If you own a D5 or D500, and use an iPhone, you have been anxiously waiting for SnapBridge to work with your phone. SnapBridge connects your phone and camera via bluetooth to allow direct transfer of your images to your phone. In other words, you can post quicker onto all those social media outlets. I linked my D500 with my iPhone 5 this morning, and here are few things you might have to do.
1. Update your camera firmware. I bought my D500 when they first came out, so I need to update to firmware version 1.10. Here is the update. Just follow the instructions, it is easy to update camera firmware.
2. If you are worried about those massive 20mp files filling up your phone, the app allows you to size your images to 2MP so you don’t fill up all your drive space with photos.
3. You can also set SnapBridge to use the location and time settings from your phone and embed this into your images. Very handy.
If you are wondering why your bluetooth option is grayed out in the camera menu (meaning you can’t select it), SnapBridge will turn it on as you go through the pairing process. Also, once the camera is paired with your phone you won’t have to do it again. It will automatically pair the next time you shoot.