Meanwhile, Canon is set to launch a dedicated Wi-Fi adapter that turns its EOS 7D Mark II DSLR into a Wi-Fi-enabled camera.

Designed to be portable and lightweight, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is the size of an SD card and fits into the memory card slot.

It will allow users to shoot from Apple iOS and Android mobile devices, up to 10m away from the camera, using Canon’s Camera Connect app.

The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 (£39.99) will also enable wireless transfer of images from camera to tablet or a separate monitor, allowing photographers to review their work, upload images to the internet via a smart device and save a copy while out on location.

It is due to go on sale in October.

A firmware update (due out in September) will be required for the EOS 7D Mark II, although all new EOS 7D Mark II cameras will include the adapter in
the box from the end of October.

The Wi-Fi adapter will also be compatible with the EOS 5DS and 5DS R via a firmware update that’s due to arrive in November.

Press release
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 25 August 2016 – Canon today introduces the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1, a dedicated Wi-Fi adapter for Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS1 and EOS 5DS R1. The new accessory gives you the freedom to wirelessly transfer shots directly from compatible EOS DSLRs2 to iOS and Android smart devices and computers whilst on-the-go. It also offers remote shooting, perfect for capturing unique angles, landscapes or wildlife.

Compact connectivity
Portable and lightweight, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is the size of an SD card and fits into the memory card slot of compatible dual card slot EOS DSLRs. Providing the ultimate convenience, photographers can review and display images on a tablet or monitor, upload to the web from smart devices, and save a copy whilst out on location.

Take control with remote shooting
With the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 you can also shoot remotely, directly from a smart device running Canon’s Camera Connect app, PC or Mac using EOS Utility software, from up to 10 meters away. It’s ideal for photographing wildlife up close, or wirelessly shooting in a home studio, thanks to remote real time view and camera control – allowing you to activate the shutter, adjust exposure and change the focus point.

Inclusion with EOS 7D Mark II
Following Canon’s ongoing commitment to enhance connectivity in its product range, from the end of October 2016, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 will be included in the box with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II giving enthusiasts the ability to control the camera wirelessly and download images and mp4 movies on the move.

Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 key features:
•    Shoot from up to 10m away using Wi-Fi
•    See what your EOS sees, with remote Live View
•    Transfer images to a smart device or PC/Mac computer
•    Ultra-portable SD-card design that can go anywhere
•    Connect directly or via an existing network
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