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Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

Conspiracy theories are not actual facts.

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Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

I think a better theory is that they (some jerk in Marketing) decided it would provide more tier differentiation for the more expensive options.

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Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

Any updates to this?   Please tell me there's somehting to download.  I bought the T6i today for WiFi abilities.  According to this thread, the function doesn't exist or is block.  I need to connect it to my computer for genuine editing tools...I've been using the USB cable (none standard Canon cable) with my T1i for years--I'm over it. 

 

A once loyal customer, let down by Canon.  =(

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Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

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All Canon cameras can use the standard mini USB cable, the only reason to use the special one is for AV.

 

You can buy an eye-fi card that will do what you want.

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Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

The camera has an ability to upload stuff to cloud services as for example Google. You could upload your pictures there and then download then from cloud again to your pc.

By the way, taking out your sd card and plugging it into your pc (via an sd card reader) is much faster and more convenient than cable.

Or you could buy this canon camera connect (IIRC the name) station, I think it provides the desired functionality.

If you're into hacking things, then easiest shortcut would be to use an Android pc emulator and install canon camera connect there. The camera should work with it as if it were a phone. Although this can be tricky to set up since you would need direct Wi-Fi access between the two devices. Not sure how to connect via a router.
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Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!


@Kaldun wrote:

This is ridiculous... Nowhere did it read that this functionality wouldn't exist! I vaguely undersand this, if it would be clear, that to get this functionality I would need to buy a 70D. But 750D did fit my needs better and I couldn't have even imagined that canon would do something like just disabling a function! How does it help anyone?! And the whole marketing aspect behind "WiFi"... And if this is a matter of money...can we even pay to activate this function? Why not?

 

Sick strategy...whoever came up with this is sick.


Actually, there is a diagram of the capabilities.

 

Wireless_NFC.PNG

 

The problem is that most people read "Wi-Fi", and think "networkable", which is not neccesarily the case.  The camera behaves more like a wireless bluetooth device than than anything else.  Notice the bidirectional arrows with the "smart device' in the illustration.  Your camera should be able to directly connect with many tablets, just not laptops and PCs.

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Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

How you edit your images with pad or store huge amount images. Canon add wifi, but disable pc use. This was very stupid and many user star change camera to Nikon.
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Registered: ‎05-19-2016

Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

Basically you are right, but camera handling with pc and stop tranferring when it notice pc.

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Registered: ‎06-08-2016

Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

Canon are misleading a lot of people with the WiFi logo. If I had known otherwise, I would have went with Nikon. Canon didn't seem to be moving the ball forward for the most advanced features for their customers.
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Registered: ‎06-25-2016

Re: Just bought a T6i, with wireless and NFC, but the 2 Canon apps say it's not compatible?!

Agree this is a huge oversight. Large part of the reason for buying was Wifi and to find out it doesn't do the one mode I really wanted is seriously disappointing. Why in heck would I want to view that many images via my cell phone?! Bad form Canon.

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