don't buy this program
I bought this program and it doesn't work with non of my nikon cameras. I updated the software..........and nothing. Best way to turn 180 US to garbage!!!!
August 22, 2011
Wish it worked on modern computers
I have owned this software since it's early versions, but haven't been able to use it for years because Nikon won't support modern computers. Every personal computer made today, whether Windows or Mac, has a 64-bit processor and 64-bit OS. But Nikon only supports older 32-bit OSes. On Windows 7 you can't even have more than 3 GB of memory in a 32-bit computer, making it useless for photo editing.
Come on Nikon, it's the 21st century. Update your software already!
August 6, 2011
Doesn't work with D3100 or D5100
I was planning to buy a Nikon D3100. I have used other cameras operated remotely via a computer and USB. I was impressed with this facility and looked forward to connecting my D3100 to my Mac. Unfortunately it seems that several Nikon DSLRs, including the D3100, are not enabled to use this software. Very disappointing for an otherwise excellently specified camera.
July 16, 2011
Needs an update
dont understand why nikon cant update this program to work with more of their cameras i had a nikon d3000 it didnt work so i said ok i will spend another £600 and buy a D3100 and guess what still dosent work thinking of selling the both and buying a cannon or a new tv
May 30, 2011
I wasn't expecting that Camera Control Pro 2 not to work with D3100. I have to sell the camera and buy another one. Why not canon this time?
March 19, 2011
will not work with current operating system
Have a Mac laptop (i7, 8GB ram) 7 months old. Updated Camera Control Pro 2 for my D7000 (4 months old) only to discover that Nikon only supports Mac software older than 3 years. Had to shoot off older Mac PPC laptop which will not run any of the newer imaging processing software. I understand why it takes 3rd party software developers some time to include tethering for the D7000 but why can't Nikon support the current software? Most new Macs can't even be downgraded to 10.5.1 and come with 10.6.
Also, it is not clear from the purchase site that 10.6 will not work - it takes a call to tech support.
February 28, 2011