Interesting WiFi Cameras


I stumbled across this article, Best Wi-Fi Cameras by Kyle Schurman. To tell the truth, I hadn't realized there were so many models with this capability.

I was familiar with the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS ($199) and of course the Canon 6D ($2,100). But there are plenty of models by Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, and Samsung too.

The WiFi camera I'm looking forward to testing is the Canon PowerShot N ($299) once it's released in April.

In the meantime, Kyle's article will give you a good feel for the WiFi landscape.

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Yes, but, but, but: how useful is the Wi-Fi?

I wrote an Economist column about this (in the Babbage section) a few weeks ago after getting a Sony NEX-6, which I generally love. It has built-in Wi-Fi, but all the file-transfer protocols are proprietary. There's no "single button send" of any kind. There's no way to transfer to popular services or use SFTP or anything. The best thing is to download (tediously) a free direct upload app that can be installed and allows a (tedious) Facebook link-up.

Hi Glenn, exactly. Which is why, after having a chance to play with the Canon PowerShot N at CES, I think we may actually have a WiFi camera that is easy to use. We'll see...