Once you get a camera with a wi-fi function, you can never go back. It is so convenient to transfer the raw shots onto you phone, edit them on the spot and share it to all your social media platforms. The real-time experience is satisfying especially when you're travelling and you want to use your camera to capture a shot but also want to edit it straight away without having to load it onto your computer first. It makes it so much easier and you can even think twice about bringing your laptop on your holidays.
What Digital Camera has summarised a neat list of what they think the Best W-Fi Cameras are. We are definitely fans of the Canon 6D because not only does it have the wi-fi function but it is also full frame.
Canon EOS 6D
"To date, the Canon EOS 6D remains Canon’s only full-frame camera with wireless connectivity built-in to the body itself. It can transfer images between other Canon Wi-Fi cameras, connect to a smart phone, print to a Wi-Fi printer or connect to a web service. There’s a free Canon Camera Window app (for iOS and Android) which can be downloaded to give you remote control over the camera."
"Like Canon, Nikon don’t seem overly keen on placing Wi-FI connectivity on its professional cameras, but you can pick up the full-frame D750 with in-built Wi-Fi. There’s a free app you can download to use the Nikon D750 with your phone or tablet (the Wireless Mobile Utility App) which allows you to both control the camera remotely and share your images with your phone for uploading to social media and the like."
"If you’re looking for a travel camera which offers a long zoom then those in Panasonic’s TZ range should suit you well. The latest, the Panasonic TZ80, features a 30x optical zoom. It stands to reason if you’re on holiday taking great photographs, you’ll want to share them with those stuck back home as soon as possible. Luckily the TZ80 has in-built Wi-Fi, but last year’s Panasonic TZ70 also has it too if you’re on a bit more of a budget. Panasonic’s free app is great to use and offers you the ability to take remote control of the camera, download shots to your phone, or upload directly to social media."
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II
Many of the current crop of compact system cameras are Wi-Fi enabled, so you should be able to find something to suit your needs across several of the manufacturers. We’ve picked the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II as a good example of how quick and easy Wi-Fi can be to use. With this camera, you can connect to your phone or tablet very quickly using a QR code displayed on the camera’s screen. Once connected you can download pictures or take remote control of the camera. Other good examples of compact system cameras with Wi-Fi include the Sony A6000, the Fuji X-T1 and the Panasonic Lumix GX8.
Thanks to What Digital Camera for curating this article, we hope it's helped you in your camera selection process. You can read more about Best WI-FI cameras on their website here.
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