The Canon WFT-E5 Wireless File Transmitter has been launched alongside the Canon EOS 7D to offer the ability to wirelessly transmit images from your camera to a computer, and give enhanced remote capture, media server functionality and linked shooting. The new WFT-E5 unit takes the Wi-Fi possibilities with the EOS 7D to a new level by offering advantages such as, 802.11a/b and g compatibility, DLNA compliance, an improved HTTP mode called WFT Server and Linked Shooting for remote shutter triggering of up to 10 other EOS 7D cameras.
Great for sports and news photographers the WFT-E5 unit will allow rapid transfer of images to an access point and out to a picture desk. However, it is not just for the photojournalist community. Studio photographers will enjoy the ability to see previews of their images on a large screen by transmitting JPEGs to their computer. Travel, landscape and wildlife photographers will like the Bluetooth compatibility that allows them to use a Bluetooth connection to a GPS device for geo-tagging, and those photographers who like to experiment with technology to push the boundaries of what is possible will find the linked shooting and advanced WFT Server modes especially appealing.
Compatible cameras EOS 7D Network Protocols PTP, HTTP, FTP Standards compliance IEEE 802.11a (WFT-%A/B/C) and ARIB STD-T71, IEEE 802.11b and ARIB STD-T66, IEEE 802.11g wireless and ARIB STD-T66 Transmission method OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g); DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b) Transmission range Approx. 100m/328.1ft from the master camera (Linked Shooting when signal strength is favourable); Approx. 150m/492ft (With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference, and with a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point) Transmission frequency WFT-E5A: 5180-5320MHz (36-64 channels), 5745-5825MHz (149-165 channels), 2412-2462MHz (1-11 channels)
WFT-5B: 5180-5320MHz (36-64 channels), 5500-5700MHz (100-10 channels), 2412-2462MHz (1-13 channels)
WFT-E5C: 5745-5805MHz (149-161 channels), 2412-2472MHz (1-13 channels)
WFT-E5D: 2412-2462MHz (1-11 channels)
USB Connection External media or GPS devices Camera System expansion terminal Wired LAN Ethernet RJ-45 port; External device – Hi-Speed USB port (for attaching external media, GPS devices, and Bluetooth units) Normal temperature (23° C) 2300 (Wireless LAN), 3000 (Wired LAN) Low temperature (0° C) 2300 (Wireless LAN), 3000 (Wired LAN) Dimensions (W x H x D) 147.4x45x76.8mm Weight Approx 355g Temperature 0degC to +45degC; Humidity 85% or less