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New Open Source Camera Tethering Tool for Nikon DSLRs Released

By Anthony Thurston on May 12th 2013

There is a new free open source camera tethering tool for Nikon cameras out there, it’s called DigiCamControl and it looks to be a great alternative to Nikon’s proprietary paid tethering software. DigiCamControl lets you tether your Windows based PC to your Nikon camera and supports Live View, Remote Triggering, Direct Image Transfer, Controlling Multiple Cameras Simultaneously, and even allows you to control the camera from your smart phone or tablet.


This is not the first version of DigiCamControl, but it is the first version that supports almost all of Nikon’s DSLR cameras. This is a great alternative to Nikon’s own camera control software, Camera Control Pro 2, which runs upwards of $180. I don’t know about you, but I’d be happy to save $180 and use a free piece of software.


I usually just use Lightroom’s built in tethering when I want to tether my camera, obviously it does not have all the advanced features of DigiCamControl or Nikon’s software, but it works and does what I need it to. What camera tethering software do you other Nikon users use (if anything)?

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Stephanie

    Ew but I have a MAC. That was bittersweet.

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  2. Jon


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  3. Nando Carniel Machado

    Erm… does anyone know if there is a Mac alternative to Camera Control?

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  4. Joshee

    Great tip btw

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  5. Joshee

    Isn’t there a gadget that allow me to use the smartphone to see ttv? I like to make shots low to the ground and using a mirror just doesn’t work that well.

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  6. Erica Dal Bello Stringhini

    only for windows?

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