FAQs / Supported Nikon Cameras

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. In addition, Sofortbild requires a ‘library’ from Nikon as foundation to be supported. Certain models are either too old, so the Nikon library for that model does not exist. Also certain newer (low-end) models lack this Nikon library, for reasons unknown to us.

Sofortbild 1.5 Beta

Requires Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.x) or later. Due to a few ongoing issues, also with macOS Sierra (10.12.x) this version is still in Beta. Please download the beta, test it thoroughly and provide feedback!

FX (full frame) format models
  • Nikon D3, D3S, D3x
  • Nikon D4, D4S
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D300, D300S
  • Nikon D600, D610
  • Nikon D700, D750
  • Nikon D800, D800E
  • Nikon D810, D810A
  • Nikon Df
DX format models
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500
  • Nikon D7000, D7100, D7200
  • Nikon D90
Compact
  • Nikon 1 V3

Unsupported Nikon Cameras

The following models lack the necessary library (SDK) from Nikon and therefore cannot be supported by Sofortbild:

  • Nikon D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000
The following models are not yet supported, but may be in the future:

  • Nikon D5600
Older cameras can no longer be supported, as Nikon does not provide libraries for those models that are compatible with recent macOS versions.


Sofortbild 1.3 (current App Store version)

Requires Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later. Not compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.x) or 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 D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000
The following models are not yet supported, but may be in the future:

  • Nikon D4s
  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon D610
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon Df

Missing Models

If a certain Nikon camera model isn’t listed here, it’s probably too new and will be added to one of the lists, soon. Feel free to make us aware of this fact.

Other Brands

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

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