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March 5th, 2010 · 69 Comments

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  • 1 Edu // Mar 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Ten minutes ago I was about to start translating 5.0 version to Spanish and then, you post a newer one…
    Anyway, I will translate 5.2…


  • 2 raymond // Mar 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    My release schedule is not very… scheduled. :-) Though I’m happy you can edit the script for your own use please respect my copyright and do not distribute any modified version; thanks.

  • 3 Andy Frame // Mar 5, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Nikon d200, Win 7, Lightroom 2.6, shooting RAW+jpg

    Downloaded 5.1 beta and have complete camera control from computer but only downloads the jpg, not the RAW.

    Downloaded 5.2 and only get complete camera control from computer, does not download any file whatsoever…


  • 4 Andy Frame // Mar 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    ok… got it download file, but only the jpg. still o raw…


  • 5 Andy Frame // Mar 5, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    last one… sorry…

    Camera control only affects mode, aperature, iso, and WB. no control over shutter or exp comp.

    Time lapse works fine.

    update me on the RAW situation when you get a chance.

    Thanks.. you’re doing an awesome job. hopefully the feedback helps.

  • 6 Don Smith // Mar 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    5.2 windows 7 D200
    seem to have complete camera control but no raw file download .
    jpeg works.

  • 7 Jim // Apr 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    D300 and both XP Pro and Vista Home Premium.
    Works very well and I get around no nef display by shooting nef/basic jpg and client/myself see jpg immediately while nef is transferred to Faststone viewer. Kudos because I can now do my church directories w/D300 rather than 40D because this rivals Canon’s EOS Utility tethering for me.

  • 8 Jim // Apr 7, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Oh, forgot to ask, but why does it show my dnloaded vers. as 5.1 when otherwise it indicates that I downloaded vers. 5.2?

  • 9 Jim // Apr 7, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Aaaack, I spoke a bit too soon! Small thing, as I will be shooting in manual anyway, but I cannot get the program to make any negative exposure adjustments. However, it does over expose via selection in program, but makes no under exposure adj. in any mode/program.
    Regards, Jim

  • 10 DrDre // Apr 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    My findings this evening:

    Start CamControl
    Camera on
    Select Camera (D60 recognized)
    (Message: device may not support shutter releas from the computer…)
    M-mode (File type=raw)
    file name prefix: test
    Start tether
    Enable bracketing (leave shots 2, stops 1)
    Shutter release
    -> program stops responding
    Changing M to A mode on camera starts 2 pictures (different stops)
    Start CamControl
    Camera on
    Select Camera (D60 recognized)
    (Message: device may not support shutter releas from the computer…)
    A-mode (File type=raw)
    file name prefix: test
    Start tether
    Enable bracketing (shots 5, stops 1)
    Shutter release
    starts 6 pictures (same stops)

    Keep up your grat work :-)


  • 11 Alex // Apr 13, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Nice work!
    Tried v.4.1 with Leica M9, could release from the Software and transfer JPG.
    Does not work anymore with v. 5.2
    Scripts errors…
    Regards, Alex

  • 12 Jim // Apr 14, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Loving the app! Just a couple of questions.
    1) Is there a way to disable my top deck panel light (always on) while tethered to my D300?
    2) My newly dnloaded version shows 5.1. Isn’t the latest 5.2?
    3) Still unable to dial in any negative EC via the program. I can, however, dial in + EC from within the program. Any other D300 users experiencing these anomalies?

  • 13 Todd // May 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Downloaded 5.2 without a hitch. I’m only interested in being able to see the images on the screen as soon as I take them, and that works just fine – so I’m very happy! The rest of the users probably need more functionality, but for me, I can only say “Thanks”

  • 14 Dave // Jul 17, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Using v5.02 on Windows 7 laptop with D200.
    Would like to be able to drag/adjust preview screen to suit ugly aspect ratio of modern laptops.
    Thanks for great utility.

  • 15 Dave // Jul 17, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Works with D90 also.
    Any way to see the D90 Liveview video screen ?

  • 16 Jim T. // Aug 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Worked fine for me with a D90 tethered to a Dell Laptop running Windows 7. Got about 100 shots in the can. Often, however, I get no on-screen image review, just the pop-up error message: File already exists, blah..blah..

  • 17 Jim T. // Aug 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    The specific error message is:

    Line: 210
    Char: 3
    Error: File already exists
    CODE: 0


    Hope this helps.

  • 18 Serge // Sep 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Ce logiciel fonctionne tres bien pour mon equipement, tres apprecier. Merci: Nikon D80 D60 D40

  • 19 Kevin Crawford // Sep 27, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I have a Nikon D70s and it connects to my PC just fine. I can add and remove pictures just perfect. When I try to use your software (and others too I will admit) to computer control my camera, I get DEVICE MAY NOT SUPPORT SHUTTER RELEASE….
    And then I get a NAME NOT FOUND script error if I touch any buttons.

    How can I tell where the problem is??
    (Thanks in advance)
    Intel i7 920 running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

  • 20 Gambo // Nov 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    D40, Vista Enterprise
    Shutter release works, image capture to card not to pc? any ideas?
    Using cable that came with camera direct to laptop usb

  • 21 citochrome // Dec 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Tested on a Nikon D3100, works like a charm. Thx for the script :)

  • 22 Court // Dec 12, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I was surprised to see that this works with my D3100! Even the Nikon cam control software doesn’t support the D3100. The only problem though is that it does not control the shutter or aperture! Expose Comp and white balance does work in the software. The D3100 does not support bracketing which I was a bit pissed about, ordered it on a whim and figured it had what I wanted to do HDR, like my ex girlfriends old old Nikon had. It’s a great camera and that’s my only concern with it. Can anyone send me info or tips at ? I’m looking forward to having shutter and Ap control via PC so I can use the bracketing in the software!! Thanks all! (btw, I’m totally new to all this but am learning fast)

  • 23 Clay Riness // Jan 16, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I’ve been trying to get this working for the better part of a day now and I cannot make it work properly. I run XP service pack 3 and have a D300s. I’ve downloaded, installed, tried and removed a number of versions in hopes that something might work.

    The program will recongnize that camera without a problem. I can then take one picture which will display but none after that will display, even though they are being stored on the memory card in the camera. I’m jealous at the folks who posted “Works great for me!”

    I’m ’bout ready to give up. I sure hate the idea of paying $150 for a piece of Nikon software that should have come with the camera, especially since all I need is simple tethering. Ugh …

    Best laid plans, I guess. It was a noble attempt.

  • 24 Ron // Jan 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I too have been working on this most of the day. The program will display photos(as many as 4) and then gives me a script error.
    Line 191
    Char 3
    Error the parameter is incorrect
    Code 0

    HELP!! Please?

  • 25 hc photo // Apr 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Hi! i find your app very usefull and help me with some shots. There are some applications for iphone and nikon and so, but none for android+nikon. Maybe you are planing something, or know of some program!
    thanks a lot

  • 26 City eternal geological hills rome seven tour // May 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    [...] DIYPhotobits.Com Camera Control 5.2 – The Hand Foot and Mouth 5 Mar 2010. Tried v.4.1 with Leica M9, could release from the Software and transfer JPG.. on the screen as soon as I take them, and that works just fine – so I'm very happy!. Any way to see the D90 Liveview video screen ?. – DIYPhotobits.Com Camera Control 5.2 – The Hand Foot and Mouth [...]

  • 27 Dave // Jul 8, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I use the remote tethered application on my Toshiba Windows 7 but I recently purchased a IPad 2 and would like to use it for tethered control for my DX40.

  • 28 Georges Lagarde // Jul 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    The Nikon D5100 camera works fine when tethered to a Sony 1GB 1.6GHz Intel Atom/Win 7/32bit netbook. This includes camera control from the computer and image download.

    Thank you for DIYPhotoBits!

    (I tested Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 and found nothing better.)

  • 29 Jo // Aug 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    nice tool:-) one test with D700 works great, but i did not find any way to change the timesettings? the pulldown menu is empty?

  • 30 jason // Aug 11, 2011 at 2:06 am

    does the 5.2 version work with the nikon d300s?

  • 31 ordogz // Aug 20, 2011 at 7:49 am

    does the 5.2 version work with the nikon d1300s?

  • 32 omeed // Sep 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    I just download the 5.1 dev and it recognizes my Nikon D7000. but the preview and shutter release don’t work. Any ideas?

  • 33 galatas // Sep 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    If the software recognises your camera that’s usually a sign that all is well.

    Try starting the software with the camera connected but not switched on. Only switch on when software has finished loading.

    If that isn’t successful try doing the opposite.

  • 34 Tom // Nov 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    How do I use the bracket mode in CameraControl 5.2 with a Nikon D70. D70 has bracket at 3 exposures, would like to do 5 or 7. Can CC5.2 do so? What settings do I use on D70 and how do I trip shutter withCC5.2?

  • 35 Mike Irish // Dec 28, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Hi ant thank you for all your hard work.I have posted a link to your site on the Nikon Cafe site as one of the guys there was looking for a good program that would tethering his camera & laptop.
    I like and use your program more than Nikon Camera control pro 2.
    Now I want a good and reliable wireless unit!

  • 36 Ron // Jan 7, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I thought tethering my D3000 would be difficult or impossible. A couple minutes after downloading I’m happily snapping tethered pics. Outstanding! Thank you for upgrading my D3000 so I can take bracketed exposures without manually fiddling with the camera settings. HDR here I come…

  • 37 arifram // Jan 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Hi..Can anybody explain to me how i want to connect my D90 with DIYphotobits program. Now im already download ver 5.2 and install it. But how to connect it. No camera detected. Do i need to add any accessories to my D90? Please help me.

  • 38 Dave // Jan 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    It should work fine with your D90. It does with mine. Try switching camera off and then on whilst connected to computer.

  • 39 Dave // Jan 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Only accessory required is your standard USB cable.

    Mine even works with a 20 metre USB extension cable , but there is a 2 second lag between pressing the release on the computer and the shutter firing.

  • 40 arifram // Jan 10, 2012 at 2:50 am

    actually my pc detect my nikon connected to the pc, but the program written
    “no camera detected. Ensure camera is in PTP mode, not USB mode”.
    Is it anything we must do to the D90.

  • 41 arifram // Jan 10, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Is it because of im using windows7 64bit.?

  • 42 Dave // Jan 10, 2012 at 7:44 am

    The D90 is permanently in PTP (peer to peer) mode. Unlike previous models like the D200 you cannot change between USB and PTP.
    I am also using Windows 7 64bit so that isn’t your problem.
    Try a different USB cable or re-install the DIY Photobits software.
    Sorry that’s all the help I can give you. As I said it works fine for me.

  • 43 arifram // Jan 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    TQ Dave… everything fine now…
    actually after im restart the pc…

  • 44 Dave // Jan 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I’m pleased to hear you have got it working. I hope you find it as useful as I have.
    I took some good photos of nesting birds that I couldn’t have taken without the help of this program.

  • 45 Barry // Jan 11, 2012 at 12:17 am

    PLEASE HELP !!! I am new at this digital era… Just asking if someone can tell me in an easy format , how to use diy to tether my nikon d3100 to my win 7 home premium laptop, in an easy to understand way . I am only interested in viewing right away, not controlling the camera. What cable I will need for that connection ? will I need to be connected to camera while downloading ? should I make a desktop icon ? and can I still control all functions by camera while tethered ? is their a step-by-step video or does the download walk you through it ? Im sure other questions will arise soon. Thank you….. frustrated computer illiterate REDNECK !!!!!!

  • 46 Dave // Jan 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

    1) Download and install the program to your laptop.
    2) Set your camera image quality to Jpeg or Jpeg+RAW
    3)) Connect your camera to the laptop using the standard USB cable that came with your camera.
    4) Start the program on your laptop (there is a desktop icon)
    5) Turn on your camera and you’re good to go. It really is that simple.

    If you have any problems , turn everything off , then try again.

  • 47 Dave // Jan 11, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I haven’t time to check these out but there MAY be something useful to you on YouTube

  • 48 dick c // Jan 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Barry, in addition to Dave’s steps, on my D80 I have to set the camera menu’s USB option to PTP instead of Mass Storage.

  • 49 Dave // Jan 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Several of the newer models don’t have the option to change. It’s set to PTP by default.

  • 50 dick c // Jan 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks Dave, I was unaware of that. I suppose I could have sent someone scrolling endlessly through their menus. ;)

  • 51 Dave // Jan 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I did thst myself when I first got my D90. Looking for Mirror Up which isn’t available :( ( The nearest option BTW is to use liveview.)

  • 52 RJ // Mar 23, 2012 at 2:42 am

    does Camera Control 5.2 have a contdown timer display to monitor?

  • 53 Jo // Aug 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    use: DCamCapture
    Supported Cameras:
    - D40, D40x, D60, D80, D90
    - D5000, D7000
    - D200, D300, D300s, D700
    - D3, D3s, D3x

  • 54 Jo // Aug 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Supported Caneras:
    - D5100, D800(E) and D4 support

  • 55 Lynn // Oct 11, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I. love. you.

    Thanks for developing and posting this!!!!!! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my D3100. But I have been very disappointed to find there is not an external mic connection, the 10 min video time limits, and the lack of time lapse options. You just made one possible. Thanks again!!

  • 56 tony // Dec 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    5.2 works well with my D70….great stuff, thanks

  • 57 Dave // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Tested. Works ok with D3200

  • 58 Andrei // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    But how did it work on Nikon d3100,please help??

  • 59 Dave // Dec 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I don’t have a D3100 to test it with.

    It should work exactly as with most other Nikon cameras.

    Have you read all the previous comments ?

    What problem are you having ?

  • 60 Andrei // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Hi,and how did it work ,i’m trying to connect Nikon D3100 ,and it say no camera detected.please help!!!

  • 61 Andrei // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Yes there is comments that it work with Nikon D3100, maybe i need to install some more soft,like nikon viewer or something???

  • 62 Andrei // Dec 14, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Wooow,it work fine now,sorry and thanks ,i will try now

  • 63 Dave // Dec 15, 2012 at 12:36 am

    The software can be a little temperamental depending on the camera model , computer model and Windows version. You may need to try various starting sequences ie switch camera on before running the programme and vice versa. You may need to restart the programme or reboot your computer once or twice before everything works.

    It’s worth persevering until you find what works best for your setup.

  • 64 Mike // Jan 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    This scripting software is great and best of all it’s FREE! It works just fine with my Nikon D50.

  • 65 BJ // Mar 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    First of all, thanks for this software. Using d3000, all is well except bracketing are all same exposure. Tried bunch of different modes and settings. Still get x number of pictures at same exposure. Is there a trick to getting the d3000 to bracket with DIY? Thanks again.

  • 66 Andy Saulietis // Apr 12, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Hi guys,

    Just installed DIY 5.2 on a Win7 64 bit PC. I use
    it to remotely control a D50 Nikon DSLR attached
    to a telescope for deep sky imaging.

    Is there ant way (besides the handheld remote button) to use the ‘Bulb’ exposure setting to het exposures longer than 30 sec with DIY?


    Andy S

  • 67 raymond // Apr 12, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Sadly I can’t find anyway way to do BULB using the WIA interface available to me. So “no” is the answer, sorry.

  • 68 Alexandre // Jun 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I’m using v 5.2 and D-70. I am getting an error message every time I change the exposure time. The message is:

    “error at runtime
    want to debug it?
    line 343
    error: Could not complete the operation
    error: 80042019″

    the only way I can change the exposure time is using the control on the camera.

    Can you please give some directions? (sorry for my bad english…)


    Alexandre Milito

  • 69 LivE_WirE // Nov 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

    is it possible to view live on the computer before taking a shut ? im using nikon d3200

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