WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Great Accessory! Makes sharing pictures fast and easy!
This wireless accessory works perfectly with my Samsung Galaxy S3. I take quality pictures and within second I am sharing them via MMS, Instagram, Facebook, Email, etc. Good job Nikon!
February 16, 2013
A Fun and Very Exciting Tool that has an edge in today's tech filled world!
I have used this and downloaded the ap on my Samsung Galaxy SIII and am impressed it it simple and best yet you get the quality as always from Nikon!!! It is a easy way to take self portrait or a family portrait while being able to be in the picture!!! So many possibilities!!!
February 5, 2013
This is a very useful and fun assesory I would like to see a version available for other recent Nikon cameras like the d7000. This would be appreciated by those of us who have been loyal Nikon shooters for many years to the brand
November 1, 2012
JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT IPHONE AND IPAD HAS A BRAND NEW APP THAT WORKS WITH THIS WIRELESS TRANSMITTER. HURRAH. NOW I WILL BUY THE D600
September 23, 2012
Very good product for the money
When I shoot portraits, my clients can have the pics right away, and start choosing even before I finish the shoot. These days, everyone wants instant gratification, well this is pretty fast!
I am glad it ends the connection right away after the file is transmitted, this way, I can choose when I want to use it, and when I don't, and won't forget to disconnect. I would like to use it with my iPad, but until the application is released, I can use my Android device.
There is an expensive wireless transfer device for those of you who shoot with other Nikon DSLRs, but it costs $800+, so for $59 I got a great bargain! I feel pretty lucky to have bought the only Nikon (D-3200) that is compatible with this great little gadget.
I am a professional photographer who uses more than one brand of gear. I got curious about Nikon recently, so decided to try the little D3200, added a better lens 17-70mm f/2.8 because the kit lens is worth nothing to me. This little set up I have now with the wireless mobile adapter has boosted my clientele already. Again, people want their pictures right away; I can oblige them with this. It is a money maker for me.
September 3, 2012
Great if I could use it with my D90
This would be a great addition to my d90. Please make it compatible.
May 20, 2012
Nifty little gizmo
Works like a charm on my Samsung android tablet. Glad it comes with a little tether so it does not get lost if it comes out of its case on the strap. I mainly use it for uploading photos to send people when I am on vacation, but I have tried the picture taking feature, and it also works. Well done!
June 29, 2013
Works pretty well!
When I first used the device I had problems with slow transfers / disconnections. Switching off Bluetooth on my iPhone seems to have solved this. Although it still disconnects occasionally!
Other than that it does exactly what i had hoped for. However It would be great if it could transfer video, hence only 4 stars.
February 20, 2014
simplify sharing pictures online !!!!
I am recently purchased my first SLR digital camera the Nikon D3200 being an inexperienced photographer one of the things that i have fun is sharing my pictures online this camera is a user friendly, and when i saw the ability to transfers picture to my phone instantly to my iPhone i was sold even when you have to purchased separately the wireless mobile adapter that i was actually surprise was so fast to download and plain and simple to use highly recommend
December 21, 2013
It is compatible with the iphone!
All you have to do is download the Nikon application on your iphone and it works!!!
Don't have to wait till Fall.
May 15, 2013
Works well for picture transfer but not videos
I'm using a verizon iphone 4 running IOS 6.1.2 and the app does what it was designed to do. It transfers my pictures to the phone and I have not had any of the disconnect issues that I've read about in the other reviews before I bought the transmitter. I have not been able to transfer any videos using the adapter though. I would like to see more functionality in the remote, i.e. the ability to change the settings on my camera if I needed to. So far this has been the best accessory that I have bought for my 3200! I think this transmitter works great for a novice like me but my photography friends (shoot for a living) are begging for this option for their high dollar rigs. It would also be nicer if the option was built into the camera instead of a dongle hanging out on the side.
March 7, 2013
Needs a full iPad compatible app
Great tool, very handy - however the iPad app is not fully supported and its really only an iphone app, that you can zoom in!
the point of this is to show the image on a bigger, better screen then on the camera itself, so a phone is not that!
February 10, 2013
i bought the D3200 and recieved the adapter free..i was abit skeptical but just tried on my IPhone and it worked well..dropped the signal a few times but overall not bad transfered 8 images in a short time and was able to post on Facebook right away..lets be serious here its really just a gimmicky toy thats fun. the remote worked and my phone got the pics so it does exactly what it suppose to
December 28, 2012
WU-1a won't connect
I purchased a WU-1a when I bought my D3200 months ago. Waited for the iPhone/iPad app to come. It seldom connects and when it does it disconnects after downloading 1 or 2 pictures. Anyone having good luck with this on iPhone/iPad?
December 23, 2012
Works as advertised. Fast transfer to iPhone. App needs some refinements but overall a great addition to my camera for social networking applications like Facebook and Instagram.
September 22, 2012
Works fine but limited. Window app please
Works with my D600.
Should support windows phones.
Do not see why a desktop app is not included. Tethering wirelessly to Lightroom would be excellent.
This is more of a toy than a professional piece of equipment.
I believe this could be so much more.
If you are not willing to properly develop the software for the desktop, perhaps you make it open for other developers.
November 21, 2013
The form factor works well, it's tiny and unobtrusive (although having built-in WiFi would be much preferred!). However, there are two major downsides:
1. This device is an access point only, it cannot connect to your existing network. This, IMO, is the biggest flaw in the device as I need to now choose whether I want to have Internet access or control my camera. Now I need to bring a dedicated tablet with me to use it.
2. The Android software is spotty at best. On my Nexus 4 connectivity is very poor and I can't get LiveView to work. On my Nexus 10 things are a bit better, but I've found that the Helicon Remote is much more feature rich.
As feedback for the next-gen product I would like to see my camera as a client of an existing WiFi network, not an access point, and my primary use case is to automatically push pictures to my phone so they can be geotagged and shared or backed up in the field. Remote control software is useful, but separating the backup and control functionality into different apps may help both use cases optimize their UX.
March 4, 2014
Could be better
The concept is really cool and useful. I used it on a D3200 and I was under impression that this device will give me as much control as I have when I am using the D3200, but it does not. It is interesting that the same device provides much more control when used on a D5200 but not on a D3200. To give you some examples, on D5200 you can choose the focus point from the live view on the phone but this is not possible to do so on D3200. It is possible to turn off the live view on D5200 in order to save battery for both camera and phone and keep the camera in the right operating temperature but this option is grayed out on D3200. Users have no option but to keep the live view on which results in higher battery usage and a hot camera after few minutes of using. Basically the device can act more like a professional remote shutter in D5200 and some other select DSLR models but only acts as toy on D3200. Basically the level of functionality that this device offer for D3200 is the same as it offers for Coolpix A which I found it kind of insulting to DSLR users. I do not recommend this for D3200 unless Nikon provides the same professional capabilities as it offers on D5200, D7100, and D600 for this device. To me these shortcomings are more of a software restriction that Nikon can easily address than hardware limitations for D3200.
July 5, 2013
great concept but won't stay connected!!
love the concept and i can get it to download pics to my iphone and ipad, but only a few at a time. it won't stay connected for more than a 30 seconds to a minute. bummer! i'm thinking of trading the wireless adapter in and seeing if maybe i just have a lemon
January 2, 2013
Will not work with my Samsung Infuse
I just purchased the WU-1a Mobile Adapter and found out that it will not work with my Samsung Infuse phone. The APP needs android 2.3 and above. What about us users with android 2.21? We have to go out a but new phone to use this Adapter? My phone is only a year old!
December 28, 2012
The camera has a very difficult time staying connected to my HTC Thunderbolt while downloading photos, and more importantly the videos. (i've had one successful video transfer). The camera disconnects very quickly from the phone once downloading begins. Listen to MrEd (in the Q & A) and open up the API so people may change the application to better our user experience. I dont know if this is really a problem with the application or the camera, but i hope not the latter. I would love to use the application to trigger videoing so I can use it as a flip out screen and what not. Although instant transfer of the video should be held off because of the file size and the time it takes to transfer. Im planning on using this app for ski training and I think people will follow if you guys can get this done. Instant review in certain sports is extremely helpful!
August 26, 2012
When it works it works well, however it will drop connections both on my Iphone 5s and my Ipad air. Can get very frustrating when moving a high resolution picture only to have it quit 3/4 way through.
It disconnects approx 75% of the time I try to move files.
I would only recommend if that problem gets fixed, right now I feel as if I wasted $70.
February 25, 2014
Needs iOS apps upgrade + Firmware upgrade...
I did purchase this Nikon P520 camera accessory to be able to transmit wirelessly to my iPad and iPhone. It works, periodically. It keeps dropping the wireless connection in a middle of a download. When you have few shots to transfer, that's not a big deal but when you transmit hundreds of pictures, it's very annoying !
Also, programmers, please, can you add a button called "SELECT ALL" in the iOS App when it's time to select the pictures to transmit ? Again, when you have a few... no problem there... but when you want to transmit hundreds, you have to select MANUALLY the pictures ONE bY ONE... which is completely ridiculous ! A SELECT ALL button is A MUST !
Also, why in this world we can't transfer videos over ! That ahould be also A MUST if the video feature is available in the camera itself... we SHOULD be able to transfer all we capture !
Please Nikon, update the App for features that are essentials and resolve the dropping connection between the WU-1a and the iPad-iPhone... it's not an iOS problem as I use only legitimate apps and no jailbreak stuff...
Thanks for considering this... Other than that, that would be an EXTREMELY GREAT accessory !
April 15, 2013
Not Compatible with Windows Phone
Disappointed I cannot use this feature. I own the adapter since I bought it with my camera however it is not compatible with Windows phone as far as I know. is there a plan to do this?
January 22, 2014
I should have done more research
I guess I should have done more research, I was disappointed to find out all I can do is activate the shutter. What good is taking a picture several feet away from my camera if I can't control the camera ? With the Wu-1A you can't even focus the camera. It is also really slow in transferring photos to my ipad. Really not worth the money, you are better off buying a remote shutter activation, at least with that my pictures are focused.
January 16, 2014
I've been through 2 of these adapters (thought the first one was a lemon, but having the same problem with my replacement). I was really excited about this device, as I enjoy sharing pics on my iphone, but I've found it to be defective/inefficient at best. It seems there's a problem connecting to wi-fi, my downloads are constantly dropped, even if I'm transferring one file at a time. I spent 2 days trying to get ONE image on my phone. For $70, I'd expect a more reliable product. Unfortunately, I'll be traveling back to Best Buy (again) to get my money back. Waste of time and money. Would not recommend!
January 15, 2014
Are you kidding me?
Nikon, pay attention to the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. The software does not work! It's got your name on it.
January 9, 2014
Save your money
The idea is great but the app (Wireless Mobile Adapter utility) is so unreliable that it is unbelieveable. Unless you read that Nikon has fixed the app you should NOT buy this product. Again, when it works, it is great in principal. It's just that it only works about 30% of the time and the picture downloads don't work that often.
Nikon makes GREAT camera but this whole Internet thing has kind of passed them by.
December 11, 2013
The features on this product are pretty nice. And the price is right. Unfortunately it doesn't work. Tried with a new D7100 and several different devices iPhone, iPad, Android. It connects, and within a minute drops the connection so that it rarely successfully transfers a picture. I've read similar reviews online. But was hoping that my tech savvy would get it to work. Unfortunately that isn't the case.
November 12, 2013
I can barely get the adapter to maintain a connection. I've reset it countless times and it just will not stay connected. it will intermittently connect to my iPhone Nikon WMU ap, but it will not see my laptop at all. I love my Nikon products, but this one is absolutely useless.
March 28, 2013