Nikon WU-1a

Wireless mobile adapter for select Nikon cameras

  • Nikon WU-1a


  • Nikon WU-1a

    Shown with D5200 kit, not included

  • Nikon WU-1a

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by Woody Sherman

Why wait to get pictures onto good screens where you can see them? Or get them out to friends and family standing by to see pictures of the new baby, hot off the presses? With the Nikon WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, you'll be connecting to any available Wi-Fi® network and manipulating images with your smartphone or tablet in no time. Email, text, or upload images from compatible cameras like the Nikon D3200, just like you would with pictures on your phone. Plus, you can control the camera's shutter from up to 49 feet away, and use your Android™ or iOS® device as a remote viewfinder.


  • provides wireless connectivity for compatible Nikon cameras including the Nikon D3200 and Coolpix P520
  • transfer images from the camera to compatible smart devices
  • works with standard Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n networks
  • share images by email, text and social sites with Android™ and iOS® apps/devices
    • use smartphone or tablet as remote viewer/shutter control from up to 49 feet away
    • apps now available for both Android™ and Apple iOS® devices (see More Info for details)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • WU-1a wireless mobile adapter
  • Case
  • Case cord
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty Programs sheet

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Overview: The Nikon WU-1a is a plug-in wireless mobile adapter that allows you to connect your compatible Nikon DSLR camera to your Wi-Fi-equipped smartphone, tablet, or other smart device. Through the wireless connection, you can automatically load photos and videos to your device as you take them, use your smart device to remotely take photos on the camera, or download existing pictures from the camera's memory card to your device. Once you have downloaded images to your smartphone, you can share them via email, texts, or social networking sites. The WU-1a plugs into the camera's USB/AV connection.

Compatibility: As of November 2013, the WU-1a is compatible with the following Nikon cameras: D3200, D5200, D5300, D7100, Df, Coolpix P7800, Coolpix P330, Coolpix P520, and Coolpix A.

Wi-Fi Specification: The WU-1a is compatible with a wireless LAN operating on IEEE 802.11b/g/n. The maximum range is approximately 33-49 feet.

Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility: The Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application, available free of charge from Google Play, must be installed on the smart device before it can be used with the WU-1a. The app is compatible with smartphones running Android 2.3, 3.x, or 4.x, and tablets with Android 3.0 or later. A free application is also available on iTunes for use with an iPhone and iPad running iOS versions 5.1 and 5.1.1.

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5 out of 5

Nikon WU-1A ** This is a "MUST HAVE" for Nikon owners!!!

Written By Pianobelle99, Las Cruces, NM. 88012 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Outstanding... If you want your teen to get more enjoyment out of the camera..make it easy to share photos in the social networking environment, not only that...this thing also allows your phone to becomes a remote trigger to snap from a distance..its also easy to use. Outstnding service / delivery from Crutchfield. They have been around doing this a lot longer than the internet has been in existence. Count on them to be reliable, professional and courteous.

Easy to use
Wish it was already incorporated into the camera since its already so small...suppose that will be the next upgrade to the camera model line.
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2 out of 5

Nikon WU-1A

Written By GeoHitch, Victor,MY on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Not true wireless "connection" only if you have an Apple or Android product does it work. Dissappointed in this product
Only works with Apple or Android
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3 out of 5

An ok product

Written By Erick2k21, Yonkers, NY on Monday, December 16, 2013
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I'm not impressed with the speed in which images are downloaded. I would say it is good to download two to 5 images on the go. Pictures are downloaded one at a time. I don't think I will use it as often.
Wireless connectivity
Download speed, one picture at a time
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By Shaun, Tampa, FL on Sunday, September 22, 2013
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4 out of 5

So far so good

Written By Leigh, Tampa on Saturday, August 24, 2013
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The wi-fi did not work with my iPhone 4S the first week I had it. However, there was just a recent update and it appears the bug was fixed and all is good now. Have not had it working long enough for a full review but at least it connects!
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3 out of 5

It,s Works !!

Written By Mario Oscar, Manati, Puerto Rico on Friday, August 16, 2013
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It Take time to respond, but when connected, the adapter do the job, not excellent but it,s ok for casual use. I.m agree with others reviews, it,s not for rapidly and professional use.
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1 out of 5

Not impressed...

Written By Anonymous, Denver, CO on Monday, August 12, 2013
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I used this with my Nikon D7100 and a 50 1.4g at the park to (try) to take pics of my son and I. I set up my camera on a tripod about 10 feet away and had multiple problems with it. All I can say is you better have a lot of time and low expectations. I used a Samsung note 2 with it.

When using it the wifi connection was lost multiple times before I could take the shot. When I actually got it to take a picture it lost the wifi connection maybe half of the time during the download from the camera to the phone.

What's even more frustrating about this product is that every time it lost the connection and finally re-connected I had to go back into the menu to turn the live view back on. I spent way more time trying to get it working than I did taking pictures.

It's like Nikon rushed to get the product to the market before fixing the problems it has. Definitely not for pro use. I can't even recommend this product for the casual user. By far the worst product I've ever used from Nikon.
You can download pics from your camera to your phone when your phone is right next to it.
Not a reliable wifi connection. Not really reliable at anything. Very limited features. Basically it sucks.
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5 out of 5

Nikon WU-1a

Written By Jose J, Mayaguez, PR on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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It works perfect, this what I need it when I want to take picture with my wife and there is not one around
I can use it with my Android
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5 out of 5

Anxious to Use It

Written By chip, phoenix on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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I bought the Nikon WU-1a wireless adapter to pair up with my Nikon D7100. I plan on using it in upcoming trips to Yellowstone and transfer images to an ipad. I haven't had the opportunity yet, but plan to do so this summer. I checked other websites and they were back ordered for 4 months for this item. Crutchfield had it in stock.
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