More and more cameras are including a built-in Wi-Fi connection for remote shooting and transferring files to a tablet or smartphone that will eventually be uploaded to social media sites. I’m not quite sure how this is going to fit into my personal photography but I thought I’d better learn how the process works.
These photos show how I made the connection to shoot remotely from an iPad. This will also work with an Android phone or tablet. If you’re using a Lumix camera, you need the Panasonic Lumix Link App. On the Lumix GH3 there is a button on top on the camera you push to establish the Wi–Fi link. Then you go to the network settings in your mobile device and click on the camera in your list of available networks. Enter the password that the camera shows you on its LCD display and launch the App. You should now see what the camera sees on your mobile device. Using the touch screen on the mobile device you can change exposure, white balance, focus and shoot the photo.
If you don’t want to use Wi-fi to shoot photos you can use it to transfer photos that you taken with the camera to your mobile device and then upload them to Facebook email, etc.