digiCamControl Lets You Tether Your Nikon Camera to Your Windows Computer


Freeware is all the rage these days–and digiCamControl was born out of a need to find a way to tether a camera to a computer but not wanting to pay for software. As such, it is a free program available for download to anyone that wants to do tethered shooting with their Nikon DSLR. At the moment, it is an open C# based program that has been around for about a year but now has the first stable release candidate for users.

We previously saw tethering done to a tablet with a Windows interface, and we still have to recommend that you do this with an actual computer instead.

The roundup of main features is after the jump.

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  • Control you camera remotely from your computer via USB.
  • See the camera live view image on the computer display.
  • Trigger image capture via release button on camera body or remotely from your computer.
  • Handhold the camera, shoot, and have the resulting images displayed on the computer monitor.
  • Bracketing with an arbitrary shutter speed or exposure value.
  • Use the advanced interval meter to create a series of time-lapse images and generate time-lapse video.
  • Manage multiple profiles.
  • Histogram & photo metadata view.
  • Review in full screen.
  • Manage camera presets (saved camera settings).
  • Webserver function allows the remote control of application functions via a web browser, e.g. smart phone.
  • Multiple camera support, you can control multiple connected cameras at the same time, triggering photo capture in parallel, or one by one – we’re looking forward to seeing your “bullet time” photos!

Advanced Features

    • Bulb mode for D800, D4, D600, possibility to define custom shutter speed
    • Automated focus stacking
    • Motion detection

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