Nikon D500 after firmware update 1.20 with fully functional WiFi

Nikon has released the firmware update of version 1.20.

After installing the update on my camera, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
Apparently Nikon finally gave the D500 the long-awaited open Wi-Fi, with which now also connections to other devices than only the SnapBridge app are possible.

In the release notes of the 1.20 firmware update, however, there are no references to this change, only support for the SnapBridge app is mentioned here:

Official Nikon Release Notes from 28.04.2019

But in fact, after the camera has been updated to the new firmware, we can find the data of the WLAN network that the D500 is using in the menu under “System” “Wi-Fi” “Establish Wi-Fi connection”. With this data, we can now dial into the camera’s network using a PC, Mac or mobile device and then remotely control it using any software such as “qdslrdashboard” or “ControlMyCamera”.

The new firmware 1.20 is available at this link:

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See the new Wi-Fi functions in a video:

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Further links to software for remote controlling your D500

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