Nikon also announced today something a little more esoteric.
Aimed at the sports and press photographer using multiple cameras at an event, and needing to synchronise their control.
Nikon NX Field should be a useful addition to the companies workflow and appeal. All be it to a small number of photographers in the scheme of things.
Compatible with limited ‘F’ mount camera models, it seems a strange launch point to me in the Nikon plan. But then again, there are ‘lot’s F’ mount bodies such as the D5 used heavily in sports photography still. So maybe from that perspective it makes more sense? Although ‘Z’ mount support is planned.
I hope this has been properly thought through and road tested. You can only try to convince people once under these unique situations in my experience.
But if it has, applaud Nikon for it’s overall workflow perspective.
Another product that sounds as if it is set for the Olympics if they take place?
Here are the official details:
NIKON ANNOUNCES NX FIELD –
A NEW REMOTE SHOOTING SYSTEM FOR PROFESSIONALS
London, United Kingdom, June 2nd 2021 – Nikon is pleased to announce NX Field, a new remote shooting system scheduled to be released on June 17, 2021. NX Field will support those on the front line of news and sports photography, allowing users to link multiple Nikon digital SLR cameras, operate and adjust settings, and automatically upload images captured with the cameras to an FTP*1 server.
NX Field will be released by NPS (Nikon Professional Services), the organisation through which Nikon offers support and services to professional photographers throughout the world. The system is compatible with the Nikon D6 and Nikon D5 digital SLR cameras, and support for mirrorless cameras such as the Nikon Z 9, Z 7II, and Z 6II is planned for the future.
By connecting multiple compatible Nikon digital SLR cameras, the system enables the ‘master’ camera to simultaneously control the shutter release on the remote cameras. Cameras can be connected via a wired LAN cable or wireless LAN*2.
After downloading the NX Field app, the shutter release on remote cameras can be controlled from smartphone or tablet devices. The app can be used to easily perform a number of tasks remotely, including checking the Live View through the lens, changing camera settings, and checking and uploading images captured with the cameras.
NX Field supports remote shooting via 5G*3 or the internet, meaning it can be used on the move. It could, for example, enable the operation of cameras positioned in Tokyo from outside Japan.
Meanwhile, by enabling the remote cameras to be positioned in places that people cannot easily access, such as at the finish line of a race or near a stadium ceiling, NX Field supports the capture of decisive and split-second moments from previously challenging perspectives and angles.
What’s more, the system enables the immediate and automatic upload of images captured with the master and remote cameras to an FTP server.
Nikon will continually update NX Field and support professional photographers active on the front line of news and sport reportage.