Enable Wireless Transfers in Eyefi Connected Nikon Cameras

There are a few things worth noting about your Nikon camera when using it with your Eyefi card.

Eyefi Connected Cameras

Certain Eyefi Connected cameras disable Eyefi Mobi card wireless functionality by default, which prevents your Eyefi Mobi card from wirelessly transferring photos. If your Eyefi Connected camera is failing to transfer photos, check to see if the your Eyefi Mobi card's functionality is disabled. Please follow the instructions below for your particular camera to enable Eyefi functionality.  

  1. With the Eyefi Card inserted, press the MENU button
  2. Go to the wrench tab
  3. The second to last option listed is Eye-Fi settings 
  4. Highlight and press OK
  5. Select Eye-Fi Upload
  • If you have a dual SD slot camera, you'll see options to work with the Eyefi card in each slot that has an Eyefi card inserted (but not in a CF slot like the D800 with the Eyefi Mobi CF Adapter)

        

  • You can select the card and set to ON
  • On single SD card slots you would just see your card and can select the option to Turn Eyefi on by selecting Eyefi Card settings and setting it to ON. 

You can also extend the life of your battery by setting this option to 'OFF' when you are not planning on transferring photos.

In Eyefi Connected Cameras a small WiFi signal will flash when photos are ready to transfer.  This is an indication that your camera is sending a signal over to your receiving device and in some models changes it's animation as it transfers

Non Eyefi Connected Cameras

In our experience, there are very few Nikon cameras that don't work with Eyefi.  If your camera does not happen to be Eyefi Connected, simply go through the normal setup options and transfers should start without problems.  You can still see the last 6 digits of your MAC address in your WiFi settings on your mobile device.

You'll want to adjust power settings in your camera. This could be an Auto Off option, Standby, Auto Power off or something similar based on your model Nikon camera. Consult your owners manual to see where this is located specifically. 

Shooting RAW, JPG or RAW+JPG

All Mobi cards are capable of capturing RAW and JPG formats. If you have a Mobi Pro card you can also transfer your RAW photos along with your JPGs. You can select the format of your images under the 'Image quality' setting in your camera menu.  Depending on the model of your camera the choices might vary. If you have a dual slot camera you have the added benefit of selecting RAW files to go to one card and JPG files to go to the other.  For additional information on what type to select and the benefits they bring, visit this article on Raw vs JPG and why. Here are 2 typical menu displays for setting your file type on Nikon cameras:

 

Selective/Priority Transfer

Selective & Priority transfer provide a way for you to transfer photos that you 'Write Protect'.  Depending on the type of Mobi card you have, the transfer of selected photos will vary. Original Mobi cards utilize Priority transfer whereby images that are 'protected' will be transferred before ones that are not.  

With a Mobi Pro card, photos that are 'protected' are the only photos that will transfer.  For Mobi Pro cards this option will have to be enabled utilizing the Desktop application on your PC or Mac.  You can visit this article on how to configure selective transfer.

While in playback on your Nikon DSLR you'll see a lock button that you can use to protect images. 

Not all cameras will have this button available however and you would need to find the protect option in your Menu, while in Playback. 

 

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