Many cameras are now coming with Wi-Fi capabilities, many of which we have reviewed here at ePHOTOzine. Take a look at our top 11 Wi-Fi enabled compact cameras.
1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 has all the features needed to justify its travel zoom tag. It offers ample optical zoom, great for landscapes and distance objects, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, all in a pocketable body. It's a little on the expensive side, but the features and image quality certainly make it worth the money.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 delivers good images, with bright saturated colours, along with a whole host of features, including excellent Wi-Fi control and sharing. The compact body fits neatly into your pocket, and despite the small size feels well built with quick access to controls.
The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50 is the first pocketable camera to have 30x optical zoom. There are other features that make it ideal as a travel camera - built-in Wi-Fi and a good battery life. You can also shoot full resolution images at 10 fps. Image quality is good, with excellent colour reproduction.
The Samsung WB250F packs a range of useful features which makes it an ideal travel camera - it has a versatile 18x zoom lens, yet it is small enough to carry in your pocket. Its Wi-Fi means you can connect to wireless networks and mobile devices to edit and share your pictures no matter where you are.
The Panasinic Lumix DMC-FT5 lets you go deeper underwater to 13m, the GPS appears to activate quicker and the new model also has built-in Wi-Fi. There is also a larger screen. Other than that, much has remained the same as the FT4, with good image quality in an extremely tough body.
The Fujifilm FinePix F900 has built in Wi-Fi for easy transfer to smartphones, or alternatively backup to PC. With the Fujifilm EXR sensor you get the benefit of extended dynamic range. The F900 delivers images with bright punchy colours, and decent levels of detail. Overall, the Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR is recommended.
The Nikon Coolpix AW110 proves to be a steady upgrade of the AW100, adding Wi-Fi to its wide set of features and almost doubling its waterproofness to 18m. Image quality is good and the images are less noisy than the AW100's at lower ISOs. We are happy to recommend the Nikon Coolpix AW110.
The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 is an extremely small, particularly when you consider it packs a 20x optical zoom lens and Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi makes it easy to share images with smartphones and tablets, as well as using them as a remote control. Images have good colour reproduction.
The Canon Powershot SX280 HS offers a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera body and has a number of features that the traveller will find appealing including both GPS and Wi-Fi. Image quality is very good with excellent colours and good levels of detail.
The Canon IXUS 255 HS has built-in Wi-Fi, 10x optical zoom and excellent image and video quality, whether shooting close-up macros or subjects in the distance. The Canon IXUS 255 HS isn't a particularly unique camera, but you get great performance for your money.
The Nikon Coolpix S9500 has a versatile 22x optical zoom lens, ideal for landscapes and zooming in for close-ups. The GPS lets you geotag your images and then you can then share them to a mobile device using the Wi-Fi for editing and uploading to Facebook etc.
We review the Panasonic Lumix G80 / G85, which has just been announced, and is Panasonic's weather-sealed DSLR-styled mirrorless camera with 4K video and 5-axis image stabilisation.
19 Sep 2016 12:15PM