Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 software remotely controls most functions of Nikon digital SLRs from a computer that is connected via USB cable or though wired or wireless LAN using a wireless transmitter. Advanced functions of the D3 and D300 cameras such as the Viewer for preview and selection of images prior to transfer, LiveView function and Picture Control System are also supported, along with the workflow of Nikon's exclusive photofinishing software Capture NX (optional) and the browser and viewer software View NX.
Take Control of Your Photography - Remotely
Using the USB or FireWire cable that are included with your camera, or the optional Wi-Fi adapters for select models, Nikon Camera Control Pro enables you to capture unique images no matter what the subject.
Live previews direct from the camera are supported on the D3, D700, D300, and D90 when this feature is enabled. See what you are about to shoot! When the focus area displayed in the Camera Control Pro 2 live view window is double-clicked when autofocusing in live view mode, the camera will now focus automatically. Autofocusing is not supported with the following cameras when hand-held is selected for Live view mode: D3-series, D700, and D300-series.
Improved Graphic User Interface
Camera Control Pro 2.0 provides a simulated camera LCD panel on the computer screen which performs the same function as the cameras display. It has been modified to be consistent with those used in the latest cameras for smoother operation.
Picture Control Utility
In certain Nikon digital SLRs such as the D3, D700, D300 and D90, customized image adjustment -- including tone compensation curve data -- can be saved to tailor the camera's behavior to the photographer's vision, improving efficiency when using multiple cameras at the same time.
Compatible with Wi-Fi Operation
In addition to supporting USB cable connections, Camera Control Pro offers compatibility with the optional wireless transmitter models WT-2a, WT-3a and WT-4A. When attached to a digital SLR, the WT-2a, WT-3a and WT-4A enable remote shooting and setting via a wireless LAN over Wi-Fi.
Compatible with Nikon's Image Authentication
Image data can be transferred and stored without affecting the authentication function.
Nikon Camera Compatibility
Camera Control Pro 2.0 is compatible with the following Nikon DSLRs only: D4S, D4, D3X, D3S, D3, D300, D300S, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D60, D600, D610, D700, D7100, D7000, D800, D800E, D90 and Df.
The Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Quality oriented among others.
Most Liked Positive Review
Six Months and Still Waiting
CC Pro 2 is very capable and useful in the studio. Unfortunately, if you have a new Mac you cannot use it. I fear that by the time they make it compatible with Lion, it will be incompatible with the next OS upgrade. I gave it stars for the features and functionality, but it is useless if it will not run on computers that have been out for over half a year.
Most Liked Negative Review
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 workhors...View full Review
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.
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This software worked well on our D700. When we upgraded to the D810, we are having nothing but problems with the USB 3 connectivity and Live View (Windows 7 64bit). The CCP2 software will stop responding after shooting in Live View, or the app will lose focus (not the camera) and you can't click back on it to continue making adjustments and shoot the next image. We are saving our images directly to a network share. Perhaps I will try again later and write to the local C: drive to see if that helps with the issue. Thus far, the only way I have been able to regain control of CCP2 is to unplug and reseat the USB cable or power cycle the camera. I am havintg to do that about every 2 or 3 shots, and it is getting really annoying ;-( Admittedly, even with our old D700 (USB 2) we would have intermittent issues when making menu changes, etc. from the drop down menus in CCP2. It would sometimes take several seconds for the app to respond and apply the selection. We never had the USB issue mentioned above with the D700 when wsaving direct to the network.
I find this very usefull in wildlife photography where my presence would be disturbing to the animals. Provides a stand off distance and camera control I didn't previously have.
I have been using this software for over a year and a half. It does a great job with being able to take pictures through my computer with my D800 tethered. I initially had some troubles getting my computer and camera to sync up but persisted (and bought another USB cable) and it works perfectly now. I had it running on a Windows 7 computer and now have it fully functional on a Windows 8.1 system. Other than the original issue with getting the software and the camera talking, it works like a charm and I have had no problems. There are some people who are complaining about having to pay for this software, well it does a lot and I understand that Nikon has to charge for it to be able to maintain and support it. After spending what I did for the D800 I really have no problems spending this for the software. Spend some time with it and you will learn a few tricks and find it to be as useful as I do. I use it at least twice a month and have gone through spells where I use it almost daily. If you need any support then just post a question on the support forum off the product page and either I or one of the other great Nikon users will be happy to respond to your question in a day or two. It would be nice to have it run full screen, but that is definitely not a deal breaker with this software. All I have to do is zoom in and move around on the image to view what it looks like. I have used it for stacking and the focus feature works great to accomplish this with nice small and consistent steps.
Camera Control Pro was a great product. One of the best features was the viewer. You could display a picture, on your laptop or an external monitor right after you took it. I just purchased Camera Control Pro 2, only to find out the great people at Nikon have removed this feature making the software much LESS useful. I just don't understand!!!!
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.
Camera Control pro 2 is a great program because it supports tethered shooting with Nikon cameras and is even updated to work with the new D600. It also works great with windows 7 (64 bit). I have read that Mac users are upset that it does not work with new Mac OS update. I can shoot and view large RAW files ( 24 MP 14 bit uncompressed) almost instantly. Provides all histograms and allows the user to enlarge any part of the photo for closer examination. Thank you NIKON.
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.
Does not work with D4 camera. I'm using Windows 7 OS. It did work with the D700.
Don't buy this software!! was lokking forward to using Timealapsed.. but the trail don't see my camera..
It has all the essential settings you have in the camera menu. I had absolutely no problems with the software, the speed is great on a decent computer with a decent camera (even on x64 win 7). I have found no bugs (oh, except one, on a tab is writen "moive" instead of "movie" :) ). I had used CCP with a d90 and now with d7000. I love the live view option, lets you focus anywhere and is perfect for viewing the colors and the final look of the photo directly on the monitor. I also love how the new features of the d7000 were added especially "timelapse photography", a very usefull feature. With a decent computer, a decent camera and a lot of creativity this software is very helpfull.