Nikon’s Bluetooth sharing app SnapBridge has arrived on Android, with a release for iOS devices to follow later this year.
The app provides basic Bluetooth sharing functions — mainly, photos taken on a compatible camera are automatically downloaded to your smart device through the app. Photos can also be set to upload automatically to Nikon’s cloud storage service, Image Space, though that requires logging in with, or signing up for a Nikon ID. As with most other photo-sharing apps, it offers the ability to share photos via social media and email.
The app will also offer the useful ability to control the camera remotely, as well as embedding photo info or text to photos uploaded to your device. The app will also share information with the camera, such as automatically updating the system date and time, or notifying of firmware updates.
As of the app’s release, it’s only compatible with one Nikon camera — the D500 — however SnapBridge will be compatible with other Nikon releases from April 2016 onwards.
You can get SnapBridge on Google Play now. The iOS edition is scheduled for a winter release.