Introduction to EOS Wi-Fi Functions
Tags: EOS 6D, EOS 70D, Wi-Fi, EOS Remote, EOS Utility, EOS Software

With the widespread of Wi-Fi wireless network technology and smartphone, Canon has incorporated built-in Wi-Fi functions into EOS 6D and EOS 70D, which let users enjoy more flexible photography and make sharing easier. The built-in Wi-Fi of EOS is con-formed to popular IEEE802.11b/g/n standard, ensuring best compatibility with most smartphones and Wi-Fi routers. The maximum link speed is approximate 150Mbps with an effective range of 30m.

The Wi-Fi module of EOS 6D is housed on the top of camera.

EOS Wi-Fi Functions
EOS’s built-in Wi-Fi incorporates the following Wi-Fi functions:

Registering a “Nickname” for camera
Before using any of the EOS Wireless LAN functions, you must first set the camera’s “Nickname”. The nickname is used to identify your camera in a network

EOS 6D Wi-Fi enabled indication

EOS 70D Wi-Fi enabled indication 


When the EOS built-in Wi-Fi is enabled, these functions will not be available:
- Multiple Exposure
- Movie Shooting
- Digital Terminal (Cannot connect to computer or printer with USB cable)

Specification of EOS Built-in Wi-Fi

Standards compliance IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
Transmission method DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b)
OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11g/n)
Transmission range Approx. 30m
* With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference
* With a large, high-performance antenna attached to the wireless LAN access point
Transmission frequency (central frequency)
Frequency Channels
2412 to 2462 MHz 1 to 11 Ch
Connection method Infrastructure mode*, ad hoc mode, camera access point mode
* Wi-Fi Protected Setup supported
Maximum Link Speed IEEE 802.11b: 11Mbps
IEEE 802.11g: 54Mbps
IEEE 802.11n: 150Mbps
Security Authentication method: Open, shared key, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK
Encryption: WEP, TKIP, and AES

EOS Wireless LAN function and connection modes

  Infrastructure mode Camera access point mode Ad-hoc mode
Transfer images between cameras X O X
Connect to a smartphone O O X
Print images using a Wi-Fi printer O O X
Operate the camera remotely using EOS Utility O X O
Send images to a Web service O X X
View images using a media player O X X