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Simple Wireless Sharing with the Z 5

Sharing your photos and videos with the Nikon Z 5 is quick and easy. All you need is your camera, compatible smartphone or tablet and the free Nikon SnapBridge app which can be found on the Apple App store and Google Play store. Just download the app onto your iPhone® or iPad® or smart device running on the Android™ operating system and follow the prompts to pair the camera via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi®.

Once you pair the Z 5 and your smartphone or tablet, you can download photos and videos to your device for speedy sharing to your favorite social media sites or by text or email. The SnapBridge app even lets you control your camera remotely so you can take photos or start and stop video capture.

When downloading images, you are prompted to choose whether you want to download a smaller recommended file or the full sized image.

Check out Nikon’s image sharing site, Nikon Image Space. You get 20 Gigs of storage free when you sign up for a Nikon ID and register your Nikon camera. Go to for more details and to sign up.

Download to Computer Too

You can download photos and videos to your Mac or Windows-PC with the free Nikon Wireless Utility software. You even have the choice of connecting directly to your computer or to your home network. Your camera’s user’s manual provides step-by-step instructions on setting it up.

Wired Connectivity & Other Options

In addition to these wireless options, you can also use the included USB cable to download a few files to your computer or purchase an inexpensive third-party card reader to download files. Using a card reader is helpful when you are working with large video files, RAW NEF image files or hundreds of files that you want to download at one time. There are card readers made for connecting to computers and others that connect to your smartphone or tablet. This is, by far, the quickest and easiest way to get the files out of the camera and onto your device.

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