There are a few things worth noting about your Nikon camera when using it with your Eyefi card.
Eyefi Connected Cameras
Certain Eyefi Connected cameras disable Eyefi X2 card wireless functionality by default, which prevents your Eyefi X2 card from wirelessly transferring photos. If your Eyefi Connected camera is failing to transfer photos, check to see if the your Eyefi X2 card's functionality is disabled. Please follow the instructions below for your particular camera to enable Eyefi functionality. To see if your camera is Eyefi Connected you can check out our Camera compatibility tool.
- With the Eyefi Card inserted, press the MENU button
- Go to the wrench tab
- The second to last option listed is Eye-Fi settings
- Highlight and press OK
- Select Eye-Fi Upload
- If you have a dual SD slot camera, you'll see options to work with the Eyefi card in each slot that has an Eyefi card inserted (but not in a CF slot like the D800.
- You can select the card and set to ON
- On single SD card slots you would just see your card and can select the option to Turn Eyefi on by selecting Eyefi Card settings and setting it to ON.
You can also extend the life of your battery by setting this option to 'OFF' when you are not planning on transferring photos.
In Eyefi Connected Cameras a small WiFi signal will flash when photos are ready to transfer. This is an indication that your camera is sending a signal over to your receiving device and in some models changes it's animation as it transfers
Non Eyefi Connected Cameras
In our experience, there are very few Nikon cameras that don't work with Eyefi. If your camera does not happen to be Eyefi Connected, simply go through the normal setup options and transfers should start without problems. You can still see the last 6 digits of your MAC address in your WiFi settings on your mobile device.
You'll want to adjust power settings in your camera. This could be an Auto Off option, Standby, Auto Power off or something similar based on your model Nikon camera. Consult your owners manual to see where this is located specifically.
Shooting RAW, JPG or RAW+JPG
All X2 cards are capable of capturing RAW and JPG formats. If you have an X2 Pro card you can also transfer your RAW photos along with your JPGs. You can select the format of your images under the 'Image quality' setting in your camera menu. Depending on the model of your camera the choices might vary. If you have a dual slot camera you have the added benefit of selecting RAW files to go to one card and JPG files to go to the other.
Selective transfer provides a way for you to transfer photos that you 'Write Protect'.
This option will have to be enabled utilizing the X2 Utility on your PC or Mac.
While in playback on your Nikon DSLR you'll see a lock button that you can use to protect images.
Not all cameras will have this button available however and you would need to find the protect option in your Menu, while in Playback.