NX Field

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NX Field is the first big innovation in synchronized multiple remote shooting in many years. Realizing reliable synchronized shutter release, intuitive control, fast image transfer and versatile applications, it offers expanded creative possibilities for photographers.

Please contact local NPS offices for any inquiries regarding NX Field, including system functions activation.

NX Field makes remote shooting more accessible

François-Xavier Marit

NX Field is so efficient, easy and reliable that we can utilize it for everything. Shooting remotely is no longer a gamble, and the capacity to control remote cameras with a tool as handy as a smartphone is absolutely wonderful, creating a link between the camera and the rest of the world. With NX Field, remote shooting will be more accessible for all photographers.

François-Xavier Marit
Photo Innovation Department of AFP

Click here to see how NX Field helps AFP photographers get unique, innovative images with the Z 9.

A game-changing tool for photographers

Antonin Thuillier

Finding a new point of view is important for photographers to achieve visually stunning images. NX Field helps me accomplish this by letting remote cameras work as an extension of me, multiplying the angles I can shoot from. In addition to its easy set up and control, it's insane how fast it goes — you can release the shutter when the action actually happens.

Antonin Thuillier
Photo Innovation Department of AFP

Transferring images from powerful angles in real-time

Joel Marklund

As deadlines nowadays are instant, NX Field creates new possibilities for remote photography and image delivery during big events. With NX Field, Nikon is making it easier for our agency to capture and transmit pictures from advantageous positions to our clients all over the world in real-time.

Joel Marklund
Nikon Europe Ambassador and Chief Photographer of Sweden's leading sports photo agency, Bildbyrån


Field usage example

At the 34th Ryuo Shogi (Japanese Chess) Tournament and the 46th Kisei Go Tournament, Nikon worked with The Yomiuri Shimbun to photograph the matches using NX Field. Silent shooting enabled capture of the most exciting and intense moments in the matches without disrupting the players' concentration.

Note: NX Field ver.1.1 and the Z 7 were used in this example.

RELIABLE

Reliable synchronized shutter release is now possible for multiple remote cameras.

  • Sending shutter-release signals from a master to up to 10 remote cameras through wired LAN cable — to avoid signal confusion that causes failed shutter releases in situations where many photographers use radio signals all at once — makes capturing desired images as reliable as intended.
  • The status of remote cameras can be confirmed from a master camera — to avoid unintended errors that would otherwise be discovered after the shoot is done. You can check the connection status, remaining battery, latest shutter-release time, number of frames that can be shot and image sending status.
  • Even if FTP server network errors occur during an event, remote cameras can easily recover from such problems by remotely reconnecting to the FTP server.
  • Remote cameras can be programmed to activate at a designated time to save battery power.
  • Sending shutter-release signals through a 5G mobile network is also possible, a useful option when shooting venues are not equipped with wired LAN or you can avoid radio signal confusion.
  • You can use autofocus with NX Field either from the application or from a master camera, unlike conventional remote camera shooting where fixed manual focus is the only option. Being able to use autofocus means you can skip pre-focusing procedures that used to be required for individual remote cameras, facilitating camera setup and ensuring more images will come out in sharp focus. Remote cameras' autofocus can be activated by operating the master camera's shutter-release button or AF-ON button. When shooting with a smart device, you can control remote cameras' autofocus settings while confirming live view images to adapt to subject movements that you did not anticipate in advance, expanding remote shooting potential.

INTUITIVE

Controlling remote cameras is now available easily and intuitively from a portable smart device with minimal time lag.

  • Setting up remote cameras to operate with synchronized shutter release is easy using a smart device. The portability of a tablet or smartphone makes a big difference when installing remote cameras in places such as a narrow catwalk, where working with cumbersome apparatus would be difficult.
  • You can check multiple remote cameras' settings with a smart device, simultaneously or individually. Via the intuitive interface, you can change an individual camera's settings easily. This allows you to precisely control the remote cameras so that they function with the desired exposures and correct white balance settings when ambient light changes or you have certain creative intentions.
  • You can also check up to nine remote cameras' live view images, simultaneously or individually. While checking remote camera images, you can release shutters of remote cameras from a distant location. Thanks to fast data communication, you can capture the moments you need from the angles you choose even if you are not physically attending the venue.

FAST

Transmitting your desired images via FTP is now fast from multiple remote cameras.

  • The rapid data transmission speed of the D6 and D5 is fully utilized to upload images to the FTP server directly from multiple remote cameras using wired LAN.
  • Sending images is possible during synchronized shooting of a master and remote cameras as well as while changing camera settings via smart device.
  • Unlike conventional synchronized multiple remote camera operations where you have to burst shutter releases of all the connected cameras simultaneously all the time, NX Field lets you selectively release shutters to capture images of desired moments from desired cameras. Shooting is available with a master camera only, with remote cameras only, or with both the master and remote cameras. Because you can avoid capturing unnecessary images of wrong moments from the wrong angles, this prevents uploading large volumes of undesired images to the FTP server. Alternatively, you can use Select and Send function to manually narrow down the number of images for transfer. This all helps to save transmission time and editor's time to pick the right images.

VERSATILE

Versatile applications that keep on growing.

  • Synchronized shutter release of a master camera and remote MRMC robotic cameras is available. Via the NX Field application on a smart device, you can display the MRMC robotic cameras' live view images, change the settings, and trigger shutter releases.
  • By incorporating the Z 7II/Z 6II or Z 7/Z 6 mirrorless cameras* in the system using WT-7 Wireless Transmitters, you can apply silent remote shooting, which expands NX Field's applications in situations where unobtrusiveness is crucial.
    Forward compatible with the Z 7II/Z 6II and Z 7/Z 6. Can be controlled from NX Field application only, including synchronized shutter release. NX Field application and the camera's FTP function cannot be used simultaneously.

The story behind the development of NX Field

The story behind the development of NX Field

Thanks to the strong collaborative efforts between Nikon and AFP, one of the world's premier news agencies, an innovative solution in synchronized remote shooting has been realized as NX Field.
Find out the back story of NX Field development and the possibilities it offers.

NX Field User Manual

Please refer to the following manuals for instructions on how to use NX Field.

Ver.1.5
(Compatible cameras: Z 9, Z 8, Z 7II, Z6III, Z 6II, Z 7, Z 6, D6, D5)

Title Language Size  
User's Manual English 13.4 MB Download
User's Manual Japanese 13.4 MB Download
User's Manual French 13.2 MB Download
User's Manual German 12.9 MB Download
User's Manual Italian 13 MB Download
User's Manual Russian 13.2 MB Download
User's Manual Simplified Chinese 13.2 MB Download
User's Manual Spanish 13.2 MB Download

Pairing Tool for NX Field is required to set up a Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7, or Z 6. The Tool can be downloaded from the following website.

Manual Download Agreement

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1. MANUAL

The Manual are for customers who have purchased our products. We may be unable to respond to inquiries from individuals who have not purchased our products. Please note that the manual and the contact information therein are subject to change without notice.

The Manual is protected by Japanese copyright law and international copyright laws and treaties. You must reproduce on each copy the Nikon copyright notice and any other proprietary legends that were on the original.

2. RESTRICTIONS

Except as otherwise stated in this Agreement, you may not make or distribute copies of the Manual to others or electronically transfer the Manual from one computer to another over a network. YOU MAY NOT ALTER OR REMOVE ANY COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR OTHER PROTECTIVE NOTICES CONTAINED IN THE MANUAL. YOU MAY NOT ASSIGN OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF, MODIFY, ADAPT, TRANSLATE, RENT, LEASE, LOAN, RESELL, DISTRIBUTE, NETWORK, OR CREATE OR HAVE CREATED DERIVATIVE WORKS BASED UPON THE MANUAL OR ANY PART THEREOF.

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TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE MANUAL IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND NIKON, ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS AND AGENTS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NIKON, ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS, AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OF OR THE RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE MANUAL, OR THAT THE MANUAL WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE MANUAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER NIKON, NOR ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS OR AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR, EXPENSES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM THE MANUAL, HOWEVER CAUSED, EVEN IF NIKON, ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS OR AGENTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES. THIS DISCLAIMER CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT AND NO USE OF THE MANUAL IS AUTHORIZED EXCEPT UNDER THIS DISCLAIMER.

4. GENERAL

This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Japan without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. In the event a dispute arises under or in connection with this Agreement, you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction of Japan and waive any objection that such forum is inconvenient. You further consent to service of process in any action arising from this Agreement by regular mail or other commercially reasonable means of receipted delivery. If any provision of the Agreement shall be determined invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions shall not be invalidated and shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between you and Nikon, and supersedes and replaces any other agreements relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. The failure of any party to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement, or the exercise of any option, right or remedy contained herein, shall not be construed as a waiver of any future application of such term, provision, option, right or remedy, and such term, provision, option, right or remedy shall continue and remain in full force and effect. The headings of the sections of this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall not constitute a part hereof or affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the provisions of section 3 and section 4 together with any provisions that by their express terms apply to periods after termination of this Agreement, shall survive termination of this Agreement for any reason.

Manuals for Nikon products/ 2018/02/15/ Ver.2.0.0

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NX Field Quick Setup Guide

Please refer to the following guides for NX Field setup.

Guide

Title Language Size  
NX Field Quick Setup Guide (PDF Edition) English 6.32 MB Download
NX Field Quick Setup Guide (Web Edition) English - View
NX Field Quick Setup Guide (PDF Edition) Japanese 5.08 MB Download
NX Field Quick Setup Guide (Web Edition) Japanese - View

Manual Download Agreement

These Download Terms and Conditions ("Agreement") constitute a legal agreement between you (either an individual or single entity) and Nikon Corporation or its associated company ("Nikon") setting forth the terms and conditions governing your download of the operation manual for our products (“Manual”). By clicking the "Download" button on this page in order to start downloading the Manual, you indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before beginning download.

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This license is not a sale of the Manual and you do not become the owner of the Manual through your purchase of any product, download and/or use. Nikon retain ownership of the Manual and all copies thereof and all related intellectual property rights, and reserves all rights not expressly granted to you under this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement, oral or written, between you and Nikon.

1. MANUAL

The Manual are for customers who have purchased our products. We may be unable to respond to inquiries from individuals who have not purchased our products. Please note that the manual and the contact information therein are subject to change without notice.

The Manual is protected by Japanese copyright law and international copyright laws and treaties. You must reproduce on each copy the Nikon copyright notice and any other proprietary legends that were on the original.

2. RESTRICTIONS

Except as otherwise stated in this Agreement, you may not make or distribute copies of the Manual to others or electronically transfer the Manual from one computer to another over a network. YOU MAY NOT ALTER OR REMOVE ANY COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR OTHER PROTECTIVE NOTICES CONTAINED IN THE MANUAL. YOU MAY NOT ASSIGN OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF, MODIFY, ADAPT, TRANSLATE, RENT, LEASE, LOAN, RESELL, DISTRIBUTE, NETWORK, OR CREATE OR HAVE CREATED DERIVATIVE WORKS BASED UPON THE MANUAL OR ANY PART THEREOF.

3. LIMITED WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE MANUAL IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND NIKON, ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS AND AGENTS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NIKON, ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS, AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OF OR THE RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE MANUAL, OR THAT THE MANUAL WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE MANUAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER NIKON, NOR ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS OR AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR, EXPENSES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM THE MANUAL, HOWEVER CAUSED, EVEN IF NIKON, ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS OR AGENTS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES. THIS DISCLAIMER CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT AND NO USE OF THE MANUAL IS AUTHORIZED EXCEPT UNDER THIS DISCLAIMER.

4. GENERAL

This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Japan without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. In the event a dispute arises under or in connection with this Agreement, you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction of Japan and waive any objection that such forum is inconvenient. You further consent to service of process in any action arising from this Agreement by regular mail or other commercially reasonable means of receipted delivery. If any provision of the Agreement shall be determined invalid for any reason, the remaining provisions shall not be invalidated and shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between you and Nikon, and supersedes and replaces any other agreements relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. The failure of any party to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement, or the exercise of any option, right or remedy contained herein, shall not be construed as a waiver of any future application of such term, provision, option, right or remedy, and such term, provision, option, right or remedy shall continue and remain in full force and effect. The headings of the sections of this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall not constitute a part hereof or affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the provisions of section 3 and section 4 together with any provisions that by their express terms apply to periods after termination of this Agreement, shall survive termination of this Agreement for any reason.

Manuals for Nikon products/ 2018/02/15/ Ver.2.0.0

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