Scott Kelby recommends using this application in one of his tutorials at his Kelby Training site. I have not personally tried it yet, so I can't vouch for it, but I plan on downloading and playing with it in the near future.
I use a 7" TV tethered to my D200 as a teaching tool to enlarge menu screens as well as for reviewing photos. Simply attach the proper cable to camera usuing the Video out port on the left side of the camera to the video input on the TV. Set the TV to AUX input.
Now I've done this with hdmi but never could get the little 1/8 plug to output to rca....
Replying to the 3 year old thread (hoping someone else might use the search bar instead of reposting the same question :
I use 2 methods that where very cheap. The first is a gphoto2 script on linux but the cheapest AND most convenient I have tried is an app for (my wife's) android tablet. Hers is a A200 that has a usb port on it that allows me to use a regular mini usb cable without adapters or anything extra. I think it's name is Helicon Remote and I quite enjoy it. Kristofor
Apple's Aperture 2 software also works great tethered with the D300 and other DSLRs.
I have been using it successfully since they introduced the tethering feature in v2.
While Aperture cannot control and fire the camera like the Nikon software can, it is my asset management app, and can do webpages, printing, slideshows, and for me the most important aspect of tethered shooting...magnified comparison of 2 or more images on screen.
Hi Be warned at present Camera Conrol Pro 2 will not run on Windows 8 (64bit). Nikon state (in the UK) that they do not support it and cannot confirm when a new version will be available. I have used this software with a D300 for a number of years and found it very useful.
Lightroom 3 or 4 will allow you to shoot tethered to your Laptop. A special screen opens when shooting tethered, showing the exposure settings. It also has a shutter release you can control with your mouse.
Just to be sure everybody realizes... The original question was posted in December 2009 and the last input from the original poster was just a few days after that. I think it likely that he resolved his original issue nearly 3 years ago.
Yes you are correct. It still can serve a useful purpose since you never know when someone will come looking My 2 cents --- if you are in the linux world or just want to make something like this work without spending any money, Look into gphoto2 (commandline/backend) and a tool called entangle (GUI). My experience is that gphoto supports the various Nikons out there very well. That includes my D300 (staying on topic)