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When you’re plugging any accessory into your Nikon, the first thing you need to consider is compatibility…
01 Connector style
Most consumer-class bodies, from the D3100 to the D7100, use an MC-DC2 type socket for connecting remote controllers.
02 No connector?
Some older bodies, including the D40, D50, D60, D70 and D3000, had no socket at all for connecting a remote controller. The D70s and D80 featured the now-obsolete MC-DC1 socket.
03 10-pin cameras
Pro bodies, including everything from the D1 to the D4s plus the D200, D300, D700 and D800, have a round 10-pin connector instead of the rectangular MC-DC1 or MC-DC2 sockets.
04 GPS bonus
If you fit a Nikon GP-1 or GP-1A GPS module to a compatible D-SLR, you can use an MC-DC2-style remote controller via the GPS unit’s input socket, even on bodies with a round 10-pin connector.
05 One for all
Some remote controllers come with a variety of cables, enabling them to be used with cameras that have different types of MC-DC1, MC-DC2 and 10-pin sockets.