The camera on phone is getting better than ever before. The quality now is on a par with a pocket camera, but still far enough comparing with DSLR or mirrorless camera. But, this device has lack features when you want to transfer photos or video from the camera to computer without USB connection. So, how to transfer photos from camera to computer without USB? Does it possible?
Sure, it’s possible.
The USB connection involves cable and many adapters. It may be wrinkled when you put it out from the camera bag.
In this tutorial, you don’t need any USB interface, such as USB cable, USB OTG, USB adapter, USB card reader, or many more. You just need a “perfect” DSLR camera to transfer photos from camera to computer device.
How to transfer photos from camera to computer without USB port? Use a wireless connection!
The camera that released in recent years has a WiFi connection to send any files from it directly to the phone or even laptop/tablet/computer device.
How do I know that my camera has a WiFi?
A good consumer should have known what the detail of the product that wants to buy. But, just in case you not sure whether your DSLR camera has a WiFi or not, please check the User Manual Book.
The User Manual usually shows tips and guide to use WiFi, along with its software to install on the computer. Please check it to see how to operate the feature.
Since each camera in the market has its own interface. I can’t show you the guide step by step.
But what if my camera doesn’t have a WiFi?
Use a Bluetooth. No, just kidding. Bluetooth on camera not designed to transfer data, instead it only to control the camera remotely.
Luckily, some camera brands now offer a WiFi addon that can be installed on many DSLR types.
For example, Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 is for EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS, and EOS 5DS R Digital SLR cameras. The price is $39.95 and has an ability to send photos to a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with WiFi connection.
Another similar product like Toshiba FlashAir III Wireless SD Memory Card is better. It has built-in storage combined with a wireless connection.
Moreover, Toshiba FlashAir III adaptor has been engineered to compatible with most digital cameras. Either you use Canon, Nikon, Sony, Kodak, Olympus, and more.
The downside of these products is it occupies an SD card slot and probably doesn’t seems good for many photographers.
I don’t wanna my SD slot claimed with WiFi adapter, any idea?
Wireless SD card has a lower capacity conventional SD card storage. Instead, XSories Weye Feye S not taking over your memory slot. The price also reasonable, only $22.69 per unit.
To be fair, the product has a limited camera support. Some supported camera is Nikon D5100, Nikon D600, Nikon D7000, Nikon D300, NikonD700, Nikon 300s, Nikon D800, Nikon D90, Canon 6D, Canon 40D, Canon 450D, Canon 50D, Canon7D, Canon 5D II, Canon 60D, Canon 650D, Canon 600D, and Canon 5D III.
It has an internal battery and offers 8 hours continuous use. XSories Weye Feye S is still hanging with USB connection, but it linked to the camera, not computer.
Bonus, use an SD card slot on your laptop
Assuming you don’t have a USB cable, the most laptop today has an SD card slot which the same kind of average camera storage.
Yes, its basically something that connects to your computer device, but at least it was not USB port, isn’t?
Finally, that’s how to transfer photos from camera to computer without USB port connection. Any new suggestions or idea are welcome.