The Camera Control Pro 2 window shows current camera settings, which may be viewed by clicking the page selection tabs. Camera settings can be altered using the controls in each tab as in “Camera Controls”. The other settings in this window are described below.

Connection Status

This area shows the following information about the camera currently connected:

  • Camera name
  • Camera orientation: Camera orientation is indicated by an icon as shown below when Auto rotate is checked in the live view display (D6, D780, Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7, Z 6, Z 5, and Z 50) or when On is selected for the auto image rotation option in the camera menus (other cameras). Disabling auto image rotation hides the camera orientation icon.

The / Button

Click this button to view or hide camera controls.

Simulated LCD Panel

This panel shows the information displayed in the camera's viewfinder or monitor, with the exception of camera errors.

The number of exposures that can be stored in the camera memory buffer is displayed at the right edge of the simulated LCD panel. This information is updated at regular intervals, but temporary discrepancies may exist between the display and the actual number of exposures that can be stored in the buffer.

The Shoot Buttons (Nikon 1 V3 Excluded)

Click either of these buttons to take a photograph at current settings. In continuous release modes, the AF and Shoot and Shoot buttons will instead be labeled AF and Start and Start and you can choose the number of pictures that can be taken in a single burst.

In mirror-up release mode, the AF and Shoot and Shoot buttons change to AF and Mup Shoot and Mup Shoot, respectively.

Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons

If you click Shoot with the lens retracted, a warning will be displayed and no picture will be taken.

The Shoot Buttons (Nikon 1 V3)

Clicking the shoot buttons starts live view and takes a picture. The buttons displayed vary with camera settings.

Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons

If you click Shoot with the lens retracted, a warning will be displayed and no picture will be taken.

The Flash Button (D6 / D5 / D850 / D780 / D500 / Z 7II / Z 6II / Z 7 / Z 6 / Z 5)

Clicking the Flash button displays the flash control window. See “Flash Control” for more information. The Flash button is available only when Flash Control is active in the camera photo shooting menu, namely when a compatible flash unit such as the SB-5000 is mounted on the accessory shoe or a WR-R10 is connected. For more information on connecting flash units, see the documentation for the camera and supported flash units.

Camera Settings That Cannot Be Adjusted from Camera Control Pro 2

The following operations can only be performed using the controls on the camera body:

  Operation Camera
Status not displayed Continuous servo autofocus All supported models
Focus lock All supported models
Autofocus-only operation (use AF and Shoot to perform autofocus) All supported models
Manual aperture adjustment using the lens aperture ring (available via Custom Setting) D6 / D5 / D4 series / D3 series / D850 / D810 / D810A / D800 / D800E / D780 / D750 / D700 / D610 / D600 / D500 / D300 series / D7200 / D7100 / D7000 / Df / Z 7II / Z 6II / Z 7 / Z 6 / Z 5 / Z 50
Depth-of-field preview All supported models
Time-lapse photography All supported models
Operation assigned to FUNC./Fn button All supported models
Remote (D610, D600, D7000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, and D5000 only) and self-timer mode selection All supported models
Multiple exposure All supported models
Status displayed Focus mode selection using camera focus-mode selector All supported models
Exposure mode (can be adjusted if Enable Controls on Camera Body is not selected) D780 / D750 / D610 / D600 / D90 / D7500 / D7200 / D7100 / D7000 / D5600 / D5500 / D5300 / D5200 / D5100 / D5000 / Df / Z 7II / Z 6II / Z 7 / Z 6 / Z 5 / Z 50
Shutter-speed lock (shown in simulated LCD panel) D6 / D5 / D4 series / D3 series / D850 / D810 / D810A / D800 / D800E / D500 / Z 7II / Z 6II / Z 7 / Z 6
Aperture lock (shown in simulated LCD panel) D6 / D5 / D4 series / D3 series / D850 / D810 / D810A / D800 / D800E / D500 / Z 7II / Z 6II / Z 7 / Z 6
Autoexposure lock (shown in simulated LCD panel) All supported models other than the D780, Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7, Z 6, Z 5, and Z 50
Flash compensation D4 series / D3 series / Df
M-up (mirror up) mode selection D6 / D5 / D4 series / D3 series / D810 / D800 / D800E / D780 / D750 / D700 / D610 / D600 / D300 series / D7200 / D7100 / D7000 / Df