Canon WFT-E8B Wireless File Transmitter for EOS-1D X Mark II

Adds impressive wireless operation and speedy image transfer to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera

Canon WFT-E8B Wireless File Transmitter for EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon WFT-E8B Wireless File Transmitter for EOS-1D X Mark II

Adds impressive wireless operation and speedy image transfer to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera

SKU: 1173C007

Cat no: 17689

  • Faster data transfer – supports IEEE 802.11ac standard
  • Secure File Transfer Protocol over FTP/FTPS
  • WFT Server shooting for remote capture and movie shooting
  • Smartphone/tablet shooting for remote capture with Canon Camera Connect App
  • Link up to 10 cameras to shoot remotely at a range of up to 100m
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Canon WFT-E8B Wireless File Transmitter for EOS-1D X Mark II

Adds impressive wireless operation and speedy image transfer to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera

Open up the EOS-1D X Mark II to a wider world of connectivity with the WFT-E8 wireless transmitter. Featuring fast wireless LAN transmission thanks to IEEE 802.11ac compatibility, enhanced FTP transfer options and remote shooting, the WFT-E8 provides a host of additional functions to fully exploit the capabilities of the EOS-1D X Mark II.

Transferring images wirelessly
Thanks to its use of the newly adopted IEEE 802.11ac standard (5Ghz band) the WFT-E8 allows you to transfer data up to 150m away at high speeds. IEEE 802.11ac supports faster communication (around 2.5x in real world use) than the IEEE 802.11n standard seen in the WFT-E6, with a theoretical speed of approx. 1300 Mbps versus the 450Mbps of IEEE 802.11n.

Remote shooting using a computer
Photographers can securely link to an FTP server remotely using the FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS) and shoot and send images in real time, thus allowing you to minimise the time spent to collect, classify and upload images to a server.

WFT Server
You can shoot, review and playback images or movies remotely thanks to the WFT Server option within the WFT-E8. WFT Server is an update of the previously named HTTP mode and allows full control over the EOS-1D X Mark II camera settings - including focus, Live View, playback of movies and review of RAW images – so you can view what the camera sees and adjust settings on a remote computer, smartphone or tablet.

Canon’s Camera Connect app
The Canon Camera Connect app lets you connect to a smartphone or tablet for remote capture, review, rating, transfer and sharing of images when the camera needs to be placed out of reach, e.g. behind the goal at a football match or above a basketball hoop. Camera Connect can also shoot and transfer Full HD MP4 movie files.

Linked Shooting
From a master camera you can link up to 10 slave cameras with the WFT-E8 or WFT-E7 transmitters for synchronised shooting up to 100 metres away. By use of the camera time sync function individual differences between camera clocks are eliminated, so the accurate shooting sequence can be determined.

Key Features:

  • Faster data transfer – supports IEEE 802.11ac standard
  • Secure File Transfer Protocol over FTP/FTPS
  • WFT Server shooting for remote capture and movie shooting
  • Smartphone/tablet shooting for remote capture with Canon Camera Connect App
  • Link up to 10 cameras to shoot remotely at a range of up to 100m

Product Specification

Type
Type: Image transfer accessory compatible with IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b wireless LAN
Compatible cameras: EOS-1D X Mark II

Communication
FTP Mode:

  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
  • FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL/TLS)

EOS Utility: EOS Utility-based control of cameras over a network
WFT Server: Browser-based remote capture and downloading of images / movies over a network
Smartphone: Smartphone connection via Canon Camera Connect App
Linked shooting: Wirelessly trigger shooting by slave cameras linked to a master camera

FTP Transfer
Compatible operating systems: *The operating system must enable the computer to be set up as an FTP server in advance.
Root Certificate Settings:

  • Reading of the root certificate from a card
  • Checking of the root certificate information (issuer, issuing source and expiry date)
  • Deletion of the root certificate

Image transfer:

  • (1) Automatic transfer
  • (2) Image sel./transfer
    • *Selection of desired images for transfer after shooting
    • *Supports transfer by selecting folders
    • *Supports batch transfer of all images on a card
  • (3) Transfer with SET
    • *Transfer of the currently displayed image using the SET button
  • (4)Transfer with caption
    • * In EOS Utility, users can create and save up to 15 different captions of 31 characters each
    • *A selected caption can be added to the last captured image before manual transfer
    • *Captions added to images can be checked by examining the Exif information, in the user comments.

Automatic retransfer of images: Yes
Image transfer for media-specific:

  • The size and type of images to transfer automatically can be specified when using media-specific recording or when recording simultaneously in RAW and JPEG format.
  • (1) Size of JPEGs to transfer: [Larger JPEG] or [Smaller JPEG]
  • (2)Size of RAW images to transfer: [Larger RAW] or [Smaller RAW]
  • (3) RAW+JPEG images to transfer: [JPEG only], [RAW only] or [RAW+JPEG]

Checking image transfer status
During image transfer:

  • The lamp blinks to indicate that image transfer is in progress
  • Selecting the [Communication settings] menu item displays the following information on the camera LCD monitor: connection method, link speed, file number of the image being transferred, and number of images remaining to transfer

After shooting or image transfer:

  • Selecting [Sel.Image] in the [Image sel./transfer] menu displays an icon near the upper-left corner of the image that indicates the image status: not selected, pending transfer, transfer failed or transfer complete

EOS Utility
Pairing feature: The pairing feature of EOS Utility automatically detects and connects EOS-1D X Mark II on a network
Compatible software: EOS Utility

  • *All features available when connected via USB are also available, except firmware update

WFT Server
Remote capture:

  • (1) Camera control - Detailed settings can be configured for Live View shooting, focusing and shooting functions
  • (2) Simple control - Only Live View shooting and focusing are supported
  • (3) Still photo shooting - yes
  • (4) Movie shooting - yes
  • (5) AF function setting - yes
  • (6) Live View image magnify display - yes

Image viewing:

  • '(1) Display format
  • - Thumbnails
  • - Single image display + thumbnails
  • selected images can be downloaded to the computer one by one
  • (2) Automatic update of viewed images - yes
  • (3) RAW images playback - embeded JPEG images are displayed
  • (4) Movie playback - yes, MOV and MP4
  • (5) Image browing button - yes
  • (6) Folder selection list box - yes

Simultaneous access: One camera can be accessed by up to three computers at once
Port number: Can be changed
Supported languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Smartphone
Compatible devices: Smartphone or Tablet with Canon Camera Connect App installed
*NFC function is not supported
Compatible OS: iOS and Android (depends on Canon Camera Connect App specifications)
Remote Control: Full functionality depends on Canon Camera Connect App specifications
Simultaneous connectability: 1 camera
Connection method:

  • (1) Using the smartphone and the camera directly
  • (2) Using the Camera Connect App, connect to the access point to which EOS-1D X Mark II is connected via a wireless LAN

Applicable images:

  • (1) JPEG
  • (2) RAW
  • (3) MP4 (MOV not supported)

Image viewing options:

  • (1) All images
  • (2) Images from past days
  • (3) Select by rating
  • (4) File number range

Linked Shooting
Slave cameras: Max. 10 - The following device combinations are compatible: WFT-E8, WFT-E7 ver2, WFT-E7, WFT-E6, WFT-E5, WFT-E4 II and WFT-E2 II with EOS cameras that support Linked Shooting
Transmission range: Approx. 100 m / 328 ft. from the master camera (when signal strength is favorable).

Wireless Time Sync
Wireless Time sync:

  • Master camera (WFT-E8 + EOS-1D X Mark II) time is set for the EOS-1D X Mark II units (up to 10 units) connected in the wireless LAN
  • Setting margin of error with master camera: Maximum approx. ±0.05sec.

Wireless LAN
Standards compliance:

  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11b

Modulation:

  • OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11ac, n, a, g)
  • DS-SS modulation (IEEE 802.11b)

Transmission range:

  • Approx. 150 m / 492 ft.
  • With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference

Transmission frequency: Version Frequency Channel
(central frequency)
WFT-E8 A:

  • 2412 - 2462 MHz 1 - 11 ch
  • 5180 - 5320 MHz 36 - 64 ch
  • 5745 - 5825 MHz 149 - 165 ch

WFT-E8 B:

  • 2412 - 2472 MHz 1 - 13 ch
  • 5180 - 5700 MHz 36 - 140 ch

WFT-E8 C:

  • 2412 - 2472 MHz 1 - 13 ch
  • 5180 - 5320 MHz 36 - 64 ch
  • 5745 - 5805 MHz 149 - 161 ch

WFT-E8 D:

  • 2412 - 2462 MHz 1 - 11 ch
  • 5180 - 5825 MHz 36 - 165 ch

WFT-E8 E:

  • 2412 - 2472 MHz 1 - 13 ch
  • 5180 - 5825 MHz 36 - 165 ch

Wi-Fi Protected Setup methods:

  • (1) Push button method
  • (2) PIN code method

Connection method: Infrastructure, Ad hoc, Camera access point mode
Link speed (max.):

  • IEEE 802.11ac: 433 Mbps
  • IEEE 802.11n: 150 Mbps
  • IEEE 802.11a: 54 Mbps
  • IEEE 802.11g: 54 Mbps
  • IEEE 802.11b: 11 Mbps

Signal strength display: Indicated on a scale of one to four on the rear LCD panel of cameras, with an antenna icon
Link speed display: Indicated on a scale of one to 433 Mbps on the camera LCD monitor (1 -433 Mbps) 1/2/5.5/6/9/11/12/18/24/36/48/54…433 Mbps
Connection restrictions for security: Supports SSID and MAC address filtering
Receiver: Wireless LAN access point or adapter compatible with IEEE802.11ac, IEEE802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b

Wired LAN
Standard: No (built-in the EOS-1D X Mark II)

LAN Settings
Settings: 20 types of settings can be set and registered regarding image transfer, and the wireless and wired network, as well as the FTP server and smartphone connections. 10 settings can be saved to a memeory card
Configuration methods: Using connection wizards or menu functions on the camera
Error messages: An error number and corresponding message is displayed on the camera LCD monitor

Connected GPS Devices
Compatible GPS devices: Built-in the EOS-1DX Mark II

Interface

Camera connection: System extension terminal

Power Supply
Power supply: Powered by the camera
Power switch: None
Power-saving features: If [Enable] is set for the [LAN power save] option, the device logs off from the FTP server and the wireless LAN is set to a sleep state after the FTP transfer is completed.
Possible shots
Wireless LAN:

  • 1030 at Normal Temperature (+23°C/73°F)
  • 900 at Low Temperature (0°C/32°F)
  • *Using a fully charged LP-E19
  • *Under Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) conditions for testing shooting capacity, when using automatic image transfer with images that are approximately 5 MB
  • *Fewer images can be transferred if the wireless LAN transfer speed drops, and for consecutive image transfer over wireless LAN
  • * If the remaining battery level drops below 19%, captured images cannot be transferred or backed up to external media

Physical Specifications
Body Materials: Magnesium alloy and engineering plastic
Colour: Grey
Dimensions (W x H x D) in mm: Approx. 24.7 x 57 x 34.1
Weight (Body only): Approx. 38g
Operating Environment: 0 to +45 °C, 85% or less humidity

Related Products
Accessories:

  • Storage case
  • Port cover

Canon European Warranty System Information

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EWS Contact Details

UK +44 (0)207 660 0186

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