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1 December 2017

Nikon has released SnapBridge 2.0, updating the app that connects Nikon digital cameras via Bluetooth to a smart device.

SnapBridge 2.0 represents a complete overhaul of screen design and menu structure with new functions, including instructions for connecting to a camera.

The app has also been improved with a power-saving mode, images are displayed faster and connections are more stable to ensure the smooth and reliable transfer of photos, the company said.

In addition, functions that support full-scale remote photography with a WiFi-enabled dSLR have been extended.

For more information see the news release below.

Nikon Releases Version 2.0 of the SnapBridge App That Connects a Nikon Digital Camera to a Smart Device

Easier to use, more intuitive and simpler connection

Nikon Corp. is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of SnapBridge, the app that enables users to easily and conveniently expand the rich experience of their Nikon digital camera via Bluetooth connection to a smart device.

SnapBridge Version 2.0 reflects feedback from users of earlier versions of the app and represents a complete overhaul of screen design and menu structure. It also offers new functions, including instructions for connecting to a camera, that make the app easier to use, more intuitive and enable simpler connection.

When pairing a smart device with a camera, the SnapBridge app provides clear instructions on the steps to be performed with each device, for a simpler pairing process. The convenience of the app has also been increased in a number of ways -- it is equipped with a power-saving mode, images are displayed faster and connections are more stable to ensure the smooth and reliable transfer of photos.

Lastly, functions that support full-scale remote photography with a dSLR camera have been extended. This enables users to apply and adjust main camera settings using the app. With all of these added improvements, the app has been developed with the focus on significantly improving the user experience.

Nikon will continue to enhance the app's usability and strengthen its functions in order to provide users with increasingly rich imaging experiences well into the future.

Key Advances

1. A new screen design and menu structure for improved operation

Screen design and menu structure have been significantly overhauled in a number of ways, including the adoption of progress displays, to provide visual confirmation of the status of an operation. These include when a smart device is paired with a camera or connection is changed to a WiFi connection. Direct access to help functions from the app menu is also available.

2. Instructions that make it easier to pair for the first time are displayed

The app offers different instructions for each category of camera. With explanations of the steps to be taken with both the smart device and the camera provided using text and images, even those attempting to pair devices for the first time will have an easy time of it.

Further, up to five cameras can now be registered with the smart device running the app. This makes switching between cameras much easier for those who own multiple Nikon cameras.

3. Lower power consumption, faster operations and more stable connections

The stability of smart device connections to cameras has been increased for all operations, including the automatic downloading of photos. Additionally, the speed with which images are displayed has been improved, enabling the faster display of images in the SnapBridge app -- acquired via auto download or those within the camera with manual download. The app is also equipped with a new power-saving mode that controls the amount of smart device power consumed by the app when it is not connected to a camera for an extended period of time.

SnapBridge Version 2.0 also features a location data accuracy setting that allows users to choose between lower power consumption and greater location data accuracy by selecting how often the smart device updates location data. Three options -- High (high accuracy), Medium and Low -- are available.

4. Greater flexibility with remote photography

Important dSLR camera settings can now be controlled from the SnapBridge app with remote photography. The live view display on the smart device can be used to confirm and adjust camera settings, allowing users to enjoy more full-scale shooting.

Settings that can be applied/adjusted:

  • Exposure mode (P/S/A/M)
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture value
  • Exposure compensation
  • ISO sensitivity
  • White balance

SnapBridge remote photography is only possible if the camera is equipped with WiFi. Further, SnapBridge can only be used to apply/adjust remote photography settings for dSLR cameras.

5. More thorough collaboration with Nikon's photo sharing service, Nikon Image Space

SnapBridge Version 2.0 has a dedicated tab that makes it easier than ever to use Nikon Image Space. In addition, photos taken using remote photography can now be uploaded to Nikon Image Space automatically. This means that all photos that have been downloaded to the smart device can now be automatically uploaded to Nikon Image Space.

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