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Nikon launches WR-10 radio-frequency camera trigger system in US

By dpreview staff on Jan 8, 2013 at 02:00 GMT

Nikon US has announced a radio-frequency camera triggering system compatible with all its current DSLRs. The WR-10 system works over a 60m range and, unlike the current infrared system, does not require a line-of-sight between the trigger and the camera. Users of mass-market Nikons (D600 and below) can use the WR-T10 transmitter to focus or fire cameras with WR-R10 receivers attached to them. Owners of pro-grade DSLRs with 10-pin connectors can use the WR-A10 adapter to connect the R10 to their camera. This combination allows the camera to act as a host that can remotely trigger up to 64 other cameras.

The system was released in Europe in November, alongside the D5200.

From D5200 press release:

New optional WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers

WR-T10 Transmitter WR-R10 Transceiver

The D5200 is also compatible with a new wireless radio frequency remote accessory, the WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers. When using these devices, the camera can be triggered remotely, making it ideal for group shots, remote applications, or to reduce shake when the camera is mounted on a tripod. This new wireless remote system operates from a radio signal rather than infrared light, dramatically increasing functionality and range. Now the camera can be triggered from up to 20 meters (66 feet) away, and a direct line of sight is not necessary.

The WR-T10 Transmitter and WR-R10 Transceiver, pictured here with the WR-A10 Adapter (on the left).

The remotes also enable the bulb function for long shutter applications, as well as functions of the camera that are affected by a half-press of the shutter, including the engagement of the AF system or starting and stopping video capture. The WR-R10 transceiver can be connected to the accessory terminal of many Nikon D-SLR cameras including the new D5200, D3200 and D600. For those cameras that feature a 10-pin terminal, the optional WR-A10 adapter can be fastened to allow use of the wireless remote controllers.

WR-A10 Adapter (Allows use of WR-R10 with high-end DSLRs with 10-pin connectors)

Pricing and Availability

The WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controller will be available at the end of January for a SRP of $94.96*, WR-R10 Wireless Remote Transceiver for an SRP of $126.96*, the WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter for a SRP of $74.96* and the WR-10 Wireless Remote Controller Set will be available for a SRP of $277.96*.

*Suggested retail price listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.


Total comments: 12
Raymond Cho
By Raymond Cho (Jan 18, 2013)

people will just pay me thinks. but some may just use the old IR remote. remember when we had the D70 in 2004 and people complained about the price of the IR remote and how a few used their TV remote? and in the film days the cable release or even the extension cords ~$75 ..... there should be after market cheapies available as well as quality after markets too. maybe the 10pin controller is so much expensive b/c the 10 pin cameras are for the pro cameras only ... and they can cough it up. only the D300 and D3/4 have them for those current models. the 10pin design is pretty swell given its discrete size. try a pocket wizard combo .....

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Mr Fartleberry
By Mr Fartleberry (Jan 9, 2013)

Five bucks of asian electronic skit marked up by your photo dealer that should be included with your $3000 dollar camera. Tell them where to shove their D800 grip too.

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By Timmbits (Jan 9, 2013)

This is nothing that a little built-in wifi and a smartphone app couldn't do!

By rockjano (Jan 8, 2013)

Great news. Sorrily my Youngnuo RF602 works great for this.

If they would be able to make RF adapters to use flashes remotely with CLS...well that would be sweet...

By Suntan (Jan 9, 2013)

What I was thinking.

$280 to do what any number of 3rd party remote triggers will do for 1/10 the price.

Not a chance Nikon.


By BHPhotog (Jan 8, 2013)

I just took a look at the Nikon USA website and it only lists the D5200 as a "compatible" camera. Somebody isn't coordinating this because it is either available for other cameras (and the web folks aren't up to speed and they should be) or the it isn't available and the PR folks released ahead of time.

By jmmgarza (Jan 8, 2013)

A nice price would be.... nice.

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By AllOtherNamesTaken (Jan 8, 2013)

Looks excellent. Lets hope it's priced a little less than some of Nikon's other accessories! Somewhere around $59 maybe?

Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Jan 8, 2013)

And then some.

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By AllOtherNamesTaken (Jan 8, 2013)

Wow - just saw the MSRPs haha. Looks like my Vello RF triggers will have to do for now - well made and they work flawlessly for $35. Not quite as compact as the Nikon's though.

By jarvis7002 (Jan 8, 2013)

Yea have a Vello wired one right now gets the job done, sad I can't be 66 feet away and trigger my camera, that price is a bit much

By bartley (Jan 8, 2013)

I've got 2 units that work to about 300', can't recall the brand right now. Most expensive one was less than $30. They're now going for about $35.

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