Vlad from The Verge discusses the Wi-Fi revolution in digital imaging.
No doubt about it, digital imaging is not only trending towards smaller, less expensive but highly sophisticated mirrorless camera systems, it’s also moving towards wireless integration for your camera. This years Photokina Exposition in Cologne, Germany was flooded with new cameras featuring Wi-Fi capabilities from industry giants such SONY, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Canon and Nikon. In fact, the only company NOT to feature a Wi-Fi enabled camera was Leica.
Imagine the ability to remotely control your camera using your smart phone or tablet, to instantly upload images to the web or any wireless device, or to download apps that would give your camera any range of funtionality. That’s what Wi-Fi integration represents, and that’s why photographers who choose to Shoot Smarter with mirrorless camera systems will be ahead of the trend.
Here are some of our favorite Wi-Fi capable cams that were unveiled at Photokina 2012:
(**NOTE** – The PEN Mini and PEN Lite are not Wi-Fi capable out of the box, but they will both be bundled with a Flash Air Card from Toshiba that will make them Wi-Fi capable)