Nikon announces NX Field – new remote shooting system for pro sports shooters

NX Field
(Image credit: Nikon)

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to start next month, Nikon has announced a new remote shooting system designed for professional sports and news shooters. Dubbed NX Field the app will allow multiple Nikon cameras to link together for remote shooting, with shutter releases controlled via the main camera. 

Although announced alongside the first Nikon Z Series macro lenses, the system is purely aimed at professional sports and news photographers. It will be released via Nikon Professional Services and will initially be compatible with the Nikon D6 and D5 pro-spec DSLRs, with support for some of the manufacturer’s mirrorless Z cameras, like the Z6 II, Z7 II and the eagerly anticipated Z9, planned in due course. 

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.