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Cheapest digital camera with wifi

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Rgarner, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    I was thinking maybe that Sony DSCW800 but it turns out no wifi. I want to be able to upload photos and videos and not rely on internal storage. It would be nice if it could do sd or similar. I figure if I take some of the pressure off the phone maybe it will work better. What is the point of camera bluetooth?
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I know the Canon EOS Rebel T6 definitely has WiFi, and takes SD.
     
  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Not cheap though bro.
     
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  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    A Chinese smartwatch.
     
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  5. Hadron

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    By "sd" do you mean actual SD cards of the smaller microSD cards that phones use? Because I've never heard of any camera that takes microSD.

    As for what the point of camera bluetooth is, it's basically to communicate with a phone, or to the internet via a phone. This can be used for uploading photos or for controlling the camera, possibly other functions (I know the newest Nikons can download firmware updates via a phone, but I suspect they use direct WiFi rather than bluetooth for that). It's probably best to check what features an individual camera supports rather than assume that all cameras with WiFi or bluetooth can do the same things with them.
     
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  6. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    I guess I probably want bluetooth then. I do not want to rely on this A20S or whatever it really is for pictures and videos. Also if I could somehow use a camera to relieve the screenshot burden of the phone it would be good. Why are screenshots png instead of jpg? Would converting them to jpg make it easier to move them to sd? The computer and printer have been removed because of covid ... no help tnere.
     
  7. Hadron

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    I don't know, but I might guess that they chose png because screenshots are not high resolution (a 1080p screen is ~2 Mpixels) and so they didn't think heavy, lossy compression was necessary, and maybe they thought there was some use case for which you might want an exact reproduction (which jpeg, being lossy, won't in general provide).

    Personally I only take a couple of screenshots a year, and most of those are only stored temporarily, so they are a negligible contribution to my storage use.

    I'd check what both WiFi and BT are used for in any particular camera: a direct WiFi connection between camera and phone can probably also be used for transfers. Also check whether any particular software is needed on the phone (I'd expect "yes" in many if not all cases - my own camera is too old to support this, but as a Nikon user I'm pretty certain my next camera will require Nikon's "snapbridge" app for such things to work.
     
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    Davdi Android Expert

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  9. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    An old telephone + a home cloud
     
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  10. The_Chief

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    I was going to suggest a very old Android phone, with no SIM card, and the largest microSD card the phone can handle. It could then sync to wherever by Wi-Fi, cost no cell phone plan at all, and do pretty much what you're asking. You should be able to get one for about $30.
     
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  11. Hadron

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    The question is whether such a phone would have an acceptable camera?
     
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  12. Cetry885

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    I would like to know about some normal camera with wifi
     
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  13. mikedt

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    From what I've seen recently, quite frankly I don't think there's any "normal camera" with WiFi for under $200-300 bucks USD. That's things like Canon Ixus series of compact cameras. AFAICT the market for the low-cost "normal camera" is very much diminished by smart-phones, and every of those has a camera built-in.

    There's things like GoPros that have WiFi, but those are action cameras, but again are not particularly cheap.
     
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  14. Rgarner

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    I have seen some of those but I probably would not need all the features. I wish I could just get this crazy phone to act right. Then maybe I could get by without a separate camera.

    Is there anyone on here who would be willing to part with such a phone? I could probably pay $30 to $50. It would be a lot cheaper than an official camera.
     
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