The NX Tether Window

The elements of the NX Tether window are shown below.

Windows

macOS

The Menu Bar
Select menu options ( Menu List).
[AF]
Click to turn autofocus [ON] or [OFF]. If [ON] is selected when you click the shutter-release button, the camera will focus before the shutter is released ( Step 6: Enable (or Disable) Autofocus).
The Shutter-Release Button
Click to take pictures at current settings ( Step 7: Take Pictures).
The Battery Indicator

Shows the level of the camera battery.

  • Green: Battery fully or mostly charged.
  • Yellow: Battery partially discharged.
  • Red: Battery low. Charge the battery.

A warning will be displayed when the battery is nearing exhaustion. Insert a spare battery or charge the current one. For information on charging batteries, see the documentation provided with the camera.

The Shooting Information Display

Shows the camera’s current values for exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity.

  • During download, the display shows the number of pictures remaining and an animated green bar.
  • A red bar is displayed if NX Tether currently has no connection to a camera.

Download in progress

No camera connected

[Connected Camera]
The camera to which NX Tether currently has a connection. When multiple cameras are connected to the computer, you can choose a camera for use with NX Tether by clicking the camera name ( Step 3: Choose a Camera).
[Disconnect]
End NX Tether’s connection to the camera.
[Destination]
Choose where pictures taken with the camera are saved; your options are [Computer], [Computer + Card], and [Card] ( Step 4: Choose a Destination).
The Destination Folder
The path to the folder where pictures are stored when [Computer] or [Computer + Card] is selected for [Destination]. To choose a different folder, click [Browse] ( Step 4: Choose a Destination).
[Shooting Settings]
Adjust camera settings ( The [Shooting Settings] Pane).
The Sound Notifications Button
Enable or disable notification sounds in NX Tether ( Enabling and Disabling Notification Sounds).
Collapse

Click to collapse the NX Tether window. Click again to expand back to the standard display.

Display collapsed

The Camera Name and Status Displays (Windows)

When NX Tether is connected to a camera, the camera name appears at the top left corner of the NX Tether window.

  • A (status) icon appears in the taskbar notification area.

  • If NX Tether currently has no connection to a camera, the icon in the taskbar notification area will change to .

  • During self-timer and interval-timer photography, the icon changes to .

The Camera Name and Status Displays (macOS)

When NX Tether is connected to a camera, the camera name appears at the top of the NX Tether window.

  • A (status) icon appears in the menu bar.
  • If NX Tether currently has no connection to a camera, the  icon will change to .

  • During self-timer and interval-timer photography, the icon changes to .