Nikon

Importing and Exporting Camera Menu Settings

Supported Cameras

These features are available with:

  • Z 9 cameras (“C” firmware version 4.00 or later)

Settings saved using [Save/load menu settings] in the camera setup menu can be imported to NX MobileAir. Once imported, settings can be exported to other smart devices or cameras. One situation in which this feature can be useful is when you want to use the same settings on multiple cameras of the same type.

  • See the camera manual for information on the settings that can be saved using [Save/load menu settings].

Importing Menu Settings from the Camera

Import menu settings from the camera memory card to NX MobileAir. NX MobileAir can store up to 20 different combinations of settings as menu settings banks.

  1. Go to [Save/load menu settings] in the camera setup menu, highlight [Save menu settings], and press OK.

    Menu settings will be saved to the camera memory card.

  2. In the album list, tap the (menu) button and select [Camera menu settings banks].

    The [Camera menu settings banks] dialog will be displayed.

  3. While the [Camera menu settings banks] dialog is displayed, connect the camera to the smart device via USB and tap [OK] in the confirmation dialog.

    • Connecting a USB cable will not start picture import while the [Camera menu settings banks] dialog is displayed.
  4. Tap .

  5. Enter a name for the settings bank and tap [OK].

    Camera menu settings will be imported to NX MobileAir.

Bank Names

Bank names can be up to 30 characters long. The default name consists of the camera model and date of import, separated by an underscore and followed if needed by a number assigned in ascending order by NX MobileAir to prevent duplicate bank names. Existing banks cannot be overwritten.

Existing Menu Settings Banks

Existing camera menu settings banks can be deleted or renamed using the (menu) button for the bank in the [Camera menu settings banks] dialog.

Exporting Menu Settings to the Camera

Settings saved in NX MobileAir can be exported to other cameras.

Cautions: Exporting Menu Settings

  • Any existing menu settings present on the camera memory card will be overwritten by the settings exported from NX MobileAir.
  • Settings cannot be exported when the camera memory card is full.
  1. In the album list, tap the (menu) button and select [Camera menu settings banks].

    The [Camera menu settings banks] dialog will be displayed.

  2. While the [Camera menu settings banks] dialog is displayed, connect the camera to the smart device via USB and tap [OK] in the confirmation dialog.

    • Connecting a USB cable will not start picture import while the [Camera menu settings banks] dialog is displayed.
  3. Tap the (menu) button for the settings bank you wish to export and select [Export to camera].

  4. Tap [OK].

    The settings in the selected bank will be exported to the camera.

    • If there are two memory cards currently inserted in the camera, the settings will be exported to the card in Slot 1.

Loading Menu Settings After Export

The exported settings are saved to the camera memory card. They can be applied to the camera using [Save/load menu settings] > [Load menu settings] in the camera setup menu.

Exporting Menu Settings to a Folder on the Smart Device

Menu settings banks can be exported to folders on the smart device.

  1. Tap the (menu) button in the [Camera menu settings banks] dialog and select [Export to smart device].

  2. Select the menu settings banks you wish to export and tap [Save].

    You will be prompted to select a folder.

  3. Choose a destination folder and tap [Use this folder].

    A sub-folder named for the menu settings bank will automatically be created in the destination folder containing the menu settings bank as a BIN-format file.

    • The exported files can be shared with other smart devices using e-mail or the like.

Caution: Bank File Names

Menu settings bank files are not exported under the names assigned when the settings are imported to NX MobileAir but are instead saved under a name beginning with “NCSET”, the same as that assigned automatically by the camera when settings are saved to the memory card. Changing the file name will prevent the settings being loaded onto the camera.

Exporting Menu Settings to Other Smart Devices

To export menu settings banks saved in NX MobileAir directly to other smart devices via e-mail or the like, select the desired settings in the [Export to smart device] display, tap (“Share”), and then choose the desired sharing method.

Importing Menu Settings from a Folder on the Smart Device

Menu settings banks can be imported to NX MobileAir from folders on the smart device.

  1. Tap the (menu) button in the [Camera menu settings banks] dialog and select [Import from file].

  2. Enter a name for the settings bank and tap [OK].

    You will be prompted to select a folder.

  3. Tap the desired settings bank.

    The chosen bank will be imported to NX MobileAir.

Bank Names

Bank names can be up to 30 characters long. The default name consists of the date of import or, if this result in duplicate bank names, the date of import followed by a number assigned in ascending order by NX MobileAir. Existing banks cannot be overwritten.

This feature is not available in the iOS version.