Sending Images to a Smartphone via Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi)


Doc ID    ART166294
Version:    3.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    05/07/2021
Created Date:    08/26/2016
 

Description

Sending Images to a Smartphone via Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi)

Solution

Set Up: Install Camera Connect on a Smartphone

To communicate with a smartphone, the dedicated smartphone application Camera Connect (free of charge) is necessary.
  • Camera Connect can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Install Camera Connect on the smartphone and then perform the procedures to establish the connection.
  • To use Camera Connect, a smartphone on which iOS or Android is installed is necessary.
  • When an NFC-enabled smartphone is touched to the camera before installing Camera Connect, the download screen of Camera Connect will be displayed on the smartphone.

 

 

IMPORTANT
  • Please refer to the related information section at the end of this page for details on the smartphones which can be connected with a camera via a Wi-Fi.
  • Interface or functions of Camera Connect are subject to change due to application improvements or updates. In such a case, features may differ from the sample screens or operation instructions shown here.

 

Step 1: Connect the Camera and Smartphone (Basic Setup)

1. Turn on the camera.
  • Set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

 

 

2. Select [Communication settings] under the [ ] tab.
  • Press the camera's <MENU> button to display the menu.

 

 

  • Press the < > button and turn the <> dial to select the [ ] tab.

 

 

  • Turn the < > dial to select [Communication settings], and press < >.

 

 

3. Select [Built-in wireless settings].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [Built-in wireless settings], and press < >.

 

 

4. Select [Wi-Fi/NFC].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [Wi-Fi/NFC], then press < >.

 

 

5. Select [Enable].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [Enable], then press < >.
  • For an NFC-enabled smartphone, press the <INFO.> button to add [ ] to [Allow NFC connections].

 

 

  • Smartphones labeled with the mark are NFC-enabled. Some smartphones are not labeled with the mark even if they are NFC-enabled; if you do not know whether your smartphone is NFC-enabled, contact the manufacturer of the smartphone.
NOTE
When this setting is selected for the first time, a screen to register a nickname (identification name) is displayed.
When the camera is connected to another device wirelessly, the nickname will be displayed on the device. Be sure to set a nickname as otherwise you cannot set the wireless functions.
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Select [OK] and enter a nickname. (You can enter between 1 to 10 characters.)
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When you are finished, press the <MENU> button.
Select [OK] on the confirmation dialog and press < >.
*For details on how to use the keyboard, refer to "Operation Reference: Virtual Keyboard Operation".

 

 

The basic setup is now complete. The steps after this differ depending on the connection method.

 

 

 

 

Step 2-A: Connect the Camera and Smartphone (Connect via NFC)

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2-B: Connect the Camera and Smartphone (Connect Wirelessly)

IMPORTANT
  • In the text, the operation instructions that begin with this illustration are for smartphones. The operation instructions that begin with this illustration are for cameras.

 

 

1. Select [Communication settings].
  • Under the [ ] tab, select [Communication settings], then press < >.

 

 

2. Select [Built-in wireless settings].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [Built-in wireless settings], then press < >.

 

 

3. Select [Wi-Fi function].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [Wi-Fi function], then press < >.

 

 

4. Select [Enable].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [Enable], then press < >.

 

 

5. Select [Wi-Fi function].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [Wi-Fi function], then press < >.

 

 

6. Select [ ].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [ ], then press < >.

 

 

7. Select [Easy connection].
  • Turn the < > dial to select [Easy connection], then press < >.
  • Select [OK] and press < > to go to the next screen.

 

 

8. Operate the smartphone and connect it to the camera.
  • Activate the smartphone's Wi-Fi function, then select the SSID (network name) displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.
  • For the password, enter the encryption key displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.
SSID (Network name)
Encryption key
NOTE
  • When connecting by selecting [Easy connection], "_Canon0A" is displayed at the end of the SSID.

 

 

9. When the screen below is displayed, start Camera Connect on the smartphone.

 

 

10. Select and touch the camera to connect to from [Cameras] on Camera Connect.

 

 

  • When a connection is established, the screen below will appear on the camera's LCD monitor.
The device name set on Camera Connect

 

 

11. Turn the < > dial to select [ OK ], then press < >.

 

 

  • After a message is displayed, the [ Wi-Fi on] screen will appear.

 

 

After the camera operation is complete, the main window of Camera Connect will be displayed on the smartphone.

 

 

The setup for connecting to the smartphone is now completed. Go to " Step 3: View and Save Images On the Smartphone".

 

 

 

 

Step 3: View and Save Images On the Smartphone

1. On the Camera Connect menu screen on the smartphone, choose [Images on camera].

 

 

2. Use your smartphone to save images from the camera to the smartphone.
When the camera and smartphone are connected, a list of images in the camera appears in "Camera Connect". Tap the [ ] button at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

3. When the selection screen appears, select the images you wish to save () and then tap [Save] () on the bottom right side of the screen.
The selected images are saved to the smartphone.

 

 

4. When the images have been saved, tap the home button on the top left to return to the menu screen.

 

 

5. To end the connection, tap the [ ] icon on the top right, and then tap [Yes] on the confirmation screen.


 

 

Sending images to a smartphone via wireless LAN is now complete.

 

 

* Android⢠and Google Play⢠are trademarks of Google Inc.
IMPORTANT
  • When you specify viewable images, the Camera Connect functions are restricted.
  • While connected, a picture cannot be taken even if the camera's shutter button is pressed.
  • Depending on the connection status, image display may become slower.
NOTE
  • The connection will stop if you set the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch to [ ], turn the mode dial, or open the card slot cover or battery compartment cover.
  • When saving RAW images to a smartphone, they are saved as JPEG images.
  • While connected, disabling the smartphone's power saving function is recommended.

 

 

 

 

Operation Reference: Virtual Keyboard Operation

For details on keyboard operation when registering a nickname (identification name) of the camera, refer to the following.
You can change the nickname later on the [General sett.] screen.

 

 

Changing the entry area Press the button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas.
Moving the cursor Press the ãor keys in the top area to move the cursor.
Entering text In the bottom area, press the or keys to select a character, then press to enter it. You can check how many characters you have entered, and how many more can be entered, by referring to [*/*] on the upper right of the screen.
Changing the entry mode* Select at the bottom right of the bottom entry area. Each time you press the entry mode will change as follows: Lower case â Numerals/Symbols 1 â Numerals/Symbols 2 â Upper case.
*When [Touch control: Disable] is set, you can enter all characters on one screen.
Deleting a character Press the button to delete one character.
Finishing the text entry Press the < MENU > button to confirm what you have entered and exit. If a confirmation dialog is displayed, select [OK] to exit.
Canceling the text entry Press the < INFO. > button to cancel text entry and exit. If a confirmation dialog is displayed, select [OK] to exit.
Smartphone (Device) Specifications and System Requirements for a Wireless Connection with a Camera (Canon Camera Connect)

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