Why do these DSLR cameras not have wifi built in?

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  1. USCRugbyNo1

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    It would seem so much easier to move pics from camera to computer. Just seems logical to me. :meh:


     
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    Because then the wouldn't be able to sell the wireless transmitters they make. All business.

    Whats logical to us is not logical to the corporation making the product.
     
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    They will eventually. The new Nikon D4 has majorly awesome tethering abilities. Just give it a few years.
     
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    I just want the ability to connect to my network and take photos off the card without pulling it out. It will be a standard in a few years.
     
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    Eyefi.
     
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    There's an accessory that does it now, eventually the technology will advance so it's small enough and cheap enough to put inside the cam without making a fuss... just like light meters.
     
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    Who has time to wait all for wifi. Just shoving the card in the 'puter is slow enough, and that 50,000 times faster than an airwave connection
     
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    kids these days...when I was young, you had to rewind your roll of film and drop it off at the lab.
    You had to actually WANT your pictures.
     
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    I think this is something most people overlook when they think of wireless shooting, or even tethered with a cable... transmission speeds would be MUCH slower than the card write speed. You wouldn't be doing any continuous shooting over WiFi... you'd be doing a lot of waiting.
     
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    All of my cameras came with this little thing that prevents me having to take the card out. It's called a "USB Cable". I plug it in the side of the camera, the software starts up automatically, I click one button, and unplug the camera.
     
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    You can also shoot "tethered" to a computer using the right software (depends on what camera and OS you have). That way the images can be instantly reviewed on a larger screen to check focus, or lighting, or show to clients as you shoot, etc.
     

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