To upload pictures to a computer, connect the camera via a wireless network or using the supplied USB cable.

Connecting via USB

If the supplied USB cable is used to connect the camera to a computer running ViewNX‑i, you can copy pictures to the computer, where they can be viewed, edited, and organized.

Installing ViewNX‑i

Download the ViewNX‑i installer from the following website and follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation (existing users should be sure to download the latest version, as earlier versions may not support the camera).

  • An Internet connection is required.

  • For system requirements and other information, see the Nikon website for your region.

Capture NX‑D

Use Nikon’s Capture NX‑D software to fine-tune photos or to change settings for NEF (RAW) pictures and save them in other formats. Capture NX‑D is available for download from:

Copying Pictures to the Computer

For detailed instructions, see the online help for ViewNX‑i.

  1. Connect the USB cable.

    After turning the camera off and ensuring that a memory card is inserted, connect the supplied USB cable as shown.

  2. Turn the camera on.

    The Nikon Transfer 2 component of ViewNX‑i will start (if a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2). If Nikon Transfer 2 does not start automatically, launch ViewNX‑i and click the “Import” icon.

  3. Click [Start Transfer].

    Pictures on the memory card will be copied to the computer.

  4. Turn the camera off.

    Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable when transfer is complete.

Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 may display an AutoPlay prompt when the camera is connected.

  • Click the dialog and then click [Nikon Transfer 2] to select Nikon Transfer 2.


If Nikon Transfer 2 does not start automatically, confirm that the camera is connected and then launch Image Capture (an application that comes with macOS) and select Nikon Transfer 2 as the application that opens when the camera is detected.

Transferring Movies

Do not attempt to transfer movies from the memory card while it is inserted in another camera. Doing so could result in the movies being deleted without being transferred.

Connecting to Computers
  • Do not turn the camera off or disconnect the USB cable while transfer is in progress.

  • Do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle. Be sure also to keep the connectors straight when disconnecting the cable.

  • Turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting interface cables.

  • To ensure that data transfer is not interrupted, be sure the camera battery is fully charged.

USB Hubs

Connect the camera directly to the computer; do not connect the cable via a USB hub or keyboard.

Wireless Networks (Wi‑Fi)

The following methods can be used to connect to a computer via Wi‑Fi. For more information, see “Network Connections” (Network Connections).

Built-in Wi‑Fi

Use the [Connect to PC] item in the camera setup menu to connect to computers either directly or via a wireless router.

Connection via a wireless router

Direct wireless connection

The WT-7 Wireless Transmitter

Connecting a WT-7 wireless transmitter enables the [Wireless transmitter (WT-7)] item in the setup menu. With Camera Control Pro 2 (available separately), the camera can be controlled and pictures saved to the computer as they are taken.

  • The WT-7 can be used to upload pictures to computers or ftp servers.

  • You can also connect via Ethernet.

  • Use the WT-7 for connections that are more reliable than those offered by the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi.