One of the most interesting bits of the new Nikon D4 full-frame DSLR, and deserving its own post, is the ability to remotely and wirelessly control the camera using its web interface. The D4 comes with an ethernet port, though you can also grab the WT-5 wireless transmitter, which attaches to the side of the camera drawing power from it and connects the D4 to any available Wi-Fi network.
Once you are connected to a local area network you can use any web browser to access the camera’s built-in web interface. The power of the interface is incredible, it gives you a live-view from the camera and you can use it to remotely change any of the camera’s key functions, like setting aperture or shutter priority, change white balance and ISO, click to autofocus and of course take still shots. You can review pictures and even switch over to video mode with a similar level of control.
What’s even more incredible is that the interface is tablet and smartphone-friendly, so you can control the camera e.g. from you iPad with full live-view, touch controls with touch autofocus and of course playback of your stills and video. Because everything is web-based you could also theoretically control the camera from a completely different continent if you setup port forwarding on your router.