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What works and doesn’t work

December 10th, 2008 · 230 Comments

This is a summary of what Nikon DSLR models have been seen working, or not working, with the script.

DIYPhotobits Camera Control 2.1 – Greens (updated with feedback upto 5.2)
XP Vista / Win7
D300 Yes
D40 Yes Yes (vista home, raw works)Yes (vista, raw ok)
D80 Yes No
D50 No
D200 / Fuji S5 Almost
PartialYes, Win7, jpg only
D60 Yes Yes
D70 / 70s – yes Yes Yes (win7 32bit) but no mode changeYes (vista)

Yes (vista, jpg only)

D90 – yes /w issues Yes
D3 – yes
D2x – yes
D100 — nobody has this working yet, I think (not sure) it may be impossible due to it not fully supporting ptpD1 – No
D5000 Yes
D3000 YesYes
D80 – yes with 1.01 firmware, no with 1.11 firmware No (64bit Win7)
D300s – yes
D700  yes Yes (64bit Win7)Yes Win7 jpg only
D3100  Yes
D3200  Yes
D3000 Yes
D800/D800E  No
D7000 Yes
D5100 Yes

As you can see it is quite a mixed bag – I’d love to hear more input on what works and doesn’t work.

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230 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Roberto // Nov 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Will it support nikon d600?

  • 2 Dario Imagen // Dec 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Hello … I tried the script Camera Control 5.2 with the Nikon D3100 and it works perfect … just a warning when opening the script … greetings

  • 3 Camilo Parra // Dec 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Working perfectly with a Nikon D3100 on Windows 7 64bits… thanks a lot for your job! 🙂

  • 4 cata // Dec 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Brilliant on win 7 64bit version and Nikon D3100.

  • 5 Nonx // Jan 9, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Nice posts. Like to test this software tonight. Hope all is well with my D3100

  • 6 Rob // Jan 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    How about my D7000?

  • 7 Javier // Jan 23, 2013 at 12:05 am

    This also works with the d3100? I really want to find a software for my business.

  • 8 Ed // Jan 24, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Working perfectly with a Nikon D3200 on Windows 7 64bits… thanks a lot !!

  • 9 Sam // Feb 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I’d suggest that the order of the comments be from the MOST RECENT to the oldest…

    There are (as of now) 208 comments with the ‘oldest’ from Dec 12, 2008 and the most recent from Jan 24th, 2013. This is a LOOONG time span in the age of technology…



    P.S. the software works well with my Nikon D3100 Win 7, 32 bits as well as Win XP [SP3])…

  • 10 Andreas // Apr 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    It works fine with Nikon D3100 and WIN XP.

  • 11 Doug // Apr 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Many thanks for this software. Works fine with a Nikon D3100 and Windows 8 (64bit)

  • 12 Tanner // Apr 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Does yor softeware epwork wih the nikonvb d600

  • 13 Mark // May 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Works well on win7 with D5100 for both JPG and RAW

  • 14 g // May 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    D3100 working with Windows XP

    It requires to mark the “Force external viewer” checkbox but it shoots perfectly form the PC and loads the file in the computer.


  • 15 Richard // Jun 29, 2013 at 5:59 am

    D2X doesn’t seem to work properly – camera is recognised and the shutter can be released but the SW hangs immediately and no image is uploaded. The program then has to be stopped with Task Manager.

    (Win7 Ultimate 64, Core i7, 16GB RAM)

  • 16 Isaac Everette // Sep 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I have Nikon D80 and Windows 8; it works fine.

  • 17 Norm // Jan 10, 2014 at 5:38 am

    5.1(5.2) worked great with my D40X. I have graduated to a D7100. No picture displayed and no transfer of picture to folder on computer. Camera mode also not working. Anybody have it work for their D7100? Huge Northern Lights display tonight and tomorrow night. Would like to use DIY for that.

  • 18 bjorn // Feb 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I connected a D3000 on XP SP3 and shutter release works in both JPG/RAW. All other features (ISO settings/result in a script error message. It would have been nice though if I could block the mirror in its upright position for long series of similar takes (can be done via the camera menu)

  • 19 Ross // Mar 8, 2014 at 11:52 pm


    DIY photobits tether works with my D80, but with D7100 I get error code 0 (i.e. zero), line 207 character 3 saying it can’t find a specified path. I have just installed v5.2 (although the header page when it runs says v5.1).


  • 20 katia // Aug 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    works with D3000 on xp But the Bulb mode can’t work -___-

  • 21 Carlos // Aug 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Works great with D7000, but doesn´t with D7100. My OS is Windows 7

  • 22 Mike // Oct 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I want to set up a sky monitoring camera. Discovered DIY photobits by accident and saw it should work on my camera. Downloaded program connected my Nikon D50 and it worked first time. I’m running on XP.
    I can live with 30 secs exp but longer would be nice too.
    Thanks so much. Just need a long USB cable now.

  • 23 chuck // Sep 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I have been using DIY photobits for a long time , but my XP computer broke and I want to install DIY on the new one. I have not had any problems except it would shut down in the middle of a job, but when restarted it would work fine. I use a D300 and take product pictures for a wholesale florist web-site.

  • 24 chuck // Sep 28, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    works great

  • 25 robert // Jan 3, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Does this software work on the D800 and windows 10?

  • 26 Jan // Apr 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Works with Nikon D3000 and Win 10!

  • 27 raymond // May 27, 2016 at 8:26 am

    That’s great Jan, hope it helps you. I actually haven’t used that script in a year or more, but I do have Win 10 myself now so I should try it! It’s embarrassingly basic and old fashioned, but if it helps anyone then great !

  • 28 Angie // Aug 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Does it work on a Nikon D3300 ?

  • 29 Jonathan // Oct 13, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Works with Nikon D3300 and Win10, as far as I have tested anyway

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