The Nikon D3 camera is a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 DSLR and compatible with the TetherPro USB A to Mini B 5 pin cable (Nikon UC-E4 compatible). Available in high-visibility orange or black, the TetherPro cable features gold-plated connectors for corrosion resistance, ensuring consistent and reliable conductivity. A ferrite core is also included to filter out signal noise and reduce transmission errors. Additionally, all TetherPro cables are fully shielded to protect against external signal interference.
The TetherPro USB A to Mini B, available in various lengths including 15 feet (4.6m), connects to the Nikon D3 via the USB Mini-B port located on the side of the DSLR body. This cable is designed and manufactured to highest USB specifications, ensuring delivery of excellent performance.
USB specifications recommend limiting the length of a passive USB cable to 15 feet. If you plan to tether your camera longer than 15 feet, you will need an active extension. USB Active Extension, available in 16, 32, 49 or 65 feet (5, 9.7,15 or 20m), used in conjunction with your passive USB cable, will boost the signal, reduce transmission errors and lower noise, enabling the longer tethering distances when needed.
Be sure to check out our complete line of JerkStopper cable retention devices. The JerkStopper removes stress and strain from the camera and computer plugs. This ensures the plugs stay in, and also prevents cable and/or equipment damage. For wireless tethering, the Nikon D3 is compatible with the CamRanger Wireless System.
For additional resources on camera and cable compatibility, please review our Camera Compatibility Guide.
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