Currently Unavailable
Want us to email you when this item becomes available?

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Nikon WT-4A Wireless Transmitter for Nikon D700, D3 and D300 DSLR Cameras
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Nikon WT-4A Wireless Transmitter for Nikon D700, D3 and D300 DSLR Cameras

by Nikon

Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.
  • Transmission Range - Transmission range when wireless LAN is used is approx. 590 feet or 850 feet. (Varies according to transmission conditions.)
  • Power Requirements - - EN-EL3e battery (sold separately) and MH-18a charger for EN-EL3e battery or AC Adapter EH-6 (sold separately)
  • WiFi Support - Supports wireless LAN conforming to IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11a, and wired LAN conforming to IEEE 802.3u and IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 5 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000XRRDXC
  • Item model number: 25365
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description


The Nikon WT-4a Wireless Transmitter is for use with the D3 and D300. It allows WiFi remote operation (with optionalCamera Control 2 software) and image transfer (with FTP software) or wired Ethernet connection.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
4
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 7 customer reviews
Now I love life.
Charles Wade
Downloads seem to take 5 seconds or so, but I didn't time the download exactly.
Paul Derby
This was release after Leopard was on the street.
Eric Brown

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A. Foster on October 13, 2009
The use of wireless upload to on-line sites is nothing new.
By now you would have thought that Nikon would have it perfected, but as usual they are late to the game and fell a bit short with the WT-4.

For Studio work it's little more than average in performance.
Transfer rate is almost laughable when compared to what is on the market for wireless transfer.
It's very stable when in a controlled environment like a studio, but this is almost pointless when all you need to do is swap memory cards and you're ready to go rather than wait for the transfer to complete.

Then there's the never-ending battle with the interface cable that always seems to be in the way.
The cable loosens mainly because it's only a USB connection that barely snugs into it's port. Making this more secure would be a major improvement. I would even be willing to put up with the slow speed if this were a bluetooth link to the camera. (*hint* *hint* *hint*)

As was pointed out in one of the other reviews, the manual is all but useless, therefore, your best option would be to go on line and search for how to program this unit for use. (The manual is obviously a poorly translated version of the Japanese one.)

If this were married to a 4G network and made less of a beast when it comes to power (yes, one battery will last about 1 hour with light to moderate use,) And this could easily be a world beater, but alas, it's not much more than an expensive toy.

It's handy, but not even close to an improvement for your productivity. If Eye-Fi ever releases an Ad-Hoc mode for it's Wireless card, the WT-4 will go the way of the woolly mammoth.
TFC
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By N. Kiekhofer on September 5, 2008
Manual is a little confusing, but set up is really easy. Transfer works great. Make sure to buy a battery/charge, not included. Does eat batteries pretty fast and gets warm. Battery would last me 3-4 hours of shooting.

It is expensive but does work very well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Charles Wade on February 21, 2009
OK, now that it is up and running, I love it. But be warned, I am a geek and thing thing took a few years off of my life. After spending more than 12 hours trying to get it to talk to my MacBook Pro, I tried it on my wife's PC and it was running in less than 30 minutes. Downloaded the latest drivers and presto, instant wireless network. But then I went back to my mac. After a few more hours I managed to get them talking. Now I love life. But here is the biggest problem I have had. With the latest version of OS 10. (I have OS 10.5.5) the manual is useless. And you will have no better luck on Nikon's web page for support. The instructions for how to set it up differs on step 3 and never returns to the road the manual takes. You will have to blaze your own trail. So if you are running windows or an older version of Mac, you should be fine. But if you have a newer version of a Mac, you better know the ins and outs of networking or it will be painful. I am a geek and it was painful for me.

That said, once it is running, I have found it to be awesome. The time it takes to download is not as slow as I had expected. I am using a Nikon D300. You can shoot in the highest res Raw + Jpg and it will keep up unless you just fire several shots each second. I tend to shoot about one shot every second and it keeps up pretty good. So if you want to get instant file movement from your camera to to your computer, or if you want the security of knowing that there are two independent storage devices loading your images, this is the way to go.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Paul Derby on October 20, 2008
I picked up a WT-4A on Oct 17, 2008. The Firmware in my unit was 1.0. A search of the Nikon web page [...] with a search for WT-4 got me to the information to do several upgrades. I updated the WT-4 firmware to version 1.1. My Nikon D3 was already running firmware 2.0. I downloaded updates for the WT-4 Setup Utility (version 1.1.0) and Thumbnail Selector (version 1.10).

Configuring and setting up the WT-4 to work with my wireless network in "infrastructure" mode was easy. The camera functioned just fine using Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.2. Using tripod live mode I was able to make focus and exposure adjustments from the computer and take pictures easily. It takes a while to transmit the raw images to the computer, so taking rapid sequences is not possible. Downloads seem to take 5 seconds or so, but I didn't time the download exactly.

I was not able to get Thumbnail Selector to work at all with my setup. Thumbnail selector launches just fine, the connection to the D3 works just fine. But no thumbnails appear in the application even though I can look at pictures stored on the camera using the camera's functions to view stored pictures.

I wonder if this is a function of Apple's software. Aperture 2 is unable to view Nikon D3 thumbnails, either, when the camera USB setting is set up as a camera, rather than as auxiliary storage.

So if you need a way to remotely view, focus, and expose using the WT-4A as your wireless line to your camera, this is a great device. But there are still some problems with the software for other features, namely, the Thumbnail Selector application, which doesn't work with my setup.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again