Digital Cameras With Built-In Wi-Fi – A Video Demo

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Up your Instagram game with a digital camera that has built-in Wi-Fi! Digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi have been around for quite a few years. But it wasn’t until recently that the Wi-Fi actually became a useful feature. People still don’t understand it very well, though. Current cameras with built-in Wi-Fi make it very easy to wirelessly move photos and videos from your camera to your phone so you can share them from almost anywhere. This year, there are a whole bunch of new cameras with built-in Wi-Fi and I find myself trying to explain it all the time in camera reviews, buyer’s guides and camera announcements. So I finally decided it would be easier if I just made a video to show how it works.

Digital Camera Wi-Fi Video Demo

I used two cameras in this video to demonstrate built-in Wi-Fi: the Sony Cybershot HX50V pocket superzoom, and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 interchangeable lens mirrorless camera. There are tons of cameras with built-in Wi-Fi now, though. Between Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, Panasonic and Samsung there are all kinds of point-and-shoot, mirrorless and DSLR cameras with built-in Wi-Fi so you can wirelessly transfer photos and videos from your camera to mobile devices or a computer. You can also use an Eye-Fi SD memory card (Eye-Fi review)to give almost any digital camera Wi-Fi connectivity. And no – you don’t need a wireless router – the camera creates its own Wi-Fi network. Watch the video now to see built-in digital camera Wi-Fi in action:

I hope that video gave you a better idea of what digital camera built-in Wi-Fi is and what you can do with it. As I said in the video, I’ve been using it for quite a while now and I don’t want to live without it anymore. Soon, I think it will be a standard feature in all cameras. And at some point most cameras will have built-in mobile connectivity just like Smart Phones. But for now, if you want the immediacy of Smart Phone sharing and real camera image quality and control, cameras with built-in Wi-Fi are the way to go. Your Instagram food truck photos will never be the same.

Digital Cameras With Built-In Wi-Fi

About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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