[X-Apps] OS X remote control drivers for Nikon Coolpix

John Pariseau simplymail at ururk.com
Fri Jul 11 11:28:13 PDT 2003

Well, the Nikon Coolpix, 995 family (and up), interfaces via two ways. 
Same port on the Nikon, but different pinouts. With USB, the connection 
is to the "Mass Storage Device", which allows you to plug it directly 
into your computer, and mount it as a disk image. With the serial 
interface (which I believe the Nikon Remote uses), the Serial Nikon 
adapter will connect to a PC or Mac serial port. This allows you to 
control the camera. There is also software for the palm platform. The 
990 family and below do not have a Mass Storage Device built in (ie, a 
card reader), so you have to use Image Capture. *I believe, but could 
be wrong* that there is some USB control through this camera. I not 
only want remote control, I want remote viewing, and immediate 
downloading. I suppose I could get an IBM Micro Drive...

> We found info about PhotoPC, but as you point out, the hassle level is 
> high, too high in our case. We have access to a Nikon remote, which 
> will has some of the features you might want. It interfaces by way of 
> USB, so I don't understand why a computer connection couldn't. Perhaps 
> you'd have to buy and hack the remote itself.

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