Check out Nikon’s new 360º action cam and pro telephoto lens, an ultra-wide prime and a clever backpack
As there is no screen on the camera, all settings and advanced adjustments are made through the app on your iOS or Android device. The app needs refining, but this early version does show potential. It uses Nikon’s SnapBridge technology, which means that your camera and phone are always connected and ready to go. At least in theory. SnapBridge for Android works well and once set up there are relatively few glitches, but unfortunately security procedures for iOS prevent it from being so slick on iPhones. SnapBridge does enable some nifty features, though, including auto download to your mobile device and uploads to Nikon’s Image Space.
Initial connection requires Bluetooth or NFC, before switching over to Wi-Fi for a faster link that enables Live View streaming. Once this is established, you should be able to automatically connect to the camera each time the app starts, although iPhone users have to select the 360 Wi-Fi connection each time.
Nikon has also produced a desktop utility, which is streamlined and does an amazing job at editing and uploading, with an easy to use interface and workflow.