Using the Nikon J3 with gphoto and ubuntu

Some notes on using the Nikon J3 for remote capture:

  • We added Nikon J3 support to gphoto, for use with IA tabletop bookscanners. Most these changes came in r149415. Version r14922 has been tested with this camera on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04.
  • A git-svn mirror of photo (at r14922) is available here: https://github.com/rajbot/gphoto
  • Ubuntu tries to mount the camera as a filesystem using `GVFS` as soon as the camera is connected via USB. On older versions of Ubuntu, a gvfs-gphoto bug causes the camera to lock up. The easiest way to disable automounting of the camera is to `chmod -x` the gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor:
    sudo chmod -x /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor

Update: Nikon 1 support has now been integrated into gPhoto 2.5.5!