Nikon’s Remote Grip MC-N10 puts filmmaking at your fingertips

Nikon Remote Grip MC- N10
(Image credit: Nikon)

A new accessory specifically for the video market, the Nikon Remote Grip MC-N10 enables you to control your Nikon mirrorless camera with one hand without touching the camera at all. All we previously knew about the device came from an information-light development release, but now we have the full skinny. 

The grip duplicates the controls and dials necessary to operate your camera's video functions (Image credit: Nikon)

The device duplicates all the main controls that you’ll need to operate your video. Available functions include those normally controlled by the camera’s rear buttons, as well as settings assigned to the camera’s dials or Fn buttons, and the grip’s click-free dials keep things quiet on set. It’s easy to connect to video rigs and can be positioned pretty much anywhere you want.

A textured ergonomic grip houses a pair of AA batteries, and an ARRI rosette hooks it up to standard video kit (Image credit: Nikon)

It perfectly mimics the functionality and ergonomics of Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, and all the buttons and dials have got Nikon’s top-level weather sealing. It can operate down to very low -10ºC conditions and in high humidity. Tipping the scales at a lightweight 310g, is easy to hold and doesn’t add any significant bulk to video setups, connecting via an industry-standard ARRI rosette. Communication with the camera is via a fast, reliable and easy USB-C connection. The device is powered by a pair of readily available AA batteries, which offer an impressive 12-hour battery life.

The grip enables easy one-handed operation with mirrorless Nikon cameras (Image credit: Nikon)

Dirk Jasper, Product Manager, Nikon Europe says: “This new remote grip really opens up the possibilities for videographers working with minimal kit and small crews. Its lightweight build and comfortable feel give you the kind of handling you need to track and pan without worry.”

The grip can be attached to a wide variety of video rigs and connects to the camera via USB-C (Image credit: Nikon)

Along with the recently launched Z 30, Nikon’s viewfinder-less ‘video first’ mirrorless, this sends a strong signal that Nikon doesn’t cater only for photographers, but is intent on providing videographers and filmmakers with the kit they need for recording moving pictures.

An industry-standard ARRI rosette enables attachment to a wide variety of video tripods, rigs and gimbals.  (Image credit: Nikon)

It should be available from 1 December 2022 with a retail price of $429 / £439 / AU$799, and will be compatible with the Z 9, Z 7II, and Z 6II at time of launch.

The MC-N10 is initially compatible with the Z 9, Z 7II and Z 6II. (Image credit: Nikon)

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