Connecting to Computers 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. For information on establishing wireless connections to computers, see “Connecting to Computers via Wi-Fi” (0 Connecting to Computers via Wi-Fi) in “Establishing Wireless Connections to Computers or Smart Devices”.
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.
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.
Connect the USB cable.
After turning the camera off and ensuring that a memory card is inserted, connect the supplied USB cable as shown.
Connect the camera directly to the computer; do not connect the cable via a USB hub or keyboard.
Use a Reliable Power Source
To ensure that data transfer is not interrupted, be sure the camera battery is fully charged.
Be sure the camera is off when connecting or disconnecting interface cables. Do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.
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.
If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as described below.
Under Import pictures and videos, click Change program. A program selection dialog will be displayed; select Nikon Transfer 2 and click OK.
- Double-click .
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 may display an AutoPlay prompt when the camera is connected. Tap or click the dialog and then tap or 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 or OS X) and select Nikon Transfer 2 as the application that opens when the camera is detected.
Click Start Transfer.
Pictures on the memory card will be copied to the computer.
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.
Do not turn the camera off or disconnect the USB cable while transfer is in progress.
Turn the camera off.
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable when transfer is complete.