Adobe Lightroom Tethered Capture Compatible Cameras

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Adobe Lightroom Tethered Capture Compatible Cameras

UPDATED: For the most up to date list of supported cameras, please see this page.

Lightroom-Logo-1024x1024Adobe Lightroom has integrated tethered photography features built into the software.   Although new camera makes and models are always being updated for this functionality, below is the most recent list of currently supported compatible cameras for tethering functionality (updated 11/20/2014).

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom supports tethered capture for the cameras listed in this document. Adobe recommends USB 2.0 or 3.0 for optimal performance, unless otherwise designated.

Note: For assistance using the tethered capture feature, see Import photos from a tethered camera in Lightroom’ s Community Help section.


Canon cameras supported with tethered shooting

Also see the notes section, located below the camera list.

  • *EOS 1D Mark II
  • EOS 1D Mark III
  • EOS 1D Mark IV
  • *EOS 1Ds Mark II
  • EOS 1Ds Mark III
  • EOS 5D Mark II
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 100D (Rebel XT/EOS Kiss Digital X)
  • *EOS 350D (Rebel XTi/EOS Kiss Digital X)
  • *EOS 400D (Rebel XSi/EOS Kiss X2)
  • EOS 450D (Rebel XSI/EOS Kiss X2)
  • EOS 500D (Rebel T1I(EOS /Kiss X3 Digital)
  • EOS 550D (Digital RebelT2i/EOS Kiss X4 Digital)
  • EOS 600D (Rebel T3I/EOS Kiss X5)
  • EOS 650D (Rebel T4i/EOS Kiss X6i)
  • EOS 700D (Rebel TSi/EOS Kiss X7i)
  • EOS 1000D (Rebel XS/EOS Kiss F)
  • EOS 1100D (Rebel T3/EOS Kiss X50)
  • EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D / EOS Kiss X7i
  • EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D / EOS Kiss X7
  • EOS 1D X
  • *EOS 5D
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 7D
  • *EOS 20D
  • *EOS 30D
  • EOS 40D
  • EOS 50D
  • EOS 60D

*Supported only through Lightroom 4.1.

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 supported with tethered shooting

Also see the notes section, located below the camera list.

  • D3
  • D3s
  • D3x
  • D4/D4S
  • D90
  • D300
  • D300s
  • D600 / D610
  • D700
  • D800 / D800E / D810
  • D5000
  • D5100
  • D5200
  • D7000
  • D7100
  • DF

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 only downloaded to the computer.
  • Only one Nikon camera can be attached at a time.

Other supported cameras

  • Leica S2 (Lightroom 3.2). Not supported on Windows XP.
  • Leica M (Type 240) (LR5 Only)
  • Leica S (Type 006) (LR5 Only)
Here is a list other popular tethering software options to explore.


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