Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter - Refurbished by U.S.A.

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About Nikon WU-1A

NIKON WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter , Wi-Fi Connectivity - Now you can easily get GREAT pictures on your smartphone

Using the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter you can now automatically send great images to your smart phone and even use your smart phone to remotely capture images from your DSLR. With an easy to use app, now when you can't wait to share that great shot you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone in a instant.

• STEP 1: Take a picture using the DSLR and the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
• STEP 2: Transfer the picture to your smartphone or tablet
• STEP 3: Share and enjoy!

Easy Sharing
Transferred images can be edited, emailed, texted, or uploaded to a blog or social networking site just like any other image on your Smartphone or tablet!

Easy Transfer
Images captured by the DDSLR, or already saved to a memory card inserted in the DSLRS, can be transferred to a Smartphone or tablet.

Wi-Fi Shooting
Let your Smartphone or tablet take control of your DSLR! Remotely activate Live View on the DSLR to see from the camera's perspective and even trigger the shutter release from your Smartphone or tablet. Perfect for group shots with you in it!

Download the Wireless APP!
Download the wireless app from the app store on your smartphone.

Compatible with:

Nikon 1 S2

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (14),Lightweight (13),Reliable (7),Durable (4)
Poor design (5),Difficult to use (3),Not functional (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (10),Everyday (9),Landscape photography (9),Macro photography (7),Home (6),Portraits (5),Studio (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (10),Semi-professional (7)

Nikon WU-1A Specifications

Smartphones: Android 2.3 or later
Tablets: Android 3.0 or later
iPhone and iPad: iOS version 6.0 or later
11b/g/n (maximum range approximately 10-15 m/33-49ft)
Mfr #
27081 B

Nikon WU-1A Reviews

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(based on 89 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


REALLY Cool tool - with pros and cons

This is a very useful tool that can be used to bridge your smartphone with your camera. You can wirelessly view pictures from your camera on your smart phone. You can wirelessly transfer picutres from your camera to your smart phone. You can even take picutres by tapping a button on your smartphone screen, with your camera across the room. The gadget, is small enough and comes with a little case that attaches to the camera strap. So, it's never to far away. The gadget itself, it also attache...

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This is a very useful tool that can be used to bridge your smartphone with your camera. You can wirelessly view pictures from your camera on your smart phone. You can wirelessly transfer picutres from your camera to your smart phone. You can even take picutres by tapping a button on your smartphone screen, with your camera across the room. The gadget, is small enough and comes with a little case that attaches to the camera strap. So, it's never to far away. The gadget itself, it also attached to the camera strap via an included tether, so you won't drop it when taking it from, or putting it back into the little case attached to the strap. The only con against it, is that it connects to your phone using Wireless signal. (not bluetooth). This means, that while your phone is attahced to the camera wirelessly, you cannot have your phone attached to an actual wireless network at the same time.


Most Liked Negative Review


Just like a new one

This device can come in handy at times. The problem with this tiny WU-A1 is that it is not reliable. You have to be lucky to plug it in,connect to your smartphone and start shooting. It takes a few times going back and forth trying to maintain the wifi connection.Lag time is also too long. When it works it isn't bad for transferring photos to your smartphone. This thing is more of a beta version rather than a device you can count on. New or Refurb, they work the same.

Reviewed by 89 customers


Awkward to Set-Up and Use for iOS, But It's a Must-Have Accessory


from New York, NY, USA

I purchased this to use with a Nikon Df and iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6. Finding the correct "WMU" app on iTunes required a phone call to Nikon customer service, and setting it up to get a solid wi-fi connection was a minor pain. Once connected, it works pretty well, but I've encountered several dropped connections while trying to transfer photos from my Df to the iOS devices. Overall, it's awkward to quickly set-up and use, and connections are sometimes unreliable. But when it's properly set-up and connected, it works fine... And you have to have it if your camera doesn't have built-in wi-fi.


Very good product


from Austin, Texas  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

As soon as I received the mobile adapter for my D7100, I first downloaded the Wireless Mobility app to my iPhone 6, then I attached the mobile adapter to my camera. I paired up the adapter to my iPhone and then started the app. Almost immediately, the pictures I have stored on the micro SD card in the camera all began to appear on the phone. It was easy to navigate thru all the pictures and selected a few to download to my iPhone. It was a piece of cake. I'm very glad I purchased this mobile adapter. Thanks, Nikon!


Trouble Connecting& Staying Connected


from Rio Rancho, NM

I wouldn't recommend this product ever. It was great at first up until I actually started to need it. The thing with this is that it is IMPOSSIBLE to stay connected long enough to download photos UNLESS you're using the "Take Pictured Using Smart Device" feature. Then it works great, and that's the only reason I didn't give it 1 star. However, when trying to download photos you've already taken onto your phone, forget about it. This utility requires many, many more updates until it is actually worth the price. I would say that a good price for this would be half of what it is, since it only does half of what it says.


Not for Windows


from Grand Rapids, MI

The product works as advertised with Android and IOS. Do note that there is no windows application that will work with this adapter. If you want to connect to a Windows phone or other Windows device, you are out of luck.




from Undisclosed

DO NOT GET THIS PRODUCT! thus is not worth the money, the connection is absolutely horrible and if you want to take a picture using your phone the camera just zooms in and out for five minutes and then takes the picture long after the right time. to sum up, EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING AND A HORRIBLE PRODUCT!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Must have accessory!


from Cartersville, GA, USA

I bought this a few days after I got my Nikon D3200 and I am extremely happy! It is very easy to use! It plugs right in to the port on the side of the camera. It's small and barely noticeable! Not near a computer? No problem! Just open the companion app, select the pictures you want to transfer, and download them directly to your smartphone! Want to take pictures without touching the camera? Easy! Just tap "take photos." You see the camera view! I love this device and recommend it to everyone!


Good, just need to know the trick


from ALABAMA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Like I have read before, you MUST put in airplane mode and then select the Nikon Adapter as your Wi-fi. Makes all the difference in the world. NO CRASHES!!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Wifi that works


from Edmonton, AB, Canada

This device is really three devices in one and does one thing you can't do with any other accessory. First off it is a remote trigger for your camera but along with that it is a remote view finder at the same time. Secondly it allows you to transfer photos to any other wireless device and the app allows you to view or transfer photos already on the camera. Last but not least it allows you to geo tag (GPS locate) your photos via your smart device. (My smart device is an Android device.) It does all these well and was simple to connect. It took longer to unfold the instructions and find the English section than to actually connect. Just one word here - check the app and see how you are connected. I thought I was connected via WPS and I was just connected without security. It is easy to remedy by adding a password to the device (remember it if you do) but if you don't anybody may be able to connect and do what they want to your pictures. Its very nice that they include a wrist strap with it as the thing is tiny and would be easy to loose. The strap allows you to tie it to your camera strap to save dropping it. Which brings me to the best part of the secondary design which is the case. It is designed to attach to the narrow part of the camera strap. You can put the case on and attach the device in a way it will stay attached and handy when you need it but out of the way when you don't. The only downside is it holds the connections cover open when installed, which for me is a very minor annoyance.




from Undisclosed

We all know Nikon's focus is on the quality of their optical products which no doubt are great or simply the best. However! I am disappointed with this WU-1a product because it simply doesn't allow download the original files from the camera at once and instead reduce its size and delete the embedded EXIF info. You have to download one by one! if you want to download the original file. Nikon should try hard to adapt the products to wireless. The competitors are doing this!


won't work


from Undisclosed

I bought a Coolpix P7800 rather than a Canon because of this device. The website indicated that it would work with the P7800 and my version of android on a Motorola Atrix. when I try to install the app from Google Play I receive a message that it is not compatible with my phone. I am not about to buy another phone for this. I feel cheated.


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CHARLES L  I see everyone talking about connecting it to your phone, Can you connect it to your computer and have it wirelessly tether as you shoot, and have the pics go directly to your computer like you would with a wired tether?
MICHAEL M  Hi Charles. Before I attempt to answer your question, my short answer is a simple, "I don't know." With that said, there are a few hurdles that I think that need to be overcome, from a software / interface standpoint. This info is straight from Nikon's website: The dedicated application runs on Android 2.3 or later (smartphones); on Android 3.0 or later (tablets). iPhone and iPad: iOS version 6.0 or later. Operating system is required to use the WU-1a.** ..Well, certainly at first glance, it appears that it is not natively supported in Windows. Nikon's website goes on to say: **Specifications and Compatibility: OS: Smartphones, Tablets: Android version 2.3 or later (smartphone), Android version 3.0 or later (tablet). iPhone and iPad: iOS version 6.0 or later. It does not appear that the WU-1a is natively supported under Windows, so that begs the question, what about someone who can run an open source Android software / operating system directly from their Windows 7 or 8 computer. Rather than trying to type all of the information, I will leave a link for others if they have the time and resources do help troubleshoot your question (I added spaces as not to hotlink this site to another. So, just copy the address and take out the spaces). Good luck to anyone who wants to give it a whirl. For the record, I am in NO way affiliated with this website not its' methods. It was found while researching a solution for your question: h t t p : / / w w w . hongkiat . c o m /blog/running-android-on-windows/
MICHAEL M  Sorry for the typos.. Guess I should have checked it for grammar and spelling prior to hitting the SUBMIT button.. hehe.
Shopper  does it work with Nikon d5000?
GEORGE C  I do not own d5000 camera.
MEL C  Does the refurb unit come with everything an original non-refurb unit does.....small plastic case and strap?? Mel
STEPHEN D H  Mine did
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