Nikon DSLR - getting started

 

Stop Motion Pro actively supports Nikon DSLRs including those with Live View.

(Note, they do not work with Eclipse SD)

Stop Motion Pro can control some Nikon DSLRs directly, allowing control over exposure and focus.

It is possible to capture JPEG images from compatible Nikon DSLRs.

 

Compatible Live view Nikon cameras:

DF

D3
D3s
D3X
D4
D4S
D90
D300
D300s
D600
D610
D700
D800
D800E
D5000
D5100
D5200
D7000
D7100

 

Notes:

The D3000 and D3100 cannot be used, as remote control is not enabled by Nikon.

 

A note about Live view. After a period of time (half an hour plus) of live view being on, a temperature sensor in the camera may switch, disconnecting the live view. The time depends on the camera and the environmental conditions. We recommend setting a short delay time in turning the live view off, to keep the camera as cool as possible.

 

Recommendations:

Information on lens selection can be found here.

Compatible non Live view Nikon cameras that Stop Motion Pro can control:
D2
D2H
D40
D50
D60
D70
D80
D100
D200
D700

These older Nikon cameras are not compatible with Windows 7. However some versions of Windows 7 allow you to install Windows XP for free. Follow the instructions here. This will install XP in a separate window, but still allow access to the same hard drive on your PC. You must select the Nikon from the USB menu. More information here.

Some cameras have a communications setting in the camera menus and this should be set to "Normal" or "PC Connection" not "PTP" or "PTP/Printer". Please check this setting is set correctly if you camera shows "Busy" when you try to connect it to your PC.

 

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