Nikon has announced a new remote shooting system called NX Field, which news and sports photographers can use to link multiple Nikon cameras.
Nikon’s NX Field system is currently compatible with professional DSLRs such as the Nikon D6 and Nikon D5. However, Nikon says in the near future it will support its full-frame mirrorless cameras, such as the Nikon Z7 II, Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z9.
The cameras can be connected via wired or wireless LAN and operated via an NX Field app. Via the app, news and sports photographers can link cameras, adjust settings and automatically upload images to an ftp server.
NX Field supports remote shooting via 5G or the internet, meaning you can control your cameras from afar and position your cameras in locations that people can’t easily access.
The advantage of the Nikon NX Field software is that by connectecting multiple cameras, a ‘Master Camera’ can be used to control the others simultaneously. This means that when the ‘Master Camera’ shutter release is pressed all connected cameras will capture the exposure.
As well as the app, to use NX Field you must also download the dedicated firmware for your compatible camera.