Best Wi-Fi Cameras Review
Nowadays, in addition to the basic features, one important feature that buyers want to have with their camera is the Wi-Fi capacity. This feature has become more and more common among not only point and shoots cameras but also in advanced digital cameras as well. With this capacity, you can easily share your images on social networks or via emails. Moreover, the process of backing up the copies of your photos becomes easier than ever.
With some camera, you are able to directly connect with Facebook or other social networks. This is really an impressive feature. Beside the sharing purposes, the storage of your photos are also supported with the option of uploading your images to the cloud. This is commonly a a storage site that the camera manufacturer is the owner. It is extremely wonderful idea to store your photos by using the cloud to help you avoid losing your files in cases of natural disasters or fires.
One drawback of the cameras which are included with the Wi-Fi capability is the little difficulty in establishing and using the Wi-Fi connection for sometimes. It requires you to know the Wi-Fi network credentials – the password and the network name before the connection with your camera can set up. If you are okay with connecting the Wi-Fi for your laptop computer or smartphone, it won’t be difficult to do the same action with your camera. However, keep in mind that the Wi-Fi connection also contributes to drain the battery than with setting up USB cable connection.
When you can manage to set up a Wi-Fi connection with your digital camera, you will find it difficult to live without using it. (Keep in mind that the technology used in Wi-Fi-enabled cameras differs from that used NFC-enabled cameras.) Below are the best cameras with the Wi-Fi capacity in the current market.
The list of best Wi-Fi Cameras
1. Canon EOS 6D DSLR
High-end Canon DSLR cameras always bring a great appeal to photographers. And the Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera is one of the newest generations in this line of thinking. There are two great features included the Canon EOS 6D DSLR which other DSLR models do not: the built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and the built-in GPS unit.
The price of the Canon EOS 6D is pretty high, but in regard of the features, it has been favorably compared to other models in the same price range.
The full frame 6D has the 20.2 MP image sensor using the CMOS technology. You can adjust the ISO settings at maximum 25600. The 1080p HD video mode is supported with this camera. Besides, there is a high-resolution LCD measured 3.0 inches and the maximum number frames per second you can shot is 4.5 frames.
The above features are strong points of this DSLR camera. Therefore, it’s not surprising to see that the 6D has earned awards from both TIPA and EISA.
2. Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS
For the ELPH series of stylish point-and-shoot cameras, the Canon manufacturer has made a lot of efforts to bring more high-end features with the high sensitivity designation. And Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS is one of the typical example for this mindset.
The maximum number of frames per second is 6.3 with the ELPH 330 in burst mode with the full resolution up to 12.2 megapixels. And you can set the ISO up to 6400 at maximum. In general, with the HS technology, the performance of this camera is great, even in low light conditions.
The image quality is good with the 10X optical zoom lens and an LCD screen measured at 3.0-inches. You can make nice videos with the full 1080p HD mode with this camera. With the above mentioned features, the ELPH 330 deserves to be one of the best cameras released this year.
There are three available color options with the ELPH 330, including pink, silver and back.
3. Canon PowerShot S120
There are more advanced features with the S120 that has been looked for a thin camera. The shutter lag is minimized with this camera. And especially, the performance is extremely fast when you use a burst mode with the maximum setting of 10 frames per second. There are one more advantage compared to point and shoot cameras, which is the 1/1.7-inch image sensor using the CMOS technology. This model is also very easy to handle with the clear touch screen interface.
This is a strong player in among the current thin models, which is just measured 1.14 inches. However, the price tag is pretty high, the PowerShot S120 may not the proper option for many photographers. With the same budget, a beginner-level mirrorless ILC or DSLR camera should be considered. With this camera, the optical zoom lens is quite small which is just limited to 5X. You may be a little bit disappointed with this zoom lens. Anyway, the camera is still one of the great cameras with ultra-zooms in the market.
4. Fujifilm X-M1
The Fujifilm X-M1 is one of the third interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras of the Fujifilm manufacturer. This is the most impressive model with an image sensor which has the similar size as that of DSLR camera.
The image sensor of the Fujifilm X-M1 DIL camera is an APS-C sized one which has the resolution of 16.3 megapixels.
Without a lens included, the thickness of the X-M1 is just 1.5 inches. There is an articulated LCD with this camera. It will take you 0.5 seconds to start up the camera. You can record nice video with the full 1080p movie mode. The built-in Wi-Fi and the in-camera RAW processing are two other great extra features.
5. Nikon D5300 DSLR
The Nikon D5300 DSLR model is a really solid DSLR camera among the camera market for beginners. There is a combination between basic and advanced photography feature, in which a built-in viewfinder is included.
The image quality is great with the large DX format image sensor and the high resolution up to 24.2 megapixels. This resolution is one the largest numbers over the DSLR cameras market. Especially, with the mentioned large image sensor, the performance is extremely great in low light conditions.
The price tag of the D5300 camera is also high beyond the budget of quite a few photographers. If you can make a bargain to lower the price of the Nikon D5300 a little bit, the performance with this camera really makes you satisfied.
6. Nikon Coolpix S9500
The optical zoom lens is 22X, which is very large with this camera while the 18.1MP resolution of the CMOS image sensor is an impressive number. There is an OLED display screen which is measured at 3.0 inches. You can record nice videos with the full 1080p HD mode. And the WiFi capacity and built-in GPS are another two strong features of the S9500.
7. Panasonic Lumix LF1
There are two color options for you to select with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1, including black or white.
There is one great feature with this camera that you cannot help ignoring, which is the availability of Near Field Communication technology.
This technology enables you to connect directly your camera to Panasonic TV which is supported with DLNA in the cases that there are not any wires but you want to show your photos easily. The built –in Wi-Fi capabilities are a nice advantage
The image sensor of this Lumix LF1 is measured at 1/1.7 inches and included with the 12 MP resolution. Thanks to this sensor and resolution, the photos are produced with better image quality in comparison with those of a point and shoot camera. Besides, the 7.1X optical zoom lens and a 3.0-inch LCD are pretty nice with this camera while the full HD mode support and an electronic viewfinder are other advantages that you cannot help paying attention to.
8. Samsung DualView DV300F
The image quality as well as other features is always thoroughly considered before someone tends to buy a camera. However, we cannot ignore one important aspect which make the user experiences much better – it is the “fun” factor.
This is true, especially for point and shoots cameras. With this mindset, the latest model of Samsung – the DualView DV300F camera is the combination of both the good features and the fun in usage. Thanks to this combination, it deserves to be listed as one of the best cameras released in 2012
You can find it very easy to share your photos on social networks with these two LCD screens and the ability to connect Wi-Fi. To consider it in the sub-$500 price range, this option is much nicer than you may expect.
Moreover, the 16 MP resolution, the 5X optical zoom lens as well as the 720p HD mode are the things that helps your photos and videos become pretty nice.
9. Samsung Galaxy Camera
Samsung is an innovative manufacturer that is always ready to launch the new modes. One of these is the Galaxy Camera, which is run with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. With this camera, the gap between cell phones and digital cameras become small than ever.
The image sensor of the Galaxy Camera uses the CMOS technology with the resolutions of 16 megapixels. It is possible to record movies of high quality with the support of the 1080p HD video mode. The optical zoom lens is pretty large, up to 21X. And the touch screen LCD is also impressive with the size of 4.8-inches. The built-in Wi-Fi, and 3G or 4G support make it convenient for you to connect the camera to the Internet easily. All of the above mentioned features are wonderful to help the Galaxy Camera win an award from TIPA
10. Samsung NX2000 DIL
Samsung has recently released a lot of impressive DIL cameras, including the NX10, among which is the latest Samsung DIL camera model – the NX2000. This camera looks similar to another outstanding camera.
The NX2000’s specification list is, of course, very attractive. The image sensor is very large with the 20.3 MP resolution. You can shoot up to 8 frames per second with the burst mode availability. The large touch screen LCD measure at 3.7 inches is also great and the full HD video mode is nice for recording movies. Besides, the built-in Wi-Fi helps you connect the camera with Android and iOS mobile devices easily.
There are three color options of the camera bodies including black, pink and white. And together with those options, you can choose the NX lenses with matching colors. With the above mentioned features, it deserves to be one of the best cameras this year.
11. Samsung WB250F
The latest model released by Samsung is the WB250F, which is another nice camera among thin ultra zoom cameras. There are a lot of wonderful features, one of which is its capacity to connect the Wi-Fi.
The 18X optical zoom lens is pretty large with this camera. And along with this zoom lens, the large 14 MP CMOS image sensor helps create images of good quality. The touch-screen LCD measured at 3.0 inches is nice. Besides, you can record interesting movies with the support of the full 1080p HD mode. In case that you want to control the camera over distances, the Remote Viewfinder app does work well.
You can look for the WB250F in one of four color options, including gun metal gray, red, white, and black. In addition to the Galaxy Camera as well as the NX2000, the WB250F is also selected in my list of best cameras for this year.