Keep your Nikon connected to your smart devices with SnapBridge.
By maintaining a constant, automatic connection between your camera and your smart device, SnapBridge gives you easy control and access of your best captured moments. Now you can sync images to your smartphone or tablet while you shoot, and share Nikon quality images in an instant. You can also control key camera functions via your phone, keep your camera on time and up-to-date, tag locations onto your photos and more. You don’t need to worry about battery life as the low-power constant connection is enabled by Bluetooth Smart Ready. More than just a clever bit of technology, SnapBridge makes your perfect moments, smart device and Nikon camera inseparable.
It has never been easier to share high-quality photos: now your Nikon images can light up your social networks in seconds. SnapBridge uses Bluetooth Smart Ready to maintain a constant, low-power connection between your Nikon camera and up to five smart devices. Photos can be automatically transferred from the camera to your phone or tablet as you shoot. Pick up your smart device and your photos will be there, ready for you to review, edit in your favourite app, or upload to your social networks. Images synced while you shoot are re-sized to 1920x1080 pixels, an ideal size for smartphones and social media. If you don’t want to automatically sync every photo, simple controls let you manually sync specific photos, transfer images at larger resolutions, and sync movies.
Pairing a smart device with your Nikon camera is a simple, one-time setup. Simply install the SnapBridge app on your smartphone or tablet, power up your camera, and select it from the in-app list of available devices. Once paired, your smart device stays connected to your camera in the background: now you can transfer shots as you shoot without needing to reconnect each time. Shots will even sync with your camera while it’s in sleep mode, and you can continue to use your smart device without interruption. Bluetooth Smart Ready ensures ultra-low battery impact: SnapBridge automatically switches to standard Bluetooth or Wi-Fi*1 only when transferring images.
Every time you land in a new location, SnapBridge automatically updates your camera with the right time and date. As soon as your phone or tablet updates itself, your camera does too. Now all your shots will be in the correct date order no matter how many time zones you cross. SnapBridge also makes it simple to geotag images so it’s easy to plot photos on a map, or get your travel images ready for sharing. Additional information can also be displayed in the images you sync from your camera to your smart device, including EXIF shooting data, credits, and comments.
See the bigger picture—literally. When SnapBridge is installed, your smart device has the power to display a live view of everything your Nikon camera sees. Compose shots on the screen of your smartphone or tablet. Remotely fire the shutter to capture the image. Depending on camera model, you can also use your smart device to operate the camera’s touch AF and zoom functions.
Automatic uploads to your own Nikon Image Space account mean you don’t need to overload your smart device with all the images you shoot. Free, unlimited storage is provided for images sized at 1920x1080 pixels. Plus you get 20 GB*2 of free storage space for images saved at larger resolutions. You can organise your images in several meaningful ways, and photos can appear in more than one place. Arrange your shots into albums for sharing. Create themed galleries. Sort photos by capture date, upload date, or the Nikon camera they were taken on.
Never miss a firmware update again, thanks to automatic notifications from SnapBridge. The app detects when updates are available for your camera, and notifies you right away. And if you want to register your new Nikon camera(s), SnapBridge offers a simple solution via your smart device. Simply sync your new camera with your smartphone or tablet and SnapBridge will automatically enter details such as camera model and serial number.
App is now available on Google Play™ (for Android™)
App is now available on the App Store® (for iOS)
*1 Only available on Wi-Fi-enabled cameras.
*2 A basic Nikon Image Space account comes with 2GB storage capacity, however, upon registration of your Nikon Camera, you get a special account with 20GB, completely free with extra features.
The camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used when SnapBridge application is installed on compatible smart devices.
Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
iOS 8 version 8.4 and later, iOS 9 version 9.1 and later
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
The firmware installed on compatible cameras may require updating before the iOS version of the SnapBridge app can be used. Please check with Nikon for the latest updates on the camera firmware.
1. Pictures with Impact
Goodbye to limitations in your pictures: Hello to a wider variety of pictures made possible with Nikon cameras. Don’t limit your storytelling potential, even when you find yourself in dark situations, distanced from your subjects, or faced by fast-moving action. Enliven your online image sharing further with pictures taken with a Nikon.
Blur-free pictures of the fun after dark or images of a decisive moment in action — both can be yours with the tools Nikon provides. With the wide range of products Nikon offers, you will be able to find a model that fits your style, whether you are a beginner or advanced enthusiast. Whichever Nikon you choose, it expands your storytelling potential and allows you to easily share pictures online with SnapBridge.
2. Simple, Automatic Transfer
A Nikon camera and compatible smart device: working together effortlessly. With SnapBridge, your Nikon camera is constantly connected to your smart device, enabling automatic picture transfer as images are captured. Just go through the simple setup steps once, and you will be ready to share your stories with the world, anytime you wish.
Imagine how easy it would be to upload camera-taken pictures on social media, if they were saved on your smart device seamlessly and automatically. SnapBridge opens a constant connection between your Nikon camera and compatible smart device, with pictures automatically transferred as you take them. This communication isn’t just one way either: it provides further convenience including automatic syncing of the camera’s time and location information to that of the smart device.
The automatic picture transfer continues unaffected even when your smartphone is stored in your bag or the camera is turned off. It operates uninterrupted by incoming and outgoing e-mail, syncing data with cloud services, or netsurfing.
Automatic picture transfer continues unaffected even after you turn off the camera or when you are netsurfing on your smartphone.
All taken images are reduced in size to 2 megapixels for transferring to your smart device, enabling easy handling with the smart device. This avoids a situation where large-sized images fill up storage capacity and consume excessive amounts of battery power.
*When transferring images manually, image size can be selected.
Take advantage of automatic picture transfer by downloading the app onto your compatible smart device now. The app connects your Nikon cameras with a compatible iPhone® and/or iPad® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The app is available free from the website (snapbridge.nikon.com), Apple App Store® and Google Play™.
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Once established, the connection between your Nikon camera and compatible smart device stays alive as long as the camera battery is installed and the two devices remain in close proximity. The good news is you don’t have to worry about excessive battery consumption in either device, thanks to Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology, the advanced technology that constantly connects the devices with minimal energy use.
Note: The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation is under license.
While the power-saving mode is turned ON, when communication between the camera and the smart device is interrupted for an extended time, the smart device reduces its battery consumption.
Pairing the camera and your compatible smartphone has become easier than ever with SnapBridge. All you need to do is to install the SnapBridge app to your smart device and register your Nikon camera with the app. That’s all. Once you have done this, a connection will be automatically established between the two devices. What’s more, this process is needed only once for each smart device, because the camera automatically detects a previously connected device on all subsequent occasions.
Up to five cameras can be registered, and you can switch between cameras easily without re-pairing.
*More than one camera cannot be connected simultaneously.
As soon as you have connected your Nikon and smart device, register for your Nikon ID to receive unlimited online storage for thumbnail pictures on NIKON IMAGE SPACE for free. This offers an option to upload the thumbnail pictures automatically from the SnapBridge app, providing further convenience. Nikon ID registration* automatically signs you up as a member of Nikon’s online cloud storage service. It also offers 20-GB free storage for original pictures and other large images. Nikon ID holders can easily check the shooting history of the pictures they’ve uploaded on NIKON IMAGE SPACE. Nikon ID registration is easy, as the model name and serial number of your camera will be already entered when you first launch the SnapBridge app. So sign up and take full advantage of SnapBridge!
* If you are a member of NIKON IMAGE SPACE, you can use the same ID and password for your Nikon ID registration.
3. Expanded Convenience
The convenience of SnapBridge doesn’t stop with the automatic picture transfer. The constant and advanced connection between the camera and a compatible smart device enables remote camera operation, automatic syncing of time and location information, and more. The menu of features will grow into the future, tapping into the rich seam of possibilities online. And it will help your image experience become ever more rewarding.
Genuine remote shooting is now available! Using your smartphone screen as a camera monitor, you can release the shutter from a distance. You can also set shooting mode, exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, sensitivity and white balance. Capturing images that faithfully reflect your creative intentions has never been easier. Settings*1 can be confirmed on the live view screen. With zoom control*2 and self-timer possible as well, all this offers endless possibilities for your shooting styles.
*1 Camera settings can be controlled for digital SLR cameras only.
*2 Zoom control is possible for COOLPIX digital compact cameras only.
You can embed credit information in your pictures as they are saved on your smartphone. It is selectable from: copyright, comments, shooting information, text or logos. This speeds up the process of sharing pictures online, ensuring you don’t have to enter information when uploading each photo.
The camera automatically synchronizes its location and time information to that of your smartphone. This feature comes in handy when traveling to different time zones, as smartphones automatically adjust to the local time.
Nikon will send notifications to the SnapBridge app when new firmware is available for the camera that your smartphone is connected to. This way, you can enjoy all the latest camera features, without missing firmware updates.