The Camera Control Pro program comes packed with features. Once you set up your program, you can remotely control camera settings like aperture, exposure and shutter speed. After you have your settings, you can take photographs directly from your computer. Then, the program immediately downloads your images so you can see how they look.
You have three windows open on your computer when using the tether software: preview, histogram/download and remote access. The preview menu immediately pulls up your images as soon as you take them, and the remote access window has all your controls. The second window shows you your images histograms and the progress of your image downloads.
This feature is very useful to portrait photographers who need to immediately see whether or not a photograph came out correctly.
You can also use the program as an external shutter. For example, if you are zoomed extremely far out, then you increase the chance of getting blurry pictures. Even the simple act of depressing the shutter button causes just enough shake to mess up your image.
Another great feature is that you can wireless connect with your camera if you obtain a wireless transmitter. This means that you don’t need to set up your computer right next to the program to use it, which can lead to tripping over wires.
According to the Camera Control Pro website, this program is compatible with all Nikon DSLR cameras, but you’ll see in the Cons section that that may not be the case.