sys­tem sp ot­light Go wire­less with Wi-Fi

Rod Law­ton shows how to send your pic­tures through the ether

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Nikon’s new Wi-Fi sys­tem de­liv­ers a dou­ble ben­e­fit. You can use it to send pic­tures to friends, fam­ily and so­cial net­work­ing sites, but you can also use it to con­trol your cam­era re­motely from your smart de­vice.

It’s cheap to buy and sim­ple to set up. All you need is a com­pat­i­ble cam­era, the £50 WU-1a/b Wi-Fi ac­ces­sory and a smart de­vice (ei­ther a smart phone or a tablet).

Your smart de­vice han­dles the up­loads via its cel­lu­lar con­nec­tion. The WU-1a han­dles the com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the cam­era and the de­vice. This makes more sense than ear­lier Wi-Fi sys­tems tried by cam­era mak­ers, which at­tempted to pair up the cam­era with nearby Wi-Fi hotspots. These aren’t al­ways easy to find, and en­ter­ing user­names and pass­words with a cam­era in­ter­face was hard work.

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