This post brought to you by the wonderful eye-fi card. Canon and Nikon sell wireless adapters for their DSLRs but the Eye-Fi card is cross platform and will work in DSLRs or P&S – basically any camera that you can slide a SD card into. Eye-Fi cards let you beam your photos directly from the camera to your computer, iOS device or smartphone. The smartphone is probably my favorite, sure smartphone cameras are loads better than they were just a few years ago and the iPhone camera is especially nice but they still dont compare to a DSLR sensor and the image quality you get from a DSLR. Not to mention the flexibility a DSLR offers with all of lenses. The T4i (and T3i) support the Eye-Fi cards, they get their own menu entry and setting up direct mode is quite easy. Direct mode lets you go directly from your camera to your smartphone or iPad/iPhone and is what I used here – I took the photo of my daughter playing checkers, using direct mode I sent that directly to my Android smartphone where I selected the photo and shared it to my wordpress app, no computer necessary. I could have just as easily emailed it or posted it on Facebook.
You do need a computer for the initial setup of direct mode – basically you use the included Eye-Fi card reader to turn direct mode on. At the same time, on your smartphone, add the wireless access point info SSID and WPA2 password .
I also make sure my share is selective when I know I will be using direct mode, this way every photo I take won’t end up on my phone, just the ones I protect
To trigger the transfer I press the play button, swipe to the photo I want to share, press the Quick Control button and tap the key and enable. A few seconds later the image begins to transfer.
Once they transfer to the phone I can choose to put them on Facebook, Google+, WordPress or any other site your smartphone is capable of sharing to.
This post most obviously brought you by my love of Eye-Fi cards like the affordable Eye-Fi Connect X2 4 GB Class 6 SDHC
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