Nikon D5100 Software Download Mac

  1. Nikon D5100 Driver

Nikon D5100 free download - Nikon View, Nikon ViewNX 2, Nikon PictureProject, and many more programs. A little over a year ago, I bought myself a brand new $1, 100 camera and it was fantastic! Everything worked, I was able to connect it to my computers no problem. Then, today I try and plug it into my mac computer to load pictures as usual, and it isn't recognized. I also tried plugging it into my newer PC and a brand new mac both with no luck. I have already looked and there are no USB. The Nikon D5100 Software Download remains the only DSLR of the Nikon range using a vari-angle LCD screen, but this time it helps to adjust. Besides supplying one of the most significant lens alternatives, Nikon F mount also has backward compatibility which means you can utilize an F mount lens from the 1960s.

  • Download Nikon D5100 Camera Firmware A:1.02/B:1.01 for MAC (Digital Camera / Webcam / Camcorder).
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Nikon Patch is the software used to apply the Nikon Hacker Team's firmware patches to the firmware of your Nikon camera. The basic method is as follows:

Download firmware from Nikon's web siteUse Nikon Patch to patch the firmwarePut the patched firmware on you memory cardUpdate your camera's firmware in the usual way

  • 2Apply patches with Nikon Patch

Download Firmware

The original firmware for your camera is Nikon's intellectual property. Nikon Hacker do not have the right to distribute Nikon's firmware (nor have we asked for permission). You will have to go to Nikon's website to get it.

Your download will either be a self-extracting archive (.exe, Windows) or a disk image (.dmg, Mac OS), depending on the operating system you choose on Nikon's web site. Mac OS includes software for viewing .dmg images natively. Extract the binary firmware file (.bin) that is located inside the image.

For Linux/Unix platforms, the firmware can be directly extracted from the Windows .exe with the terminal command unrar.

Apply patches with Nikon Patch

Computer Requirements

The Nikon Patch web page uses WebAssembly to patch your firmware. This is a cross-platform application framework, which means you can run Nikon Patch on any modern web browser.

Using Nikon Patch

If WebAssembly running correctly, Nikon Patch will load and await a firmware file

If Silverlight is installed correctly, the application on the Nikon Patch page will load as seen at the right. Click Select Firmware File, and select the .bin file that you extracted out of the archive or disk image from Nikon's website. (e.g. D5100_0102.bin for D5100 firmware, version 1.02)

Nikon Patch detects the camera and firmware version automatically, and will only display compatible patches. Patches with a red or green background are alpha and beta patches, that have only received limited testing (if any). You will be warned of this when saving patched firmware.

Two patches have been selected here. A patched firmware can now be saved.

Note that some patches are mutually exclusive, and cannot be selected at the same time. As an example: you cannot select both NEF Compression Off and NEF Compression Lossless: only one of them (or neither!).

Having selected the patches you want, save the patched firmware on your computer, ready to be transferred to your camera's memory card.

Place Patched Firmware on the Memory Card

The patched firmware file Nikon Patch creates needs to be placed in the correct place, and with the correct name, for the camera to recognise it as a firmware update. The file should be given the same name as the Nikon firmware that you downloaded (e.g. D5100_102.bin for a D5100 using firmware v1.02). Rename the file if necessary, then place it in the root folder of your memory card.

Update Camera Firmware

Always use a fully charged battery when updating any device's firmware. NEVER use multi-battery adapters or AC adapters when updating, as these can lose power!!!

Having placed the memory card in the camera, use the camera's menu to update its firmware (typically Menu Setup Firmware Version Update). See your camera's user guide if you are unsure.

When the update is complete, you may delete the .bin file from the memory card. Your camera's behaviour will now reflect the patches you selected.

Restoring Official Firmware

If you wish to remove the Nikon Patch firmware and revert to Nikon's official firmware you can do so easily. Simply download the official firmware, place on your memory card and update through the camera's menu, as you would with any official update.

See Also

  • The Nikon Patch web page - apply your patches here!
  • Patching Help - original step-by-step guide
  • Patch limitations - listing of expected behaviour/bugs with patched firmware
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Tethered Shooting

Control your Nikon DSLR camera remotely from your Mac via USB.

Automatically transfer all captured images instantly to you hard disk and optionally import them into your prefered image library application.

Trigger image capture via release button on camera body including high speed shooting or remotely from your Mac via toolbar button, menu item, keyboard shortcut or Apple Remote.

Remote Camera Control

Sofortbild automatically recognizes your camera and shows camera model, lens name, focal length, focus mode, exposure value and battery status in a status bar.

All major camera settings like shutter speed, aperture, exposure, white balance, iso, image format and size and matrix mode are shown and can be changed from inside Sofortbild.

Value changes on the camera body are instantly updated in the application.

Instant Image Review

Nikon D5100 Driver

Images are instantly shown in a full featured, highly optimized image viewer for pixel and color accurate image review.

For easier image review several histogram types including luminance and red, green, blue channel are calculated. Contained meta data in image file can be viewed in Inspector.

Use fullscreen mode to review image as large as possible without any disturbing controls.

Auto Image Import

Sofortbild can automatically import captured images into Apple Aperture and iPhoto, optionally launching those application if they are not already running.

Pictures are imported into user defined projects and albums or automatically created ones.

Auto import into Adobe Lightroom is provided by setting up Lightroom’s watch-folder feature.

Nikon D5100 Software Download Mac

Core Features

  • Control you camera remotely from your Mac via USB.
  • Automatically transfer all captured images instantly to you hard disk.
  • Trigger image capture via release button on camera body or remotely from your Mac.
  • Bracketing with an arbitrary number of shutter speeds and interval shooting.
  • Import captured images automatically into Aperture and iPhoto.

Image Transfer

  • Customize file name format and save folder and optionally hide file extension.
  • In “RAW+JPEG” mode both image files will get same index.
  • Shooting bracketing series, all image files will get same index with incrementing suffix.
  • Reset index counter to start count from one again.

Image Viewer

  • Image Viewer shows most recent captured image including file name and size and image type and dimensions.
  • Zoom image in and out, move it around, show it in its actual size and resize it again to fit into image viewer.
  • Switch image viewer into fullscreen mode for high resolution review.
  • Adjust background color to fit your working environment.
  • Disable image viewer while using auto import to gain maximum performance in photo library application.

Image Inspector

  • Choose between six different image histogram modes to review image quality.
  • Browse through complete meta data contained in image file.

Camera Status

  • View camera model, lens name, focal length, focus mode and battery status in status bar.
  • Control exposure status from application while adjusting shutter speed and aperture.

Camera Settings

  • View and change shutter speed, aperture, exposure, white balance, iso, image format and size and matrix mode from application.
  • Values changes on camera body are instantly updated in the application.

Self Timer

  • Define self timer delay and number of pictures.
  • Visual and acoustic feedback are given during countdown.

Interval Shooting

  • Take series of pictures using a constant interval.
  • Define interval by selecting hours, minutes and seconds.


  • Take series of pictures with an arbitrary number of different exposure values for high dynamic range imaging.
  • Define minimum and maximum shutter speed and optionally shutter speed step and delay.
  • Filenames of captured images will get the same index including an incrementing suffix.

Auto Import

  • Automatically import captured images into Aperture and iPhoto.
  • Optionally launch applications if not running.
  • Import pictures into existing projects and albums or create new ones automatically.
  • Setup a watch-folder using the auto import feature to automatically import captures images into Lightroom.

Remote Capture

  • Use toolbar button, menu item or keyboard shortcut to capture images remotely.
  • Alternatively press “Play” button on Apple Remote.
  • Depending on focus mode camera will perform auto focus before taking pictures.


  • macOS Mojave (10.14.x), macOS High Sierra (10.13.x), macOS Sierra (10.12.6) or Mac OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan.
  • A supported Nikon camera. Most recent models can be used with Sofortbild. See the full list of supported models.
  • Optionally Aperture, iPhoto or Lightroom.
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