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How to run a Nikon D3200 from a computer?

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Chris H.

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Hi everyone, I am relatively new to the technical side of photography, apologies.

I have a Nikon D3200 with a USB connection to my computer that I know works because it appears under my drives, and I am able to access the files on the SD card.

The issue I'm having is finding a software that would allow me to automatically capture a series of images without manual input. I am trying to get a series of images for thunderstorms, but in order to do it the way I want I need a way to automate the shutter based on my continually varying specifications.

Is there a software that could meet this requirement? I've tried a few solutions but none seem to work.

Thanks for the help!



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Have you tried this one?


Easy to use, free solution for complex camera control | digiCamControl

Ellinor William

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Download and install the Nikon Webcam Utility. Connect your Nikon camera to your computer using the USB cable that was included with your camera. 

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