Built in Wi-Fi enables you to seamlessly transfer images to a compatible smartphone or tablet from your Wi-Fi enabled camera.
In turn, you can then easily share your images via email, text or by uploading them to an image sharing site through your phone. What's great about the Nikon cameras that feature Wi-Fi connectivity is that there's no need for a Wi-Fi hotspot to be able to connect.
How to use the built-in Wi-Fi on your Nikon camera
We'll use the Nikon D5300
as an example camera to take you through how the Wi-Fi function can be used.
To start with you'll need to download the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility app, which is free for all compatible phones and tablets.
You'll need to insert a media card into the camera before all the Wi-Fi facilities become available.
You'll need to enable the camera's built-in Wi-Fi by pressing the menu button on the camera, head to Wi-Fi in the set up menu and select it. Then, find and highlight the Network connection option, select Enable and press OK.
To enable you to connect the camera to the smart device, you'll need to display the Wi-Fi network or SSID. To do this, select Network settings, then View SSID. Then, you need to access your smart device's Wi-Fi settings and choose the camera's SSID or Wi-Fi network displayed there. You can then activate the Wireless Mobile Utility app on the smart device, and that's all there is to it!
When you want to terminate the connection, you can go back to Wi-Fi in the camera's menu and select Network connection, then hit disable. Alternatively, the connection will automatically be terminated when you turn the camera off.
This process is pretty much the same for all Nikon cameras that are Wi-Fi enabled.