Remote Control and Tethered Shooting with your Nikon Camera

Remote Nikon Control

Remote Nikon Control

The BETA release of the RemoteDSLRcontrol application is now available for free download (June 28th, 2012).

The current release has functions for remote camera control, tethered shooting, time-lapse photography, exposure bracketing(HDR) and focus bracketing(Focus Stacking).

The support forum is available for questions and discussions about bugs, features and every thing in between.

Camera Control

  • Automatic recognition of connected Nikon DSLR.
  • Control your Nikon DSLR camera remotely from Windows via a USB cable.
  • Control your camera settings from the computer
    • Shutter speed
    • Aperture
    • Exposure Mode
    • Exposure compensation
    • Shooting mode
    • ISO sensitivity
    • Auto ISO
    • White balance
    • Metering mode
    • AF mode
    • AF area mode
    • Image quality and format
    • and more…
  • Capture the image directly from your computer.
  • Save current settings as preset for fast recalls or familiar setups.


  • Compose your shot on a big screen before you take it.

Tethered Shooting

  • Shoot from the camera or from the computer and receive the picture on the computer. ..
  • Automatically transfer all captured images to your hard disk and have them show up on your screen automatically.
  • Customizable file naming.

HDR (Exposure Bracketing)

  • Automatic capture of bracketed series of pictures for high dynamic range photography.
  • Set an arbitrary exposure range and then combine your images in external software for perfect HDR pictures.
  • Achieve a greater dynamic range than the built-in functions of your camera allows.

Focus Stacking (Focus Bracketing)

  • Capture a set of bracketed pictures with different focus distances to achieve a greater depth of field after merging/blending the images.
  • Combine your focus bracketed picture set in an external software of your choice to achieve a hyper-focus effect.

Time-lapse (Interval Shooting)

  • Arbitrary number of shots.
  • User-defined time interval between shots.
  • Start and finish shooting at predefined times.

Self Timer

  • Set your number of pictures, the start delay and between pictures delay. Press the button and you will have full control of your camera.

Picture Preview (Image Review)

  • See all your pictures up close on your computer screen instead of on the camera LCD. Make sure the sharpness is OK and make an easy decision if the shot was successful if you need another take…
  • Luminosity and RGB histograms
  • EXIF Preview
  • Zoom in and out, and pan around your picture to find weak spots.

* Available settings and functions depend on the connected camera model and the selected camera mode.

Remote DSLR Control - Main Screen (General)

Main Screen

Remote DSLR Control - Main Screen

Main Screen

The Main screen of Remote DSLR Control

Main Screen - Tasks

Remote DSLR Control - File Preferences

File Preferences

Remote DSLR Control - Self Timer

Self Timer

Remote DSLR Control - Time Lapse


Remote DSLR Control - HDR Bracketing

HDR Bracketing

Remote DSLR Control - Focus Bracketing

Focus Bracketing

This software is not thoroughly tested yet, since I don’t have personal access to all ‘supported’ cameras on all windows platforms, but in theory RemoteDSLRcontrol should support all the cameras that the Nikon SDK supports, which is:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D3X
  • Nikon D3S
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D40
  • Nikon D60
  • Nikon D80
  • Nikon D90
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon D300S
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D800, D800E
  • Nikon D5000
  • Nikon D5100
  • Nikon D7000

If your camera is on the list you’re welcomed to download the beta for a try-out and with the help of your input we can achieve a great remote control / tethering software for Nikon DSLR’s.

Platform & Prerequisites

The RemoteDSLRcontrol application supports Windows with .NET Framework 4 installed.

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