Canon W-E1 adds WiFi to EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS & 5DS R cameras. WiFi is one of the features that photographers have been missing on the advanced EOS cameras, now there’s an inexpensive solution for wireless tethering to EOS Utility on a PC or Mac and smartphones

The W-E1 has no storage capability so can only be used in cameras with dual storage slots. So far it looks like Canon is focussing on cameras currently on sale, as this could be useful in the outgoing EOS 5D Mark III too.

Transfer images on-the-go with Canon’s new Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1

Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1

Canon today introduces the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1, a dedicated Wi-Fi adapter for Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II¹, EOS 5DS¹ and EOS 5DS R¹. The new accessory gives you the freedom to wirelessly transfer shots directly from compatible EOS DSLRs² to iOS and Android smart devices and computers whilst on-the-go. It also offers remote shooting, perfect for capturing unique angles, landscapes or wildlife.

Compact connectivity

Portable and lightweight, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is the size of an SD card and fits into the memory card slot of compatible dual card slot EOS DSLRs². Providing the ultimate convenience, photographers can review and display images on a tablet or monitor, upload to the web from smart devices, and save a copy whilst out on location.

Take control with remote shooting

With the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 you can also shoot remotely, directly from a smart device running Canon’s Camera Connect app, PC or Mac using EOS Utility software, from up to 10 meters away. It’s ideal for photographing wildlife up close, or wirelessly shooting in a home studio, thanks to remote real time view and camera control – allowing you to activate the shutter, adjust exposure and change the focus point.

Inclusion with EOS 7D Mark II

EOS 7D Mark II

EOS 7D Mark II to include W-E1 from October 2016


Following Canon’s ongoing commitment to enhance connectivity in its product range, from the end of October 2016, the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 will be included in the box with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II giving enthusiasts the ability to control the camera wirelessly and download images and mp4 movies on the move.

Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 key features:

  • Shoot from up to 10m away using Wi-Fi
  • See what your EOS sees, with remote Live View
  • Transfer images to a smart device or PC/Mac computer
  • Ultra-portable SD-card design that can go anywhere
  • Connect directly or via an existing network

Pricing and availability

The Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is available from October 2016 with an RRP of £39.99/€49.99

¹ Firmware update is required for all compatible models. The EOS 7D Mark II new firmware is available September 2016 and the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R new firmware is available November 2016. 

² Running required firmware

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