New Gear

Check out Nikon’s new 360º ac­tion cam and pro tele­photo lens, an ul­tra-wide prime and a clever back­pack

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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.

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