Sending Images to a Smartphone (Wireless Connection) (EOS M100)

Article ID: ART168452 | Date published: 09/08/2017 | Date last updated: 09/11/2018
 

Description

Sending Images to a Smartphone (Wireless Connection) (EOS M100)

Solution

Introduction

Send images to a smartphone as follows.

Connect via Bluetooth
  • You can easily connect the camera to a Bluetooth enabled smartphone by pairing them. This simplifies transferring images to a smartphone.

Connect via NFC
  • Simply touch an NFC-compatible Android smartphone against the camera to connect the devices.

Connect via the Wi-Fi menu
  • You can connect the camera to a smartphone as you would connect it to a computer or other device. Multiple smartphones can be added.
IMPORTANT
  • Before connecting to the camera, you must install the free dedicated Camera Connect app on the smartphone.
  • Please refer to "Related information" at the bottom of this page for specifications and system requirements of the smartphones which can be connected wirelessly.
  • Interface or functions of Camera Connect are subject to change, for application improvements or update. In such a case, features of Camera Connect may differ from sample screens or operation instructions in this explanation.
NOTE
  • In the following explanation, smartphone setting procedures are indicated by the icon, and camera setting procedures are indicated by the icon.
  • For convenience, smartphones, tablets, and other compatible devices are collectively referred to as "smartphones."
  • Keep your fingers or other objects off the Wi-Fi antenna area. Covering this may decrease the speed of your image transfers.
  • Depending on the condition of the network you are using, it may take a long time to send movies. Be sure to keep an eye on the camera battery level.
  • When sending movies to smartphones, note that the supported image quality varies depending on the smartphone. For details, refer to the smartphone user manual.
  • The setting procedures and items may differ depending on the smartphone model you use and its OS. For more information, refer to your smartphone's instruction manual.
  • On the screen, wireless signal strength is indicated by the following icons: [ ] high, [ ] medium, [ ] low, [ ] weak.
  • Connections require that a memory card be in the camera.

Illustrations and screenshots in this manual may differ slightly from the actual equipment.

Step 1-A: Connect via Bluetooth

1-A-1. Install Camera Connect.
  • For Android smartphones, find Camera Connect in Google Play and download and install the app.
  • For an iPhone or iPad, find Camera Connect in the App Store and download and install the app.

1-A-2. Register a nickname.
  • Press the power button to turn the camera on.
  • Press the button.
  • Press the / buttons or turn the dial to choose the [ 4] tab.
Press the / buttons to choose [Wireless settings], and then press the button.

Press the / buttons to choose [Nickname], and then press the button.

Press the button.

  • Use the on-screen keyboard to enter a nickname.

*For more information on using the keyboard, please refer to "Using the On-Screen Keyboard".

  • To return to [Wireless settings] after pressing the button, press the button again.

1-A-3. Prepare for pairing.
  • Choose [Bluetooth settings], press the / buttons to choose [Pairing], and then press the button.

  • A screen is displayed indicating that the camera is waiting to connect.

1-A-4. Start Camera Connect.
  • Activate Bluetooth on the smartphone, and then start Camera Connect on the smartphone.

  • After the camera is recognized, a camera selection screen is displayed.

1-A-5. Select the camera to connect to.
  • Choose the camera nickname.
  • Complete the pairing process for the smartphone.

1-A-6. Complete pairing.
  • A confirmation message is displayed on the camera. Press the / buttons to choose [OK], and then press the button.

  • Press the button when the screen below is displayed.

IMPORTANT
  • Battery life may be shorter when you use the camera after pairing, because power is consumed even when power saving is active.
  • Before bringing the camera to places where the use of electronic devices is restricted, set [Bluetooth] to [Off], to avoid having the camera ready for Bluetooth communication even when it is off.

Go to "2-A: Sending Images to a Bluetooth Enabled Smartphone".

Step 1-B: Connect via NFC

Use an Android smartphone’s NFC to simplify the process of installing Camera Connect and connecting to the camera.
NOTE
Operation when devices are initially connected via NFC varies depending on the camera mode when the devices are touched together.
  • If the camera is in Shooting mode when the devices are touched together, you can choose and send images on the image selection screen. Once the devices are connected, you can use your smartphone for remote live view shooting or geotagging your shots. It’s easy to reconnect to recent devices, which are listed in the Wi-Fi menu.
  • If the camera is in Playback mode when the devices are touched together, you can choose and send images from the index display shown for image selection.

The procedures for transferring images from the camera to the smartphone when the camera is set to Shooting mode are explained in the following sections.
For information about making connection and transferring images from the camera to the smartphone when the camera is set to Playback mode, please refer to the camera "Help Guide".
IMPORTANT
When using NFC, keep the following points in mind.
  • Avoid strong impact between the camera and smartphone. This may damage the devices.
  • Depending on the smartphone, the devices may not recognize each other immediately. In this case, try holding the devices together in slightly different positions. If connection is not established, keep the devices together until the camera screen is updated.
  • Do not place other objects between the camera and smartphone. Also, note that camera or smartphone covers or similar accessories may block communication.

1-B-1. Install Camera Connect.
  • Refer to the smartphone user manual to check where the (N-Mark) is located.
  • Activate NFC on the smartphone and touch the devices’ (N-Marks) together to start Google Play on the smartphone automatically. Once the Camera Connect download page is displayed, download and install the app.

1-B-2. Establish the connection.
Touch the (N-Mark) on the smartphone with Camera Connect installed against the camera’s N-Mark.
  • The camera starts up automatically.

NOTE
If the [Device Nickname] screen is displayed, press the / buttons to choose [OK], and then press the button.

*For more information on using the keyboard, please refer to "Using the On-Screen Keyboard".

  • Camera Connect starts up on the smartphone, and the devices are connected automatically.

1-B-3. Adjust the privacy setting.
  • When this screen is displayed, press the / buttons to choose [All images], and then press the button.

NOTE
  • You can also change the camera nickname on the screen in step 1-B-2.
  • To disable NFC connections, choose MENU > [ 4] tab > [Wireless settings] > [Wi-Fi Settings] > [NFC] > [Off].

Go to "Step 2-B: Viewing and Saving Images with the Smartphone".

Step 1-C: Connect via the Wi-Fi Menu

These steps show how to use the camera as an access point, but you can also use an existing access point.

1-C-1. Install Camera Connect.
  • For Android smartphones, find Camera Connect in Google Play and download and install the app.
  • For an iPhone or iPad, find Camera Connect in the App Store and download and install the app.

1-C-2. Access the Wi-Fi menu.
  • Press the power button to turn on the camera.
  • Press the button.

NOTE
If the [Device Nickname] screen is displayed, press the / buttons to choose [OK], and then press the button.

1-C-3. Choose [ ].
  • Press the /// buttons to choose [ ], and then press the button.
NOTE
  • Once you have connected to devices via the Wi-Fi menu, recent destinations will be listed first when you access the menu. You can easily connect again by pressing the / buttons to choose the device name and then pressing the button. To add a new device, display the device selection screen by pressing the / buttons, and then configure the setting.
  • If you prefer not to display recent target devices, choose MENU > [ 4] tab > [Wireless settings] > [Wi-Fi Settings] > [Target History] > [Off].

1-C-4. Choose [Add a Device].
  • Press the / buttons to choose [Add a Device], and then press the button.

  • The camera SSID ( ) and password ( ) are displayed.

NOTE
  • To connect without entering a password in step 1-C-5, choose MENU > [ 4] tab > [Wireless settings] > [Wi-Fi Settings] > [Password] > [Off]. [Password] is no longer displayed on the SSID screen (in step 1-C-4).

1-C-5. Connect the smartphone to the network.
  • In the smartphone’s Wi-Fi setting menu, choose the SSID (network name) checked in step 1-C-4 ( ) to establish a connection.
  • In the password field, enter the password checked in step 1-C-4 ( ).

1-C-6. Start Camera Connect.
  • Touch the [ ] icon to start the [Camera Connect] app.

1-C-7. Choose the camera to connect to.
  • On the camera selection screen displayed on the smartphone, choose the camera to begin pairing.

1-C-8. Adjust the privacy setting.
  • When this screen is displayed, press the / buttons to choose [All images], and then press the button.

  • You can now use the smartphone for remote live view shooting, or to browse or transfer images on the camera.
IMPORTANT
  • For remote live view shooting, choose [All images] in step 1-C-8.
  • All images in the camera can be viewed from the connected smartphone when you choose [All images] in step 1-C-8. To restrict camera images that can be viewed from the smartphone, choose a different option in step 1-C-8. Privacy settings for registered smartphones can be changed later, as needed.
NOTE
You can also change the camera nickname on the screen in step 1-C-2.

Go to "Step 2-B: Viewing and Saving Images with the Smartphone".

Step 2-A: Sending Images to a Bluetooth Enabled Smartphone

2-A-1. Touch [Images on camera] in Camera Connect.
  • The camera will automatically switch to Wi-Fi if you choose [Images on camera] in Camera Connect.
  • On an iPhone or iPad, in the device’s Wi-Fi setting menu, choose the SSID (network name) displayed on the camera to establish a connection.

2-A-2. Use the smartphone to transfer images from the camera to the smartphone.
  • When the camera is connected to the smartphone, a list of the images on the camera will appear in [Camera Connect]. Tap [Select] appearing in the upper right of the screen.

2-A-3. After the screen refreshes, choose the desired images ( ), and then touch [ ] on the bottom right of the screen ( ).
To select all images at once, press the [ ] icon in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [ ] on the bottom right to save them on your smartphone.

NOTE
A screen to set a resize option may be displayed, so choose an option and press [OK].

2-A-4. After the images have been saved, touch [ ] appearing in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [ ] in the upper left of the screen to return to the menu screen.



2-A-5. To end the connection, touch the [ ] icon displayed in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [YES].



  • To switch to Bluetooth, disable the Wi-Fi connection on the smartphone.
NOTE
  • Bluetooth connection status is indicated by one of the following icons: [ ] - Connected, [ ] - Disconnected.
  • To disable Bluetooth communication, choose MENU > [ 4] tab > [Wireless settings] > [Bluetooth settings] and set [Bluetooth] to [Off].
  • To check the information of the smartphone connected via Bluetooth in [Check/clear connection info], choose MENU > [ 4] tab > [Wireless settings] > [Bluetooth settings]. Choose [Address check] to check the camera’s Bluetooth address.

Step 2-B: Viewing and Saving Images with the Smartphone

2-B-1. Touch [Images on camera] in Camera Connect.

2-B-2. Use the smartphone to transfer images from the camera to the smartphone.
  • When the camera is connected to the smartphone, a list of the images on the camera will appear in [Camera Connect]. Tap [Select] appearing in the upper right of the screen.

2-B-3. After the screen refreshes, choose the desired images ( ), and then touch [ ] on the bottom right of the screen ( ). The selected images will be saved to the smartphone.
To select all images at once, press the [ ] icon in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [ ] on the bottom right to save them on your smartphone.

NOTE
A screen to set a resize option may be displayed, so choose an option and press [OK].

2-B-4. After the images have been saved, touch [ ] appearing in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [ ] in the upper left of the screen to return to the menu screen.



2-B-5. To end the connection, touch the [ ] icon displayed in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [YES].



*Android™ and Google Play™ are trademarks of Google Inc.

Using the On-Screen Keyboard

  • Use the on-screen keyboard to enter wireless settings and other information. Note that the length and type of information you can enter varies depending on the function you are using.

Entering CharactersTouch the characters to enter them.
Moving the CursorTouch .
Entering Line Breaks*Touch .
Switching Input ModesTo switch to numbers or symbols, touch .
Touch
to enter capital letters.
● Available input modes vary depending on the function you are using.
Deleting CharactersTouch to delete the previous character.
Confirming Input and Returning to the Previous ScreenPress the button.
*For some functions, is not displayed and cannot be used.


Smartphone (Device) Specifications and System Requirements for a Wireless Connection with a Camera (Canon Camera Connect)

SIMS Doc Id

8203624500

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