This day and age the world is constantly connected, everything moves fast and information is shared instantly. Wi-Fi can be found everywhere, in businesses, homes, planes, and vehicles. So why not have it in your camera as well? Wi-Fi capable cameras have been all the talk recently and there’s a reason for that. We like to work fast and share our shots as soon as possible. There are many advantages to having a Wi-Fi capable camera. Be able to quickly upload your shots to social media and even have to ability to take control of your camera using a smartphone or tablet. You can find cameras that have this fantastic feature in every price range. We took the time to compile a list for you. Sharing is now simplified with Wi-Fi capable cameras, here are 9 to try:
Low Price Range: $60-$350
Eye-Fi – $59.99-$79.99
Easy to add-on to cameras you already own. Quick Fix
Instantly upload directly from your camera anywhere with the Eye-Fi Pro X2 16GB. The Eye-Fi Pro X2 stores photos (JPEG, RAW) and videos like a traditional SDHC memory card, and enables instant transfers from your camera to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Automatically back up and organize media on your computer and share on your favorite sharing site. Lifetime, automatic Geotagging makes mapping memories a breeze. With Endless Memory Mode, you’ll never have to worry about missing another shot. Get the Eye-Fi Pro X2 16GB SDHC memory card.
The Eye-Fi Pro 16GB Class 10 SDHC is popular because people like that it is: Easy to use, Great value, Large capacity, and Reliable.
Canon Powershot SX610 – $249.99
Great Auto Sensor
Along with its impressively slim profile and stylish new design, the Canon PowerShot SX610HS camera boasts a powerful array of advanced capabilities. The 18x Optical Zoom gives you excellent versatility, while Intelligent IS helps ensure virtually shake-free images at any zoom length ,and Auto Zoom helps you frame your subject and keep it in focus.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC make this a great camera to have with you all day long: send images and video to compatible mobile devices and your computer, share directly with select social networking sites, shoot remotely with your smartphone or tablet and more. Image quality is beautifully sharp and resonant, even when you’re shooting in low light, thanks to the 20.2 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, which together create the Canon HS SYSTEM. And just press the dedicated movie button to capture vividly lifelike 1080p Full HD video. For documenting and sharing your life, the PowerShot SX610HS camera is the perfect partner.
Nikon COOLPIX AW130 – $349.99
Best for outdoors and sports. Most rugged and durable.
When your life is full of amazing views and big moments, it’s hard not to share them all. Make the COOLPIX AW130 part of your go-to gear and start turning those radical moments into photos and Full HD videos that amaze. Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, the COOLPIX AW130 is ready for adventures. With built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology (NFC), you can transfer your photos right to a compatible smartphone so you don’t have to wait to share them; and built-in GPS records your coordinates and maps your shots. Strap the COOLPIX AW130 to your chest with Nikon’s optional harness and create jaw-dropping first-person photo sequences and videos that’ll make your friends feel like they were there. And since it’s a Nikon camera, the COOLPIX AW130 and it’s wide-angle (24mm equivalent) NIKKOR glass lens delivers image quality in a class of its own, even in low light.
These are hard to come by, so another great option is the FinePix XP90 Digital Camera from Fujifilm, which you can check out on our previous blog post: Underwater Photography. It is on sale right now for $179.99.
Mid Price Range: $400-$750
Nikon 1 J5 Mirrorless Digital Camera – $499.00
Easily Portable and Compact Camera
Meet the ultimate combination of image quality and portability, speed and versatility, creativity and connectivity: Nikon 1 J5. Masterfully designed on the inside and out, Nikon 1 J5 is faster than any DSLR on the market, achieves image quality and low-light performance few compact cameras can rival and yet is small enough to take on every outing. Shoot 20.8-megapixel photos, 1080/60p videos, time-lapse and slow-motion sequences, HDR (High Dynamic Range) images and much more. Pair it with any superb 1 NIKKOR lens, or add the optional FT-1 Mount Adapter and use legendary NIKKOR DSLR lenses. With a 180° tilting touch screen, full manual control for those who want it, new onboard effects and even built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) for sharing your photos while on-the-go, Nikon 1 J5 is the intersection of advanced technology, image quality and portability.
Sony Alpha a6000 – $699.99
Compact and has seriously fast continuous shooting
The Sony Alpha a6000 has seriously fast continuous shooting for the money, and it’s designed wonderfully. Not only that but it’s got an extensive feature set.
Sharing your gorgeous photos with your family and social networks has never been easier. Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible Smartphone or Tablet using the PlayMemories Mobile App. Use your device’s LCD to frame your image and control the camera shutter. You can even transfer the images taken directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading – sharing has never been easier. Connectivity has been simplified to one-touch utilizing NFC (near field communication). Connect by simply touch the camera to the compatible NFC enabled device.
Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR – $749.99
Best Bang for your buck, entry-level DSLR
A first ever for the EOS Rebel line, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC are now available! Wireless connectivity provides a seamless way to exchange images with compatible devices. It’s easier and more convenient than ever to share movies and photos, no matter the location.
Near Field Communication (NFC) allows for easy pairing with compatible Android devices and Canon’s new Connect Station CS100 device! With fast performance in a number of shooting environments, the EOS Rebel T6i does the hard work, letting you focus on making gorgeous photos and HD movies.
The EOS Rebel T6i does more, easier. Which makes capturing photos and shooting videos a breeze. Its high-resolution 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor means finely detailed, crisp and natural-looking photographs. An updated light-metering system helps to produce well-exposed images.
HD videos are effortless with the EOS Rebel T6i’s advanced AF that provides speedy and precise focus on subjects. Canon’s advanced EOS Scene Analysis system automatically adjusts the camera’s settings to produce the best results whether shooting friends, landscapes, sports scenes and in tricky light situations.
High Price Range: $799+
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 III – $799.99
Best Point and Shoot, Selfie Ready Camera
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III has absolutely stunning picture quality, and is compact enough to take anywhere. Now your photos maintain soft background defocus even when zoomed in with the improved 24-70mm Carl Zeiss lens. Built-in wireless connectivity enables the RX100 III to instantly share images to mobile devices for instant sharing online to social networking. There’s even a ultra-fast BIONZ X processor that adds speed and accuracy for stills as well as beautiful HD video. A built-in pop-up flash is incorporated into the design as well, and features a unique design that allows for tilting of the flash head for bouncing off of walls, ceilings, or reflectors. With the camera’s 180° tiltable screen getting that perfect selfie has never been easier! All around this is the best pocket camera Sony has ever made.
Canon EOS 6D – $2,099.99 (was $2,299.99)*
Great all around quality, but pricy
The EOS 6D DSLR camera is the ideal tool for unlocking your creative vision. It features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100-25600 for incredible image quality even in low light, The technology in the 6D helps deliver enhanced noise reduction, exceptional processing speed, allows focusing in extreme low-light conditions, and with continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps, you are ready to capture fast action. Full HD video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates, and the benefits of a Full-Frame sensor provides stunning performance and creative flexibility. The built-in Wi-Fi transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, or upload virtually anywhere from your iOS or Android smartphone using the EOS Remote app. You can also use your smartphone for remote camera control and operation (with the EOS Remote app), or even print your images on a Wi-Fi compatible printer. Perfect for travel and nature photography, the built-in GPS allows location data to be recorded while shooting. Compact, lightweight, brilliant low-light performance, and loaded with easy to use features, the EOS 6D is truly the Full-Frame DSLR camera for everyone.
Nikon D500 – $2,566.95 (was $3,066.95)*
Great ISO and 4K Video
Meet the new DX flagship, the Nikon D500. At first glance, it may seem unimposing—but contained within a streamlined camera body is a veritable powerhouse of processing power and technological advances. The D500 is ready to go wherever your passion leads you, capturing everything with stunning clarity, speed and resolution. From busy, low-light cityscapes to thrilling wildlife scenes and fast action shots, the D500 is the ideal companion to your wanderlust. Marvel at the clarity of its cinematic 4K UHD video. Be amazed at its ruggedness and versatility. And, once you’ve captured your gorgeous photos, admire them on the D500’s high resolution tilt touchscreen display and share them via the built-in SnapBridge (Wi-Fi + Bluetooth) capabilities. No matter what you shoot, you can be sure that the D500 will be up to the task, time and time again.
*Prices subject to change. Sales valid for a limited time.