Canon on Thursday launched a EOS 7D Mark II Kit featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1, which enables easy transfer of data like images and videos. The Wi-Fi adapter also allows use of the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capturing of still images via a compatible smartphone.
The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1, which supports 802.11 b, g and n using the 2.4 GHz band, can be purchased along with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II or separately. It is also compatible with other cameras like the EOS 5DS and 5DS R, but its functionality is limited to the transfer of still images.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II Lens Kit will be available in October at an estimated price of $2,449. It will come with the Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera will also be available in body-only version at $1,849 this October, while the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is scheduled to be available in early September 2016 for an estimated retail price of $50.
It may be noted that firmware update for the previously purchased EOS 7D Mark II cameras will be rolled out in early September to make it compatible with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1, whereas the EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras will get the update in November.
It may be mentioned that the EOS 7D Mark II has a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, boasts of shooting speed up to 10.0 fps, and houses a Dual Pixel CMOS AF. It also has sensor that can capture images at up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) with low noise, and Dual DIGIC 6 image processors for advanced image processing.