Canon announces 3 New Wireless File Transmitter units for Pro Photographers

Today Canon USA announced three new Wireless File Transmitter (WFT) units for the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D. The three cameras were released last year and now Canon is finally giving them each their very own Wireless Transmitters. The Wireless Transmitter allows photographers to wirelessly transfer pictures from their camera to the computer. It provides wireless and wired LAN connectivity. It also supports FTP, PTP and HTTP.

Pro Photographers can now ‘fire up to 10 cameras simultaneously with Canon’s new Camera linking function, which is perfect for getting the split-second shot from multiple angles. The new WFT units also enable the roaming photojournalist or back-country nature photographer to geotag images easily through hard-wired or Bluetooth-connected GPS devices and append coordinates to the image’s EXIF data. Additionally, reliable file transfer options such as FTP Mode provide wedding and event photographers with the ability to send images in real-time to a computer for instant prints or projection onto event screens while allowing the photographer to operate wirelessly.” – (Canon USA in a Press Release today)

The WFT is 802.11 a/b/g compatible what that means is that, once linked to the camera the b and g modes that were present on the earlier models can now be used to act as FTP servers and transfer photos on the internet if you want. The WFT also comes with a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) that will help photographers to connect their Wireless router to their cameras by just touching a button. With this new WFT set up photographers can also view their images in real-time anywhere in the Globe.

More information available on the Canon USA Press Release website.

top image from Canon.co.jp

bottom image from engadget.com

Written for and published on the Amvona Blog

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