MAKE USE OF WI-FI
Take advantage of the wireless technology available in modern digital cameras for image-handling ease
Are you making the most of your camera’s wireless capabilities?
Only a few years ago wireless functionality in digital cameras was seen as somewhat of a gimmick, albeit one that added cost to higher-end compacts and bridge models. The ability to directly access the files stored on a card or internal drive does make practical sense however, especially for photographers on the move. Today the technology has found its way into professional CSC and DSLR cameras and can be used for control in both directions.
The mobile apps available for download can be employed to move images between the camera and the mobile device, instead of using a USB cable to transfer files. They can also be used to control camera functions remotely from the device, in place of a physical shutter release cable or a further investment in an optional, dedicated wireless remote trigger. This offers advantages for speed of image backup when away from a laptop or hard drive, and adds to the interconnectivity of the camera to the photographer’s personal device network.
On some cameras access is not password protected, so other nearby app users may be able to access your images. It is advisable that you deactivate Wi-Fi when it is not in use to protect your data, when not part of a secure, private network. This will also aid battery life.
Inset MISSING SHARPNESS By triggering the shutter using the shutter release button, sharpness-degrading vibrations introduced by touching the camera body prevent the capture of finedetail, reducing enlargement
1 DOWNLOAD SMARTPHONE APP Look in the app store and download the correct mobile app for your camera. Be aware that older versions may not support some newer camera bodies.
2 ENABLE NFC AND WI-FI In the rear menu, navigate to the system setup and activate Wi-Fi and NFC, making the camera visible to neighbouring devices. Ensure wireless functionality is active on the mobile device.
3 TOUCH TO CONNECT Touch your phone to the NFC connection point on the camera body, indicated by the logo. This should set up a wireless connection so that the app and camera software can communicate.