Sending Images to a Smartphone (Wireless Connection) (EOS M50)
Article ID: ART171090 | Date published: 07/24/2018 | Date last updated: 09/11/2018
 

Description

Sending Images to a Smartphone (Wireless Connection) (EOS M50)

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.

Preparing the Camera

1. Turn the camera on.

2. Press the button.
  • If the wireless settings screen is not displayed initially when you press the button, press the button again.

3. Choose [Enable] and press the button.

4. A message about nicknames is displayed.
  • Press the button and check the nickname (camera name).

5. After checking, return to the function settings menu: MENU button.
 
REFERENCE
  • Nicknames are 1 – 8 characters and can be changed later.

6. Choose [OK] and press the button.

7. Press the MENU button.
Return to the function settings menu.
NOTE
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signal transmission can be turned off as follows.
 - Wi-Fi: Press the MENU button and choose [ ] -> [ ] -> [Wireless communication settings] -> [Wi-Fi settings] -> [Wi-Fi] -> [Disable].
 - Bluetooth: Press the MENU button and choose [ ] -> [ ] -> [Wireless communication settings] -> [Bluetooth function] -> [Bluetooth function] -> [Disable].

Connect via Bluetooth

1. Install Camera Connect.
REFERENCE
  • Camera Connect can be installed from Google Play or the App Store. You can also access Google Play or the App Store from a QR code that you can display on the camera when registering the smartphone on the camera.

2. Press the MENU button.

3. Choose [ ] and press the button.
 

4. Choose [ ] -> Choose [Wireless communication settings] and press the button.

5. Choose [Bluetooth function] and press the button.

6. Choose [Bluetooth function] and press the button.

7. Choose [Smartphone] and press the button.

8. Choose [Pairing] and press the button.

9. Choose [Do not display] and press the button.

  • A message is displayed indicating that pairing is in progress.

10. 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.

11. Select the camera to connect to.
  • Choose the camera nickname.
  • Complete the pairing process for the smartphone.

12. Complete the pairing process.
Choose [OK] and press the button.

  • On the pairing notification screen, press the button.

IMPORTANT
  • Battery life may be shorter when you use the camera after pairing, because power is consumed even when power saving is active.

13. 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.

NOTE
  • [Wi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera.

14. 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.

15. After the screen refreshes, choose the desired images (), and then touch [ ] () on the bottom 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 to save them on your smartphone.

NOTE
  • A screen to set a "Image save size" option may be displayed, so choose an option and press [OK].

16. 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.



17. To end the connection, touch the [ ] icon displayed in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [YES].



REFERENCE
  • To switch to Bluetooth, disable the Wi-Fi connection on the smartphone.

Connect via NFC

Use an Android smartphone's NFC to simplify the process of installing Camera Connect and connecting to the camera.
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 a connection is not established, keep the devices together until the camera screen changes.
  • Do not place other objects between the camera and smartphone. Also, note that camera or smartphone covers or similar accessories may block communication.

1. Install Camera Connect.
REFERENCE
  • Camera Connect can be installed from Google Play or the App Store. You can also access Google Play or the App Store from a QR code that you can display on the camera when registering the smartphone on the camera.

2. Turn on NFC on the camera and smartphone.

3. Establish the connection.
Touch the N-Mark () on the smartphone with Camera Connect installed against the camera's N-Mark.

4. Adjust the privacy setting.
When the screen is displayed, choose [All images] and press the button.
  • [Wi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera.

5. Use Camera Connect to shoot remotely, browse images on the camera, or save them to the smartphone.
NOTE
  • To disable NFC connections, choose [ ] tab -> [Wireless communication settings] -> [Wi-Fi settings] -> [NFC connection] -> [Disable].

6. Touch [Images on camera] () in Camera Connect.

NOTE
  • [Wi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera.

7. 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.

8. 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 "Image save size" option may be displayed, so choose an option and press [OK].

9. 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.



10. To end the connection, touch the [ ] icon displayed in the upper right of the screen, and then touch [YES].



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. Install Camera Connect.
REFERENCE
  • Camera Connect can be installed from Google Play or the App Store. You can also access Google Play or the App Store from a QR code that you can display on the camera when registering the smartphone on the camera.

2. With the camera on, press the button.
  • If the wireless settings screen is not displayed initially when you press the button, press the button again.

3. Choose [ ].

4. Choose [Register a device for connection] and press the button.

5. Choose [Do not display] and press the button.

6. Check the SSID () and password ().
  • The SSID ends with _Canon0A.

7. Connect the smartphone to the network.
  • In the smartphone's Wi-Fi setting menu, choose the SSID (network name) checked in step 6 () to establish a connection.

  • In the password field, enter the password checked in step 6 ().

8. Start Camera Connect.
  • Touch the [ ] icon to start the [Camera Connect] app.

9. Choose the camera to connect to.
  • On the camera selection screen displayed on the smartphone, choose the camera to begin pairing.

10. Establish a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Choose [OK] and press the button.
  • [Wi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera.

11. Use Camera Connect to shoot remotely, browse images on the camera, or save them to the smartphone.

12. Touch [Images on camera] () in Camera Connect.

NOTE
  • [Wi-Fi on] is displayed on the camera.

13. 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.

14. After the screen refreshes, choose the desired images (), and then touch [ ] () on the bottom 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 to save them on your smartphone.

NOTE
  • A screen to set a "Image save size" option may be displayed, so choose an option and press [OK].

15. 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.



16. 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.

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 characters
Touch a character to enter it.
•Moving the cursor
Touch / .
•Switching input modes
: Switch to uppercase.
: Switch to numbers or symbols.
•Deleting characters
Touch .
•Entering line breaks
Touch .
•Confirming input
Touch .

REFERENCE
  • Returning to the previous screen


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

SIMS Doc Id

8203886100