FAQs / Supported Cameras (Sofortbild 1.3)

Sofortbild is a Mac app for tethered shooting with Nikon DSLR cameras. Each camera model has to be actively supported by Sofortbild, so only models listed below will work.

Sofortbild 1.3 requires Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6 up to Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.x). It is incompatible with Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.x and macOS Sierra 10.12.x. Newer camera models and macOS versions are supported in Sofortbild 1.5 and later.

Fully Supported Cameras

FX (full frame) format models
  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D3s, D3x, D3
  • Nikon D800, D800E
  • Nikon D700
  • Nikon D600
  • Nikon D300s, D300
  • Nikon D200
DX format models
  • Nikon D7100, D7000
  • Nikon D90, D80
  • Nikon D60
  • Nikon D40x, D40
  • Nikon D5200, D5100, D5000

Legacy Support

The following models don’t have an official SDK from Nikon, but historically they work in Sofortbild. Legacy support means that not all features may work. There is no library and no documentation from Nikon, so support will never improve.

  • Nikon D2xs, D2hs, D2x, D2h
  • Nikon D1x, D1h, D1
  • Nikon D100
  • Nikon D70s, D70
  • Nikon D50

Unsupported Nikon Cameras

The following models lack the necessary library (SDK) from Nikon and therefore cannot be supported by Sofortbild:
  • Nikon D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000

Other Brands

Sofortbild only works with Nikon cameras. Other brands like Canon, Sony, Olympus, … are not supported at this time.

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