Upgrade Version - to use this upgrade version of Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0, which can be purchased at a significant savings over the full version, you will need to have a fully licensed, earlier version of Nikon Camera Control Pro installed on your computer.
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 through wired or wireless LAN using a wireless transmitter.
Advanced functions of newer cameras (e.g. D3, D700, D300, D90), such as the Viewer for preview and selection of images prior to transfer, LiveView function and PictureControl 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
Most settings of Nikon digital-SLRs, that are connected via USB cable, such as exposure mode, shutter speed and aperture can be controlled remotely from a computer, using Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0. Wired or wireless LAN is also available when using a remote transmitter.
Save Tone Compensation Curves In-camera
In newer Nikon digital SLRs, including the D2Xs, Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.0 supports the Picture Control System of the cameras. Picture Control parameters can be selected and adjusted on a computer, and customized Tone Compensation Curve data can be saved to tailor the camera's behavior to the photographer's vision and improve efficiency when using multiple cameras at the same time.
Enhanced viewer function enables thumbnail display of images stored in a computer and enables captured images to be viewed within the software. Furthermore, images in a camera buffer can be confirmed with thumbnail or preview display on a computer prior to transferring, enabling deletion of unnecessary images. This remarkably increases efficiency.
Improved Graphic User Interface
Camera Control Pro 2.0 provides a simulated camera LCD panel on the computer screen, performs the same function as the cameras display, and has been modified to be consistent with those used in the latest cameras for smoother operation.
Supports LiveView with D3, D700, D300 & D90 Cameras
Supporting the Liveview Mode (Hand-held mode and Tripod mode) of the D3, D700, D300 and D90 cameras permits adjustment of focus point and shutter release while confirming the image on a computer. In Tripod Mode, focal-plane contrast AF on a desired point within a specific area is possible.
Compatible with Nikon's Image Authentication
Image data can be transferred and stored on the computer with Camera Control Pro 2.0 without affecting the Image Authentication function of camera models equipped with this feature.
Smooth Integration with other Nikon software
Camera Control Pro 2.0 provides support for Nikon ViewNX browser and viewer software, and for Capture NX photo-finishing software.
Nikon Camera Compatibility
Camera Control Pro 2.0 is compatible with all Nikon SLR Digital Cameras including the Nikon D3, D700, D300, D2 series ( D2H, D2X, D2Hs, D2Xs,) D1-series (D1, D1H, D1X), D200, D100, D90, D80, D70 series, (D70, D70s), D50, and D40 series (D40X, D40) models.
Note on Wireless Support - D2X / D2Hs / D2Xs support wireless LAN when used with the WT-2a. (Windows Vista support is currently not available for D2 series): D200 supports wired or wireless LAN when used with the WT-3a, D3 & D300 supports wired or wireless LAN when used with Wireless Transmitter WT-4a.
Download and install went easy on my MAC. Worked fine for about 3 pictures using my D7200, then it hung. After that I could not get it to even recognize my camera, no matter what I did. As per usual Nikon software lets me down...
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..