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

Note:

Looking for information pertaining to the current version of Lightroom? See Tethered camera support in Lightroom.

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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