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Nikon - WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter - Black

Share photos stored on your compatible Nikon DSLR or digital camera with this Nikon WU-1A 27081 mobile adapter that wirelessly sends photos to a paired cell phone or tablet up to 49' away. AES encryption and WPA2-PSK security help keep your data safe.
$44.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Nikon WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter
    • Carrying case

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1227 out of 1367)

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    Features


    Compatible with select Nikon cameras

    Including D3200, D3300, D5200, D7100, Df, Coolpix P530 and Coolpix P7800 models, so you can wirelessly send images to your pair cell phone (Android 2.3 or later) or tablet (Android 3.0 or later).

    802.11b/g/n wireless standard

    Offers up to a 49' range for ease of use from across the room.

    Wi-Fi shooting

    Allows you to control your DSLR camera via your mobile phone.

    AES encryption and WPA2-PSK security

    Help keep your personal information private.

    Carrying case

    Offers easy portability.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1367 reviews

    90%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Expected more from Nikon

      Posted
      Kris
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have been very disappointed with this product. First, my background. I consider myself an expert on transmitting on the Nikon. I've been doing it since 2002 even before Nikon provided a solution. I was using a battery powered UHF transmitter and receiver using the video out on the DSLR's. I then went with the Nikon's first wireless camera D2H, then WT3A on D200 and then WT4A on D300. I thought this sounded like a great option. I bought it to use on my D7100. When conditions are PERFECT, then this works great!! But I do a lot of event shooting. If you find yourself at the ballgame, or church where there are lots of people with Mobile phones, then you can forget ever getting this to work. With lots of signals from other cell phones, it's impossible to get this working even with the iPhone or iPad up close to the DSLR. Once everyone starts leaving it will start working reliably again. Even then it's not reliable enough to depend on it. It disconnects so often, I've only been able to get about 12 photos transferred before it disconnects and I have to start all over again. I will say, I did use it a lot on my recent trip to Germany. I uploaded 400+ photos to it. But remember to only load less than 20 at a time and ensure you are away from lots of cell phone signals. And realize that you can't have your phone more than a few feet away from the camera. In Summary, for $50, it's probably worth it to play with it as long as you realize the hassle this will be. On the other hand, spend the $900 and get the WT5A transmitter if you want reliability and for it to work right each and every time. I am rethinking using this with my clients. I currently give them my iPad and use the WT4A to transmit ALL of my photos as I take them. This works very well. This allows them to review the photos and Tweet immediately and post photos as the even takes place. I don't see this working with this cheap product. First my WT4A transmits as I photograph with no interaction on my part. The WU1A requires me to change how I work. With it on, I can't preview photos on the camera. The phone, must manually select the photos to download. It definitely has slowed me down using this product. I think it's a good idea, and for $50, definitely worth getting and trying it out. But do not expect this to work in a professional situation unless in a controlled environment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Way too slow on iOS

      Posted
      Pablo
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      I've tried using this three times with my Nikon D3300 and the results are always terrible. I'm not sure if it's the adapter itself or if Nikon's iOS app is that bad. I've tried their setup on my iPad Air 2, iPhone 6S Plus, and my new iPhone 7 Plus. Live view on my iPhone/iPad is slow, really slow. I understand there being a little lag between changes in the camera and changes to the display but it's more than just lag. The live view operates at an extremely slow frame rate that it's difficult to setup shots. I'm talking about 5fps, maybe 6fps at most. It's impossible to take a picture of anything fast moving. I also can't really adjust my camera's settings from the app. All I can do is select an area to focus on and take a picture. It's a lot to go through just for two things. An IR remote is going to perform better than this. I also have a hard time downloading pictures. My D3300 shoots 24.2 12-bit RAW pictures. iOS works with them, I made sure of that. But the pictures often take 3-4 minutes each to import them onto my iPhone/iPad and after that some of they might not display anything. It's a lot easier and faster to just pop the memory card out of the camera and insert it into a PC and/or the Lightning to SD card adapter (if you really want to use an iOS device). I would have returned this if I outright purchased it. Instead, the wi-fi adapter was bundled with my camera for free. It hasn't impressed me but at least I'm not having to return it for my $50 back. It's performance might be better on a higher end Nikon or the problems could be with the iOS app. I haven't tried it on Android but I don't see how it could be all that different.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for the bag of tricks

      Posted
      bassetdude
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I am a Nikon D3200 owner. I have 4 different lens packages, tripods, monopod, stands, back drops, multiple SB 710 and SB 900 flashes but this little guy stoled the show last week at a Westcott lighting class I was taking. It seems the D3200 developers kit was never released by Nikon so their are no teathering options for the camera. When I saw this little thing I thought why not. Some of the shots I take are static portraits or wild life so I used some BestBuy dollars to help with the cost. Boy did I make the smart decision. During my class the instructor had a Cannon 5D Mk II teathered to a mac book and Lightroom. I was taking the same photos with my WU-1A and they were on my iPad before his first one was showing up on his mac. All the Nikon users in the room gathered around to see how it worked. And it did! They were quite impressed and asked where I purchased it. Of course I said BestBuy (even though I was in a camera store in Westwood). If you have a D3200 this is your only option for teathering or remote live view unless Nikon parts with the SDK. So if your on the fence, don;t be. Buy it. You'll like it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Handy to Have

      Posted
      WestHizz
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Make sure your phone or tablet is compatible with this adapter. It works fine with my iPhone 5s. The adapter is very easy to use, just plug into your camera (I'm using it on a Nikon D3300), ensure your phone or tablet's wireless network settings are set to detect all available networks, turn on your app and you're in business. Your phone or tablet will automatically detect this adapter's network. There are limitations to the app and not necessarily the adapter. But if all you want to do is take photos in a "point and shoot" camera mode, this adapter does really well. It has excellent range, doesn't get affected by common electronic devices and is very useful as a remote relay with limited operation. I gave it a four star not because the adapter is poorly made, but because the corresponding Nikon app is very limited and can freeze every now and then. Also, I thought the price was a bit high for it. However, I am satisfied with it and would recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Really liked this adapter

      Posted
      FigFam
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      Nikon - WU-1A Wireless Mobile Adapter - Black I wasn't sure what to expect from this adapter. I was intrigued with the product description and it was part of the reason I purchased my camera bundle. Once I received the camera and started taking pictures I was hopeful the Nikon WU-1A would work as easily as stated. It did! I just downloaded the app to my iPhone 6 Plus and followed the instructions. I plugged it into my camera, changed the wifi in my phone settings to the Nikon WU-1A and then opened the app to start transferring photos to my phone. It worked great! The only real problem I've had with the adapter is that it only allows one phone, at a time, to connect to it and transfer photos. At least that's what my experience has been. It would be nice to have multiple phones connected so other family members could transfer photos at the same time as opposed to one at a time. Other than that this was an unexpected surprise from my purchase. I really liked this product!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Amazing Little Device

      Posted
      AutoHunterUS
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I don't normally review products that I purchase. But this product deserves one. Let's start with the size. It's tiny. Really tiny. Which is why I lost my first one and bought another. Because it's easy to lose track of, I recommend keeping it in the carrying case that attaches to the shoulder strap. The device itself is simple. Plug it in, set the camera to have WiFi on, and that's it. The app is a little different. There have been nasty reviews about the app, most of which I don't find proof of. You can get the app for free in the app store. In order to connect to the camera, you have to make sure your mobile device recognizes the WiFi, which is in a form similar to Nikon_WU_12345678. Connect to it, open the app, and you're all set. The remote connection to take pictures may be a little laggy sometimes, but it's never for long. Downloading pictures, which is what I use the device for primarily, is very quick and easy. Thanks, Nikon, for making it so much easier to upload car pics onto Instagram!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Should be cheaper price

      Posted
      Aviator87
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Got to say that I go plane spotting on the weekends and need something to help me transfer pictures into my phone or table. Have to admit that I was happy I bought this but turned out that you need to download Nikon app in order to view or download the pictures into your tablet/phone. In my opinion I thought it would be better if this would connect via Bluetooth since it would be more stable but turned out that it uses wi-fi. It becomes a hassle if you are connected to your camera and have wifi internet in which it becomes an unstable connection. The app does freezes, connected to my ipad in which then I came to notice that I have to connect wi-fi with the device but also had to put my tablet into airplane mode in order to have a stable connection. I believe that this should be a cheaper price since its a mediocre function. Do not get me wrong, it is easy to use.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      THIS IS A MUST HAVE!

      Posted
      BAH13
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I purchased my camera because of this feature! This Wireless Mobile Adapter is a MUST HAVE! If it will adapt to your camera, it is well worth the purchase! All you do is connect it and press the button! On your smart phone, you purchase the free app, and connect to the camera under WiFi settings. You do not need to be connected to WiFi to use this feature, the camera connects to the phone via WiFi! I can take photos with my Nikon D3300 and send them to friends,family, and/ or post them on social media within minutes of taking them! I absolutely recommend this product to everyone! It even comes with a nifty little carrying case that attaches to your camera strap, as well as a little string that connects it to the camera strap so as to never drop it!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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