Note:

This article contains the list of tethered cameras supported in Lightroom 3-5. If you're looking for information pertaining to Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6, see Tethered camera support in Lightroom.

Legacy versions of Lightroom support tethered capture for the cameras, versions, and operating systems listed in this document. 

To search for a camera model, press Ctrl+F (Windows) or Command+F (Mac OS). Or, click a link to see a list by camera manufacturer: Canon, Nikon, Leica.

For instructions on using tethered capture in Lightroom, see Import photos from a tethered camera. If you're having problems using tethered capture with a supported camera, see Troubleshoot tethered capture in Lightroom.

Note:

Note: Nikon and Leica cameras are not supported with Lightroom 3–5 on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later. See this document for more information.

Canon cameras

Camera model Minimum Lightroom version required Tested on Supported on
EOS 1D Mark II 3.0  Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Supported only through Lightroom 4.1.
EOS 1D Mark III 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 1Ds Mark II 3.0 
Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Supported only through Lightroom 4.1.
EOS 1Ds Mark III 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6, 10.9 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8.1.
EOS 1D Mark IV 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6, 10.9 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8.1.
EOS 5D Mark II 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 5D Mark III * 4.2 Windows Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8  All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 100D (Rebel SL1/EOS Kiss X7) 5.2 Windows 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 350D (Rebel XT/EOS Kiss Digital N) 3.0  Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 *** All versions tested. Supported only through Lightroom 4.1.
EOS 400D (Rebel XTi/EOS Kiss Digital X) 3.0 
Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Supported only through Lightroom 4.1.
EOS 450D (Rebel XSi/EOS Kiss X2) 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 500D (Rebel T1i/EOS Kiss X3 Digital) 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/EOS Kiss X4 Digital) 3.4 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 600D (Rebel T3i/EOS Kiss X5) 4.2 Windows Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8.1.
EOS 650D (Rebel T4i/EOS Kiss X6i) 5.3 Windows Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8.1.
EOS 700D (Rebel T5i/EOS Kiss X7i) 5.2 Windows 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8.1.
EOS 1000D (Rebel XS/EOS Kiss F) 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 1100D (Rebel T3/EOS Kiss X50) 4.2 Windows Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS Rebel T5 5.5 Windows Vista, 7, 8.1; Mac OS X 10.8.5, 10.9.2
Expected to work on Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.7.
EOS 1D X * 4.2 Windows Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 5D 3.0 
Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 *** All versions tested. Supported only through Lightroom 4.1.
EOS 6D 5.2 Windows 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 7D 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 20D 3.0 
Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 ***  All versions tested. Supported only through Lightroom 4.1.
EOS 30D 3.0  Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Supported only through Lightroom 4.1.
EOS 40D 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 50D 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 ** All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
EOS 60D * 3.4 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.

Notes on Canon cameras

* For the 60D, 5D Mark III, and 1D X, a card must be in the camera for tethering to work properly.

** Using the 50D in Windows, images can fail to come into the computer if the CompactFlash® card is inserted or removed during the session.

*** Not supported on Mac OS X 10.7.

Note: Some problems have been reported when tethering Canon cameras to Lightroom on Windows 8. For help, see Troubleshoot tethered capture in Lightroom.

Nikon cameras

Note:

Note: Nikon cameras are not supported with Lightroom 3–5 on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later. See this document for more information.

Camera model Minimum Lightroom version required Tested on Supported on
D3 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D3S 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D3X 3.0 Windows XP; Mac OS X 10.5 
Not officially supported on Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later, but they could still work. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D4 4.2 Windows Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8.1.
D4S 5.7 Windows 8.1, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9.4, 10.9.3, 10.7.5 Expected to work on all OS versions supported by Lightroom 5.x.
D90 3.0 Windows XP; Mac OS X 10.5 
Not officially supported on Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later, but they could still work. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D300 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D300S 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D600 5.0 Windows, Mac OS All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
D610 5.5 Windows 7, 8.1; Mac OS X 10.8.5, 10.9.2 Expected to work on Windows 8, and Mac OS X 10.7.
D700 3.0 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D800 4.2 Windows Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
D800E 4.2 Windows Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8.1.
D810 5.7 Windows 8.1, 7; Mac OS X 10.10, 10.7.5 Expected to work on all OS versions supported by Lightroom 5.x.
D810A 6.4 Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS 10.10, 10.9 Expected to work on all except Mac OS 10.11.
D5000 3.0 Windows XP; Mac OS X 10.5  Not officially supported on Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later, but they may still work. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D5100 3.5 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D5200 5.0 Windows 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
D5300 5.5 Windows 7, 8.1; Mac OS X 10.8.5, 10.9.2 Expected to work on Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.7.
D7000 3.4 Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9. Tether may be unreliable especially when burst shooting. 
D7100 5.2 Windows 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8
All versions tested. Expected to work on Windows 8 and 8.1, and Mac OS X 10.9.
DF 5.5 Windows 7, 8.1; Mac OS X 10.8.5, 10.9.2 Expected to work on Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.7.

Notes on Nikon cameras

For all Nikon cameras:

  • If you trigger the shutter with the tether bar capture button, the image must finish downloading before another photo can be captured. Triggering a capture with the shutter release button on the camera does not have this limitation.
  • Images do not save to the compact flash card. They are downloaded only to the computer.
  • Only one Nikon camera can be attached at a time.

Leica cameras

Note:

Note: Leica cameras are not supported with Lightroom 3–5 on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later. See this document for more information.

Camera model Minimum Lightroom version required Tested and supported on
S2 3.2 Windows Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
M (Typ 240) 5.0 Windows 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8
S (Typ 006) 5.0 Windows 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8

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