D5600 and tablet

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lou17
lou17 Forum Member • Posts: 84
D5600 and tablet

Is there an android program for tablets to control the Nikon D5600? I'm asking because I'm looking at options for people with disabilities. Thank you.

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lehill
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Re: D5600 and tablet

lou17 wrote:

Is there an android program for tablets to control the Nikon D5600? I'm asking because I'm looking at options for people with disabilities. Thank you.

Nikon's Snapbridge is an obvious candidate and is compatible with the D5600. The System Requirements make no distinction between phone or tablet. Have you given it a try?

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Razor512
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While snapbridge can work well for basic controls, if you need more advanced controls, there are 3rd party apps that can also work such as qdslr dashboard, which offers a number of automated functions such as exposure and focus bracketing without arbitrary limits.

They are also useful if doing real estate type photos where you may need to walk around a room with a speedlight while the camera is kept stationary in order to make a final evenly lit composite image.

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lou17
OP lou17 Forum Member • Posts: 84
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Do you know the name of these third-party apps? It would be very helpful if you did. Thanks.

Razor512
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There is one though it is not free.

The one annoyance is that you have to connect to the ad-hoc WiFi network that the camera connects, thus unless you have LTE, your mobile device will have no internet connectivity while connected to the camera.

Also, the D5600 has a short timeout on its WiFi hotspot that it doesn't allow you to change, thus if you leave the app for even a few seconds, the camera will turn its hotspot off.

The app regularly goes on sale, thus they likely don't expect to sell it at $8.66 as that is really a steep price for such an app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.qdd&hl=en_US&gl=US
The app needs the option to use the Bluetooth connection with the app.

The snapbridge works well with the crazy short WiFi timeout since the snapbridge app can use the Bluetooth connection to tell the camera to turn on its WiFi radio whenever it times out, but the 3rd party apps don't do that, thus you have to manually turn it on in the camera settings.

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lou17
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very interesting information. I'm looking for options for people with disabilities. Thanks for your time.

http://www.charismacommunications.ca/technology.html

Razor512
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Wanted to also add a quick demonstration of how it works.

https://i.imgur.com/IolxYtt.gifv

The camera controls are largely like what you will find on any other smartphone app, though with aspects of the UI can be a bit less intuitive.

Recorded the phone screen while the camera  was pointed at the phone, thus any visible delay is doubled.

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lou17
OP lou17 Forum Member • Posts: 84
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I tried downloading it but Google will not let me.

Razor512
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In that case you may not have a compatible android device.

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